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Posted: 06:49PM Nov 18, 2018
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William Goldman, who won Academy Awards for his screenplays for "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and "All the President's Men" and who, despite being one of Hollywood's most successful screenwriters, was an outspoken critic of the movie industry, died on Friday in Manhattan. He was 87.

The cause was colon cancer and pneumonia, said Susan Burden, his partner.


To all the survivors out there, perseverance does pays off, little by little. JHS
Posted: 11:37PM Nov 30, 2018
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George H.W. Bush passed away today at the age of 94.

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Posted: 07:16AM Dec 1, 2018
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Came less than eight months after that of his wife of 73 years, Barbara Bush died. Mr. Bush had a form of Parkinson's disease. He was the 41st president of USA.

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Posted: 11:05AM Dec 1, 2018
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I know it has already been posted, but I felt this President should be given a little better shout out. How many of you would jump out of a perfectly good plane at age 90?

George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st president of the United States, has died at age 94.
His death was announced by his family Friday night. The president's health had been in decline in recent months.
"George Herbert Walker Bush, World War II naval aviator, Texas oil pioneer, and 41st President of the United States of America, died on November 30, 2018. He was 94 and is survived by his five children and their spouses, 17 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and two siblings," the former president's office said in a statement. "He was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Barbara; his second child Pauline "Robin" Bush; and his brothers Prescott and William or "Bucky" Bush."


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Posted: 06:30AM Dec 3, 2018
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Sad.

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Posted: 10:45PM Dec 3, 2018
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Ken Berry, known for his roles on television shows F Troop, Mayberry R.F.D., & Mama's Family died on Saturday. He was 85.

"With very deep sorry, I must inform friends of Ken Berry that he died a short time ago," his ex-wife, actress Jackie Joseph-Lawrence, 85, wrote on Facebook Saturday evening. The pair were married from 1960 to 1977.

She confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that Berry died at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California. Cause of death not yet known.


Personal note:
I liked him on F Troop and on Mayberry, but not so much on Mama... I think he was trying to look too much like a mama's boy and a wimp. Ken was also on at least one of the Herbie movies, and performed well. He was on a few of the Carol Burnett comedy shows, for which he did show his sense of humor. I can not recall seeing him in anything since Mama's Family left... but he had quite a few "gigs" between 1960 and 1990. May he rest in peace.


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Posted: 12:07AM Dec 5, 2018
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Did anyone see Bob Dole's salute? Truly honorable... he lost to George Bush some 30 years ago, but gave him the ultimate honor. To repeat the article I read, is easy to see... just look for:

Bob Dole, at 95 years old, stands from his wheelchair to salute George H.W. Bush in the Capitol Rotunda


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Posted: 01:49PM Dec 7, 2018
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Didn't Bob Dole run against Bill Clinton and not George H.W. Bush?

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Posted: 05:03PM Dec 7, 2018
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Hydra, you are correct on Clinton, but Bush was part of the election losses too of Bob Dole. He tried to run in 1980, but Reagan beat him. In 1988 again he ran to seek the Republican party nomination and lost to George W Bush. In 1996 he sought again to be the Republican party nomination and won, but lost the election to Clinton.

Both Bob Dole and George W Bush were Republicans, but they did run against each other for the chance to be the President.


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Posted: 10:29AM Dec 8, 2018
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December 7, 1941 On that day, Japanese planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory. The bombing killed more than 2,300 Americans. It completely destroyed the American battleship U.S.S. Arizona and capsized the U.S.S. Oklahoma. The attack sank or beached a total of twelve ships and damaged nine others. 160 aircraft were destroyed and 150 others damaged. The attack took the country by surprise, especially the ill-prepared Pearl Harbor base.

To all those we lost we Salute you for your service. R.I.P.


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Posted: 12:58AM Dec 19, 2018
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Penny Marshall, who rose to fame on TV's Laverne & Shirley and enjoyed an unexpected second act as the bankable Hollywood director of Big and A League of Their Own, died Monday of complications from diabetes. She was 75.

Marshall died "peacefully at her Hollywood Hills home," according to her publicist.

"Our family is heartbroken over the passing of Penny Marshall," her family said in a statement.

As an actress, Marshall was best known as the "L"-branded, Pepsi-and-milk-swilling Laverne DeFazio opposite Cindy Williams's somewhat more refined Shirley Feeney on Laverne & Shirley, the 1950s/'60s-set ABC sitcom that was one of the top-rated shows of the 1970s.

We did it our way, we're going to make it on our own!


