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Saturday, June 2, 2018

We Remember Them

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How many do you recognize? Were any of these among your favorite performers? Do we have their like today?

33 comments:

  1. It does drive home the message that it's not the gravestone that provides the monument to a life well lived...

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  2. Thanks for the email notification 'trick'. Much appreciated.

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  3. Thanks for the email notification 'trick'. Much appreciated.

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  4. A bit maudlin, but other than that... I tried to get through it... :)

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    1. Yes, maudlin. But I wanted a change of pace.

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  5. Andy Gibb, I remember when he died. That was a shocker. It hit close to home because when I was in high school I got compared to him sometime because of the similar hairstyle, probably. I wasn't that handsome.

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    1. WHO in Heaven's name was Andy Gibb? I'd never heard of him –– not a word.

      By the way it's not up to you to comment on your looks pro - OR - con. Most of us can't be the least bit objective about that.

      I remember being absolutely stunned after our fiftieth high school reunion when a very attractive woman I'd just met for the first time –– the wife of a guy I've known since 1948 –– wrote to tell me how handsome she thought I was.

      I'd gone through life thinking I was the quinessential dork, but apparently The School of Hard Knocks must have transformed my appearance without my realizing it, because several others have paid me similar compliments since.

      Needless to say that dear lady became one of my instant favorites.

      };^)>

      PS: It hasn't gone to my head, because every time I look in the mirror I don't see "handsome" at all, but I am glad that at least I don't look bad enough to scare the daylights out of little children.

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    2. I'm not so modest. I just meant to say I was not as handsome as Andy Gibb. We just had a hairstyle similar to his... Until I hit basic training and they buzzed it all off.

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  6. Was Errol Flynn a nazi spy or not? The CIA seemed to think so.

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    1. https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/document/cia-rdp90-00552r000201950001-5

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  7. Some good folks there. Bruce Lee's commitment to excellence was unparalleled and never displayed to full effect in his movies. imo.

    Today's personalities? I can't really think of any that stand out. As far as those 'in the news' they just seem to get uglier and more vile. Some exceptions of course.

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    1. PS, There are Many more people I would put in this video. Jonathon Winters comes to mind (max laughs, zero profanity), Carson, other late night hosts, other comedians and actors/actresses from days gone by. Many more.... Not a critique, just a note.

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    2. Or Audie Murphy. 2nd Most decorated soldier in WWII. I'll stop here.

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    3. Regarding Winters and Carson, they were both profoundly influenced by the now tragically all but forgotten, Bob & Ray.

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    4. Maybe so, but it takes a special talent to be that spontaneous and hit it on the head at the same time. Like Robin Williams idolized Winters, but Robin had his own stuff, much of it out of thin air.

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  8. I was surprised to find so many of these supposedly famous people I knew nothing about. I'd never even heard of them. And the order in which they were presented was confusing –– no attempt at all to make it chronological.

    Also the images went by so fast, and some of the pictures were so unclear it was impossible to read the inscriptions on. many of the gravestones.

    Of course I'm legally blind, but –– if given enough time –– can usually read print, but it has to stand still. I can't make head nor tail of "rolling credits."

    Oh well, at least w're not cataloguing and clucking our tngues over the outrageous conduct of the ENEMEDIA. That's a relief.

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  9. Odd to see Dan blocker and Don Knotts but not Orson Wells.

    Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix but not John Coltrane.

    Fred McMurray but not Robert Mitchum.

    No accounting for taste.

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    1. You're right. It was a VERY odd, rag tag bobtail assortment, and MANY of Hollywood's BEST were omitted.

