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Death Takes No Holiday -- The Obituary Thread

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Lee Radziwill (born Caroline Lee Bouvier), the New York socialite and younger sister of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, died Friday at the age of 85.

She was the namesake of her niece, Caroline Bouvier Kennedy, the eldest surviving child of her sister and President John F. Kennedy .

 She had three husbands between 1953 and 2001: Michael Temple Canfield, a member of a publishing family; Prince Stanisław "Stash" Albrecht Radziwiłł, a Polish aristocrat; and the director Herbert Ross. All of the marriages ended in divorce. 

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Radziwll was a close friend of the author Truman Capote, who talked her into headlining a Chicago stage production of Philip Barry's "The Philadelphia Story" in 1967. She appeared as Tracy Lord, the character played by Katharine Hepburn in the 1940 film version. Radziwill's presence in the play drew widespread attention, but the reviews were harsh.

In 1968, Radziwill starred in an ABC made-for-television version of the classic 1944 film noir "Laura," which starred Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price and Dame Judith Anderson. Based on the 1943 novel by Vera Caspary, the film starred Andrews as a police detective enchanted by the portrait and life story of a murdered woman.

Capote adapted the story for the television special, which starred Radziwill (billed as Lee Bouvier) in the role of the title character. Also starring in the production were Robert Stack and George Sanders. 

The TV version of "Laura" aired on January 24, 1968. Once again, a Radziwill project received major attention, but terrible reviews.

She never acted again.

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21 hours ago, jakeem said:

Lee Radziwill (born Caroline Lee Bouvier), the New York socialite and younger sister of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, died Friday at the age of 85.

She was the namesake of her niece, Caroline Bouvier Kennedy, the eldest surviving child of her sister and President John F. Kennedy .

 She had three husbands between 1953 and 2001: Michael Temple Canfield, a member of a publishing family; Prince Stanisław "Stash" Albrecht Radziwiłł, a Polish aristocrat; and the director Herbert Ross. All of the marriages ended in divorce. 

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Radziwll was a close friend of the author Truman Capote, who talked her into headlining a Chicago stage production of Philip Barry's "The Philadelphia Story" in 1967. She appeared as Tracy Lord, the character played by Katharine Hepburn in the 1940 film version. Radziwill's presence in the play drew widespread attention, but the reviews were harsh.

In 1968, Radziwill starred in an ABC made-for-television version of the classic 1944 film noir "Laura," which starred Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price and Dame Judith Anderson. Based on the 1943 novel by Vera Caspary, the film starred Andrews as a police detective enchanted by the portrait and life story of a murdered woman.

Capote adapted the story for the television special, which starred Radziwill (billed as Lee Bouvier) in the role of the title character. Also starring in the production were Robert Stack and George Sanders. 

The TV version of "Laura" aired on January 24, 1968. Once again, a Radziwill project received major attention, but terrible reviews.

She never acted again.

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Lee Radziwill had two children: Anthony and Anna Radziwill. Anthony was a Peabody Award-winning ABC -TV producer, who died of cancer a month after the death of his first cousin and best friend, John F Kennedy Jr.

Lee's first husband, Michael Canfield, was rumored to be the illegitimate son  of the Duke of Kent,  Uncle to Queen Elizabeth II.

Her third husband, Herbert Ross, was a mentor and choreographer for Barbra Streisand on Broadway and later directed her in Hollywood in "Funny Lady".

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Sad news. I remember Laura and how bad it was. I didnt realize she was married to Herbert Ross or her son died before she did.

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Has anybody noticed the death of Clark Gable's grandson? I'm hearing that he died today in Dallas Texas at the age of 30. He was the former host of  "Cheaters" and I believe his name was Clark James Gable or he called himself Clark Gable III. His death was announced on Facebook by his sister Kayley Gable.

He was the son of John Clark Gable, the only son of movie Legend Clark Gable.

 If you get to see a photo of him, you will see that he was almost a dead ringer for his grandfather.

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1 hour ago, Princess of Tap said:

Has anybody noticed the death of Clark Gable's grandson? I'm hearing that he died today in Dallas Texas at the age of 30. He was the former host of  "Cheaters" and I believe his name was Clark James Gable or he called himself Clark Gable III. His death was announced on Facebook by his sister Kayley Gable.

He was the son of John Clark Gable, the only son of movie Legend Clark Gable.

 If you get to see a photo of him, you will see that he was almost a dead ringer for his grandfather.

Clark Gable’s Grandson Dead At 30: Clark Gable III Found Unresponsive In Dallas Home

'He was an amazing kid,' his mother tells Radar.

 

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/02/clark-gable-grandson-dead-30/?fbclid=IwAR21JZdiOeGqtIG5IgTeDWLSxdza1sSMBXJxNCtFckE6r82FqkrHpuZ43XE

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"More sad news...MORGAN WOODWARD, everyone's favorite Bad Guy died this morning after several years of fighting off cancer. He was an astonishingly versatile actor and one of the kindest, gentlest man you could ever meet. Everyone who ever met Morgan, loved him. So very lucky to have been in his orbit for the past 35 years. His last acting performance was in my son RJ's music video of "Here Today." Go check it out on Spotify. He went peacefully this morning. It's been a tough week. For the past few years we've been having "Morgan Woodward's Last Birthday Party." He loved them and so did we! Actually, I talked with him last week about our plans for his 94th birthday celebration. Attached is a selection of favorite photos and one of his charming interviews from A WORD ON WESTERNS. What a great voice! Rest in Peace, Amigo. You are missed already!"

 

 

 

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The actress Beverley Owen, who played the original Marilyn in TV's "The Munsters," has died at the age of 81. She succumbed to ovarian cancer at her home in Vermont on February 21, 2019.

