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  • John DrakeJohn Drake On assignmentPosts: 2,564MI6 Agent
    RIP Farrah, one of the great 70's icons.
  • JamesbondjrJamesbondjr Posts: 462MI6 Agent
    Farrah Fawcett, her death on any other day would be headline news. She will be sadly missed
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  • LoeffelholzLoeffelholz The United States, With LovePosts: 8,993Quartermasters
    Farrah Fawcett, her death on any other day would be headline news. She will be sadly missed

    And in fact it is; we discussed it on the previous page...I wouldn't want her passing to be overshadowed by others'. It's a sad day all round.
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  • MoniqueMonique USAPosts: 696MI6 Agent
    I idolized Farrah as a kid and have been a fan ever since. I have been dreading this day.. I am so sad and choked up about her loss as well as Michael Jackson's.

    I met Farrah when I was in college and she was absolutely lovely to me...beautiful inside and out.

    And as this is a great memory for a lot of guys on this thread, this is how I want to remember her too, in healthy and happier days:

    Farrah_Fawcett_iconic_pinup_1976.jpg
  • LoeffelholzLoeffelholz The United States, With LovePosts: 8,993Quartermasters
    Thanks, Mo :x

    I needed, very much, to see that shot today...IMO, next to Betty Grable or Rita Hayworth, in the 1940s, that shot of Farrah is the Pinup of the Century.
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  • Brosnan_fanBrosnan_fan Sydney, AustraliaPosts: 521MI6 Agent
    RIP both Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett. The world is definitely a poorer place.
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  • Mr MartiniMr Martini That nice house in the sky.Posts: 2,700MI6 Agent
    TV Pitchman Billy Mays passed away earlier today:

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,529328,00.html?mep
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  • HardyboyHardyboy Posts: 5,886Chief of Staff
    Man, it's shaping up to be a tough year for people born in 1958 (I hope my brother is keeping that in mind). The news has come out that Billy Mays died. I'm sure the Brits have no idea who he was, but for Americans he's inescapable--he appears on commercials hawking everything from cleaners to glue to health insurance, and is best known for his loud and somewhat high-pitched voice. Too bad it wasn't the Sham-Wow guy who bought the farm. . .

    Note: beaten to the punch on this one!
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  • TonyDPTonyDP Inside the MonolithPosts: 4,286MI6 Agent
    Billy Mays seemed like decent, down to Earth guy; his ESPN commercials where he basically spoofed himself were very funny and showed that he didn't take himself too seriously. I'm really sorry to hear that he's gone.

    I heard on the radio that Mays had gotten off a plane the night before his death that had a rough landing (one of the tires blew out) and some overhead compartments had opened and he got hit on the head with some luggage. It could very well be that he suffered a head injury and didn't even realize it (like Natasha Richardson a few weeks back).
  • walther p99walther p99 NJPosts: 3,416MI6 Agent
    Why Billy! He is hands down the best pitchman of all time and was such a great and down to earth guy. he will be greatly missed, i now have noone to yell at me on TV :(
  • Mr MartiniMr Martini That nice house in the sky.Posts: 2,700MI6 Agent
    Why Billy! He is hands down the best pitchman of all time and was such a great and down to earth guy. he will be greatly missed, i now have noone to yell at me on TV :(


    Well, you could yell at your tv when the Shamwow guy pitchs his product. ;)

    P.S. I'll let you decide what to yell. If I give suggestions they may or may not be censored. :))
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  • HardyboyHardyboy Posts: 5,886Chief of Staff
    Celebrities seem to be dropping like proverbs lately. OK, he wasn't a big name, but the impressionist Fred Travalena died of cancer. He used to appear on the old Tonight Show and in other venues, and was always dead-on in his impersonations. Life is fleeting.
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  • LoeffelholzLoeffelholz The United States, With LovePosts: 8,993Quartermasters
    Actor Karl Malden, who won an Oscar for "A Streetcar Named Desire," but is perhaps best known for his TV work in "The Streets of San Francisco" with Michael Douglas, has passed away at age 97.

