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  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Hamburg, near the Atlantic Hotel
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    I am, quite frankly, surprised that no one has commented on this for several hours. For me, Michel Piccoli was THE French actor I would have thought about first when thinking about French actors. I was going to post a general message when I found that @DaltonCraig007 had already done so, and therefore refrained initially.
  • We the audience tend to associate the actor with the character being played. With that in mind, it's hard to "mourn" the passing of Eddie Haskell. Still, to Ken Osmond & those who knew & loved him: sorry to hear about your loss. Ken, thanks for your contribution to a great TV show. I hope the rest of your life was as successful as your time in front of the cameras.
  • DwayneDwayne New York City
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    Annie Glenn, widow of John Glenn (the first US astronaut to orbit the Earth) has died from complications related to COVID-19. An interesting story of courage in her own right, some of you may know that she was played by Mary Jo Deschanel (mother to Zooey and Emily) in 1983’s “The Right Stuff.”

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/annie-glenn-widow-u-sen-145914405.html

    Not to be political here, but some of the user comments on this yahoo story reveal the worst parts of humanity. What we are seeing here is nothing less than the death of my country.
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    Dwayne wrote: »
    Annie Glenn, widow of John Glenn (the first US astronaut to orbit the Earth) has died from complications related to COVID-19. An interesting story of courage in her own right, some of you may know that she was played by Mary Jo Deschanel (mother to Zooey and Emily) in 1983’s “The Right Stuff.”

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/annie-glenn-widow-u-sen-145914405.html

    Not to be political here, but some of the user comments on this yahoo story reveal the worst parts of humanity. What we are seeing here is nothing less than the death of my country.

    As an Ohioan, we were especially proud the Glenns were fellow Buckeyes. Sen. Glenn was true hero and his wife was a source of his strength, a love story that was very pure. I knew a man whose wife had them in his class when they were kids. One of the highlights of my career as a journalist was I got to interview John Travolta and his guest John Glenn in the cockpit of Travolta's private plane.

    I had to look at those comments and now regret it, especially since more were negative and focused on personal views than a tribute to a remarkable woman or at least respect. Multiple comments from some of the same people rehashing the same, tired views and even horrible comments about the journalist. One in particular disgusted me and I won't repeat what he said, but I don't understand how anyone could think such a thought much less write it for anyone in the world to see.
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Hamburg, near the Atlantic Hotel
    edited May 19 Posts: 5,752
    Peter Thomas, at least one of a very limited number of Germany's top film composers, died two days ago at the age of 94. Thomas was an accomplished jazz musician who created a large number of movie soundtracks for German productions, most notably a series of films based on the works of Edgar Wallace, but also for TV productions such as "Der Kommissar", "Derrick" and "Der Alte". One outstanding work and maybe his most well-known is his music for the miniseries "Raumpatrouille" (Space Patrol), which dealt with the adventures of the crew of the space ship "Orion" and was probably the first science-fiction show on German TV. It was a huge success, and if German TV were commercially-oriented (there was no private TV station in Germany then) it would have continued...instead of re-running the original six episodes for 20 times so far. People tend to think of it being a bit of a rip-off of Star Trek...but the first episode aired a mere nine days after Star Trek's debut, and all the episodes had been completed by then.
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  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Belgium's biggest Timothy Dalton, George Lazenby and Éric Serra fan!
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    RIP Monsieur Piccoli. Great actor in films such as Le mépris and Belle de jour.
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    Peter Thomas also composed first Bruce Lee movie : Big Boss

    Very sad , he sgd some items for me and even drew musical notes on it :(

    Its was unheard of then for a kf movie to have its own soundtrack
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    Indeed : I remember seeing The New One-Armed Swordsman and being surprised to hear themes from OHMSS. And it would not be the last time.
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    Guinean singer Mory Kanté passed away today, aged 70.

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/breaking-mory-kante-dead-african-22070676

    You might know him for that song :

  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    Look at that kora!
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Bahamalulu
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    Gerard wrote: »
    Guinean singer Mory Kanté passed away today, aged 70.

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/breaking-mory-kante-dead-african-22070676

    You might know him for that song :


    I was familiar with Kante, but never heard this one. That was really swinging.
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Belgium's biggest Timothy Dalton, George Lazenby and Éric Serra fan!
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    Gerard wrote: »
    Guinean singer Mory Kanté passed away today, aged 70.

