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ikitnrev
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From: D.C. / Virginia
Posted: 2007-10-03 9:34 pm   Permalink

Randy Van Horne, whose vocal group the Randy Van Horne Singers performed the theme
songs for "The Flintstones," "The Jetsons" and several other popular television cartoons of the 1960s, has died at the age of 83.

The singing group, which included Thurl Ravenscroft (voice of Tony the Tiger and Fritz the parrot from the Enchanted Tiki Room) also recorded on many other artist's recordings. They provided the 'Zu-zu-zu,' 'Boink Boink,' 'Pow! Pow!' and other vocal sounds for all but one of Esquivel's RCA LPs, and the jungle tribal chorus sounds from Martin Denny's "Afro-Desia"

One of the members of the Randy Van Horne Singers was Thurl Ravenscroft, known better to us as the voice of Tony the Tiger and Fritz, the German accented parrot from the Enchanted Tiki Room.

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King Bushwich the 33rd
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From: Ling Cod Beach, CA 90803
Posted: 2007-10-17 2:28 pm   Permalink

Enrico Banducci
1922- OCT 9, 2007
Owner of the Hungry i in San Francisco.

http://www.hungryi.net

Entertainers such as Bill Cosby and Lenny Bruce performed at the Hungry i when they were starting their career. Tom Lehrer recorded his "That was the year that was" album live at the club.


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tikicleen
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From: ripon: almond capital yet no orgeat
Posted: 2007-10-18 07:47 am   Permalink

i was pretty sad to see the news today that teresa brewer passed away. she has a great album titled aloha from teresa brewer, and sang numerous hawaiian hits. my personal favorite is her version of My Little Grass Shack In Kealakekua, Hawaii. she had a great twang-hick quality to her voice. i added that selection to the past hooptylau cd when we went a little bit country.
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Haole'akamai
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From: The Polynesian Port of NOLA
Posted: 2007-10-18 11:24 am   Permalink

Joey Bishop, the last surviving member to The Rat Pack, died.

Here's The SF Gate article.
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The Gnomon
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Joined: May 01, 2007
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From: MD-DC-VA
Posted: 2007-10-18 1:12 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-10-18 11:24, Haole'akamai wrote:
Joey Bishop, the last surviving member to The Rat Pack, died.

Here's The SF Gate article.




It mentions that Joey Bishop had a talk show to compete with Johnny Carson (as if) and that he had a side-kick to banter with, but they don't mention that the side-kick was Regis Philbin. I remember the show. Lasted a couple of years or so, but in Johnny's Golden Age, there was no such thing as competition.




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Mr. NoNaMe
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Posted: 2007-10-19 08:21 am   Permalink

South African Reggae star Lucky Dube was shot and killed while the car he was in was carjacked yesterday.
http://www.luckydubemusic.com/
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mrtikibar
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From: Neskowin, OR
Posted: 2007-10-19 2:55 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-10-18 13:12, The Gnomon wrote:
Quote:

On 2007-10-18 11:24, Haole'akamai wrote:
Joey Bishop, the last surviving member to The Rat Pack, died.

Here's The SF Gate article.




It mentions that Joey Bishop had a talk show to compete with Johnny Carson (as if) and that he had a side-kick to banter with, but they don't mention that the side-kick was Regis Philbin. I remember the show. Lasted a couple of years or so, but in Johnny's Golden Age, there was no such thing as competition.




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I remember Regis on Bishop's show. I'm wondering if anyone remembers a very short lived talk show hosted by Jerry Lewis at about that time. And didn't he have a desk that elevated with his guests about ten feet up a wall?


 
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VampiressRN
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2007-10-22 8:04 pm   Permalink

Deborah Kerr passed away last Thursday.

