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monster 01-15-2011 10:41 PM

RIP, famous person
Seems to me that we don't know whether to give dead celebs their own thread, put them in the "bummed you out the most" thread (even if it didn't), or pop them in the death pool thread (even if no-one picked them). So here's the answer, and I'm kicking it off with Susannah York

DanaC 01-16-2011 06:57 AM

RIP Ms York.

Also RIP Nat Lofthouse.

skysidhe 01-16-2011 11:43 AM

Trish Keenan

Died young, at the age of 42 from complications of pneumonia.

Pete Zicato 01-17-2011 10:37 AM

My favorite Christmas Carol is the George C. Scott version. In it York plays Mrs. Cratchit. That's the only thing I know her from.

Shawnee123 01-18-2011 10:46 AM

Probably very few will get this, but this one's for Bri:

RIP Dr Creep. :(

We grew up with Dr Creep, from Clubhouse 22 to Shock Theatre, there isn't anyone in my age group, and younger and older, who didn't know and love the Creepster.

I had a special brush with greatness: I was at my best friend's house in Jr Hi, and her dad was also a fairly famous local entertainer. I was over there once and answered their phone "L___ Residence" and the man asked for my friend's dad and he said he was Barry Hobart. I told my friend, and she said "THAT'S Dr Creep!" I was all like "Dr Creep! Dr Creep! I love you Dr Creep!" Her dad wasn't home so I took a message, feeling pretty darn cool that I had spoken to Dr Creep on the phone.

I've also seen him more recently, at benefits and such.

I'm sure a lot of cities have their Clubhouse 22s and Shock Theaters and Docs of Creep, but for those of us in this neck of Ohio, Dr Creep was the one and only.

Trilby 01-18-2011 11:26 AM

Yes, I have fond memories of Dr. Creep and Shock Theater! Ah, takes me back...

He was a good guy and I'll miss him and his hearse. :ghost:

Shawnee123 01-18-2011 11:42 AM

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My friends and I would stay up late on sleepovers to watch Shock Theater. If it weren't for Shock Theater I never would have seen The Mole People.

xoxoxoBruce 01-18-2011 12:17 PM


Originally Posted by Brianna (Post 706365)
He was a good guy and I'll miss him and his hearse. :ghost:

I'm glad you missed his hearse.;)

Cloud 01-24-2011 08:28 PM

Jack LaLanne made it to 96. He was a real pioneer.

Sheldonrs 01-25-2011 07:54 AM


Originally Posted by Cloud (Post 707706)
Jack LaLanne made it to 96. He was a real pioneer.

I met him once in CA. Nice but more than a little fruit loops.

monster 01-25-2011 08:10 AM

I didn't know who he was But I do now

footfootfoot 01-25-2011 05:45 PM

didn't realize him dade

footfootfoot 01-25-2011 05:56 PM

Lalanne quote: "My wife and I have sex almost every night of the week. Almost on Monday, almost on Tuesday, almost on Wednesday..."

Undertoad 01-28-2011 08:00 AM

Goodnight funnyman Charlie Callas

footfootfoot 01-31-2011 04:38 PM

Semi-famous: My high school teacher

monster 02-06-2011 04:25 PM

Gary Moore

Sheldonrs 02-07-2011 11:24 AM

Slow down Pussycat
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'Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!' actress dies at 72

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tura Satana, who gained cult status for her role in the 1965 Russ Meyer movie "Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!" has died of heart failure at age 72.
The Los Angeles Times reports Satana's death was confirmed by her manager, Siouxzan Perry, who said Satana died Friday at a hospital in Reno, Nev.

In "Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!" Satana played Varla, the leader of a trio of thrill-seeking go-go dancers who kills a man with her bare hands. The women then set out to rob a wealthy older man who lives on a desert ranch with his two sons.

Meyer has said the movie was an "absolute loser" when released but was rediscovered by the 1990s. It has since been shown at film festivals and art house cinemas.

Satana's other credits include the 1963 film "Irma La Douce" and the television shows "Burke's Law" and "The Man From U.N.C.L.E."

monster 05-01-2011 05:20 PM

Henry Cooper

zippyt 05-01-2011 09:52 PM

Ok Who Ol Benny laden on the Death pool ??

monster 05-01-2011 10:38 PM

No-one as far as I can see.

Should he RIP, though?

zippyt 05-01-2011 11:18 PM

rest in Pork ??

monster 05-02-2011 10:01 AM

waste of bacon

Spexxvet 05-02-2011 10:10 AM

Roll In Poop

plthijinx 05-02-2011 10:12 AM

bury him in pork left overs with a 1,000 hustler magazines. although the chics in there prolly aren't virgins! :p:

Sundae 05-02-2011 10:13 AM

Just wanted to say I was sorry to hear about Henry Cooper passing.
He gave great interviews and is of my Dad's generation.

Carry on with the Osama bashing...

plthijinx 05-02-2011 10:16 AM


Originally Posted by Sundae (Post 729695)
Just wanted to say I was sorry to hear about Henry Cooper passing.
He gave great interviews and is of my Dad's generation.

