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Death Takes No Holiday -- The Obituary Thread

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Actual dialogue from Astro Zombies:

 

"Now Franchot, the time has now come to test our new brain.
We must feed this memory circuit through the emotional quotient rectifier
to determine if there is any residual impurity."
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Rafael Campos  from "Blackboard Jungle" is in "Astro Zombies"!  "Oh Daddy-o"!

 

 

"Oh, this is a little something I picked up in The Blackboard Jungle."

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Eddie Applegate

He portrayed Richard Harrison, the easygoing boyfriend of the Brooklyn-born Patty Lane, on the 1960s ABC sitcom. Eddie Applegate, who played Richard Harrison, the high school boyfriend of Patty Lane, on The Patty Duke Show, died Monday. He was 81.

 

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Applegate died at a nursing home in Los Angeles after a long illness, his friend, Lizzie Maxwell, told The Hollywood Reporter.

 

Applegate appeared in 88 of the ABC sitcom's 104 episodes as Richard, who dated the Brooklyn-born Patty (Duke). Of course, Duke also played an identical cousin, Cathy Lane, on the series, which aired from 1963-66. In CBS' 1999 reunion telefilm, The Patty Duke Show: Still Rockin' in Brooklyn Heights, Applegate returned as Harrison; now, he was Patty Lane's ex-husband.

 

While starring in a Las Vegas stage production of Bye Bye Birdie, Applegate was approached by a producer to appear in the 1963 romantic comedy A Ticklish Affair, starring Shirley Jones, Carolyn Jones, Gig Young and Red Buttons. A native of Wyncote, Pa., Applegate also appeared on such shows as The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, The Lucy Show, Daktari, Gunsmoke and the short-lived comedy Nancy, created by Sidney Sheldon and featuring Celeste Holm.

 

More recently, Applegate played a grandfather in the Emma Stone starrer Easy A (2010) and appeared in the crime film Rain From Stars (2013). He also worked as an agent, artist and carpenter. Survivors include his children Heather and Michael, their respective spouses Eric and Julie and grandchildren Jenna, Zack, Katie, Lauren, Kyle and Mia.

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Eddie Applegate

He portrayed Richard Harrison, the easygoing boyfriend of the Brooklyn-born Patty Lane, on the 1960s ABC sitcom. Eddie Applegate, who played Richard Harrison, the high school boyfriend of Patty Lane, on The Patty Duke Show, died Monday. He was 81.

 

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How sad! We lose Applegate, Duke and William Schallert during the past seven months.

 

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Actress Kathryn Adams died on October 14. She was 96.

 

Adams appeared in brief supporting roles in such films as THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, FIFTH AVENUE GIRL (both 1939), THE INVISBLE WOMAN (1940) and Alfred Hitchcock's SABOTEUR (1942).

 

Adams retired from screen acting in the mid-'40s after marrying actor and future Leave It to Beaver dad Hugh Beaumont. She subsequently earned a Master's degree in educational psychology and enjoyed a second career as a psychologist. Adams and Beaumont had three children together, before divorcing in 1974.

 

Adams later married Fred Doty and relocated to her native Minnesota. Under her married name, Kathryn Adams Doty, she authored two novels geared towards young adults, A Long Year of Silence and Wild Orphan. A Long Year of Silence was a winner of the 2005 Midwest Book Awards.

 

Deadline remembers Kathryn Adams here: http://deadline.com/2016/10/kathryn-adams-obituary-saboteur-hugh-beaumont-1201841135/.

 

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Michael Massee - Character actor Michael Massee has died at the age of 61. Massee specialized in playing criminals, creeps and serial killers, always bringing an intensity and menace that improved the projects that he worked in. Among his many films were Seven (1995), Lost Highway (1997), The Game (1997), Catwoman (2004), The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), and The Crow (1993). In that last film, one of his first, he was the actor that fired the prop gun that accidentally killed star Brandon Lee. He also appeared in numerous TV series, such as The X-Files, Supernatural, Flashforward, 24, and Rizzoli & Isles.

 

 

 

 

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I've never heard of this man before but everybody should.  He was a class act human being and a credit to the entertainment industry everywhere. 

 

Actor Manfred Krug, a star in East and West Germany, dies aged 79

By Erik Kirschbaum
Reuters

 

BERLIN (Reuters) - German actor and singer Manfred Krug, one of the few performers to find fame on both sides of his divided country during the Cold War, has died in Berlin aged 79, his management company said.

 

Communist authorities banned him from performing in East Germany in 1977 after he expressed support for a dissident folk singer and he asked to leave soon after.

 

In West Germany, his career picked up again, as he released songs, published books and starred in television series.