    A very fine actor. Rest in peace.
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  • HardyboyHardyboy Posts: 5,886Chief of Staff
    To me, Karl Malden will always be the guy who did the American Express travellers checks commercials back in the '70s. Of course, I later saw him in other movies and he was always terrific. We should all live as long as he did and have such interesting lives.
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  • LoeffelholzLoeffelholz The United States, With LovePosts: 8,993Quartermasters
    Hardyboy wrote:
    To me, Karl Malden will always be the guy who did the American Express travellers checks commercials back in the '70s.

    "DON'T CARRY CASH! Carry American Express Traveller's Checks!" :o When he said it...you thought, "Well, hell yes! I'm gonna use American Express traveller's checks!"
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  • Dan SameDan Same Victoria, AustraliaPosts: 6,054MI6 Agent
    A Streetcar Named Desire, On the Waterfront, Birdman of Alcatraz, One-Eyed Jacks, Patton... Malden was in some of the greatest films of all time. :D A magnificent actor who held his own against the legendary Marlon Brando and George C. Scott, among others, he was truly among the all-time greats. He will certainly be missed, although 97 isn't a bad age at which to die. RIP -{
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  • HardyboyHardyboy Posts: 5,886Chief of Staff
    Anymore looking at the entertainment section of the newspaper is a depressing experience. The latest to go is Harve Presnell, who died of pancreatic cancer at 75. He's been most visible lately in films like Fargo and Saving Private Ryan, but he had a distinguished career in musical theater and was even in the film version of The Unsinkable Molly Brown. I know pancreatic cancer is a tough way to go, so I hope he's found peace.
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  • Napoleon PluralNapoleon Plural LondonPosts: 10,317MI6 Agent
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    Mollie Sudgen's gone to the great department store in the sky. Who'd have thought she's have outlasted the fragrant young Miss Brahms (albeit only by a few months).
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  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 26,744Chief of Staff
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    Mollie Sudgen's gone to the great department store in the sky. Who'd have thought she's have outlasted the fragrant young Miss Brahms (albeit only by a few months).

    A real shame to see this talented lady pass on.

    RIP.

    But who will stroke her pussy now ? :))
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  • Mr MartiniMr Martini That nice house in the sky.Posts: 2,700MI6 Agent
    American Football star Steve McNair found dead:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/211977-steve-mcnair-found-dead
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  • LoeffelholzLoeffelholz The United States, With LovePosts: 8,993Quartermasters
    Oh, my God. This looks ugly...
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  • Napoleon PluralNapoleon Plural LondonPosts: 10,317MI6 Agent
    edited July 2009
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    Now what would make these two so happy?

    Beatles fans will understand when they read:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/05/arts/music/05klein.html?_r=3

    Edit: actually not sure Ringo was anti-Klein, but couldn't find a happy recent pic of Sir Paul, he's been in the wars lately...
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  • LoeffelholzLoeffelholz The United States, With LovePosts: 8,993Quartermasters
    Alzheimer's is a terrible way to go; give me a thunderbolt heart attack any day. Rest in peace.
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  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 26,744Chief of Staff
    Zena Marshall has passed away - the original Bond femme-fatal.

    RIP.
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  • Rick RobertsRick Roberts Posts: 536MI6 Agent
    Sir Miles wrote:
    Zena Marshall has passed away - the original Bond femme-fatal.

    RIP.

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  • HardyboyHardyboy Posts: 5,886Chief of Staff
    Farewell, Miss Marshall.
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  • HardyboyHardyboy Posts: 5,886Chief of Staff
    Ironically, just two days before we mark the 40th anniversary of the moonlanding, the man who broadcast it to Americans, Walter Cronkite, has died at 92. He also was famous for his announcements of the JFK and MLK assassinations and for his declaring the Vietnam war a "stalemate;" and he earned the title of The Most Trusted Man in America. And that's the way it was.
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  • LoeffelholzLoeffelholz The United States, With LovePosts: 8,993Quartermasters
    Walter Cronkite was in everyone's home on a nightly basis, like a member of the family. He was an excellent journalist, and the man for whom the moniker "anchorman" was invented. From the beaches of Normandy to the moon landing, he had a front row-view of history. A remarkable life.

    Rest in peace.
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  • Rick RobertsRick Roberts Posts: 536MI6 Agent
    I found this rather provocative article about Cronkite.

    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=104399
  • HardyboyHardyboy Posts: 5,886Chief of Staff
    I feel I should say a word for Frank McCourt, author of Angela's Ashes, who died a few days ago at 78. May the road rise up. . .
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