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Re: Departed Cultural Icons 2021
« Reply #150 on: October 31, 2021, 01:36:37 pm »
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Re: Departed Cultural Icons 2021
« Reply #151 on: November 07, 2021, 01:20:53 pm »
UB40 founding member Astro, died after a short illness.
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Re: Departed Cultural Icons 2021
« Reply #152 on: November 10, 2021, 01:21:39 am »
Robert Dean Stockwell (March 5, 1936 – November 7, 2021), American film and television actor. His career spanned from 1945 to 2015 and included roles in Song of the Thin Man (1945, as Nick Charles Jr), Long Day's Journey into Night (1962), Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer (1975, narrator), and Air Force One (1997), as well as major roles in the television series Quantum Leap (1989-1993) and Battlestar Galactica (2006-2009).
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Re: Departed Cultural Icons 2021
« Reply #153 on: November 10, 2021, 08:04:14 am »
Robert Dean Stockwell (March 5, 1936 – November 7, 2021), American film and television actor. His career spanned from 1945 to 2015 and included roles in Song of the Thin Man (1945, as Nick Charles Jr), Long Day's Journey into Night (1962), Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer (1975, narrator), and Air Force One (1997), as well as major roles in the television series Quantum Leap (1989-1993) and Battlestar Galactica (2006-2009).

I always liked him. And good for him dying peacefully at home.


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Re: Departed Cultural Icons 2021
« Reply #154 on: November 24, 2021, 02:21:02 am »
Wiarton Willie, prognosticating albino groundhog, some time prior to February 2021. Willie (the fourth of that name) will be succeeded by a brown stand-in until such time as a proper albino successor can be procured.

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Re: Departed Cultural Icons 2021
« Reply #155 on: November 24, 2021, 10:31:16 pm »
Wiarton Willie, prognosticating albino groundhog, some time prior to February 2021. Willie (the fourth of that name) will be succeeded by a brown stand-in until such time as a proper albino successor can be procured.

Didn't he murder his own offspring?

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Re: Departed Cultural Icons 2021
« Reply #156 on: November 25, 2021, 09:15:17 am »
Wiarton Willie, prognosticating albino groundhog, some time prior to February 2021. Willie (the fourth of that name) will be succeeded by a brown stand-in until such time as a proper albino successor can be procured.

Didn't he murder his own offspring?
That was Willie III, and it was never proven.

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Re: Departed Cultural Icons 2021
« Reply #157 on: November 25, 2021, 11:53:44 am »
Yeah, well, I heard it from some squirrel who heard it from a chipmunk who swore he saw him dragging the bodies into a burrow…

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Re: Departed Cultural Icons 2021
« Reply #158 on: November 25, 2021, 08:59:02 pm »
Yeah, well, I heard it from some squirrel who heard it from a chipmunk who swore he saw him dragging the bodies into a burrow…

The autopsy results were inconclusive, and so was the Coroner's Inquest.

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Re: Departed Cultural Icons 2021
« Reply #159 on: November 25, 2021, 10:43:31 pm »
Yeah, well, I heard it from some squirrel who heard it from a chipmunk who swore he saw him dragging the bodies into a burrow…

The autopsy results were inconclusive, and so was the Coroner's Inquest.

The squirrel was an influencer, so that beats the 'science' of a Corner (or wot eva that was)!

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Re: Departed Cultural Icons 2021
« Reply #160 on: November 27, 2021, 08:15:54 am »
Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim, 91.

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Re: Departed Cultural Icons 2021
« Reply #161 on: December 01, 2021, 08:54:00 pm »
Valery Borisovich Garkalin (April 11, 1954, Moscow — November 20, 2021, Moscow) was a Soviet and Russian actor, theater teacher, People's Artist of the Russian Federation (2008). Professor RATI-GITIS (2002-2021).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valery_Garkalin

Alexander Borisovich Gradsky (born Fradkin; November 3, 1949, Kopeysk, Chelyabinsk Region — November 28, 2021[2], Moscow) was a Soviet and Russian singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, poet, composer, artistic director of the Gradsky Hall Theater (2014-2021), People's Artist of Russia (1999). Laureate of the State Prize of the Russian Federation (1999). One of the founders of Russian rock.

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Re: Departed Cultural Icons 2021
« Reply #162 on: December 01, 2021, 11:15:20 pm »
I'm glad that cultural figures behind the iron curtain are being included.
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Re: Departed Cultural Icons 2021
« Reply #163 on: December 02, 2021, 07:57:50 am »
I'm glad that cultural figures behind the iron curtain are being included.