      Bette Davis, Lauren Bacall, Cary Grant, Barbara Stanwyck, Claude Rains, William Holden, Fred Astiare, Ginger Rogers, Laraine Day, Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh, Mary Astor, James Stewart, Joseph Cotton, Sidney Greenstreet, Hattie McDaniel, Edna May Oliver, James Mason, David Niven, Joan Fontaine, Gladys Cooper, Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Mario Lanza, Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Betty Hutton, Jeanette Macdonald, Nelson Eddy, Betty Grable, Dan Dailey, Betty Garrett, George Brent, Ethel Merman, Rosalind Russell, Greer Garson, Myrna Loy, Ann Sothern, Mary Wickes, Grace Kelly, Thelma Ritter, Raymond Burr, Mike Connors, Buddy Ebsen ,,,

      Go ahead add a few of your own.

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    2. Harvey Korman, Doris Day, The Entire Laugh in crew, The entire not ready for primetime crew, Jack Parr, Steve McQueen, Yul Brenner, Eli Walach, Robert Vaughn, James Colburn, Allan Ladd, Richard Boone, Boris Carloff, The Marx Bros, Spencer Tracey, Buddy Hackett, Ethel Merman, Jim Backus, Ilya Kuryakin (David McCallum), Peter Falk, Andy Devince, Jimmy Durante, Walter Brennen, Andy Griffith, Tiny Tim, Adam West, Paul Newmann, Beaver Cleaver, Annette Funicello, Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Tippi Hedron, Rod Taylor, James Mason, Martin Landau, James Garner, Katherine Hepburn, Peter Lorre, Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet, Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Rod Steiger, Big Tony, Christopher Walken, Mel Blanc, Sean Connery,,,

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    3. Marie Dressler, Jean Harlow, Wallace Beery, Agnes Moorehead, Lionel Barrymore, Raymond Massey, Gary Cooper, Audrey Hepburn, Mel Ferrer, Pearl Bailey, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Rosemary Clooney, Jose Ferrer, Peter O'Toole, Richard Todd, Laurence Olivier, Deborah Kerr, Alec Guiness, Laurence Olivier, Lana Turner, Gloria Swanson, Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Edmund Gwenn, Donna Reed, Mary Martin, Gladys George, Rosanno Brazzi, Lew Ayres, Louis Hayward, Rita Hayworth, CHARLES LAUGHTON, Gregory Peck, Ingrid Bergman, ELSA LANCHESTER, Loretta Young, Celeste Holm, Hugh Marlowe, Gertrude Lawrence, Margaret Dumont, William Powell, Myrna Loy, Peggy Lee, Helen O'Connell, John Ireland, Johnny Weissmuller, Donald Crisp, Hoagy Carmichael, Virginia Mayo, Ann Blyth, Jack Carson, Shirley Mclaine, Michael Redgrave, Martha Scott,Hyley Mills, Horst Buchholz, Walter Pidgeon, Maximillian Schell, Sammy Davis, Jr. Anne Baxter, Burt Lancaster, Judy Holliday, Broderick Crawford, Jack Lemmon, ...

      Take it away CANARDO!

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    4. Jean Arthur, IRENE DUNNE, Alfred Hitchcock, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Michael Wilding, Louise Fletcher, Joel Gray, Katharine Cornell, Cyril Ritchard, Leslie Caron, ...

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    5. Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Duke Ellington, Lee Morgan, Dexter Gordon, Art Tatum, Bud Powell, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Fats Navarro, Coleman Hawkins, Marian McPartland, Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald, Horace Silver, Mary Low Williams, Lester Young, Nat Cole, Count Basie, Art Blakey, Bill Evans, Scott LaFaro, Art Farmer, Zoot Sims, Stan Getz, Dave Brubeck, Paul Desmond, Cannonball Adderley, Thelonious Monk, Oliver Nelson, Albert Ayler, Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, Jim Hall, Milt Jackson, Bobby Hutcherson, Sonny Stitt, Joe Henderson, Paul Chambers ... and Kenny G is still with us. No justice.

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    6. Good names here. Goood ones on your last FT.

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  11. YouTube offers innumerable, similar videos. See the right sidebar HERE.

    Notice this boastful title:

    Top 10 Most Visited Famous Gravesites, posted in 2015.

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  12. Is there ONE some of us don't recognize!?

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