Deborah Kerr holds the record for most Best Actress Oscar nominations without a win (6), which is all the more impressive considering that she quit the movie business in 1968, after expressing her dislike for the excessive sex and violence in films. She appeared in only one theatrical film after 1969 (when the films she had been working on earlier were released), concentrating instead on stage and TV roles. But before she left, she gifted us with some very special performances. In fact, I don't believe she ever gave a performance that was less than adequate, and most were quite memorable.

Born in Scotland on September 30, 1921, and originally trained as a dancer, Deborah Kerr began appearing on stage in England in the late 30s, thanks to the efforts of a radio star aunt. She first appeared in a film in 1940 (Contraband, in a bit part), and was soon "discovered" by Gabriel Pascal, a British film producer. Roles in Major Barbara (1941) and Love on the Dole (1941) quickly resulted in popularity among English filmgoers during the WWII years, and in turn a New York Film Critics Best Actress Award for her role in Black Narcissus (1947) resulted in a ticket to Hollywood and a starring role opposite Clark Gable in The Hucksters (1947).

She received the first of her six Oscar nominations for Edward, My Son in 1949. She also had a successful Broadway debut in 1953, in Tea and Sympathy (which she later repeated for the 1956 film version). Feeling she was in danger of becoming typecast on both sides of the Atlantic as the reserved, proper, independent woman -- which she played very well, of course -- she fought for and got one of the two signature parts of her career: the adulteress in From Here to Eternity (1953), the one with the famous beach scene with Burt Lancaster. She got her second Oscar nomination for that one, followed by The King and I (1957), her other best-known part, then Heaven Knows, Mr Allison (1957), Separate Tables (1958) and The Sundowners (1961).

She was one of the most popular performers of the late 50s, demonstrated by her 1959 Golden Globe as the world's most popular female film star. While never winning on Academy Award or a BAFTA award (4 nominations) for Best Actress, she was given a special BAFTA in 1991 and an honorary Oscar in 1994, and a Companion of the Order of the British Empire in 1998 -- the equivalent of knighthood for women.

After leaving Hollywood in 1968, Deborah Kerr appeared on the big screen only once more, in The Assam Garden (1985). Her TV appearances included an Emmy-nominated role in A Woman of Substance, a 1983 miniseries.

This article was originally written in 2001 for her 80th birthday. She passed away in October, 2007 at the age of 86, after suffering from Parkinson's.
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Heath
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From: Suburban San Diego (The Drawer)
Posted: 2007-10-29 08:11 am   Permalink

Porter Wagoner
Mr. Grand Ole Opry

http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx?news=281442>1=7702

While not very tiki, the man was a legend.
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ravenne
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Posts: 1015
Posted: 2007-10-30 4:35 pm   Permalink

Watching the news...I just heard that Robert Goulet died.

There are no reports online, but i'll post one (or someone will) as soon as it's up.


RIP Robert Goulet...


EDIT:
Robert Goulet dies at 73
only news source so far.
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Mr. NoNaMe
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Posted: 2007-10-30 8:05 pm   Permalink

Sirius better play him on the Sinatra channel tomorrow.

 
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john
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From: Chandler, Arizona
Posted: 2007-10-30 9:05 pm   Permalink

whos gonna mess up my stuff at 3pm now?

 
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King Bushwich the 33rd
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Posted: 2007-11-05 09:21 am   Permalink

Professional female wrestler Lillian "Fabulous Moolah" Ellison
First Goddess of the Squared Circle
1923-November 2, 2007

Wrestling Museum: Fabulous Moolah

Yahoo News: Fabulous Moolah


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Mr. NoNaMe
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Posted: 2007-11-10 10:38 pm   Permalink

Norman Mailer January 31, 1923 November 10, 2007

 
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King Bushwich the 33rd
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Posted: 2007-11-15 2:32 pm   Permalink

Former road manager for the Allman Brothers Band
John C. 'Scooter' Herring, 67

Macon Telegraph: Scooter Herring

His drug conviction in 1976, in which Gregg Allman testified against him, contributed to the breakup of the Allman Brothers Band.


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