 

Krug became the public face for Deutsche Telekom's gigantic initial public offering in 1996 - only to burn his bridges with his corporate sponsors later by publicly apologizing to shareholders who lost money.

 

"His greatest accomplishment was that he was first a star in East Germany and then became a star in all of Germany," said Berlin Mayor Michael Mueller. "Krug was never afraid to stand up for what he believed in."

 

Krug was born in Duisburg, West Germany in 1937 and moved to Communist East Germany with his father, an engineer in the steel industry, in 1949.

 

He started acting in 1957 and came up against the authorities less than a decade later, appearing in the East German film "Spur der Steine" (Trace of Stones) that was branded anti-Socialist soon after its release and banned.

 

Another decade on, he signed a petition against the expulsion of folk singer Wolf Biermann, then headed west.

 

He died on Oct. 21, but his family had wanted a private funeral before going public, his managers K&V Events said.

 

"I'll remember Manfred Krug as one of the most authentic and popular actors of our age," the country's president Joachim Gauck, another East German, said on Thursday.

"Whether on television, in films or on the stage, he showed us the strengths and weaknesses of human beings with his wonderful style."

 

RIP, Sir, and thank you for showing us the best in humanity.

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John Zacherle

 

What we have here is the end of an era. One of the few remaining famed original horror movie hosts, John Zacherle, known affectionately to fans as Zacherley, The Cool Ghoul, has passed on at the age of 98! That’s quite a run, and we’re all a lot creepier as a result of his illustrious career!

 

John Zacherley was an American television host, radio personality, and voice actor known for his long career as a television horror host broadcasting horror movies in Philadelphia and New York City in the 1950s and 1960s. Best known for his character “Roland/Zacherley,” he also did voice work for movies and recorded the top ten novelty rock and roll song “Dinner with Drac” in 1958. He also edited two collections of horror stories, Zacherley’s Vulture Stew and Zacherley’s Midnight Snacks.
 
To say that he was an icon is a bit of an understatement. This man, this wonderful man, was a force of nature who lived it up with fans well into his 90s. There will never be another like him, and we were lucky to have him haunting us for as long as we did.
 
This Halloween season, don’t be sad. Celebrate him, his legacy, and all that he gave us which we are truly grateful for. The laughs, the chills, and the incredible memories. Hold your glass high, and toast him in the highest regard!
 
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https://www.dreadcentral.com/news/197076/rest-peace-john-zacherle-aka-zacherley-cool-ghoul/

 

NY Times profile from 2012:

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/21/nyregion/john-zacherle-94-ex-television-horror-movie-host-can-still-play-the-ghoul.html

 

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Swiss actor Marc Michel had died aged 83

 

Movie buffs on this side of the Atlantic will probably best remember Michel as Roland, the diamond dealer whom Mom Anne Vernon wants her daughter Catherine Deneuve to marry in The Umbrellas of Cherbourg after daughter's boyfriend has gone missing in action in the civil war in Algeria.

 

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg will be on TCM next Sunday (November 13) at 6:00 AM ET.

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Swiss actor Marc Michel had died aged 83

 

Movie buffs on this side of the Atlantic will probably best remember Michel as Roland, the diamond dealer whom Mom Anne Vernon wants her daughter Catherine Deneuve to marry in The Umbrellas of Cherbourg after daughter's boyfriend has gone missing in action in the civil war in Algeria.

 

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg will be on TCM next Sunday (November 13) at 6:00 AM ET.

 

He also played the same character in "Lola" (1961), which was directed by Jacques Demy three years before "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg."

 

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Michel and Anouk Aimée in "Lola"

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Eddie Applegate

He portrayed Richard Harrison, the easygoing boyfriend of the Brooklyn-born Patty Lane, on the 1960s ABC sitcom. Eddie Applegate, who played Richard Harrison, the high school boyfriend of Patty Lane, on The Patty Duke Show, died Monday. He was 81.

 

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Applegate died at a nursing home in Los Angeles after a long illness, his friend, Lizzie Maxwell, told The Hollywood Reporter.

 

Applegate appeared in 88 of the ABC sitcom's 104 episodes as Richard, who dated the Brooklyn-born Patty (Duke). Of course, Duke also played an identical cousin, Cathy Lane, on the series, which aired from 1963-66. In CBS' 1999 reunion telefilm, The Patty Duke Show: Still Rockin' in Brooklyn Heights, Applegate returned as Harrison; now, he was Patty Lane's ex-husband.

