J.D. Salinger, Dead at 91
Published by Toronto Mike on January 28, 2010 @ 13:30 in Celebrity Deaths
J.D. Salinger was 91. He was the legendary author, youth hero and fugitive from fame whose "The Catcher in the Rye" shocked and inspired a world he increasingly shunned.
Zelda Rubinstein, Dead at 76
Published by Toronto Mike on January 27, 2010 @ 19:57 in Celebrity Deaths
Zelda Rubinstein was 76. She was the diminutive character actress with the childlike voice who was best known as the psychic called in to rid a suburban home of demonic forces in the 1982 horror movie "Poltergeist."
Pernell Roberts, Dead at 81
Published by Toronto Mike on January 25, 2010 @ 20:37 in Celebrity Deaths
Pernell Roberts was 81. He played the eldest Cartwright brother in TV's "Bonanza" and had the lead role in "Trapper John, M.D.".
Paul Quarrington, Dead at 56
Published by Toronto Mike on January 21, 2010 @ 14:51 in Celebrity Deaths
Paul Quarrington was 56. He was an award-winning author, filmmaker, playwright and musician who gained national acclaim with his rock 'n' roll novel "Whale Music."
Kate McGarrigle, Dead at 63
Published by Toronto Mike on January 19, 2010 @ 09:18 in Celebrity Deaths
Kate McGarrigle was 63. She was the Canadian folk and roots music singer best known for her work with her sister, Anna, as the McGarrigle Sisters.
The Kate and Anna McGarrigle song I remember most fondly is The Log Driver's Waltz from a certain NFB animated short we all know and love.
Carl Smith, Dead at 82
Published by Toronto Mike on January 18, 2010 @ 13:45 in Celebrity Deaths
Carl Smith was 82. He was the country music hitmaker of the 1950s and 1960s known for his dynamic voice and good looks. He had 41 chart singles during the 1950s, including the hits "Are You Teasing Me," "Back Up Buddy," and "Hey Joe!".
Teddy Pendergrass, Dead at 59
Published by Toronto Mike on January 14, 2010 @ 10:48 in Celebrity Deaths
Teddy Pendergrass was 59. He was one of the premier R&B singers in America, leading Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes to the top of the charts with indelible soul classics such as "If You Don't Know Me by Now" and "I Miss You."
Art Clokey, Dead at 88
Published by Toronto Mike on January 9, 2010 @ 09:37 in Celebrity Deaths
Art Clokey was 88. He was a pioneer in the popularization of stop motion clay animation, creating Gumby and Davey and Goliath.
Vic Chesnutt, Dead at 45
Published by Toronto Mike on December 25, 2009 @ 20:43 in Celebrity Deaths
Vic Chesnutt was 45. He was the acclaimed singer-songwriter who built a devoted following with his folk-rock songs, many of which dealt eloquently with themes of pain and mortality.
George Michael, Dead at 70
Published by Toronto Mike on December 24, 2009 @ 12:59 in Celebrity Deaths
George Michael was 70. He was a veteran Washington sportscaster who gained national recognition with his syndicated "The George Michael Sports Machine" highlights show.
I used to watch The George Michael Sports Machine in the late 80s and early 90s. Here's a clip: