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Re: Deaths of famous people
« Reply #26: December 05, 2012, 01:16:18 PM »
Avatar changed. This one feels like a punch in the gut.

What a great, great life, what an amazing legacy.

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« Reply #27: December 05, 2012, 01:26:25 PM »
I have a box set of his work, and it's the only Jazz I own- he was a great composer and musician


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« Reply #29: December 05, 2012, 03:02:28 PM »
Dave Brubeck

http://wtop.com/541/3144477/Jazz-great-Dave-Brubeck-dies
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« Reply #30: December 12, 2012, 09:14:45 AM »
RIP Ravi Shankar. 

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« Reply #31: December 24, 2012, 10:12:56 PM »
RIP Jack Klugman.

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« Reply #32: December 24, 2012, 10:15:18 PM »
Oscar Madison RIP

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« Reply #33: December 24, 2012, 10:59:09 PM »
RIP Jack Klugman.

Check out his film performances in:
12 Angry Men (1957) - as Juror #5
The Days of Wine and Roses (1962) - as the patient and understanding Alcoholic Anonymous sponsor


Jack Klugman, far left, in 12 Angry Men

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« Reply #34: December 24, 2012, 11:49:32 PM »
My Mom met him while he was doing Oscar Madison. A great guy, very approachable, talked with her for quite a while about common interests in Judaism among other things. Sad moment to hear this.

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« Reply #35: December 25, 2012, 09:27:08 AM »
"12 Angry Men" is a classic.    In addition, Charles Durning passed away.   His is an amazing story.   I always remember him as the old Marine in one of the NCIS episodes    ....

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/charles-durning-oscar-nominated-king-of-the-character-actors-has-died-at-89-in-ny/2012/12/25/6ed89de0-4e67-11e2-835b-02f92c0daa43_story.html?hpid=z3


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« Reply #36: December 25, 2012, 11:49:04 AM »
Wow.  Twelve Angry Men was my grandfather's favourite movie.  Sometimes he took the presumption of innocence a bit far...he still maintained that Nixon had been set up 25 years after Watergate  :lol:

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« Reply #37: December 25, 2012, 01:54:08 PM »
"12 Angry Men" is a classic.    In addition, Charles Durning passed away.   His is an amazing story.   I always remember him as the old Marine in one of the NCIS episodes    ....

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/charles-durning-oscar-nominated-king-of-the-character-actors-has-died-at-89-in-ny/2012/12/25/6ed89de0-4e67-11e2-835b-02f92c0daa43_story.html?hpid=z3




he was the villian in the first muppet movie I believe.

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« Reply #38: December 26, 2012, 10:16:03 AM »
http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/25/showbiz/obit-charles-durning/index.html?cid=sf_twitter

Charles Durning - Character Actor - starred in Movie Tootsie

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« Reply #40: December 26, 2012, 10:54:33 AM »
he was the villian in the first muppet movie I believe.

Yep he played Doc Hopper a Boss Hogg (Dukes of Hazzard) type character.

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« Reply #41: December 27, 2012, 06:32:22 PM »
Great hit from 1965  "Rescue Me"   Fontella Bass died yesterday.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fontella_Bass

Fontella Bass - Rescue Me ( 1965 )

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« Reply #42: December 27, 2012, 08:00:15 PM »
Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf passed away today, he was only 78.


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« Reply #44: December 27, 2012, 08:31:23 PM »
For those who reach past age 55, 78 is considered the mean age of death by the Social Security Administration.  General Schwarzkopf didn't die young and given the stress of his life, it's easy to understand why he didn't make it into his 80's.  He was a real hero for our country

Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf passed away today, he was only 78.

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« Reply #45: December 27, 2012, 11:31:48 PM »
Remembering lives lost in 2012 - video

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/50307800#50307800

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« Reply #46: December 28, 2012, 08:18:35 AM »
Been a hellava year.

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Re: Deaths of famous people
« Reply #47: December 28, 2012, 09:00:39 AM »
Great hit from 1965  "Rescue Me"   Fontella Bass died yesterday.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fontella_Bass

Fontella Bass - Rescue Me ( 1965 )


...familiar from Wizards matches of last season - it was played after just about every loss (would they dare bring it back in the current train-wreck season?).

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« Reply #48: December 28, 2012, 09:06:58 AM »
...familiar from Wizards matches of last season - it was played after just about every loss (would they dare bring it back in the current train-wreck season?).

If they bring it back this year, they'd wear it out.   :)

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