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Re: Departed Cultural Icons 2022
« on: January 21, 2022, 09:51:44 am »
I think somebody somewhere must have tolled a bell.
Marvin Lee Aday, better known as Meatloaf, aged 74.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H080VbA5ZtY




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Re: Departed Cultural Icons 2022
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2022, 09:53:05 am »

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Re: Departed Cultural Icons 2022
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2022, 11:07:23 pm »
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"Meatloaf"

Michael Lee Aday, known professionally as Meat Loaf, was an American singer and actor.
He was noted for his powerful, wide-ranging voice and theatrical live shows.
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Re: Departed Cultural Icons 2022
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2022, 07:46:54 am »
I think somebody somewhere must have tolled a bell.
Michael Lee Aday, better known as Meatloaf, aged 74.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H080VbA5ZtY
This was a pivotal performance for him as it shot the album to #1 in the UK. One of the all-time best musical events broadcast (imho): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUcEVkfuZ9U
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Re: Departed Cultural Icons 2022
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2022, 03:19:43 pm »

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Re: Departed Cultural Icons 2022
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2022, 01:38:04 am »
Louie Anderson is gone. He was sort of a minor major comedian. He won an Emmy for his Life with Louie cartoon series based loosely on his own childhood, and got three Emmy nominations for his portrayal of Christine Baskets on the Baskets TV series. He also had an enigmatic non-speaking part as the floral delivery man in Ferris Bueller's Day off which always makes me think that something got left on the editing room floor.

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Re: Departed Cultural Icons 2022
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2022, 07:07:17 pm »
Howard Hesseman (February 27, 1940 – January 29, 2022) was an American actor. He played DJ Dr. Johnny Fever on WKRP in Cincinnati, Captain Pete Lassard in Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment, Sam Royer on One Day at a Time, and schoolteacher Charlie Moore on Head of the Class. Hesseman died of complications from colon surgery; he was 81 years old.

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Re: Departed Cultural Icons 2022
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2022, 07:47:05 pm »
When did all these people get old?

Keep in mind that in the '70's and '80's when these legends were making their names, there were legendary performers from the WWII era and earlier who were still performing and still had fame, and they were dyeing off then. I think that the death of network television and changes to the entertainment culture has somehow had a distorting effect and made it appear that there is a disjoint in the eras, and we forget that so many great performers who are still around are getting old.

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Re: Departed Cultural Icons 2022
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2022, 11:43:13 am »
Australian musical icon Glenn Wheatley, 1948-2022.
Formerly of the Masters Apprentices, went behind the scenes and made some of the biggest names in Australian music.

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Re: Departed Cultural Icons 2022
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2022, 01:03:47 am »
I think you mean Glenn Wheatley, former criminal, convicted for a number of months for their illegal mismanagement of the finances of various star Aussie performers. Regardless of whether he is forgiven and regretted his actions and spent the time, it is part of his history. I am surprised how much it has been glossed over by the press.
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Re: Departed Cultural Icons 2022
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2022, 03:04:45 pm »
Ivan Reitman OC (October 27, 1946 – February 12, 2022) was a Czechoslovak-born Canadian film and television director, producer and screenwriter. He was best known for his comedy work, especially in the 1980s and 1990s. Notable films he directed include Meatballs (1979), Stripes (1981), Ghostbusters (1984), Ghostbusters II (1989), Twins (1988), Kindergarten Cop (1990), Dave (1993), and Junior (1994). Reitman also served as producer for such films as Animal House (1978), Beethoven (1992), Space Jam (1996), and Private Parts (1997).

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Re: Departed Cultural Icons 2022
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2022, 12:42:00 am »
P.J. O'Rourke, political commentator, satirist, and humorist, passed away on February 15th.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/15/books/pj-orourke-dead.html

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Re: Departed Cultural Icons 2022
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2022, 09:05:20 pm »
Soviet actor of Latvian origin Litsitis, Arnis Alfredovich.

(January 8, 1946, Riga — January 21, 2022, Riga)

The actor's filmography includes more than 200 films and TV series, 7-8 of them in Latvia, 8-9 in Lithuania and about 200 in Russia. Especially a lot of Litsitis was filmed in the 1980s. The actor's characteristic "Western" appearance was widely in demand in action-packed films about spies, as well as in films about the Great Patriotic War. Litsitis had no restrictions in the choice of images: he played roles both dramatic and romantic, but most often military.

Funny, the article in the Russian section of the Wiki is many times more than the article in Latvian

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Re: Departed Cultural Icons 2022
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2022, 09:11:00 pm »
I have already written. And once again I have to repeat - the Titans are leaving. I can't even figure out which of the top Soviet artists are still alive.