A cultural icon is a cultural icon, irrespective of their location - inclusion is the word - the culture of others informs our own, whatever it's geographical location!  ;D

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Re: Departed Cultural Icons 2021
« Reply #164 on: December 02, 2021, 07:51:25 pm »
I'm glad that cultural figures behind the iron curtain are being included.

I understand you, but it sounds ambiguous, given the topic of the topic. As much as I can, I talk about them outside of such a sad context.

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Re: Departed Cultural Icons 2021
« Reply #165 on: December 05, 2021, 06:04:14 pm »
Senator Bob Dole has passed away.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/05/politics/bob-dole-dies/index.html

WWII veteran and long time senator from North Carolina. I shook his hand at a campaign stop the year he ran for president against Clinton.

He managed to outlive Norm McDonald, who played him on Saturday Night Live.
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Re: Departed Cultural Icons 2021
« Reply #166 on: December 05, 2021, 08:52:05 pm »
And here I am again.

Nina Nikolaevna Urgant (September 4, 1929[1], Luga, Leningrad Region — December 3, 2021, St. Petersburg) was a Soviet and Russian theater and film actress, People's Artist of the RSFSR (1974). Laureate of the USSR State Prize (1976).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nina_Urgant

I don't remember her starring in TV. She played minor roles, beautiful, kind, gentle women with adult children.

Now her son, showman Ivan Urgant, is better known.

But there is one role, also not the main one, but ...

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Re: Departed Cultural Icons 2021
« Reply #167 on: December 06, 2021, 12:31:58 pm »
Peter Cundall, gardener and TV personality, soldier, activist, alleged spy, commie - quite a character.
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Re: Departed Cultural Icons 2021
« Reply #168 on: December 06, 2021, 08:18:31 pm »
Senator Bob Doll has passed away.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/05/politics/bob-dole-dies/index.html

WWII veteran and long time senator from North Carolina. I shook his hand at a campaign stop the year he ran for president against Clinton.

He managed to outlive Norm McDonald, who played him on Saturday Night Live.

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Re: Departed Cultural Icons 2021
« Reply #169 on: December 10, 2021, 06:42:54 pm »
Michael Nesmith.
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Re: Departed Cultural Icons 2021
« Reply #170 on: December 12, 2021, 01:30:42 pm »
Michael Nesmith.
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The man had a rich and full life

 

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Re: Departed Cultural Icons 2021
« Reply #171 on: December 12, 2021, 03:45:26 pm »
Anne Rice has gone to the shadow realm.

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Re: Departed Cultural Icons 2021
« Reply #172 on: December 14, 2021, 12:46:33 am »
Melvin Douglas Lastman (March 9, 1933 – December 11, 2021), nicknamed "Mayor Mel" or "Mega City Mel", was a Canadian businessman and politician who served as the third mayor of North York from 1973 to 1997 and 62nd mayor of Toronto from 1998 to 2003. He was the first person to serve as mayor of Toronto following the 1998 amalgamation of Metro Toronto and its six constituent municipalities. Lastman is also known for having founded the Bad Boy Furniture chain. Lastman's decision to call out the Canadian Armed Forces to help clean up after the Blizzard of 1999 drew derision from other parts of the country even though by Toronto standards 1.2 metres of snow is a helluva lotta snow.
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Re: Departed Cultural Icons 2021
« Reply #173 on: December 18, 2021, 08:52:33 pm »
Melvin Douglas Lastman (March 9, 1933 – December 11, 2021), nicknamed "Mayor Mel" or "Mega City Mel", was a Canadian businessman and politician who served as the third mayor of North York from 1973 to 1997 and 62nd mayor of Toronto from 1998 to 2003. He was the first person to serve as mayor of Toronto following the 1998 amalgamation of Metro Toronto and its six constituent municipalities. Lastman is also known for having founded the Bad Boy Furniture chain. Lastman's decision to call out the Canadian Armed Forces to help clean up after the Blizzard of 1999 drew derision from other parts of the country even though by Toronto standards 1.2 metres of snow is a helluva lotta snow.

I don't follow Canadian news closely and the name isn't familiar to me, but I remember one trip to Toronto when the municipal unions were on the street protesting the creation of the "Megacity". I guess they stood to lose money or power on the deal.

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Re: Departed Cultural Icons 2021
« Reply #174 on: January 18, 2022, 08:37:21 pm »
An obligitory, albeit belated, dreaded addition to this list.

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