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Re: Deaths of famous people (2021)
« Reply #150: March 08, 2021, 06:29:58 PM »
Rheal Cormier

Reportedly pancreatic cancer; very sad to hear


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Re: Deaths of famous people (2021)
« Reply #152: March 09, 2021, 10:09:22 PM »
Roger Mudd, 93

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2021)
« Reply #153: March 10, 2021, 11:01:06 AM »
Roger Mudd, 93
Mudd: "Why do you want to be President?"

Ted: "[thinking, what to say?  Can't say what Jack told me:  It's a a great way to have your mob friends get you dates with hot actresses  . . .  Oh, he's looking at me.  How  long have I been thinking about dating actresses? ...  got to say something]  Uh . . .  were I to decide to ... run . . . uh . . ."

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« Reply #154: March 10, 2021, 11:29:40 AM »
Are you surprised that before the interview, there hadn't been an agreement to see what questions would be asked ?

Mudd: "Why do you want to be President?"

Ted: "[thinking, what to say?  Can't say what Jack told me:  It's a a great way to have your mob friends get you dates with hot actresses  . . .  Oh, he's looking at me.  How  long have I been thinking about dating actresses? ...  got to say something]  Uh . . .  were I to decide to ... run . . . uh . . ."

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« Reply #155: March 10, 2021, 11:33:24 AM »
Mudd: "Why do you want to be ..........?"

Even Miss America contestants have that answer down pat...

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« Reply #156: March 10, 2021, 11:56:27 AM »
Lou Ottens, inventor of the cassette tape:

https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2021/03/dutch-inventor-of-the-audio-cassette-tape-dies-aged-94/

Good thing the pencil was invented first.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2021)
« Reply #158: March 13, 2021, 05:55:22 PM »
King Goodwill Zwelithini, on March 12. He became King of the Zulus in 1968, but did not have his official coronation until December 1971, so this year would have been the 50th anniversary of his reign.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goodwill_Zwelithini

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2021)
« Reply #159: March 13, 2021, 07:46:44 PM »
Just heard Marvelous Marvin Hagler has died. :(

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« Reply #160: March 13, 2021, 08:15:59 PM »
Just heard Marvelous Marvin Hagler has died. :(
the last boxer I followed. He had an incredible story too. Born in Newark, Mom protected him furing the riots, moved up to Rocky Marciano's town, and have him a run for the best local boxer. Could brawl or go with the sweet science, fight lefty or righty ... destruction and destroy.

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« Reply #161: March 16, 2021, 01:01:56 PM »
Yaphet Kotto, who was the villain in “Live and Let Die”. And was also in Homicide: life in the streets, died at 81. He was in a bunch of other stuff too.

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-56412867

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2021)
« Reply #162: March 16, 2021, 01:36:20 PM »
Yaphet Kotto, who was the villain in “Live and Let Die”. And was also in Homicide: life in the streets, died at 81. He was in a bunch of other stuff too.

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-56412867
I remember him as Idi Amin in the Raid on Entebbe. 

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« Reply #163: March 16, 2021, 02:06:10 PM »
I remember him as Idi Amin in the Raid on Entebbe.
Yea. Very good actor.

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« Reply #164: March 16, 2021, 04:07:30 PM »
Yaphet Kotto, who was the villain in “Live and Let Die”. And was also in Homicide: life in the streets, died at 81. He was in a bunch of other stuff too.

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-56412867

aw man, he was in so many good movies. RIP.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2021)
« Reply #165: March 16, 2021, 05:00:12 PM »
I remember him as Idi Amin in the Raid on Entebbe.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2021)
« Reply #166: March 16, 2021, 05:47:12 PM »
he was a key part of Brubaker too IIRC

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« Reply #167: March 16, 2021, 05:50:18 PM »
he was a key part of Brubaker too IIRC
Alien
Live and Let Die
Many others.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2021)
« Reply #168: March 16, 2021, 11:26:56 PM »
Midnight Run was his pinnacle

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« Reply #169: March 17, 2021, 12:03:50 AM »
I forgot that he was originally offered the role of Jean-Luc Picard, bout turned it down. He later said,”yeah, I should have done that.”

That would have been different.

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Re: Deaths of famous people (2021)
« Reply #170: March 17, 2021, 05:02:29 PM »
https://www.boston.com/sports/boston-marathon-2/2021/03/17/dick-hoyt-dies

If you don't know the Hoyts, then you may have seen them in any marathoning highlight from decades back.  I think maybe starting in the 1980s, Dick Hoyt used to run the Boston Marathon pushing his son Rick in a running wheel chair the whole course. They completed it 32 times.  They also did triathlons and are in the triathlon hall of fame. 

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« Reply #171: March 17, 2021, 07:23:22 PM »
I forgot that he was originally offered the role of Jean-Luc Picard, bout turned it down. He later said,”yeah, I should have done that.”

That would have been different.

Source for that?  I've seen that he was on the consideration list but never that he was actually offered the role.

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« Reply #172: March 17, 2021, 07:30:07 PM »
Source for that?  I've seen that he was on the consideration list but never that he was actually offered the role.

Apparently he said it in an interview that he turned it down. I’ll assume he was telling the truth.  But maybe he embellished.

https://www.bigissue.com/interviews/yaphet-kotto-interview-james-bond-cannot-black/

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You also turned down the role of Captain Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation?
I think I made some wrong decisions in my life, man. I should have done that but I walked away. When you’re making movies, you’d tend to say no to TV. It’s like when you’re in college and someone asks you to the high school dance. You say no.

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« Reply #173: March 18, 2021, 11:45:24 AM »
Pretty interesting list either way.  I always laugh at the idea of "Predator" as Geordi.  Might've made Worf seem a bit less intimidating :lol:

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