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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2019)
« Reply #100: April 13, 2019, 09:51:14 AM »
Forrest Gregg, Green Bay Packers HofF tackle.

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« Reply #101: April 14, 2019, 05:26:35 AM »
He must have been in his 80's

Forrest Gregg, Green Bay Packers HofF tackle.

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« Reply #102: April 14, 2019, 06:04:09 AM »
He must have been in his 80's

85 I believe.

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2019)
« Reply #103: April 14, 2019, 01:01:15 PM »
I still remember most of that Green Bay line. Jerry Kramer and Fuzzy Thurston (I think) at guard, Forrest Gregg at one tackle, and a kid from BC, Jack (?) Highland at center.  How'd I do?

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« Reply #104: April 15, 2019, 03:18:37 PM »
Not a person but very sad to see Notre Dame cathedral burn like that. Wish I had been able to see it before this.

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« Reply #105: April 15, 2019, 03:22:36 PM »
Not a person but very sad to see Notre Dame cathedral burn like that. Wish I had been able to see it before this.
Notre Dame in France or Indiana? First I thought south bend



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« Reply #106: April 15, 2019, 04:07:09 PM »
Not a person but very sad to see Notre Dame cathedral burn like that. Wish I had been able to see it before this.

Built in the 13th century. Construction started in 1163.

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« Reply #107: April 15, 2019, 04:11:58 PM »
Built in the 13th century. Construction started in 1163.
Sounds like the stone walls have effectively cooked everything inside.

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2019)
« Reply #108: April 15, 2019, 04:15:10 PM »
So sad. 

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2019)
« Reply #111: April 16, 2019, 08:02:51 AM »
Georgia Engel - Georgette from the Mary Tyler Moore show. She was still performing on stage at the time of her death.  Age 70. She was a graduate of my old alma mater, Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda.




https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/15/obituaries/georgia-engel-dead.amp.html





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« Reply #112: April 16, 2019, 10:12:50 AM »
Georgia Engel - Georgette from the Mary Tyler Moore show. She was still performing on stage at the time of her death.  Age 70. She was a graduate of my old alma mater, Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda.




https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/15/obituaries/georgia-engel-dead.amp.html





70? for real?  how old was she when she played Georgette?

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« Reply #113: April 16, 2019, 10:43:14 AM »
70? for real?  how old was she when she played Georgette?

Were you thinking she'd be older? I definitely thought she was older. 

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2019)
« Reply #114: April 16, 2019, 11:29:50 AM »
Were you thinking she'd be older? I definitely thought she was older. 
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« Reply #115: April 16, 2019, 11:42:21 AM »
Were you thinking she'd be older? I definitely thought she was older. 

Me too.      Keeeeeeeeeeeeeeriste she's younger than me.

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« Reply #116: April 16, 2019, 01:27:35 PM »
70? for real?  how old was she when she played Georgette?

She played Georgette when she was 24-29. For comparison Mary Tyler Moore was 36-41 during that same period.

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« Reply #117: April 16, 2019, 03:17:22 PM »
Were you thinking she'd be older? I definitely thought she was older.

She played next to Ted Knight so it's not surprising. He would be 95 today but died in '86 at 63 years old.


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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2019)
« Reply #119: April 25, 2019, 02:51:53 PM »
Cliff Barnes (aka Ken Kercheval) died on April 21 at age 83.

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« Reply #120: April 25, 2019, 09:15:43 PM »
Don’t know how to embed twitter but John Havlicek has passed away :( was never a b-ball fan but even I knew him and how awesome he was.

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« Reply #121: April 25, 2019, 09:19:59 PM »
Don’t know how to embed twitter but John Havlicek has passed away :( was never a b-ball fan but even I knew him and how awesome he was.
One of the greats. “Havlicek stole the ball” still haunts me

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2019)
« Reply #122: April 25, 2019, 09:57:38 PM »
Don’t know how to embed twitter but John Havlicek has passed away :( was never a b-ball fan but even I knew him and how awesome he was.

wow, didn't realize he was almost 80.

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« Reply #123: April 26, 2019, 09:07:32 AM »
Havlicek was the man when I started following the Celtics.  Once he moved into the starting lineup, he was consistently one of the top scorers in the NBA. Also played on a great Ohio State team that won one national championship but then could not quite get by Oscar and Cincinatti the next 2 years. 

I don't know whose game is like Havlicek today.  He'd have flourished as a wing / 2 guard in current offenses with his outside shooting, ability to run, and quickness for perimeter defense.  He played a lot at small forward and never was a rebounding presence (didn't have to with Russell then Cowens, Heinsohn / Nelson / Silas, etc...), and usually played with a playmaker. 

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Re: Deaths of Famous People (2019)
« Reply #124: April 26, 2019, 06:37:15 PM »
Havlicek played on one of my favorite college teams:

Jerry Lucas,  Larry Siegfried,  John Havlicek,  Bob Knight, et. al.    "Hondo" was also a solid football player who Woody Hayes recruited and the Cleveland Browns drafted.

I have a ticket stub from March 21, 1978 with Havlicek's autograph.    It was his last appearance in the Capital Centre as a Celtic.