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C L A U D E    2,006

Mindy McCready, female country singer has died at 37, of a self inflicted gunshot wound. He boyfriend died in January and she leaves two young children behind.

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Taylor    427

Mindy McCready, female country singer has died at 37, of a self inflicted gunshot wound. He boyfriend died in January and she leaves two young children behind.

 

Sad but selfish. She should've gotten help or someone close to her should've helped her. I just think a young mother killing herself is just selfish, especially in this case where now her 6-month-old son is left without either parent as the father shot himself last month.

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C L A U D E    2,006

Sad but selfish. She should've gotten help or someone close to her should've helped her. I just think a young mother killing herself is just selfish, especially in this case where now her 6-month-old son is left without either parent as the father shot himself last month.

Apparently, there were addiction problems for both, hope there are grandparents to take over the raising of those two young kids.

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leenorman    504

 

 

Was "Dress Shop" filmed in 1954 (or 1953?). How soon after it aired did Mabel pass? Mabel passed 2/9/54

 

Neil: The Girls Go Into Business (dress shop) was FILMED 9/11/53; AIRED 10/12/53

 

Leenorman: I have a request. I know who most of these people are, but not all of them. It would help if you put

--thier age at death (approximate is OK)

--a brief explanation of their Lucy connection, if any. If not, their claim to fame.

 

LOVE TO DO THAT FOR YOU, NEIL... Where do you want me to begin? Do you want it posted? Or, via IM?

 

Today, the 18th, there were no deaths of Lucille-connected folks I have found. I'll wait to hear from you about the others.

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C L A U D E    2,006

They asked this group of people to name a part of the Oscar show that they would like to see eliminated and to my shock and surprise 20 percent wanted to see the In Memoriam segment gone,can you imagine?

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Brock    3,299

That's absurd. LOL

 

British comedian and character actor Richard Briers has died at 79. :( He was always a riot when he popped up in random movies. Perhaps he's familiar to people here as the long-suffering Barrymore in the ultra-bizarre (but unusually hiarious) movie Unconditional Love with Kathy Bates and Lynn Redgrave? LOL Anyway, he gave a really interesting interview to the Daily Mail (the only worthwhile thing they have had in quite some time!) with his good friend Prunella Scales (Fawlty Towers). It's a great read: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2271496/Richard-Briers-battling-chronic-lung-disease--lifelong-friend-Prunella-Scales-shocking-confession-own.html

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C L A U D E    2,006

quote Brock

That's absurd. LOL

 

I know! I was wrong with the figure though, it was 9% of women and 13% of men want to see the In Memoriam segment gone from the show. But a lot more people wanted to see the musical numbers gone, same for speeches and some of the awards.

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Brock    3,299

I know! I was wrong with the figure though, it was 9% of women and 13% of men want to see the In Memoriam segment gone from the show. But a lot more people wanted to see the musical numbers gone, same for speeches and some of the awards.

 

Let's just boil it down to a press release and a striptease then.

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leenorman    504

That's absurd. LOL

 

British comedian and character actor Richard Briers has died at 79. :( He was always a riot when he popped up in random movies. Perhaps he's familiar to people here as the long-suffering Barrymore in the ultra-bizarre (but unusually hiarious) movie Unconditional Love with Kathy Bates and Lynn Redgrave? LOL Anyway, he gave a really interesting interview to the Daily Mail (the only worthwhile thing they have had in quite some time!) with his good friend Prunella Scales (Fawlty Towers). It's a great read: http://www.dailymail...ession-own.html

 

Agreed taking the Memoriam section out of Award shows is absurd!

 

Thanks for the Brier information.... you have much better sources than I have time for.

 

"Let's just boil it down to a press release and a striptease then." Brock: You are hysterical...

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leenorman    504

Deaths this date, 2/19:

 

Henry ‘Had’ Durrell Ball, b. 9/16, or 9/25, reportedly; Lucille Ball’s father, dies of typhoid fever, at 27, Wyandotte, Michigan. DeDe, (his wife, expectant with child #2, Fred) and Lucille trying to get him home to Jamestown to health facilities; years later buried in family plot, Lakeview Cemetery, Jamestown, NY, on this date in 1915.

Madge Blake, b. 5/31/1899; William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) co-star, 1952; Arnazes co-star, 1953; guest, (“I Love Lucy”), 1954, 1957; guest, Desilu Productions’, Cavalcade of America, 1956, December Bride, 1957, The Lineup, 1958, Desilu Studios'-filmed, Make Room for Daddy, 1961, Desilu Productions’, Guestward Ho!, 1961; Angel, 1961; Desilu Productions’-Desilu Studios'-filmed, The Comedy Spot, 1962; cast member, The Joey Bishop Show, 10 episodes, 1961-1962; guest, The Lucy Show, 1964; as well as Desilu Productions', Mannix, 1967, dies this date in 1969.

John Howard, b. 4/14/13; actor; William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) co-star, 1935, 1939; Desi Arnaz' co-star, 1941; as well as Lucille Ball's guest, The Lucy Show, 1966; dies this date in 1995.

