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Old 02-24-2021, 12:59 AM   #5576
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Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the poet and political activist who helped launch the Beat movement, died from interstitial lung disease at his home in San Francisco on Monday, his daughter Julie Sasse told the Associated Press. He was 101.

Born in Yonkers, N.Y., in 1919, Ferlinghetti was best known for his first collection of poetry titled “A Coney Island of the Mind,” which was released in 1958 and is still one of the best-selling poetry books ever published.
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Old 02-24-2021, 01:37 AM   #5577
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Naomi Shelton — the American gospel and soul vocalist who led Daptone Records outfit the Gospel Queens — has died. Shelton's label home confirmed reports of her February 17 passing today on Instagram, though a cause of death was not revealed. She was 78.

"Her spirit was the brightest and most positive in our family, and she was genuinely full of love," Daptone wrote of Shelton on Instagram. "She called us all for our birthdays every single year, asked about our kids and significant others, always had a story to tell, reminding us of all the shenanigans that went down over the years, and was, hands down, the coolest person in the room. We loved her dearly."
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Old 02-24-2021, 02:31 AM   #5578
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Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the poet and political activist who helped launch the Beat movement, died from interstitial lung disease at his home in San Francisco on Monday, his daughter Julie Sasse told the Associated Press. He was 101.

Born in Yonkers, N.Y., in 1919, Ferlinghetti was best known for his first collection of poetry titled “A Coney Island of the Mind,” which was released in 1958 and is still one of the best-selling poetry books ever published.
I liked his stuff. He didn't so much launch the Beat movement as help it expand to the West Coast. But he was crucial to it by publishing "Howl" (for which he was arrested and had a landmark obscenity case) and providing the venue for its historic first reading.

He pretty much outlived all the Beats (which he didn't like to be called apparently) and kept the light burning with his bookstore (which I always wanted to hit if I ever make it to Cali).

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Old 02-24-2021, 02:34 PM   #5579
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We missed the death of S. Clay Wilson a couple of weeks ago. His work was demented but howlingly funny, apparently set in motion by some bad experiences he had on LSD. It was quite extraordinary.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S._Clay_Wilson

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Old 02-24-2021, 09:40 PM   #5580
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Fanne Foxe, an exotic dancer known as the "Argentine Firecracker" who was at the center of one of the US capital's most notorious sex scandals, has died, The Washington Post reported. She was 84.

Foxe leapt into the headlines of newspapers across the country in 1974 after diving into the Tidal Basin in Washington after a boozy night at a nightclub with a married congressman.

Foxe was the stage name adopted by Annabel Edith Villagra, who was born in Nueve de Julio, Argentina. The Post said she died on February 10 in Clearwater, Florida.
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Old 03-02-2021, 04:53 PM   #5581
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https://deadline.com/2021/03/irv-cro...st-1234704173/

Irv Cross, a Pro Bowl cornerback who would become the first Black man to work as a full-time sports analyst on national television, died Sundday near his home in Roseville, MN. He was 81.

His death was announced by both CBS Sports and the Philadelphia Eagles, his former NFL team. A cause was not disclosed.

“Irv was a pioneer who made significant contributions to the storied history and tradition of CBS Sports and, along with Phyllis George and Brent Musburger, set the standard for NFL pregame shows with The NFL Today,” CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus said in a statement. “He was a true gentleman and a trailblazer in the sports television industry and will be remembered for his accomplishments and the paths he paved for those who followed.”
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https://deadline.com/2021/02/ng-man-...70-1234702596/

Ng Man-tat, the star Shaolin Soccer and frequent collaborator of Kung Fu Hustle filmmaker Stephen Chow, has died.

The iconic Hong Kong actor, accompanied by his wife and children, died peacefully on Saturday of liver cancer. He was 70.
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https://deadline.com/2021/02/fred-se...ry-1234702405/

Fred Segal, who was a fashion icon in Los Angeles for more than 60 years, has died because of complications from a stroke, his representatives confirmed Friday. He was 87.

