The Celebrity Bucket List(Passages, Memorials and Tributes)
From time to time we see a celebrity who has passed. Those threads usually have a short lifespan, so let's make a spot and keep it updated as we see a new name added. So I'll 'kick' this off with a distinguished veteran.
Today, we say our goodbye to: Actor Ernest Borgnine dies at 95 - CBS News
Last edited by BergerKing; 07-09-12 at 01:05 AM.
- 07-11-12, 09:43 AM #12
Sorry ... goes entirely against the spirit of the thread.
But Earnest Borgnine was a funny guy -- I think he'd have appreciated it.
- 07-12-12, 11:19 PM #13
- 07-14-12, 08:16 AM #14
Film producer Richard D. Zanuck dies at 77
The Chapman Report (1962)
The Sound of Music (1965)
Willie Dynamite (1974)
The Sugarland Express (1974)
The Black Windmill (1974)
The Girl from Petrovka (1974)
The Eiger Sanction (1975)
Jaws 2 (1978)
The Island (1980)
The Verdict (1982)
Cocoon: The Return (1988)
Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Rich in Love (1993)
Clean Slate (1994)
Wild Bill (1995)
Mulholland Falls (1996)
Chain Reaction (1996)
Deep Impact (1998)
True Crime (1999)
Rules of Engagement (2000)
Planet of the Apes (2001)
Reign of Fire (2002)
Road to Perdition (2002)
Big Fish (2003)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
Yes Man (2008)
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Clash of the Titans (2010)
Dark Shadows (2012)
- 07-14-12, 11:19 AM #15
Sylvester Stallone's Son Found Dead in L.A.
LOS ANGELES – The 36-year-old son of Sylvester Stallone was found dead in his Los Angeles home, and authorities were investigating the cause, a publicist and authorities said.
Sage Stallone was found unresponsive by an employee and a relative on Friday. There were no signs of foul play or trauma, and no suicide note was found, Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said.
"Sylvester Stallone is devastated and grief-stricken over the sudden loss of his son," publicist Michelle Bega said in a statement. "His compassion and thoughts are with Sage's mother, Sasha."
He was found Friday afternoon at his home on Mullholland Drive in the Studio City area, and police arrived and confirmed he was dead, Mr. Winter said.
Prescription bottles were recovered in the investigation, but Mr. Winter could not say what kind or how many, and whether they had a role in his death. Mr. Winter said an autopsy would be performed in the next few days and investigators would look into Mr. Stallone's medical history, but a cause of death was likely to take several weeks while toxicology tests are performed.
George Braunstein, an attorney who has represented Sage Stallone for 15 years, said friends and acquaintances had become concerned because they hadn't heard from Mr. Stallone in the past day, Mr. Braunstein said. He said the employee who found the body was a housekeeper.
Sylvester Stallone appeared Thursday at Comic-Con, the San Diego pop culture festival, to promote his upcoming film "Expendables 2" with friend and co-star Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was not clear whether he had remained at the convention or had returned to Los Angeles Friday.
Sage Moonblood Stallone was the oldest of Sylvester Stallone's children and co-starred with his father in two films. He was the first of two sons Mr. Stallone had with first wife Sasha Czack.
Sage Stallone made his acting debut in 1990's "Rocky V" and also appeared with his father in 1996's "Daylight."
Also in 1996, Sage Stallone and veteran film editor Bob Murawski co-founded Grindhouse Releasing, a company dedicated to preserving and promoting the B-movies and exploitation films of the 1970s and 80s.
"He was very respectful of all the actors in all the movies," Mr. Braunstein said. "You couldn't mention a movie that he didn't know everything about."
Sage Stallone also directed the 2006 short "Vic," which screened at the Palm Springs Film Festival.
Mr. Braunstein said Mr. Stallone was planning on getting married for the first time, and had frequent requests to work on films.
"He was a full of life filmmaker with his whole future ahead of him," Mr. Braunstein said. "He was just very up and enthusiastic and positive."
Mr. Braunstein said Sage Stallone greatly admired his father but was working hard to make his own name in the film industry.
- 07-16-12, 05:16 PM #17
Deep Purple's Jon Lord dies at age 71 - Boston.com
LONDON—British rocker Jon Lord, the keyboardist whose powerful, driving tones helped turn Deep Purple and Whitesnake into two of the most popular hard rock acts in a generation, died Monday. He was 71.