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Posted: 10:57AM Dec 20, 2018
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Randy may your wife R. I. P.

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Posted: 09:54PM Dec 20, 2018
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Thank you Blue... it's my Christmas wish forever.

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Posted: 01:36PM Dec 24, 2018
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May you have the best Christmas you can Randy. Merry Christmas everyone.

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Posted: 11:49AM May 13, 2019
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Doris Day, the sunny Pillow Talk actress and singer who was far more than her persona, died early Monday of pneumonia. She was 97.

The Doris Day Animal Foundation confirmed that Day died — surrounded by friends — at her Carmel Valley, Calif., home. While she "had been in excellent physical health for her age," according to the statement, she recently contracted "a serious case of pneumonia, resulting in her death."

Calamity Jane and The Man Who Knew Too Much were among Day's other best-loved films; the latter spawned "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)," which became her signature tune.
Day was the symbol of 1950s and 1960s wholesomeness. But the thrice-divorced star was neither a virginal figure off-screen, nor an innocent on-screen.

"Tomboyish and tough, or smart career woman, she may have capitulated to marriage and domesticity by the final frame, but only on her own terms," culture critic David Benedict once wrote about Day for London's Independent.

Day shared the screen with Hollywood legends Clark Gable (Teacher's Pet), James Cagney (Love Me or Leave Me) and Cary Grant (That Touch of Mink). She worked with James Stewart and Alfred Hitchcock (The Man Who Knew Too Much). She excelled in light comedies opposite the likes of James Garner, Rod Taylor and, above all, Rock Hudson.

With Hudson, Day enjoyed three of her biggest hits: the sly Pillow Talk, Lover Come Back, and Send Me No Flowers.
With Garner, she starred in The Thrill of It All and Move Over, Darling. With Taylor, she made Do Not Disturb and The Glass Bottom Boat.

The frothy, fun Hudson pictures helped make Day Hollywood's No. 1 draw in 1960, 1962, 1963 and 1964, per a long-running survey of theater owners. Among actresses, only Shirley Temple finished first that many times.

She never won an academy award, though nominated once. She was always a delight to watch on the big screen.


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Posted: 02:04PM May 14, 2019
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Tim Conway, the comedian's comedian best known for his work on "The Carol Burnett Show," died Tuesday morning in Los Angeles. He was 85.

Conway died in a long-term care facility after suffering complications of hydrocephalus.

The actor claimed he was born funny: "I am not really qualified to do anything but screw up," he told The Times in 2013.
Conway, who was born in a suburb of Cleveland, majored in speech and radio at Bowling Green State University. After having worked in Cleveland radio and TV and having a stint on "The Steve Allen Show" in New York, Conway came to prominence as a bumbling ensign in "McHale's Navy" opposite Ernest Borgnine from 1962 to 1966.

The next year, "The Carol Burnett Show" premiered with Conway as a frequent guest star. The series, which ran until 1978, redefined his career as he played such characters as the Swedish American Mr. Tudball, but it took a long time for Conway to become a regular.

Fortunately, he had a knack for making costar Harvey Korman laugh. And Burnett. And just about anyone else who played opposite him in a skit on "The Carol Burnett Show" in the 1960s and '70s. Audiences laughed, too.

"All of a sudden in the ninth season of the show, we said, 'Why don't we have Tim on every week?'" Burnett told The Times in 2010. "He was already on about every other week. It was like 'duh.'"

"This lady is responsible for my career," Conway said in response.

Conway, who changed his first name from Thomas to Tim so as to avoid confusion with actor Tom Conway, had his own short-lived sitcom in 1970. He also starred in the "Apple Dumpling Gang" movies in the 1970s and made a string of DVDs, starting in the 1980s, as the 4-foot-tall athlete Dorf. He later gained fame with a new generation as the voice of Barnacle Boy on "SpongeBob SquarePants."

During his career, Conway won six Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe.

On a personal note, he was probably the funniest person I ever watched on tv... he had timing of jokes perfect and he could adlib on a moment's notice. I followed him on Facebook, and knew he was in trouble when his posts started to stop. He truly will be missed as a comic genius.


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Posted: 09:02AM May 17, 2019
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I.M. Pei, a world-renowned architect, died yesterday at the age of 102.
Pei, whose full name was Ieoh Ming Pei, was born April 26, 1917, in Suzhou, China, and raised in Hong Kong and Shanghai. An early fascination with Hollywood movies – especially those of Bing Crosby – led Pei to consider attending college in the U.S. He applied to a number of overseas colleges and decided on the University of Pennsylvania, though he later transferred to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Studying architecture, he found inspiration in the modern designs of Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright.