 

While starring in a Las Vegas stage production of Bye Bye Birdie, Applegate was approached by a producer to appear in the 1963 romantic comedy A Ticklish Affair, starring Shirley Jones, Carolyn Jones, Gig Young and Red Buttons. A native of Wyncote, Pa., Applegate also appeared on such shows as The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, The Lucy Show, Daktari, Gunsmoke and the short-lived comedy Nancy, created by Sidney Sheldon and featuring Celeste Holm.

 

More recently, Applegate played a grandfather in the Emma Stone starrer Easy A (2010) and appeared in the crime film Rain From Stars (2013). He also worked as an agent, artist and carpenter. Survivors include his children Heather and Michael, their respective spouses Eric and Julie and grandchildren Jenna, Zack, Katie, Lauren, Kyle and Mia.

 

 

Aw.  So sorry to hear this! :(

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Jud Kinberg, the father of X-Men movie architect Simon Kinberg who produced such stellar films as the Vincent van Gogh biopic Lust for Life, starring Kirk Douglas, and William Holden's Executive Suite, has died. He was 91. Kinberg, who also wrote the screenplay for the Hammer Films cult horror classic Vampire Circus (1972), died Nov. 2 of natural causes at his home in New York City, his son told The Hollywood Reporter.

 

Kinberg served as an apprentice under the influential producer-actor John Houseman, and they went on to produce films at MGM including Julius Caesar (1953), starring Marlon Brando; Executive Suite (1954), directed by Robert Wise; Her Twelve Men (1954), featuring Greer Garson and Robert Ryan; Vincente Minnelli's The Cobweb (1955), toplined by Richard Widmark and Lauren Bacall; Moonfleet (1955), helmed by Fritz Lang; and Lust for Life (1956), which received four Oscar nominations.

 

Kinberg also produced the taut British psychological thriller The Collector (1965), directed by William Wyler (who turned down The Sound of Music to work on this film), and the Michael Caine-starring The Magus (1968). Both movies were based on novels by Englishman John Fowles, who was the best man at Kinberg's 1971 wedding.

 

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Lupita Tovar (1910-2016) - Mexican-American actress Lupita Tovar has died at the impressive age of 106. After being discovered by documentary filmmaker Robert Flaherty while visiting Mexico City, Tovar was put under contract with Fox and cast in many of the Spanish-language versions of their current releases. Tovar became a client of talent agent Paul Kohner, who convinced Carl Laemmle at Universal to start the same practice of filming simultaneous Spanish-language versions of their films. This led to Tovar's most famous role, the lead in the Spanish-language Dracula (1931). Around this same time she returned to Mexico to star in the very first sound film made there, Santa.

 

In 1932, Tovar married Kohner. In 1936, they welcomed their daughter Susan Kohner, later an actress and Oscar nominee. Susan's sons Paul and Chris Weitz have become successful writers, producers and directors, continuing a Hollywood legacy for this family.

 

 

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Tom Neyman, who played The Master in cult fave Manos The Hands of Fate, died Saturday Nov. 12, according to a Facebook post by his daughter Jackey Raye Neyman Jones. He was 80.
 
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My dad, The Master from Manos The Hands of Fate passed away last night when his heart stopped. He has now transcended to become Manos. 
. I miss my dad. He was such a gentle, sweet, humble and loving man.
 
 
 

 

 

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Tom Neyman, who played The Master in cult fave Manos The Hands of Fate, died Saturday Nov. 12, according to a Facebook post by his daughter Jackey Raye Neyman Jones. He was 80.

 

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Lupita Tovar (1910-2016) - Mexican-American actress Lupita Tovar has died at the impressive age of 106. After being discovered by documentary filmmaker Robert Flaherty while visiting Mexico City, Tovar was put under contract with Fox and cast in many of the Spanish-language versions of their current releases. Tovar became a client of talent agent Paul Kohner, who convinced Carl Laemmle at Universal to start the same practice of filming simultaneous Spanish-language versions of their films. This led to Tovar's most famous role, the lead in the Spanish-language Dracula (1931). Around this same time she returned to Mexico to star in the very first sound film made there, Santa.

 

In 1932, Tovar married Kohner. In 1936, they welcomed their daughter Susan Kohner, later an actress and Oscar nominee. Susan's sons Paul and Chris Weitz have become successful writers, producers and directors, continuing a Hollywood legacy for this family.

 

 

 

Susan's birthday was on Friday.  Celebration and sadness on the same week-end.  At least she had a long life well lived.

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Paul Sylbert, the famed production designer and art director who worked on the best picture Oscar winners One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Kramer vs. Kramer and won an Academy Award for Heaven Can Wait, has died. He was 88. Sylbert died Saturday in a hospital near his home in Jenkintown, Pa., producer Hawk Koch announced.

 

Recently, Sylbert had served on the faculty of the Film & Media Arts Department at Temple University in Philadelphia. He and his twin brother, the late Richard Sylbert (he won Oscars for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Dick Tracy), were two of the most sought-after production designers in Hollywood from the late 1950s through the '90s.

 

Paul Sylbert also designed (with his brother) A Face in the Crowd (1957) for director Elia Kazan, and he did Bad Company (1972), Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) and Nadine (1987) for Robert Benton and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) for Milos Forman.

 

His film résumé also includes such notable pics as Hitchcock's The Wrong Man (1956), Mikey and Nicky (1976), Gorky Park (1983), Blow Out (1981), The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984), Ishtar (1987), Biloxi Blues (1988), Rush (1991) and Rosewood (1997).

 

 

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Florence Henderson, best known as Carol Brady passed away today at 82.

 

http://wpri.com/2016/11/25/florence-henderson-brady-bunch-mom-dead-at-82/

 

I love "The Brady Bunch." Even though it's corny, I love watching it. A "Brady Bunch" marathon will need to happen.

 

RIP Flo.

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Florence Henderson, best known as Carol Brady passed away today at 82.

 

http://wpri.com/2016/11/25/florence-henderson-brady-bunch-mom-dead-at-82/

 

I love "The Brady Bunch." Even though it's corny, I love watching it. A "Brady Bunch" marathon will need to happen.

 

RIP Flo.

 

I actually had an online conversation with her about a decade ago. Sad to hear. I was a big fan of her and things she did after Brady Bunch

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Jerry Tucker of Our Gang

 

Copiague resident Jerry Schatz, a former child actor who appeared in several “Our Gang” comedies, often as a spoiled rich kid, and co-starred opposite such screen luminaries as Shirley Temple, Ginger Rogers and Laurel and Hardy, died Wednesday morning of natural causes at the Long Island State Veterans Home in Stony Brook at age 91, his daughter Renee Schatz Wolf confirmed.

 

“He was a child actor, a disabled World War II veteran, a Mason, a Shriner, an Odd Fellow, but most of all he was our dad,” Wolf said. Schatz, who was born in Chicago and acted under the screen name Jerry Tucker, always downplayed his screen accomplishments. “Growing up, I thought everybody worked in the movies,” Schatz told Newsday in 2013. “I had no idea there was an outside world.”

 

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Schatz’s screen debut — on loan to MGM — was in the Buster Keaton comedy “Sidewalks of New York” (1931), which was followed by his first “Our Gang” comedy, “Shiver My Timbers.” With his carrot-topped locks and freckled complexion, Schatz fit in perfectly with the rest of the gang and appeared in 14 shorts in the series, which was known as “The Little Rascals” when shown later on television. In his favorite episode, “Hi, Neighbor” (1934), he played a rich snob who uses his fancy fire engine to win the affections of a pretty blond girl.

 

Schatz also appeared in some of the biggest movies of the 1930s including “Babes in Toyland” (1934) with Laurel and Hardy, “San Francisco” (1936), “Captain January” (1936) with Temple and “Boys Town” (1938).

 

Still, Schatz was never enchanted with Hollywood, and in 1942 he joined the Navy as part of the demolition team aboard the destroyer USS Sigsbee. “Jerry Tucker died at the age of 16, and Jerry Schatz was reborn in the Navy,” Schatz said. “It’s not that being in the movies was anything that was bad. That’s just not my life.” He was awarded the Purple Heart after suffering a permanent leg injury when a piece of shrapnel was caught in his leg during an attack on his ship during the Battle of Okinawa in 1945. “He talked about the movies, but if you asked what he was most proud of, it was his Navy career,” Wolf said.

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Ron Glass - Actor Ron Glass has died at the age of 71. Perhaps best known for the role of Detective Ron Harris on TV's Barney Miller  from 1975 to 1982, he gained later cult status for his role in the short-lived show Firefly (2002) as Derrial Book.

 

 

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Glass also starred as neatnik Felix Ungar in a black-oriented sitcom version of Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple." The updated version, titled "The New Odd Couple," aired on ABC during the 1982-1983 season. Former "Sanford and Son" star Demond Wilson played sportswriter Oscar Madison.

 

The show's executive producer was the late Garry Marshall, who was the showrunner for ABC's 1970s version of "The Odd Couple" that starred Tony Randall and Jack Klugman. Marshall also served as a consultant for the current CBS take on Simon's characters with Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon.

 

 

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Ron Glass guest starred in my favorite All In The Family episode, "Everybody Tells The Truth"; Various Rashomon-like perspectives show him as a regular guy, an Uncle Tom, and an overbearing militant.

 

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