George Blanda, Dead at 83
Published by Toronto Mike on September 27, 2010 @ 17:27 in Celebrity Deaths
George Blanda was 83. He was the Bears, Oilers and Raiders quarterback whose passing and kicking exploits during a 26-year NFL career led him to a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Gloria Stuart, Dead at 100
Published by Toronto Mike on September 27, 2010 @ 14:29 in Celebrity Deaths
Gloria Stuart was 100. She was a glamorous blonde actress who starred in 1930s horror films and musicals before reviving a long-dormant career in 1997 with her Oscar-nominated performance as the older version of Kate Winslet's character Rose in the box-office smash "Titanic."
Eddie Fisher, Dead at 82
Published by Toronto Mike on September 23, 2010 @ 22:02 in Celebrity Deaths
Eddie Fisher was 82. He was the singer and entertainer who co-starred in the films Bundle Of Joy and Butterfield 8. He was also married to Debbie Reynolds, Elizabeth Taylor, and Connie Stevens and he's the father of Carrie Fisher and Joely Fisher.
Rich Cronin, Dead at 36
Published by Toronto Mike on September 9, 2010 @ 15:50 in Celebrity Deaths
Rich Cronin was 36. He was the lead singer and songwriter of successful 90s boy band LFO, best known for their hits "Summer Girls" and "Girl on TV".
Robert Schimmel, Dead at 60
Published by Toronto Mike on September 4, 2010 @ 14:25 in Celebrity Deaths
Robert Schimmel was 60. He was a standup comic I knew best from his frequent guest appearances on Howard Stern's radio show.
Bobby Thomson, Dead at 86
Published by Toronto Mike on August 17, 2010 @ 15:19 in Celebrity Deaths
Bobby Thomson was 86. He hit the famed "Shot Heard 'Round the World" that won the 1951 National League pennant for the New York Giants.
Bobby Hebb, Dead at 72
Published by Toronto Mike on August 3, 2010 @ 20:40 in Celebrity Deaths
Bobby Hebb was 72. His 1966 pop music classic "Sunny" described a sincere smile from a woman that lifted the singer's burdens.
Lorenzen Wright, Dead at 34
Published by Toronto Mike on July 28, 2010 @ 17:18 in Celebrity Deaths
Lorenzen Wright was 34. He played 13 seasons in the NBA for the Cavaliers, Clippers, Hawks, Grizzlies, and Kings.
Maury Chaykin, Dead at 61
Published by Toronto Mike on July 27, 2010 @ 17:20 in Celebrity Deaths
Maury Chaykin was 61. He was the prolific and award-winning actor who appeared in such films as Whale Music and Dances with Wolves.
George Steinbrenner, Dead at 80
Published by Toronto Mike on July 13, 2010 @ 09:59 in Celebrity Deaths
George Steinbrenner was 80. He had owned the Yankees since 1973, winning seven World Series championships over that time.
Larry David voiced a great Steinbrenner on Seinfeld.