In Memoriam

Ernest Borgnine, Dead at 95

In MemoriumErnest Borgnine was 95. He was the film and television actor who won an Academy Award for his portrayal of a lovelorn butcher in 1955's "Marty."

If you're like me, you loved Ernest Borgnine in The Simpsons episode "Boy-Scoutz N the Hood". I can't find a good clip of Borgnine as the celebrity dad when the Junior Campers go on a father-son rubber-rafting trip, but it's as good an excuse as any to embed this classic clip of how Bart became a Junior Camper in the first place.


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Andy Griffith, Dead at 86

In MemoriumAndy Griffith was 86. He starred as Sheriff Andy Taylor of Mayberry on The Andy Griffith Show and later on Matlock, a show super popular with Abe Simpson's crew.

Here's Andy Griffith vs. The Patriot Act. He was always awfully sensible.


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Nora Ephron, Dead at 71

In MemoriumNora Ephron was 71. She was the Oscar-nominated director and author best known for writing When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle and Julie & Julia.


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Henry Hill, Dead at 69

In MemoriumHenry Hill was 69. Martin Scorsese’s 1990 movie “Goodfellas,” starring Ray Liotta as Hill, chronicled his blood-spattered rise in the underworld, the 1978 Lufthansa heist at Kennedy Airport, his descent into the world of drugs and his eventual arrest.

Hill testified against his former associates to avoid a possible execution by his crew or going to prison for his crimes before entering the U.S. Marshals' Witness Protection Program in 1980. His testimony led to 50 convictions.

When I last assembled a list of my favourite movies of all-time, about six years ago, Goodfellas was #2.

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Ray Bradbury, Dead at 91

In MemoriumRay Bradbury was 91. He was the author of more than 27 novels and story collections, most famously “The Martian Chronicles,” “Fahrenheit 451,” “Dandelion Wine” and “Something Wicked This Way Comes”, and more than 600 short stories.

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Richard Dawson, Dead at 79

In MemoriumRichard Dawson was 79. He was the wisecracking British entertainer who was among the schemers in the 1960s sitcom Hogan's Heroes and a decade later began kissing thousands of female contestants as host of the game show Family Feud.


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Jim Unger, Dead at 75

In MemoriumJim Unger was 75. He was the Canadian cartoonist best known for his syndicated comic strip Herman which ran for eighteen years in 600 newspapers in 25 countries.

herman

Herman was always one of my favourites.

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Robin Gibb, Dead at 62

In MemoriumRobin Gibb was 62. He was the singer and songwriter best known as a member of the Bee Gees, co-founded with his twin brother Maurice and older brother Barry.


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Donna Summer, Dead at 63

In MemoriumDonna Summer was 63. She was the Queen of Disco, known for such hits as "Last Dance," "Love to Love You Baby," "I Feel Love," "Bad Girls" and "Hot Stuff."

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Vidal Sassoon, Dead at 84

In MemoriumVidal Sassoon was 84. He was a widely recognized British hairdresser, credited with creating a simple geometric, "Bauhaus-inspired" hair style, also called the bob.

I only know his name because of ads like this and couldn't be escaped in the 80s.


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