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« Reply #301: August 01, 2020, 11:08:00 PM »
Wilford Brimley. At 85. I presume from Complications of Diabeetus.

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« Reply #302: August 01, 2020, 11:42:14 PM »
Wilford Brimley. At 85. I presume from Complications of Diabeetus.

Anyone else surprised that he was still alive?

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« Reply #303: August 01, 2020, 11:59:26 PM »
Anyone else surprised that he was still alive?
Yes. But sometimes I’m surprised I’m alive.

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« Reply #304: August 02, 2020, 12:11:10 AM »
Wilford Brimley. At 85. I presume from Complications of Diabeetus.

I hate to laugh but “diabeetus” :lmao: well done BS :lol:

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« Reply #305: August 02, 2020, 05:05:47 AM »
Anyone else surprised that he was still alive?
I remember being surprised years ago by how much younger he was than he appeared. He was only 50 when filming Cocoon and was much closer in age to Brian Dennehy than to the other older actors and actresses, Don Ameche was 26 years older than Brimley and Jessica Tandy was 25 years older. Between the commercials and other movie roles like in The Firm, he always seemed much older than he was, so, yeah, I can see being surprised that he was still alive.

Maybe the same thing with Abe Vigoda. Since he was already looking old in his most famous roles in The Godfather and Barney Miller, despite being in his 50s, he famously spent decades dealing with rumors or jokes that he was already dead from the 1980s until he finally passed away in 2016.

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« Reply #307: Today at 01:12:47 AM »
I remember being surprised years ago by how much younger he was than he appeared. He was only 50 when filming Cocoon and was much closer in age to Brian Dennehy than to the other older actors and actresses, Don Ameche was 26 years older than Brimley and Jessica Tandy was 25 years older. Between the commercials and other movie roles like in The Firm, he always seemed much older than he was, so, yeah, I can see being surprised that he was still alive.

Maybe the same thing with Abe Vigoda. Since he was already looking old in his most famous roles in The Godfather and Barney Miller, despite being in his 50s, he famously spent decades dealing with rumors or jokes that he was already dead from the 1980s until he finally passed away in 2016.

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« Reply #308: Today at 09:13:35 AM »
Wayne Fontana, 74: https://www.standard.co.uk/showbiz/celebrity-news/wayne-fontana-death-a4519406.html

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« Reply #310: Today at 10:08:29 AM »
Kamala Harris.

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you know, that's how I always pronounce her name.  But I am a bad person.

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« Reply #311: Today at 01:48:14 PM »
Kamala Harris.

https://tinyurl.com/y2uhnww8

Posting a famous person’s name and a link in the Deaths of Famous People thread with no additional comment is probably not the best way to proceed

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« Reply #312: Today at 02:35:58 PM »
Posting a famous person’s name and a link in the Deaths of Famous People thread with no additional comment is probably not the best way to proceed

Sorry you misplaced your sense of humor this morning.

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« Reply #313: Today at 02:47:10 PM »
I remember being surprised years ago by how much younger he was than he appeared. He was only 50 when filming Cocoon and was much closer in age to Brian Dennehy than to the other older actors and actresses, Don Ameche was 26 years older than Brimley and Jessica Tandy was 25 years older. Between the commercials and other movie roles like in The Firm, he always seemed much older than he was, so, yeah, I can see being surprised that he was still alive.

Maybe the same thing with Abe Vigoda. Since he was already looking old in his most famous roles in The Godfather and Barney Miller, despite being in his 50s, he famously spent decades dealing with rumors or jokes that he was already dead from the 1980s until he finally passed away in 2016.

he was younger in The Firm than Tom Cruise is now, and yet he looked like he was in his late 60s.

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« Reply #314: Today at 03:27:20 PM »
Sorry you misplaced your sense of humor this morning.

Yes, that’s the issue

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« Reply #315: Today at 04:54:16 PM »
Yes, that’s the issue

He's had a rough few years, losing both his legs to diabetes.  I remember watching him as a kid, he was one of the reasons I turned more toward the athletic style of Mid-Atlantic wrestling, which eventually became WCW, and away from the cartoon show come-to-life of the then WWF.  RIP.

BTW, he pronounced Kamala different from Harris, her's sounds like "Pamela", his had the emphasis on the first syllable (Kah'-Mal-a).  The name is actually of Hindi origin (Kamala Harris's father is of Indian descent)

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« Reply #316: Today at 05:34:54 PM »
That his actual last name is "Harris" is kind of a neat twist.

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« Reply #317: Today at 06:33:22 PM »
Posting a famous person’s name and a link in the Deaths of Famous People thread with no additional comment is probably not the best way to proceed

To be fair, if Sen. Kamala Harris had died, I don’t think the first place we’d be hearing about it would be on WNFF.

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« Reply #318: Today at 07:25:35 PM »
To be fair, if Sen. Kamala Harris had died, I don’t think the first place we’d be hearing about it would be on WNFF.

I wouldn't be too sure about that...  :P

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« Reply #319: Today at 07:27:45 PM »
I wouldn't be too sure about that...  :P
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