Carry on with the Osama bashing...

true dat and right oh right oh.

think i'll take a victory lap today at work with our american flag on the go kart.

zippyt 05-02-2011 05:22 PM

Carry on with the Osama bashing...

Din Dong the sheet heads Dead,
the sheet heads dead ,
Shot him twice in the head ,
Ding Dong the fucken Sheet Heads Dead !!!

Sorry this has been runnung thru my head All day

monster 11-29-2011 03:40 PM

here ya go, Sundae.

Sundae 11-29-2011 03:45 PM

Just to secure it in all my future searches:
dead; died; passed; RIP; Gary Speed; Ken Russell; The White Worm.

Thanks, Monster.

monster 11-29-2011 03:46 PM

Let's add some tags

Sundae 11-29-2011 03:49 PM

I'm an old fashioned Search kinda gal.

(probably why I needed help in the first place)

Sundae 02-29-2012 01:00 PM

Davy Jones. OMG.

Trilby 02-29-2012 01:01 PM


Originally Posted by Sundae (Post 798496)
Davy Jones. OMG.


infinite monkey 02-29-2012 01:02 PM

Yep. He's deader n' hell. Heart attack.

Probably a druggie who deserved to die. :eyebrow:

Gravdigr 02-29-2012 01:57 PM

Aw, shit, man!

Momdigr loved her some Monkees...

So long, Davy.

Gravdigr 02-29-2012 01:57 PM


Originally Posted by infinite monkey (Post 798500)
Probably a druggie who deserved to die. :eyebrow:

Doubt it.

infinite monkey 02-29-2012 02:00 PM


Originally Posted by Gravdigr (Post 798516)
Doubt it.


Who would get all judgmental about a Monkee? Not me. I liked him.

Funny how shitty people can be when one person dies and how all kind and caring they are when someone else dies, depending on public opinion.

Just my humble non-public opinion. :right:

limey 02-29-2012 03:39 PM

Maurice André

wolf 02-29-2012 06:28 PM

I liked Davy Jones, but love Mike Nesmith and Peter Tork. To this day I go back and forth on who I love better. Never cared for Mickey Dolenz, though.

Spexxvet 02-29-2012 06:34 PM


Originally Posted by wolf (Post 798575)
I liked Davy Jones, but love Mike Nesmith and Peter Tork. To this day I go back and forth on who I love better. Never cared for Mickey Dolenz, though.

Funny, you think of Davy as the lead singer, but Mickey sang some of their biggest hits.

BTW, the writers of their show were definitely on acid.

wolf 02-29-2012 06:47 PM


Originally Posted by Spexxvet (Post 798580)
Funny, you think of Davy as the lead singer, but Mickey sang some of their biggest hits.

Looked like it, anyway (mainly first season/first album stuff).


BTW, the writers of their show were definitely on acid.
The show was merely wacky. The acid-soaked Monkees made the movie, Head.

"I'll have a glass of cold gravy with a hair in it, please."

Gotta be acid.

Or Jack Nicholson's influence.

Or both.

Lamplighter 03-17-2012 09:05 AM

Berlin (CNN) -- Former Nazi death camp guard and onetime Ohio autoworker John Demjanjuk
[Ivan the Terrible] has died in Germany, a police spokesman said Saturday.

He was found guilty in the U.S., in Israel, and in Germany,
but died in a German home awaiting appeal of his conviction.

So much for swift justice...

Sundae 03-18-2012 02:17 PM


Originally Posted by Lamplighter (Post 802006)
So much for swift justice...

He lived in torment with the possibility of death hanging over him.

Gravdigr 03-19-2012 03:20 PM

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Steve Bridges

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from AP via Yahoo!TV


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Impressionist Steve Bridges, who used prosthetics and wigs to turn into presidents and laughs to make a living, was found dead at his home, his manager said Monday. He was 48.

Bridges returned from China on Feb. 23 and complained to friends of "super jet lag," manager Randy Nolen said.

Bridges' maid found the comic dead about 9:30 a.m. Saturday in his Los Angeles home, Nolen said.

It appeared that he died of natural causes, but an autopsy will be conducted, said Craig Harvey, chief of operations for the Los Angeles County coroner's office.

Bridges' George W. Bush impression made him a regular on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" and earned him an invitation to the White House in 2003.

In 2006, Bridges joined Bush in a comic routine at the 2006 White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington, D.C., and at a Ford's Theatre benefit.

Nolen said Bush called Bridges' brother, Phillip, on Monday and offered condolences.

"Steve was not only a funny man, but a kind and decent human being. My heartfelt sympathies go out to his parents, his siblings, and his entire family," Bush told The Associated Press through spokesman Freddy Ford.

"We had a great 10-year run," Nolen said. "He went to the White House, the Oval Office, toured with Barbra Streisand and was a regular on the 'Tonight Show' for almost eight years."