Janet Blair, b. 4/23/21; appears with William Frawley and Vivian Vance, (Lucy's The Mertzes), The Buick-Berle Show, 1954; guest, Desilu Productions', Here's Hollywood, 1960, and You Don't Say, 1964; appears with Desi Arnaz, IV, Salute to Oscar Hammerstein II, 1972; as well as with Desi Arnaz, The 26th Annual Tony Awards, 1972; dies this date in 2007.

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C L A U D E    2,006

Let's just boil it down to a press release and a striptease then.

It was in Vanity Fair, they asked the general public questions about movies, and the Oscar show. I think people just voiced their opinion on how the show could be better, instead of saying what they should take off, they should have said they could make it more entertaining, less stuffy, insist on shorter speeches, less awards we don't care about like sound, editing and the like and more BIG STARS on there to make people tune in.

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C L A U D E    2,006

More alcohol, Golden Globes ate fun when everyone is lit.

Yes, that would certainly stop the broadcast from being so snobbish and boring.

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leenorman    504

Deaths the 20th:

 

Walter Winchell, b. 4/7/1897; Lucille Ball early film-career co-star, 1933, voice only, with writing credits; Sorrowful Jones, narrator, 1949; Desilu Productions’, The Walter Winchell File, as himself, 1952; as Host and himself, 1956, and 10 episodes, as himself, 1957-1959; additional year, 1960, as himself; Desilu Productions’, The Scarface Mob, aka The Untouchables, 1959, The Gun of Zangara, 1960, both as Narrator/voice only; Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, The Untouchables, as narrator, 1959; as well as The Lucy Show, 1966, as narrator, dies this date in 1972.

 

Dick York, b. 9/4/28; of Bewitched fame, the first Darrin, as well as guest, Desilu Productions', The Untouchables, 1960, dies this date in 1992.

 

Bob Weiskopf, b. 3/13/14; (“I Love Lucy”) ‘second-team’ writer, joins original writers, Madelyn Pugh and Bob Carroll, Jr.; writer, teleplay, Desilu Productions', Desilu Studios'-filmed, The Danny Thomas Show, 1953; with Bob Schiller, the fifth year of (“I Love Lucy”), 50 episodes, 1955-57; writer, Desilu Productions’, Our Miss Brooks, 1952; writer (“I Love Lucy”) Christmas Show, 1956; writer, Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, 1959; writer, The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, 2 episodes, 1958; 3 episodes, 1959, and the final episode, 1960; writer, Desilu Productions’, Guestward Ho!, 1960; then, taking over from Madelyn Pugh Martin and Bob Carroll, Jr., for the first The Lucy Show, 1962; 2 episodes, 1963; Davis/Carroll return, 1962, forming the quartet; leave The Lucy Show, early 1964, to work for Red Skelton; guest, Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie, 1993; guest, as himself, E! Mysteries & Scandals “Vivian Vance”, 1999; (“I Love Lucy”) 50th Anniversary Special, 2001, dies this date in 2001.

 

John Raitt, b. 1/29/17; guest, Desilu Productions', Shower of Stars, 1958; as well as appears with Desi Arnaz, IV, 1972; dies this date in 2005.

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C L A U D E    2,006

Drew Pinsky's got LOTS OF SPLAININ to do, seems that the female country singer who killed herself recently after her boyfriend had recently done the same is the SIXTH celeb from Celebrity Rehab to pass away. The good doctor says it's because once they leave, they go back to their old ways and don't follow up with him.

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Neil    1,278

OTHERS: 2/13:

 

Eve Whitney, 2002

 

 

 

Didn't realize that Eve died so soon after the last Lucy Convention in 2001.

Yes, it had been 45 years since her stand-out appearance as sexy siren Eve in ILL and one cannot expect her to maintain that figure and face, but usually you can see a little bit of what they once looked like.

 

Eve however was unrecognizable, looking much more like Florence Bates than the object of Bill Hall's affections.

 

She was very nice and obliged us with several "How do you do?"'s.

 

I did not know that David Nelson had died, which means the whole "Adventures of..." cast is gone.

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C L A U D E    2,006

Lou Myers, one of the people on the Bill Cosby show spinoff Different World, has died at the youngish age of 77, same as Lucy. He also appeared in the films Tin Cup, Volcano and How Stella Got her Groove back. Wonder if he was related to Lucy's Vinnie Myers?

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leenorman    504

 

Passed this date, 2/21:

 

William Newell, b. 1/6; William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), co-star, 1939, 1941; Lucille Ball co-star, MGM, 1945; with Frawley, 1948, 1949, 1950; with Lucille, 1950; guest, Desilu Productions’, Our Miss Brooks, 1955, The Texan, 1958; Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, 1959; and guest, Desilu Productions’, The Untouchables, 1960; dies this date in 1967.

 

Louis Hayward, b. 3/19; Lucille Ball co-star, 1940; guest, Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse twice, 1959; as well as Desilu Productions', Kraft Mystery Theater, 1962, dies this date in 1985.

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JoeySoCal    999

Let's just boil it down to a press release and a striptease then.

