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Death Takes No Holiday -- The Obituary Thread


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#301 Princess of Tap

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 02:05 PM

He also appeared in three James Bond movies -- usually as a villain's assistant or collaborator. In "Goldfinger" (1964), Kwouk played Chinese agent Pan Ling, a key figure in the diabolical plot to debilitate Fort Knox. He also appeared in "You Only Live Twice" (1967) and the Bond spoof "Casino Royale" (1967).

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Kwouk and Gert Fröbe hatch a nefarious plan involving Fort Knox in "Goldfinger" (1964)

In "retirement" Burt took on the role of an appliance store owner in Roy Clarke's Last of the Summer Wine. That nonsensical Britcom where all the Great British comedic actors retire to. The only not so funny thing about it was that when you didn't see one for a while, you realized that he/she had gone into "permanent" retirement.

Burt's character, "Electrical Entwistle", was central because he was the one who had the vehicle, his appliance store truck, for all the senior citizens' escapades. Also, he was always trying to sell one of his appliances, but rarely getting any takers.

Last of the Summer Wine ended in 2010; it is the longest running comedy program in the UK and the longest running sitcom in the world.

Burt was awarded the OBE in 2011.
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Posted 25 May 2016 - 10:48 AM

Buck Kartalian has died at the age of 93. A short, stocky character actor, usually with a big grin, he appeared in all manner of film and television in a career that stretched from the 1950's to his final role in 2006. Some of his films included Mister Roberts, Morituri, Cool Hand Luke, Planet of the Apes, The Outlaw Josey Wales, and many more.

 

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 09:38 PM

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Burt Kwouk, who was best known for playing Inspector Clouseau's manservant Cato in the Pink Panther films, has died aged 85.

 

He appeared in seven Pink Panther films opposite Peter Sellers as Clouseau's servant who regularly attacked his employer to keep him alert.

 

 

He also appeared in three James Bond movies -- usually as a villain's assistant or collaborator. In "Goldfinger" (1964), Kwouk played Chinese agent Pan Ling, a key figure in the diabolical plot to debilitate Fort Knox. He also appeared in "You Only Live Twice" (1967) and the Bond spoof "Casino Royale" (1967).

 

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Kwouk and Gert Fröbe hatch a nefarious plan involving Fort Knox in "Goldfinger" (1964)


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Posted 24 May 2016 - 06:28 PM

http://www.bbc.com/n...t-arts-36370997

 

Burt Kwouk, who was best known for playing Inspector Clouseau's manservant Cato in the Pink Panther films, has died aged 85.

 

He appeared in seven Pink Panther films opposite Peter Sellers as Clouseau's servant who regularly attacked his employer to keep him alert.

 

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Life is never interesting enough somehow... You people who come to the movies know that.

 

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Posted 21 May 2016 - 08:00 AM

We were just talking about him at work the other day. I have Wilbur & Mr. Ed as my wallpaper on my PC and everybody that sees it, loves it and remembers the show.


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Posted 21 May 2016 - 07:50 AM

About one day before the death of the person mentioned here named Alan Young (or the morning of this past Wednesday), I was thinking about him and another person who did voices for the original "DuckTales" TV series named June Foray and the possibility of the new "DuckTales" TV series having different persons play the characters they had portrayed for the original series due to the possibility of their deaths occurring by the time it's ready to be broadcast. This made me very concerned about whether he, the person named Alan Young, was still alive or not (I was even emotional enough to shed a tear in one of my eyes while it was closed since I was resting at the time); so concerned that I decided to check the page about him on the Internet Movie Database later that day (it had no details about whether he had died recently or not by then). Realizing that he would die later the next day made the news of it very surprising and strange to me.
 



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Posted 20 May 2016 - 10:34 PM

I'll always remember Alan Young for his performances in George Pal's 1960 version of "The Time Machine." The British-born actor played a dual role: David Filby -- the best friend of the time traveler played by Rod Taylor -- and Filby's son James.

 

Young also appeared in DreamWorks Pictures' 2002 version of "The Time Machine," which starred Guy Pearce.

 


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#308 jakeem

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Posted 20 May 2016 - 10:14 PM

Here's an interview Bill O'Reilly did with Young in June 2007 for "The O'Reilly Factor" on FOX News:

 


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Posted 20 May 2016 - 07:26 PM

Alan Young, star of "Mister Ed" died yesterday at 96

Aside from Wilbur Post, I enjoyed him most as the voice of Scrooge McDuck in my favorite childhood cartoon, "Ducktales."


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Posted 20 May 2016 - 06:37 PM

Another newsman also left us this week-end.   Investigative reporter and outdoors expert Terry Tomalin died of a heart attack at only 55.  He was more than Susan Sarandon's brother but well respected for his columns and civic endeavors.   

 

CBS news also just reported that Alan Young of Mr. Ed and The Time Machine died at age 97.  I also heard him sign in some 50's musicals; he was quite talented there as well.