Striking off on his own in the 1950s and '60s, Pei began establishing his unique vision with projects including the Mesa Laboratory of the National Center for Atmospheric Research near Boulder, Colorado, and the Luce Memorial Chapel at Taiwan's Tunghai University. In 1964, Jacqueline Kennedy personally selected Pei as the architect for the John F. Kennedy Library, a project that stretched out over years of disagreements. Though Pei was not entirely satisfied with the final result, he considered it his "most important commission," and it raised his profile as an architect considerably.

Among Pei's other works were several museum structures. In Washington, D.C., he designed a new building for the National Gallery of Art, a triangular building that generated controversy among critics for its unusual lines. For the renovation of Paris' Louvre Museum in the 1980s, Pei designed a glass-and-metal pyramid to serve as its new entrance, another project that was almost universally opposed among the French ... until they saw the completed structure, at which point many came around to admit it was striking.

Pei continued to design buildings in the 21st century, with later projects including the Suzhou Museum near his place of birth and the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar. He is remembered as one of the most notable architects of his age, and he was widely recognized with awards including the Pritzker Prize, the highest honor of the architectural world.


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Posted: 08:28PM Sep 4, 2019
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Valerie Harper, who played one of TV's most constantly dating, Rhoda Morgenstern for nearly a decade starting in 1970, has died at age 80. The star died on Friday August 30th at 106 a.m. Her cause of death was not immediately known.

Valerie Harper had been battling a number of health issues over the past few years, including leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, lung cancer and brain cancer.

Valerie Harper was born in Rockland County, New York in the town of Suffern to parents Iva and Donald. Her mom was a nurse, while her dad was a lighting salesman who traveled the country, taking his family with him. By the age of 13, Harper had lived in New Jersey, California, Michigan and Oregon.

In 1986, NBC presented her on the family sitcom Valerie, also starring a very young Jason Bateman, though after two years the network fired her and the case went to court. Harper sued for wrongful dismissal, and NBC countersued her for libel. The star ended up winning some damages, while NBC renamed the sitcom The Hogan Family.

While still with Second City, Harper met actor Richard Schaal. They were married from 1964 until their divorce in 1978. In 1987, she married her former fitness adviser, Tony Cacciotti.

When they first met, Harper told PEOPLE in 1980, "I thought, 'What a beautiful, giving teacher.' Although I'm a feminist and think it's terrific to call a man if you're comfortable, I don't do it. I don't set my cap for a guy unless he makes the first move."

They were together until the end and had a daughter, Christina. In 2000, when their daughter was 16, Harper told PEOPLE that the two "have a great relationship so far" — while her husband pointed out that Harper could be a mom even to strangers.

"She talks to everyone at the supermarket," said Cacciotti, "listens to their problems and tries to solve them."
Added Mary Tyler Moore: "It doesn't matter if a guy is yelling out of his truck, 'Hey, Rhoda!' She'll ask him his name, does he have a wife, and does he have any children?"

In March 2013, Harper announced" that she had leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, a rare condition that occurs when cancer cells spread into the fluid-filled membrane surrounding the brain. Her doctors said at the time that she had as little as three months left.

"I don't think of dying," the actress told PEOPLE in March 2013. "I think of being here now."

In 2014, Harper told PEOPLE she was at peace with her diagnosis. "I'm ready to go," she said. "Maybe that's the secret. That I'm absolutely — I don't want to, my God, I want to live to be 102. ... But I am not banking on anything, really, because we shouldn't. We don't know what's around the corner. I think you just take each day and get the best out of it and do what you can and have fun."

While she was diagnosed early with (and successfully treated for) lung cancer in 2009, Harper was later forced to cancel the February 2013 promotional plans for her memoir, just-published at the time, I, Rhoda, when she received her terminal brain cancer diagnosis in 2013.

"The side of my face started to feel kind of numb. I was slurring my speech," she told the New Yorker in a phone interview at the time. The magazine reported that her "spirits were good."


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Posted: 05:49PM Jan 26, 2020
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Kobe Bryant, at 41, a legend and icon in the game of basketball, along with his daughter, her classmate, the classmate's father and five others in a helicopter crash earlier today

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Posted: 02:29AM Jan 27, 2020
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I'm not a Lakers fan, not even much of a basketball fan, but that news still hit me. He was still young, was raising a beautiful family, and was supporting young players. RIP everyone in that crash and praying for the loved ones left behind.

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