A statement on Lord's official website says the Leicester, England-born musician suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism in London after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
Kitty Wells, country music star, dies at 92 | Reuters
Celeste Holm, Actress
William Asher, TV Writer and Director
Steven Covey, author of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. 79
Bob Babbitt, Bassist for The Funk Brothers, Motown
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- 07-16-12, 11:51 PM #19
Funk Brothers bassist Bob Babbitt dies at 74 - MSN Music News
Funk Brothers bassist Bob Babbitt dies at 74
July 16, 2012, 6:03 PM EST
Bob Babbitt, the Motown studio bassist who played on hits including Smokey Robinson and the Miracles' "Tears of a Clown" and the Temptations' "Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today)," died Sunday in Nashville after suffering complications from brain cancer, his spokesperson confirmed to Rolling Stone. He was 74.
Born on Nov. 26, 1937, Babbitt grew up in Pittsburgh before moving to Detroit, where he began playing bass in the late '50s. He joined Stevie Wonder's touring band in 1966. One year later, Babbitt was invited to join Motown's house band, the Funk Brothers, after Motown bassist James Jamerson broke his hand.
In that new role, Babbitt added thick, funky bass lines to hits by the Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder's "Sign, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)" and "We Can Work it Out," and half of Marvin Gaye's 1971 LP, "What's Going On."
After leaving Motown in 1972, Babbitt recorded with a diverse group of acts, including Bette Midler, Bonnie Raitt and Frank Sinatra. He scored 25 gold and platinum records in his career and played on more than 200 Top 40 hits, ranging from Gladys Knight and the Pips' "Midnight Train to Georgia" to Elton John's "Mama Can't Buy You Love."
More recently, Babbitt was presented with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004, and he played on Phil Collins' 2010 album, "Going Back."
- 07-23-12, 04:40 PM #22
Sally Ride, first U.S. woman in space, dies at 61
Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, has died of cancer at age 61.
Update at 5:35 p.m. ET: "The nation has lost one of its finest leaders, teachers and explorers," said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden.
Update at 5:29 p.m. ET: After leaving NASA, Ride worked at the Stanford University Center for International Security and Arms Control, became a professor of physics at the University of California-San Diego and was director of the California Space Institute.
Original post: Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, has died of cancer at age 61, her organization has announced.
On June 18, 1983, Ride was 32 when she launched aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger.
Ride, a physicist, helped develop the shuttle's robotic arm.
She was one of 8,000 people who responded to a newspaper advertisement seeking NASA applicants. She joined the space agency in 1978 and left in 1987.
- 07-23-12, 10:27 PM #24
Frank Pierson, Oscar-Winning Screenwriter, Dies at 87
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Oscar-winning screenwriter of "Dog Day Afternoon" and "Cool Hand Luke" has died.
Frank Pierson's family says he died of natural causes Monday in Los Angeles after a short illness. He was 87.
He won an Oscar for writing 1975's "Dog Day Afternoon" and was nominated for his screenplays for "Cool Hand Luke" and "Cat Ballou." He wrote and directed 1976's "A Star is Born."
He most recently worked as a writer and consulting producer on TV's "Mad Men" and "The Good Wife."
Pierson served as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which released the news of his death Monday, from 2001 to 2005 and served as governor of its writers branch for 17 years. He is survived by his wife, two children and five grandchildren.
Have Gun – Will Travel (1962) (TV series)
Route 66 (1963) (TV series)
The Looking Glass War (1969)
The Neon Ceiling (1971)
Nichols (1971) (TV series)
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (1973) (TV series)
A Star is Born (1976)
King of the Gypsies (1978)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985) (TV series)
Somebody has to Shoot the Picture (1990)
Citizen Cohn (1992)
Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee (1994)
Dirty Pictures (2000)
Soldier's Girl (2003)
Have Gun – Will Travel (1962) (TV series)
Naked City (1962-1963)
Route 66 (1963)
Cat Ballou (1965)
The Happening (1967)
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
The Looking Glass War (1969)
The 42nd Annual Academy Awards (1970)
The Anderson Tapes (1971)
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (1973)
Amanda Fallon (1973)
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
A Star Is Born (1976)
King of the Gypsies (1978)
In Country (1989)
Presumed Innocent (1990)
The Good Wife (2010)
Mad Men (2012)
Source: IMDb - Movies, TV and Celebrities
- 07-24-12, 04:19 PM #25
Sherman Hemsley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sherman Alexander Hemsley (February 1, 1938 – July 24, 2012) was an American actor, most famous for his role as George Jefferson on the CBS television series All in the Family and The Jeffersons, and as Deacon Ernest Frye on the NBC series Amen.
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