Leonid Vyacheslavovich Kuravlev (October 8, 1936, Moscow, USSR - January 30, 2022, Moscow) was a Soviet and Russian film actor, TV presenter.

A real Russian artist. An ocean of charm and talent.

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

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Re: Departed Cultural Icons 2022
« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2022, 03:28:04 pm »
Shane Warne, Australian cricketer who changed the game forever in 1993.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wa_iG_W0gvk

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Re: Departed Cultural Icons 2022
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2022, 06:26:32 am »
Rod Marsh, an Australian cricketer who helped change the sport on multiple occasions, died at the age of 74.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-03-04/rod-marsh-defined-a-generation-of-great-australian-cricketers/100860168

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Re: Re: Departed Cultural Icons 2022
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2022, 02:27:36 am »
Mary Coombs, first woman commercial programmer, dies at 93
https://www.theregister.com/2022/03/12/obit_mary_coombs/

British programmer Mary Coombs, the first woman to program a computer designed for commercial applications, passed away on February 28 at the age of 93.

Coombs (née Blood), was born in northwest London on February 4, 1929 to William Blood and Ruth Blood (née Petri). She graduated from Queen Mary University London with a BA Honors degree in French. After spending a summer teaching English in Switzerland, she returned home in 1952 and took a temporary job in the ice-cream sales office of food chain J. Lyons & Co.
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The catering company sent out a memo announcing a “computer appreciation course" to recruit employees to help program LEO. Mary Coombs was the only woman among the 10 participants and one of the two who ended up being offered a programming job, the other being Frank Land.

“It was a simple, well, sort of intelligence test really, to see whether you could manipulate things, work out the logic of things and so on,” Coombs recounted in an oral history [PDF] she recorded for the British Library.




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Re: Departed Cultural Icons 2022
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2022, 05:24:06 am »
William Hurt, the Oscar-winning star of "Kiss of the Spider Woman," "The Big Chill," and "Broadcast News," has died, his son Will told The Hollywood Reporter.
He was 71".

https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/13/us/william-hurt-actor-death/index.html

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Re: Departed Cultural Icons 2022
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2022, 03:10:49 pm »
Before 'Sex Pistols' from the UK, even before 'The Ramones' from the USA, there were 'The Saints' from Australia.

The group formed in Brisbane in 1973, had their first hit with '(I’m) Stranded' in 1976, and released their first LP with the same name in 1977.

They released 14 albums with Chris Bailey the only constant member.

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Re: Departed Cultural Icons 2022
« Reply #20 on: April 13, 2022, 05:47:21 am »
Gilbert Jeremy Gottfried (February 28, 1955 – April 12, 2022) was an American stand-up comedian and actor. His persona as a comedian featured an exaggerated shrill voice and emphasis on crude humor. His numerous roles in film and television include voicing the parrot Iago in Disney's Aladdin animated films and series, Digit LeBoid on PBS Kids's long-running Cyberchase, and Kraang Subprime in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Gottfried was the voice of the Aflac Duck until 2011. He appeared in the critically panned but commercially successful Problem Child in 1990.

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Re: Departed Cultural Icons 2022
« Reply #22 on: May 30, 2022, 02:56:40 am »
Ronald "Rompin' Ronnie" Hawkins, OC (January 10, 1935 – May 29, 2022)[1] was an American/Canadian rock and roll musician whose career spanned more than half a century. His career began in Arkansas, where he was born and raised. He found success in Ontario, Canada, and lived there for most of his life. He is considered highly influential in the establishment and evolution of rock music in Canada.

Hawkins was also notable for his role as a talent scout and mentor of musicians he recruited for his band the Hawks. Particularly notable were the musicians Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko, Richard Manuel, Levon Helm and Garth Hudson (all but Helm were from Southwestern Ontario) who, following a stint backing Bob Dylan, went on to form the band known as The Band.

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Re: Departed Cultural Icons 2022
« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2022, 12:01:04 pm »
And, amongst many others who have also passed this month.

Ric Parnell (English Musician 'Atomic Rooster', 'Spinal Tap')
George Pérez (American Comic Book Artist 'The Avengers', 'Crisis on Infinite Earths', 'Teen Titans')
Dennis Waterman (English Actor 'Minder', 'The Sweeney', 'New Tricks')
Fred Ward (American Actor 'Escape from Alcatraz', 'The Right Stuff', 'Tremors')
Cathal Coughlan (Irish singer-songwriter 'Microdisney'. 'The Fatima Mansions')
Alan White (English Musician 'Yes', 'The Plastic Ono Band')
Ray Liotta (American Actor 'GoodFellas', 'Something Wild', Field Of Dreams')
Bo Hopkins (American Actor 'The Wild Bunch', 'American Graffiti', 'Dynasty')
Andy Fletcher (English Musician 'Depeche Mode')