Alan W. Livingston, Dead at 91
Published by Toronto Mike on March 14, 2009 @ 20:50 in Celebrity Deaths
Alan W. Livingston was 91. He was the music executive who created Bozo the Clown and signed the Beatles during his tenure as president of Capitol Records.
Colleen Howe, Rest in Peace
Published by Toronto Mike on March 6, 2009 @ 19:12 in Celebrity Deaths
Colleen Howe was 73. She was the wife of hockey great Gordie Howe and one of the first female sports agents. Known as "Mrs. Hockey," Colleen Howe promoted the sport in her own right and stood outside her husband's shadow through her charitable work and success as a businesswoman and author.
Paul Harvey, Rest in Peace
Published by Toronto Mike on March 1, 2009 @ 20:30 in Celebrity Deaths
Paul Harvey was 90. He was a broadcaster who captivated millions of radio listeners daily with his staccato delivery, firmly set opinions and old-fashioned outlook.
James Whitmore, Rest in Peace
Published by Toronto Mike on February 7, 2009 @ 09:36 in Celebrity Deaths
James Whitmore was 87. He was the many-faceted character actor who delivered strong performances in movies, television and especially the theater with his popular one-man shows about Harry Truman, Will Rogers and Theodore Roosevelt.
I knew him best as inmate Brooks Hatlen in The Shawshank Redemption.
Lux Interior, Rest in Peace
Published by Toronto Mike on February 4, 2009 @ 22:04 in Celebrity Deaths
Lux Interior was 62. He was lead singer of influential garage-punk act the Cramps.
Russ Germain, Rest in Peace
Published by Toronto Mike on February 3, 2009 @ 16:45 in Celebrity Deaths
Russ Germain was 62. He was the former host of flagship CBC radio news programs World Report and The World at Six.
John Updike, Rest in Peace
Published by Toronto Mike on January 27, 2009 @ 17:02 in Celebrity Deaths
John Updike was 76. He was the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, prolific man of letters and erudite chronicler of sex, divorce and other adventures in the postwar prime of the American empire.
Ricardo Montalban, Rest in Peace
Published by Toronto Mike on January 14, 2009 @ 17:00 in Celebrity Deaths
Ricardo Montalban was 88. He was the Mexican-born actor who became a star in splashy MGM musicals and later as the wish-fulfilling Mr. Roarke in TV's "Fantasy Island."
I remember him well as Vincent Ludwig in The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!.
Patrick McGoohan, Rest in Peace
Published by Toronto Mike on January 14, 2009 @ 15:26 in Celebrity Deaths
Patrick McGoohan was 80. He was an Emmy Award-winning actor who starred as a British spy in the 1960s TV series "Secret Agent" and "The Prisoner" and was known for playing various villainous roles in films and on television.
Donald Westlake, Rest in Peace
Published by Toronto Mike on January 1, 2009 @ 21:50 in Celebrity Deaths
Donald Westlake was 75. He was the prolific mystery writer who wrote more than 100 books, using his own name and several pseudonyms, including Richard Stark, Tucker Coe, Samuel Holt and Edwin West.