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    just learned from this vid that Patricia Alice Albrecht, the VA for pizzazz from "jem and the holograms" passed away on xmas morning.

    this vid is a small interview my friend, matty jay, was able to get with her at rangerstop.

    RIP, dear woman.

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    Lee Mendelson, who was the executive producer behind a number of Peanuts cartoon specials (among a bunch of other credits), has passed away.
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    Beth Hart February 23rd, 2017 Boston, MA Concert Review


    "I can't complain. I got to be Jim Morrison for the first half of my life, and Ward Cleaver for the second half." - Warren Zevon.

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    He also made Garfield and friends and the cathy specials and of course a Charlie brown Christmas.

    The guy who made Charlie brown Christmas---died on Christmas!

    RIP.


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    Goodbye schoolhouse rock train conductor. Thanks you for teaching us on Saturday mornings.

    https://www.thewrap.com/jack-sheldon...er-dies-at-88/


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    He was also just a bill from capital hill.


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    Edd Byrnes of 77 Sunset Strip has died. I never knew what an interesting life he had led.

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ne...okie-77-938511

    Edd Byrnes, who gained fleeting fame as Kookie, the ultra-hip, wisecracking parking attendant on the jazzy 1950s-'60s ABC detective series 77 Sunset Strip, has died. He was 87.

    Byrnes, who years later played the smooth-talking Vince Fontaine, a Dick Clark-like dance contest host, in Grease (1978), died unexpectedly Wednesday of natural causes at his home in Santa Monica.

    On 77 Sunset Strip, Kookie parked cars at Dino's Lodge, a Hollywood nightclub that was owned by Dean Martin and served as a backdrop on the show. The club was next door to the private detective agency run by the suave duo of Stuart Bailey (Efrem Zimbalist Jr.) and Jeff Spencer (Roger Smith).

    When he wasn't "piling up the Z's" (that would be sleeping), the finger-snapping Kookie was running a comb through his wavy ducktail, and Byrnes became one of television's first heartthrobs, in an Elvis kind of way. He elicited shrieks of delight from young female fans everywhere and parlayed that teen-idol fame into a gold record, "Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb."

    Recorded with actress Connie Stevens, the song (on Warner Bros. Records) made it to No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in May 1959.

    At the peak of his popularity, Byrnes received more than 15,000 fan letters a week, exceeding the record that Warner Bros., the studio behind 77 Sunset Strip, had ever received for any star (yes, more than even Errol Flynn and James Cagney). The actor said he once appeared on 26 magazine covers in one week alone.

    "As Kookie, I was one of the first young fellows on television, one of the first that the young could identify with," he said in 1969.

    His contract prohibited Byrnes from accepting plum roles in such movies as Ocean’s Eleven, North to Alaska and Rio Bravo, and John F. Kennedy was said to have objected to having someone known as Kookie play him in the 1963 film PT 109. The role went to Cliff Robertson.

    At one point, Byrnes walked off the show and retreated into a heavy drinking period. He returned in an "upgraded" role in May 1960, with Kookie now a partner in the agency and sporting a coat and tie.

    In 1975, Merv Griffin signed Byrnes to host a new game show, and two half-hour pilots were filmed. NBC liked it but insisted on another host, and so Chuck Woolery got the gig on Wheel of Fortune.

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    Buck Henry one the great screenwriters of the 60's and 70's along with being a very funny comedian and actor passed away at the age of 89. Henry co wrote such classic as The Graduate which he was nominated for and Oscar for and the TV show Get Smart which he co created with Mel Brooks. If you ever watched the classic original cast years of SNL your sure to have seen Buck since he hosted the show 10 times between 75-80.


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    Stan Kirsch, who played Richie Ryan on Highlander: The Series, has died at 51 by suicide.
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    "I can't complain. I got to be Jim Morrison for the first half of my life, and Ward Cleaver for the second half." - Warren Zevon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deathstroke View Post
    Stan Kirsch, who played Richie Ryan on Highlander: The Series, has died at 51 by suicide.
    That is tragic.
    There came a time when the Old Gods died! The Brave died with the Cunning! The Noble perished locked in battle with unleashed Evil! It was the last day for them! An ancient era was passing in fiery holocaust!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deathstroke View Post
    Stan Kirsch, who played Richie Ryan on Highlander: The Series, has died at 51 by suicide.
    So sad.

    I'll always remember him from his Friends episode where Monica dates a younger guy - she thinks he's a college senior. Turns out he's a high school senior and she finds out right after they've had sex. She also learns he was a virgin. He was really good in that episode.

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    He was the rocks dad. Rip.

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    RIP to Monty Python Alumni and Founder also writer of Labyrinth Terry Jones.

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    Actor John Karlen, best known as Harvey Lacey on Cagney & Lacey (for which he won an Emmy) and Dark Shadows, has passed away.
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    Beth Hart February 23rd, 2017 Boston, MA Concert Review


    "I can't complain. I got to be Jim Morrison for the first half of my life, and Ward Cleaver for the second half." - Warren Zevon.

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    Jim Lehrer, co-founder and longtime anchor of the PBS NewsHour, dead at 85

    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/23/jim-...ead-at-85.html
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