Butch Patrick, who played Marilyn's cousin Eddie Munster on the 1960s CBS sitcom, announced the news Sunday on Facebook: "Beautiful Beverly Owen has left us. What a sweet soul. I had the biggest crush on her. RIP Bev and thanks for your 13 memorable Marilyn Munster episodes."

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In "The Munsters," Owen appeared as the normal-looking niece in a family of ghoulish characters. She played the gorgeous teen Marilyn in the first 13 episodes of the sitcom -- from September 1964 to December 1964. She reportedly was unhappy doing the show in California because her fiancé was in New York.

She was replaced by actress Pat Priest, the daughter of Ivy Baker Priest -- Treasurer of the United States from 1953 to 1961.

After her departure from the series, Owen married Jon Stone, a writer, director and producer, in 1966. They had two daughters, but divorced in 1974.

Owen traded acting for educational pursuits. She earned a master's degree in in Early American History in 1989.

In real life, Owen was a brunette with long hair. When she played Marilyn, she wore a blond wig.

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On 2/22/2019 at 8:17 PM, mr6666 said:

Clark Gable’s Grandson Dead At 30: Clark Gable III Found Unresponsive In Dallas Home

'He was an amazing kid,' his mother tells Radar.

 

https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2019/02/clark-gable-grandson-dead-30/?fbclid=IwAR21JZdiOeGqtIG5IgTeDWLSxdza1sSMBXJxNCtFckE6r82FqkrHpuZ43XE

I wonder what he died of? I only see a slight resemblance. I didn't realize Cheaters was still on.

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Death, exciting and new
Come aboard, we're expecting you

Jeraldine Saunders, 1923-2019

Saunders was a cruise director who wrote a book about her experiences, Love Boats.  The book was popular enough that it was turned into a TV movie, and then that TV movie was popular enough that it got picked up into a series... The Love Boat which ran for nine years and gave lots of old Hollywood stars another chance to show their stuff.

Saunders was also engaged to be married to character actor Albert Dekker at the time of his rather interesting death in 1968.

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Actor Nathaniel Taylor, Jr., who played Lamont Sanford's hipster friend Rollo Lawson on the 1970s TV sitcom "Sanford and Son," has died at the age of 80. He had suffered a heart attack in Los Angeles last month and succumbed to its complications on February 27, 2019.

A product of Los Angeles, Taylor appeared in many other television series of the 1970s and 1980s, including "The Bill Cosby Show," "Adam-12," "Police Story," "What's Happening!" and "227."

He also was in the films "Trouble Man" (1972, which featured a soundtrack composed by Marvin Gaye); "Black Girl" (1972, directed by Ossie Davis); "Willie Dynamite" (1975, which starred Roscoe Orman and Diana Sands); and "The Hunter" (1980, Steve McQueen's final film).

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Rollo, a recurring character usually teamed with Lamont (Demond Wilson) on "Sanford and Son" from 1972 to 1977, was a target for Fred G. Sanford (played by series star Redd Foxx). The cantankerous junk dealer frequently referred to Rollo as a criminal.

After "Sanford and Son" ended, Taylor reprised Rollo in the series spinoffs "Grady" (1975-1976, which starred Whitman Mayo, who had played Fred's friend Grady Wilson) and "Sanford" (1980-1981, Foxx's short-lived revival of his popular TV character). 

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Two actresses that I found in the Sunday L.A. Times obituary section.    These were just the standard family provided write-ups and I just happen to recognize them by their picture:

Mitzi Hoag Beggs;    She was in Bonzana,  We'll Get By,  Facts of Live,  and other T.V. shows and was in the movie Tammy and the Doctor.   (second picture)

The other is Sue Casey:  Some of her more famous films include The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947), Neptune's Daughter (1949), Annie Get Your Gun (1950), Show Boat (1951), Rear Window (1954), Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), Camelot (1967) and Paint Your Wagon (1969). Casey appeared in two Academy Award for Best Picture winners: An American in Paris (1951) and American Beauty (1999)

 

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Mitzi Hoag also appeared on the ABC comedy/drama series "Here Comes the Brides," which aired from 1968 to 1970. She played "Miss Essie" Hallyday, the Seattle schoolteacher who eventually married the lumberjack Olaf "Big Swede" Gustavsen (played by Bo Svenson).

The series, set in the American Northwest in the mid-1860s, focused on newly arrived women from the East intended as marriage prospects for local loggers. It starred Robert Brown, teen idol Bobby Sherman, a pre-"Starsky and Hutch" David Soul, Bridget Hanley (as the leader of the brides), Mark Lenard and Joan Blondell.

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Sorry to hear about Nathaniel Taylor Jr. Rollo was one of the funniest characters on TV

at the time. His skirmishes with the very unhip old man Sanford were especially funny.

Keepin' it real man.

 

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Dick Dale, the influential musician known for his mastery of the surf guitar style and a performer in one of the best "Beach Party" movies, has died of heart failure at the age of 81. Born Richard Anthony Monsour in Boston on May 4, 1937, he was of Lebanese descent. 

He continued to perform until the end of his life to finance treatment of his health problems.

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In 1962, Dale revived the traditional Eastern Mediterranean song "Misirlou" with an instrumental rock 'n' roll version. It became even more popular three decades later when the filmmaker Quentin Tarantino used Dale's recording in the 1994 cinematic hit "Pulp Fiction."

In 1964, Dale and his band The Del-Tones appeared in "Muscle Beach Party," the second installment of the series of films that began with "Beach Party" a year earlier. The sequel reunited stars Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello. Another musical guest was the 13-year-old Motown artist Little Stevie Wonder, whose voice hadn't changed yet. 

 

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