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hearthesilence
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#9501 Post by hearthesilence » Fri Sep 10, 2021 10:20 am

Susan Anway, the Magnetic Fields' first vocalist. (She sang on their first two albums.)

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#9503 Post by britcom68 » Fri Sep 10, 2021 2:54 pm

agnamaracs wrote:
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Michael Constantine
He was also one of the potential suitors for Mary in an episode of The Mary Tyler Moore show- yet another person associated with that show to pass recently, and one whose career and even appearance was so similar to his on-screen MTM-episode co-star Ed Asner.

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#9504 Post by Never Cursed » Sat Sep 11, 2021 12:56 am

Saadi Yacef, Algerian freedom fighter, politician, and co-star of Pontecorvo's The Battle of Algiers, at the ripe old age of 93

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L.A.
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#9505 Post by L.A. » Sat Sep 11, 2021 6:49 pm

María Mendiola of the Spanish duo Baccara.

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#9506 Post by mfunk9786 » Sun Sep 12, 2021 9:54 pm

Ben Best, co-creator of Eastbound and Down

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Lemmy Caution
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#9507 Post by Lemmy Caution » Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:40 am

George Wein, Newport Jazz Festival co-founder, dies at 95

Wein pretty much invented the music festival. Starting with Newport. Also created the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. So along with Phil Schaap that's two hugely significant jazz historians/promoters/non-musicians gone in a week. Wein was an aspiring pianist and made a few recordings. But known as a promoter.

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#9508 Post by domino harvey » Tue Sep 14, 2021 2:52 pm

Discussion of Norm MacDonald moved here

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#9509 Post by colinr0380 » Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:47 pm

Justin Sevakis has put up the first series of ten episodes of Uncle Morty's Dub Shack on his YouTube channel, which was produced by Trevor Moore just before he moved on to Whitest Kids U Know.

Its a bit of a silly show but amusing and feels like one of those series merging the MST3K formula with that trend of doing wacky dubs of foreign films in the vein of What's Up Tiger Lily or Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid that were getting a brief resurgence at the time with films like Hercules Returns and Kung Pow! Enter The Fist

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#9510 Post by Never Cursed » Thu Sep 16, 2021 5:41 pm


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#9511 Post by Fred Holywell » Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:41 am

Never Cursed wrote:
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Jane Powell
Probably the last of the old MGM stars living till now (other than a few child stars still with us). Nice to see she had a long, active, seemingly fulfilling life.

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#9512 Post by GaryC » Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:26 am

Australian documentarian Ian Dunlop.

ETA: Born in 1927, so 93 or 94.
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#9513 Post by GaryC » Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:28 am

Fred Holywell wrote:
Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:41 am
Never Cursed wrote:
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Jane Powell
Probably the last of the old MGM stars living till now (other than a few child stars still with us). Nice to see she had a long, active, seemingly fulfilling life.
Marsha Hunt, who was in contract to MGM in the 1940s, is still with us at 103.

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#9514 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:38 am

Caren Marsh (age 102) was also an MGM contract player, though she was never a “star” (I don’t believe she was even credited for most of her roles) and soon transitioned away from acting to dance instruction.

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#9515 Post by Feego » Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:28 am

Leslie Caron is another MGM star still with us and still acting.

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#9516 Post by Jonathan S » Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:34 am

... also apparently still working is Angela Lansbury, who debuted in the 1944 GASLIGHT and had other key supporting roles at MGM.

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#9517 Post by Rayon Vert » Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:37 am

Also Margaret O'Brien, Carleton Carpenter and Ann Blyth.

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#9518 Post by Fred Holywell » Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:49 pm

Forgot about Marsha Hunt, who's right up there. And Leslie Caron, who's 90 (hard to believe), was certainly a big star at MGM.

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#9519 Post by FrauBlucher » Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:56 pm

There’s a small handful still with us but the golden age of Hollywood gets further and further away in our rear view mirror :( :( :(

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#9520 Post by colinr0380 » Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:15 am

John Challis best known for playing Boycie in BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses and its spin-off.

That pretty much overshadows the rest of his work that is mostly in television, although he had a few eclectic roles in film with his debut starring with Warren Mitchell as a quartet of ne'er do wells in 1964's Where Has Poor Mickey Gone?, and an appearance in Burning An Illusion in 1981. He also appears in the first theatrical short film by Rupert Wyatt (who went on to direct Rise of the Planet of the Apes) in 2001's Subterrain.

Although for me he will always be most memorable for being punked in a segment of Brasseye asking for his reaction to an incident in which TV host Noel Edmonds has gone beserk during a dinner party!

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#9521 Post by thirtyframesasecond » Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:21 pm

Yes, Clive Anderson always had an edge to him!

Challis was recently in a documentary about how popular Only Fools and Horses was in Serbia, of all places. Wasn't Norman Wisdom big in Albania? What other British comedy was well received in the Balkans? Did the Slovenes admire the satire of the pretentious and upwardly mobile in Keeping Up Appearances? Or maybe the Montenegrans saw something in the pomposity of the Brittas Empire?

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#9523 Post by acroyear » Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:53 pm

Richard H. Kirk of Industrial music pioneers Cabaret Voltaire

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#9524 Post by Bressonaire » Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:05 am

Peter Palmer, star of Li'l Abner on Broadway and in the film.

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#9525 Post by Matt » Wed Sep 22, 2021 3:09 pm

acroyear wrote:
Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:53 pm
Richard H. Kirk of Industrial music pioneers Cabaret Voltaire
An absolute legend in post-punk and electronic music. CV was probably too abrasive for most, but he also filled dance floors and helped launch Warp Records' peerless reputation as Sweet Exorcist and did the same for the industrial dance sound of Wax Trax in collaborating with Ministry as Acid Horse with "No Name, No Slogan." And Wicky Wacky and Sandoz too!

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