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Re: A celebrity has died thread
« Reply #257 on: December 08, 2020, 10:24:13 am »
40 years after John Lennon

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« Reply #258 on: December 08, 2020, 10:47:26 am »
40 years after John Lennon

Ya, another anniversary. Remember where you were when you heard or are you old enough? I do.
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« Reply #259 on: December 09, 2020, 01:05:59 am »
I wasn't alive yet.   Many people found out while watching Monday Night Football:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdJcoJUT12M

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« Reply #260 on: December 09, 2020, 01:25:48 am »
I wasn't alive yet.   Many people found out while watching Monday Night Football:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdJcoJUT12M

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I found out after arriving home here west coast after changing planes in New York on the way home from work overseas on the very day. A shock for sure.

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« Reply #261 on: December 09, 2020, 11:47:26 am »
I was on a layover at the Toronto Airport Holiday Inn when it came on the news.
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« Reply #262 on: December 13, 2020, 08:40:50 pm »
John leCarre.

The undisputed greatest spy novelist ever. There have probably been more movies made from his books than any modern author other than Steven King. Way back when, the BBC did a couple of mini series of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Smiley's People with Sir Alec Guinness as George Smiley. I was hooked after that. He released an autobiography this year and I was looking forward to reading it. He may have known this was coming.

Just looked and both series are on YouTube. Iím going to watch them again.

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-55297558

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/dec/13/john-le-carre-author-of-tinker-tailor-soldier-spy-dies-aged-89
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« Reply #263 on: December 18, 2020, 08:39:58 pm »
An interesting editorial on how the death of celebrities can affect us, which I really related too.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/dec/18/le-carre-death-loss-public-figures-intimate-mourn-mourning
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« Reply #264 on: December 30, 2020, 04:32:39 pm »
Dawn Wells, Marianne from Gilligan's Island.

RIP dies of Covid at 82.

I was a Ginger man.  My first longings were of her.

Then I moved to Marianne, and finally Mrs. Howell
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« Reply #265 on: December 30, 2020, 08:14:35 pm »
Ginger is the last survivor from the island. Does she win $1M?
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« Reply #266 on: January 27, 2021, 05:34:11 pm »
Cloris Leachman made me rethink the attractiveness of middle aged women (in their favour) when I was a lad watching the Last Picture Show.

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« Reply #267 on: January 29, 2021, 11:40:26 am »
Cicely Tyson was NOT Mike Tyson's mother.
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« Reply #268 on: February 05, 2021, 01:56:07 pm »
One of our greatest. So many good movies and characters

https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/christopher-plummer-obituary-1.5902845
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« Reply #269 on: February 05, 2021, 03:46:38 pm »
One of our greatest. So many good movies and characters
 

Well... I feel like he was kind of an odd figure... a star but... I can't think of a great role, myself.  Maybe I just didn't like his movies.