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Posted 19 May 2016 - 01:53 PM

Hey, Dargo Coburn, I retired early too at age 35 from being a gandy dancer.

What was your line of avarice...oops, I mean avocation or as they might say, work?

 

Airline employee. Did just about every job function one can do at an airport(LAX, in my case) for various airlines, and because of various airline mergers over the years.

 

For the last dozen years or so, I worked as a boarding gate supervisor, making sure those big silver birds were "turned" as quickly and efficiently as possible. Airlines don't make money while their planes are sittin' at the gate, ya know.

 

And I retired at 55 with a little reduced pension because the airlines industry changed SO much after Congress passed the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978, and which has created the "thing" we call "air travel" today.

 

(...just an example...when I first started out in the early-'70s and as a young man and people would ask me what I do for a living, after I'd tell them I worked for an airline, they'd often reply with somethin' like, "Wow! How glamorous!"...and THEN fast forward into my middle-aged years and after the aforementioned congressional act took full effect upon the industry and creating the relatively cheap fares we have now days, after I'd reply to the SAME question, half the time I'd have somebody tryin' to tell me how bad their last flight on one of the airlines was and ask me why their legroom seems to be ever shrinking and all they got for an in-flight "meal" was a stinkin' little bag of peanuts or pretzels!) ;)


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#312 Mr. Gorman

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Posted 19 May 2016 - 01:25 PM

A gandy dancer, O CaveGirl?  Didst thou dance with geese?  (Or maybe that's a gander dancer . . . ).



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Posted 19 May 2016 - 01:21 PM

Well HECK, Mr.G! When ya work well into your EIGHTIES, that usually doesn't give ya a whole lot of time to relax and go fishing before it's all over for ya, ya know?!! And the very reason I retired at 55...well, not to "go fishing" per se.

 

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(...sorry...and R.I.P. Morley)

Hey, Dargo Coburn, I retired early too at age 35 from being a gandy dancer.

What was your line of avarice...oops, I mean avocation or as they might say, work?


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Posted 19 May 2016 - 01:16 PM

Andy and Morley shouldn't have retired!  It proved to be the kiss of death!  (Actually, I thought Andy Rooney was past 90 when he retired . . . ). 

 

     But still . . . retired less than a week and now pushing up daisies. 

 

     Too bad neither Morley nor Andy could've enjoyed a little longer time of retirement. 

 

Yeah, I agree. Both gentlemen were still very vital well into their senior years.

 

(...'cept I always wished Andy would've trimmed those damn bushy things above those eyes of his) ;)



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Posted 19 May 2016 - 01:11 PM

Andy and Morley shouldn't have retired!  It proved to be the kiss of death!  (Actually, I thought Andy Rooney was past 90 when he retired . . . ). 

 

     But still . . . retired less than a week and now pushing up daisies. 

 

     Too bad neither Morley nor Andy could've enjoyed a little longer time of retirement. 

 

      


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Posted 19 May 2016 - 01:07 PM

Seems like the same thing happened with ANDY ROONEY several years ago from the "60 Minutes" cast; he retired and next thing you know he died.  

 

Well HECK, Mr.G! When ya work well into your EIGHTIES, that usually doesn't give ya a whole lot of time to relax and go fishing before it's all over for ya, ya know?!! And the very reason I retired at 55...well, not to "go fishing" per se.

 

;)

 

(...sorry...and R.I.P. Morley)


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Posted 19 May 2016 - 12:58 PM

Seems like the same thing happened with ANDY ROONEY several years ago from the "60 Minutes" cast; he retired and next thing you know he died.  

       



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Posted 19 May 2016 - 12:47 PM

Trio of deaths to report:

 

Morley Safer - TV journalist, and one of the last of the old-school hard news men, longtime fixture on CBS' 60 Minutes. He had recently announced his retirement, and 60 Minutes had only just aired his farewell episode this past Sunday night. He was 84.

 

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Morley was a Toronto boy who worked at the CBC before moving to CBS.  R.I.P.


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Posted 19 May 2016 - 12:44 PM

Thanks, larry.

 

I have watched 60 Minutes a lot of times over the years.


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Posted 19 May 2016 - 12:40 PM

Trio of deaths to report:

 

Morley Safer - TV journalist, and one of the last of the old-school hard news men, longtime fixture on CBS' 60 Minutes. He had recently announced his retirement, and 60 Minutes had only just aired his farewell episode this past Sunday night. He was 84.

 

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Alexandre Astruc - French film critic turned director, he helped shape the autuer theory. He was one of the leading voices in post-World War II French cinema, and his directorial efforts include The Crimson Curtain (1953) and End of Desire (1958). He was 92.

 

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Ian Watkin - New Zealand-born actor best known in the US for his role in Peter Jackson's 1993 horror comedy classic Braindead (aka Dead Alive) as the protagonist's boorish Uncle Les. He was 76.

 

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