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Old 07-26-2020, 03:09 AM   #5151
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I met him and got his sig on my NoES poster. Very cool dude. Just watched a more obscure movie of his a few weeks ago (Fast Company).

I just got my Criterion Bruce Lee set. Maybe I'll try the new remaster on Enter the Dragon tomorrow.

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Old 07-26-2020, 03:24 AM   #5152
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He wasn't a great actor per-say, but he got the job done. He also started out as a bit of teen idol type even. I'll remember him most for playing Nancy's father in A Nightmare On Elm Street. RIP!!!

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Old 07-26-2020, 03:27 AM   #5153
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He wasn't a great actor per-say, but he got the job done. He also started out as a bit of teen idol type even. I'll remember him most for playing Nancy's father in A Nightmare On Elm Street. RIP!!!

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Well, he considered himself a character actor (he made that clear in an interview attached to the Cronenberg film I mentioned).

He had extra horror cred for also being in the early Canadian slasher Black Christmas.

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Old 07-26-2020, 03:28 AM   #5154
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Per se, not per-say.
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Old 07-26-2020, 02:17 PM   #5155
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Well, he considered himself a character actor (he made that clear in an interview attached to the Cronenberg film I mentioned).
Yeah, but he was a naturally good looking dude, and could have had a typical career, but he mostly stuck to B movies for the majority of his career.

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Old 07-26-2020, 02:37 PM   #5156
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John Saxon was very intelligent. He'd go on game shows and win them.
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Old 07-26-2020, 04:21 PM   #5157
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https://ew.com/movies/gone-with-the-...0507000113fdf0

Olivia de Havilland, classic star of Hollywood and two-time winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress, died peacefully in her sleep at her home in Paris, France on Saturday. She was 104.

Wow that's a biggie. RIP Ms. Havilland.
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Old 07-27-2020, 05:05 AM   #5158
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https://science.slashdot.org/story/2...ham-dies-at-84

The American Mathematical Society has announced the passing of Ronald Graham, "one of the principal architects of the rapid development worldwide of discrete mathematics in recent years." He died July 6th at the age of 84. From the report:
Graham published more than 350 papers and books with many collaborators, including more than 90 with his wife, Fan Chung, and more than 30 with Paul Erdos. In addition to writing articles with Paul Erdos, Graham had a room in his house reserved for Erdos's frequent visits, he administered the cash prizes that Erdos created for various problems, and he created the Erdos number, which is the collaboration distance between a mathematician and Erdo's. He also created Graham's number in a 1971 paper on Ramsey theory written with Bruce Rothschild, which was for a time the largest number used in a proof.
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Old 07-27-2020, 08:39 PM   #5159
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https://www.cnn.com/style/article/ka...ner/index.html

Acclaimed Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto, known for his avant-garde collections and career-defining collaboration with David Bowie, has died aged 76.

Confirming his death via Instagram on Monday, Yamamoto's daughter Mirai said her father "left this world peacefully, surrounded by loved ones."
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Old 07-29-2020, 02:00 PM   #5160
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Joe Kernan, a former South Bend mayor and Indiana governor who was a dominant force in state politics and local causes for years, died early Wednesday morning.

Kernan, 74, who had battled Alzheimer’s, died at 5:30 a.m., according to a release from his former gubernatorial chief of staff, Mary Downes.
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Old 07-29-2020, 07:48 PM   #5161
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https://uproxx.com/music/malik-b-the-roots-dead-at-47/

The music world suffered an incalculable loss today with the report that Philadelphia rapper Malik B, a founding member of The Roots, had passed away at the age of 47. The news was initially confirmed on Twitter by both Malik’s cousin, former CBS News correspondent Don Champion, and fellow Philadelphian Reef The Lost Cauze, a close friend and collaborator of The Roots MC who was well-known in the 2000s as a member of underground rap supergroup Army Of The Pharaohs.
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Old 07-30-2020, 12:52 AM   #5162
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Life comes at you fast.

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/0...cations-387077

The co-founder of conservative student group Turning Point USA, Bill Montgomery, has died from complications of the coronavirus, according to two friends of his.

Montgomery, who started it in 2012 with young conservative star Charlie Kirk, died at the age of 80 on Tuesday from Covid-19, according to pro-Trump conservative strategist Caleb Hull, who posted about the death on Twitter and his personal Facebook page, and Chicago-based citizen journalist Vic Maggio.
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Old 07-30-2020, 02:30 PM   #5163
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https://hermancain.com/heartbroken-w...qlEjTjo3ucdtaQ

You’re never ready for the kind of news we are grappling with this morning. But we have no choice but to seek and find God’s strength and comfort to deal with it.