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/breaking-mory-kante-dead-african-22070676

    You might know him for that song :


    I love that song!
    RIP Mr. Kanté :(
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    Jimmy Cobb, a jazz drummer and the last surviving member of the ensemble sextet of Miles Davis’ iconic album Kind of Blue has passed away at the age of 91. RIP to a legend.

    https://deadline.com/2020/05/jimmy-cobb-dies-legendary-jazz-drummer-91-1202942858/
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  • BennyBenny Perth, Western AustraliaModerator
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    Character actor Richard Herd sadly passed away on May 26 aged 87.
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0378800/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

    Been in so many movies and tv shows over his long career. I'll always remember him as Mr. Wilhelm on Seinfeld. RIP.
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    I recall first seeing Richard Herd in Trancers in my youth, gives me a good excuse to rewatch it today. Later of course he was in Seaquest, though he must have appeared in every show around the era.
    R. I. P.
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    I recall first seeing Richard Herd in Trancers in my youth, gives me a good excuse to rewatch it today. Later of course he was in Seaquest, though he must have appeared in every show around the era.
    R. I. P.
    Looks like Karl Malden but I’ll always remember him as Heather Locklear’s dad on T.J. HOOKER, playing Captain Dennis Sheridan!

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    Richard Herd was also in a very good episode of MATLOCK titled “The Captain” where he played a murderous police captain, an old friend of Matlock’s.
  • mattjoesmattjoes Pierce Blueman
    edited May 29 Posts: 3,710
    Actor Anthony James has passed away aged 77.

    He appeared in In the Heat of the Night, Unforgiven and The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear, among others. He was also in Prescription: Murder, a TV movie which featured Peter Falk's first performance as Columbo.

    Here's his hilarious appearance in The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear (that's a title I won't ever get tired of typing). James plays murderer Hector Savage.



    Rest in peace, Anthony James.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    Anthony James was very underrated across multiple genres. RIP.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Bahamalulu
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    mattjoes wrote: »
    Actor Anthony James has passed away aged 77.

    He appeared in In the Heat of the Night, Unforgiven and The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear, among others. He was also in Prescription: Murder, a TV movie which featured Peter Falk's first performance as Columbo.

    Here's his hilarious appearance in The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear (that's a title I won't ever get tired of typing). James plays murderer Hector Savage.



    Rest in peace, Anthony James.

    He was great in that.
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.com/news/amp/uk-england-merseyside-52867159

    RIP Michael, thank you for helping keep Thomas the Tank Engine alive!
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    A "two for one" : first, french opera singer Mady Mesplée, who sang on stage from the 50s to the 80s, passed away saturday aged 89

    https://www.operanews.com/Opera_News_Magazine/2020/5/News/Mady_Mespl%C3%A9,_89,_One_of_French_Opera_s_Most_Important_Post-War_Stars,_has_Died.html

    And then, artist Christo, who wrapped, among others, the Reichstag in Berlin and the Pont-Neuf in Paris, has passed away, aged 84 :

    https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/may/31/christo-artist-who-wrapped-the-reichstag-dies-aged-84
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    Very sad to hear that Bonnie Pointer of The Pointer Sister has passed away:

    https://www.tmz.com/2020/06/08/bonnie-pointer-sisters-dead-dies/
  • edited June 9 Posts: 11,649
    Memorable soundtrack that I still listen to, R.I.P. Bonnie Pointer

    The Pointer Sisters - Neutron Dance - Beverly Hills Cop
    Got my earphones on and listening to this great track now.
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    The legendary comic book writer Denny O'Neil, who in the 60s had, with Neal Adams, revigorated Batman and put Green Lantern and Green Arrow on a road trip to remember, has passed away, aged 81.

    https://www.cbr.com/denny-oneil-dies-at-81/

    There's not a comic book collection that is complete without one of his works. Myself, I have his complete run on The Question in mine.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Bahamalulu
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    Damn. Denny O Neil was a household name. His collaborations with Adams, as mentioned above by @Gerard, was one of the peaks in superhero comics.
  • edited June 13 Posts: 2,939
    I remember the way Denny O'Neil (with Julius Schwartz and Neal Adams) revamped the Batman titles after the Adam West TV show went off the air and the "Camp" direction was no longer popular with the comics reading public. His work with Neal Adams on GL/GA was also a highlight of comics storytelling -- and let's not forget that he also did a fair amount of work for Marvel, both as a writer and an editor. Denny is clearly one of the most important writers in the history of comics. Condolences to his family, friends, and co-workers.
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