Bridges became Barack Obama, Bill Clinton or Bush for his most popular shows.

The makeup and prosthetics used for Bush and Clinton were designed by Kevin Haney, who won an Academy Award for aging Dan Aykroyd in "Driving Miss Daisy." Obama was done by Kazu Tsuji, who designed Jim Carrey's Grinch in "How the Grinch Stole Christmas."

Mari Enyart was Bridges' makeup artist.

"From the neck up, everything but his teeth was covered in a prosthetic piece of some sort," Nolen said about the impersonations of presidents. "It was as extensive, as good and as complicated as anything you would see in a motion picture."

It took nearly four hours to apply the Obama makeup and nearly three hours to do Bush and Clinton. Close attention was paid to age marks and freckles on his hands because they were so visible, especially if a skit was being filmed.

Bridges had been scheduled to do three free shows on March 13, 14 and 15 for the Indian Wells Rotary Club to help raise money for students who wanted to go to college. Because of the time it took to get ready, he was going to be a different president each night.

Sometimes, Bridges would do shows without makeup that were titled "Steve As Steve" and showcased his 200 voices — from Bill O'Reilly to Rush Limbaugh to Tom Brokaw and all the presidents from Kennedy to Obama, Nolen said.

Born in Dallas, Bridges loved football and was a big Cowboys fan.

"He was courteous, kind, soft-spoken, reserved and respectful. He loved being on stage. He was a master at ad-libbing and improv comedy," Nolen said.

Bridges is survived by his parents, Thomas and Margaret Bridges, brothers Phillip and Jon, and sister Elizabeth Bridges.

A service will likely be held in the next few days near the family's Northern California home, with a memorial service to follow in Los Angeles.
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Sundae 03-25-2012 03:17 PM

Jocky Wilson. Immortalised here.

Jocky Wilson was a professional darts player.
Dexy's Midnight Runners had a hit with Jackie Wilson Said.
In the background, one of the screens is showing a photo of Jocky Wilson. In pre-internet (almost pre-video times!) it was a legendary blooper. Sometimes a mistake or misunderstanding, sometimes a prank and sometimes two fingers up at a band who took themselves too seriously.

None of the above.
It was a joke on the part of the band.

RIP John "Jocky" Wilson, died aged 62.

infinite monkey 04-20-2012 09:55 AM

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So as not to muck up the Dead Pool, I'll post this here.

I was vaguely associating Barnabas Collins with a board game. So I googled it. Yes! I remember this game now!

And the site is awesome. I keep seeing games that I remember.

wolf 04-20-2012 10:34 AM

I had the Dark Shadows game. It also came with a set of vampire teeth. It wasn't a board game in the true sense of the word ... you used the spinner and it told you what skeleton parts to hang on your scaffold.

I loved Dark Shadows, and even to this day I think that Barnabas Collins was the coolest vampire ever.

As I said in the Death Pool thread, I really think what killed Jonathan Frid was seeing the trailer for the movie.

Even I was horrified.

Gravdigr 04-20-2012 03:09 PM

Levon Helm has died. Drummer/vocalist for The Band.

infinite monkey 04-20-2012 03:11 PM

Which band?

Griff 04-20-2012 05:22 PM


footfootfoot 04-20-2012 05:30 PM

I had that dark shadows game. I remember the teeth.

infinite monkey 05-04-2012 12:57 PM

Adam "MCA" Yauch, of the Beastie Boys, died today at 47. Jesus, that's my age, and it wasn't even drug or alcohol related. Fuck cancer.

Thanks for the great memories, Beastie Adam. :(

In memoriam, my favorite Beastie song:

BigV 05-04-2012 01:06 PM

we must listen to the same radio feed....

infinite monkey 05-04-2012 01:09 PM

Actually I saw it one of the TVs in the hallway here (the number call system on one side of the screen, this one had the news on the other side.)

The soundtrack to many college memories.

Sundae 05-04-2012 01:52 PM

I love that song too.
I have great memories of driving around Wales for my 30th birthday singing along to that album. That and The Best of Dolly Parton :)

So manoeuvring into the tiny hotel carpark I would either be wailing along to Jolene or shouting "and the boys blamed me for bringing her home!"

infinite monkey 05-04-2012 02:40 PM

I love that! I listen to Jolene from time to time too...and the contrast between Dolly (LOVE her) and the Beastie Boys is the awesome! :)

JBKlyde 05-04-2012 07:58 PM

infinite monkey 05-07-2012 10:32 AM

Awwwww, Goober died. :(

wolf 05-07-2012 11:00 AM


Originally Posted by infinite monkey (Post 807542)

There's a comedy routine in that. Firesign Theater, wasn't it?

No, it wasn't. Credibility Gap.

infinite monkey 05-07-2012 11:30 AM

I hadn't heard of that before! So Lenny and Squiggy worked together before Laverne and Shirley...and then Lenny (sorry, Michael McKean) was with Shearer in Spinal Tap. All Credibility Gap folks. Coolness.

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