Works for me! Can I decide who strips?? Lessee, we'll start with Bradley Cooper, then Chris Pine.... oh wait that's my list for something else! :lucyhaha:

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leenorman    504

Deaths this date:

 

 

Dick Kallman, b. 7/7/33; one of several Lucille Ball protégés of late 1950’s Desilu Workshop; guest, Desilu Playhouse, 1959, 1960, dies this date in 1980.

John Kellogg, b. 6/3/16; William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz) co-star, 1952; as well as Desilu Productions', The Untouchables, 3 episodes, 1962, dies this date in 2000.

Larry Orenstein, b. 8/30/18; actor, writer, lyricist, wrote songs for (“I Love Lucy”) “Lucy Goes to Scotland”, co-starred as the Mayor of Kildoonan,1956; wrote lyrics for the baseball song, “Lucy and Bob Hope”, 1956, as well as Headliner Guest, Lucille Ball Birthday Bash, Jamestown, NY, 2004, dies this date in 2006.

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leenorman    504

Deaths this date:

 

 

Hattie Carnegie, b. 3/15/1886; mentor, and Lucille Ball’s first 'clothes modeling' employers, dies this date in 1956.

Stan Laurel, b. 6/16/1890; long-time friend and mentor of Lucille Ball; guest, Desilu Productions', Fractured Flickers. 1963, dies this date in 1965.

Frank Gerstle, b. 9/27/15; uncredited role, with Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz), 1951; supporting cast member, (“I Love Lucy”). 1953. 1956; co-star Arnazes film, 1953; guest, Desilu Productions’, Cavalcade of America,, 1956; The Californians, 1957; U.S. Marshal, 1959; The Untouchables, 1959, 1960; Glynis, 1963; as well as film with Desi Arnaz, IV, Murderers’ Row, 1966; dies this date in 1970.

Fuzzy Knight, b. 5/9/01; stage co-star, William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), 1928; Lucille Ball early film-career co-star, 1934, 1938; co-star, Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), 1952; as well as guest, Desilu Studios'-filmed, The Joey Bishop Show, 1962, dies this date in 1976.

Phil Terry, b. 3/9/09; Desi Arnaz’ co-star, Bataan, guest, Desilu Productions’, Whirlybirds, 1958, The Californians, 1959, and The Ann Sothern Show, 1960, dies this date in 1993.

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leenorman    504

Deaths this date:

 

Virginia Bruce, b. 9/29/10, performer, and co-star, Vivian Vance (Lucy's Ethel Mertz), 1936; with Lucille Ball, Hollywood Without Make-Up, 1963; That's Entertainment, 1974; as well as, each archivally, Ziegfeld Girl Intro, 2004, dies this date in 1982.

 

Johnnie Ray, b. 1/10/27 - appears with the Arnazes, Toast of the Town, 1958; as well as guest, Desilu Productions', Shower of Stars, 1955, 1956, dies this date in 1990.

 

John Daly, b. 2/20/14 - Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’ friend and (“What’s My Line?”) moderator, dies this date in 1991.

 

George Gobel, b. 5/20/19 - guest, Desilu Studios'-filmed, My Three Sons, with William Frawley, 1 episode, 1960; Vivian Vance co-star, a segment of Love-American Style, 1969, and short-lived TV series, Sam, 1978, dies this date in 1991.

 

Dinah Shore, b. 2/29/16 - Lucille Ball’s long-time friend; Desilu Studios'-filmed, Make Room for Daddy, 1957-58; with Lucille, Desi, IV, and Keith Thibodeaux (“I Love Lucy” Little Ricky) The Dinah Shore Chevy Show, 1960,(“Here’s Lucy”), 1971; with Desi Arnaz, IV, 1972; with Lucille and Desi, IV, 1978; Dinah!, 1974, 1975, Lucille, again in 1976; and Dinah!, 1977; with Lucille, The Bob Hope American Youth Awards, 1979; with Lucille, Dinah, co-hostess, 1981; Bob Hope Special, with Lucille and others, 1982, with Lucie Arnaz and Lucille, 1985; with Lucille, Happy Birthday, Bob, 1988; appears with Lucille, archivally, 1994; as well as with Desi and Lucille, via archival footage, 1997, dies this date in 1994.

 

Henny Youngman, b. 3/16/06 - appears with William Frawley (Lucy's Fred Mertz), 1956; as well as with Lucille Ball and Lucie Arnaz, 1985, dies this date in 1998.

 

Don Knotts, b. 7/21/24 - 5-time Emmy Award winner, The Andy Griffith Show, as Barney Fife, 1960-65; guest, Desilu Productions’, Here’s Hollywood, 1961; with Lucille Ball, Opening Night, 1963; guest, Desilu Studios'-filmed, The Joey Bishop Show, 1964, Lucille’s guest, (“Here’s Lucy”), 1973, appears with Lucille, Dean Martin's Celebrity Roast: Danny Thomas, 1976, as well as with Lucille, both archivally, TV's 50 Funniest Phrases, 2009, dies this date in 2006.

 

Dennis Weaver, b. 6/4/24, co-star, of Gunsmoke fame, guest, Desilu Productions', You Don’t Say, 1964, dies this date in 2006.

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