“In 1961, Fred Segal created a retail scene that defined Los Angeles fashion and sparked a revolutionary shift in style that has transcended the last six decades. Fred Segal pioneered the shop-in-shop concept and experiential retail, resulting in a brand built on heritage, inclusivity and love that changed the face of retail forever,” read a statement.
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Ronald Pickup, who appeared in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and its sequel among more than 150 film, TV and stage credits spanning a half-century, died Wednesday after a long illness. He was 80. His agent confirmed the news to the BBC today.

Pickup played Norman Cousins in John Madden’s 2011 romantic dramedy The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, sharing a SAG Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture with Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel and others. He returned for 2015’s The Second Best Exotic Hotel.
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Peter S. Davis, the producer of the popular cult Highlander franchise, died in his sleep February 21 at home in Calabasas, CA, his son, Epic magazine co-founder Joshua Davis, told Deadline. He was 79.

Davis began his career as a Wall Street lawyer and launched his own firm in his 20s before heading to Hollywood in 1977. He produced more than 20 films during his career, including the early Brad Pitt starrer Cutting Class (1988), Joe Pesci’s Family Enforcer aka Death Collector (1976), and Sam Peckinpah’s last film The Osterman Weekend (1983). He worked with Bob Shaye and Bill Panzer to produce New Line Cinema’s first film, Stunts starring Robert Forster.
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Gary Gunas, executive producer of such Broadway musicals as The Who’s Tommy, Jekyll & Hyde and Ragtime, died today of pancreatic cancer at his home in London. He was 73.

His death was announced by his husband Bill Rosenfield.
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Vernon Jordan, a civil rights leader and close adviser to former President Bill Clinton, died Monday evening. He was 85.

A cause of death was not immediately released.

Jordan died peacefully at his home surrounded by his wife and family, Jordan's niece Ann Walker confirmed to CNN.

According to Walker, Jordan had his favorite dinner and dessert -- chocolate chip ice cream -- before he went to bed.
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Singer, songwriter and percussionist Bunny Wailer, an icon of reggae music, died in Kingston, Jamaica, on Tuesday morning. He was 73 years old. Wailer was a founding member of The Wailers, alongside Bob Marley and Peter Tosh.

His death was reported initially by Jamaica's Observer newspaper, which said that he had been unwell since enduring a second stroke in July 2020.
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I missed this yesterday, but wrestling lost a big one from outside the ring.



Legendary Wrestling Promoter Jim Crockett Jr. Dies at Age 76

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WWE announced the death of legendary professional wrestling promoter Jim Crockett Jr. at the age of 76 on Thursday.

Crockett's death was first announced Wednesday by Rock 'n' Roll Express member Robert Gibson on Facebook: "Rest In Peace Jim Crockett, Jr. You will be missed by so many." ...
Crockett Jr. took over Jim Crockett Promotions from his father, Jim Crockett Sr., upon his death in 1973. Crockett Jr. served three terms as NWA president from 1980 to 1991 and eventually began referring to JCP as the NWA.
The Charlotte, North Carolina, native eventually sold JCP to Ted Turner in 1988, at which point JCP became World Championship Wrestling or WCW.

Crockett acquired several NWA-related territories during his time as owner of JCP, and he also helped cultivate some of the biggest stars, events and ideas in wrestling history.

Among the performers who reached new heights under Crockett were "Nature Boy" Ric Flair and fellow Four Horsemen members Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard and Barry Windham, as well as Dusty Rhodes, The Road Warriors, Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat and Harley Race . . .
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After they sold JCP, Crockett and his brother David bought a chain of ice cream shops in Texas.
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After they sold JCP, Crockett and his brother David bought a chain of ice cream shops in Texas.
Did it have a wrestling name?
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I don't think so.

The Crocketts actually had better talent that Vince did, but his shows were slicker and more professionally produced because Vince copied everything World Class Wrestling was doing in Texas. I'm posting a link to a great documentary about World Class in the Videos forum. Even someone who knows or cares nothing about pro wrestling will probably find it engrossing.

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Joan Weldon, stage actress and a Warner Bros. contract player in the 1950s who achieved lasting sci-fi fame in the creature feature giant ant classic Them!, died Feb. 11 at her home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She was 90.

Her death was only recently announced by her family. A cause was not specified, but the family notes that she “passed away peacefully” at home.
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