Herman Cain – our boss, our friend, like a father to so many of us – has passed away. He’s entering the presence of the Savior he’s served as an associate minister at Antioch Baptist Church in Atlanta for, and preparing for his reward.

Wow, COVID is no joke.
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Old 07-30-2020, 06:04 PM   #5164
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Sonia Darrin, the actress and dancer who as the gangster girlfriend Agnes sparred with Humphrey Bogart's Philip Marlowe in the convoluted Warner Bros. classic The Big Sleep, has died. She was 96.

Darrin died July 19 of natural causes at a hospital in New York City, her son, onetime child actor Mason Reese, told The Hollywood Reporter. She had been slow to recover from a broken hip suffered in a fall, he said.
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Old 07-30-2020, 11:18 PM   #5165
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Former Boston Red Sox manager John McNamara has died. He was 88.

McNamara signed with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1951 but wasn’t much of a professional player. But though he was never ticketed for a big league playing career, he was recognized early on as manager material. He began that phase of his career in 1959 in the Kansas City Athletics’ system, working his way up and helping develop some of the game’s future stars such as Sal Bando, Reggie Jackson, Joe Rudi, Rollie Fingers and many more. He won three minor-league pennants — in 1961 with Lewiston, in 1966 with Mobile, and 1967 with Birmingham — before joining the big league coaching staff in 1968. At the end of the 1969 season, at the age of 37, McNamara was named the A’s big league skipper.
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Old 07-31-2020, 04:41 PM   #5166
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Alan Parker, the versatile British writer-director and two-time Oscar nominee who came from the world of commercials to make such features as Fame, The Commitments, Midnight Express and Mississippi Burning, has died. He was 76.

Parker died Friday following a lengthy illness, the British Film Institute confirmed.

Damn, and I was just talking about him earlier, and how I was sad that he was retired from making movies. His work is largely underappreciated. He made a lot of stylish musicals, but also some fine dramas. Mississippi Burning is a great movie featuring some of Hackman and Dafoe's best work, and Angel Heart is wonderfully ludicrous. Also The Commitments rules. RIP Mr. Parker.
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Old 08-02-2020, 03:11 AM   #5167
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https://www.tmz.com/2020/08/01/wilfo...oats-diabetes/

Wilford Brimley -- an iconic actor who was the face of Quaker Oats for years, as well as a spokesperson for diabetes education -- has died ... a rep tells TMZ.

We're told Brimley passed away Saturday morning at his home in Utah. Sources with direct knowledge of Wilford's health tell us he was in an ICU wing of a hospital on dialysis, and very sick for days.
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Old 08-02-2020, 03:20 AM   #5168
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^Sad. I got to see him in person at a convention a few years ago (in a group panel on The Thing) and he stole the show (as a bunch of people online confirmed later).

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Old 08-02-2020, 06:03 AM   #5169
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I was amazed when I learned what his real age was. Dude was basically born 80.
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Old 08-02-2020, 06:50 AM   #5170
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Wilford Brimley? Sad to see him pass. He was always a delight to see in anything he did.
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Old 08-02-2020, 03:26 PM   #5171
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Jesus, I thought he'd died YEARS ago, he was old back in the '80s! And now he's dead at only 85? I'm really shocked.

One thing I'll always say about him was his excellent voice, like a smoother Morgan Freeman.
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Old 08-02-2020, 04:35 PM   #5172
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Apparently, he was a legit cowboy and man's man. Check out his wiki entry on his early years:

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Anthony Wilford Brimley was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on September 27, 1934. His father was a real estate broker. Prior to his career in acting, he dropped out of high school to join the Marines, serving in the Aleutian Islands for three years. He also worked as a bodyguard for businessman Howard Hughes, as well as a ranch hand, wrangler, and blacksmith. He then began shoeing horses for film and television. At the behest of his close friend and fellow actor, Robert Duvall, he began acting in the 1960s as a riding extra and stunt man in Westerns.
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Old 08-03-2020, 05:38 PM   #5173
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https://www.indiewire.com/2020/08/to...77-1234577619/

Tom Pollock, Risk-Taking Ex-Universal Chairman, Dies at 77.

Pollock stood by such controversial releases as Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing" and Martin Scorsese's "The Last Temptation of Christ."
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Old 08-03-2020, 09:23 PM   #5174
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https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/08/...nd-dies-at-74/

Ralph Barbieri, a Bay Area radio sports-talk legend, and one of the “founding fathers” of KNBR (680 AM), died at his home in Novato on Monday after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 74.

Barbieri spent 28 years at KNBR, where he projected a highly opinionated, abrasive approach that rubbed some listeners the wrong way, but also drew a legion of fans. Over the final 15 years at KNBR, he teamed with former NBA player Tom Tolbert in a popular afternoon show called “The Razor and Mr. T.”
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