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King Bushwich the 33rd
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Posted: 2008-05-30 09:05 am   Permalink

-Film and Television director Joseph Pevney
1911-5/18/2008
New York Times: Joseph Pevney

He directed the Star Trek episodes "Trouble with Tribbles" and "City on the Edge of Forever"

- Composer Alexander Courage
12/10/1919-5/15/2008
NPR: Alexander Courage
Composed the Star Trek (original series) opening theme song. He mouthed the whooshing sound heard when the Enterprise zooms by.
Did you know that the Star Trek (original series) theme had lyrics?
Urban Legends: Star Trek Theme

-Musical Talent Earle H. Hagen
7/9/1919-5/26/2008
CNN: Earle Hagen
Wrote the opening theme to many TV shows including "The Whistler" for The Andy Griffith Show and co-wrote the jazz classic "Harlem Nocturne"


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Shipwreckjoey
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Posted: 2008-06-01 5:10 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-05-29 22:03, Bora Boris wrote:
That stinks about Harvey Korman. He was fantastic on the Carol Burnett show but I preferred his work in Blazing Saddles and as The Great Gazoo!



Harvey's passing hit me especially hard. His dry humor and spot-on delivery made for some of the funniest moments in TV and cinema. A standout scene from Blazing Saddles

HK - Meeting is adjourned. Oh, I'm sorry. You say that.
MB - Say what?
HK - Meeting is adjourned
MB - It is?
HK - No, you SAY that.
MB - Say what?
HK - Meeting is adjourned
MB - It is?


 
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Posted: 2008-06-01 5:22 pm   Permalink

PARIS (June 1) - Legendary designer Yves Saint Laurent, who reworked the rules of fashion by putting women into elegant pantsuits that came to define how modern women dressed, died Sunday evening, a longtime friend and associate said. He was 71.
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Posted: 2008-06-02 10:07 am   Permalink

Bo Diddley R.I.P.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Music/06/02/diddley.obit/index.html
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Rob Roy
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Posted: 2008-06-02 10:10 am   Permalink

Dr Fredric J. Baur, inventor of the Pringles can.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/2065818/Designer-of-Pringles-buried-in-crisp-tube.html


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King Bushwich the 33rd
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Posted: 2008-06-05 10:57 am   Permalink

Artist Alton Kelley
6/17/1940- 6/1/2008
Washington Post: Alton Kelley




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Posted: 2008-06-05 12:50 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-06-05 10:57, King Bushwich the 33rd wrote:
Artist Alton Kelley
6/17/1940- 6/1/2008
Washington Post: Alton Kelley






Although he was credited with that logo, all he actually did was color it in.
The original artist was
Edmund J. Sullivan .
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Posted: 2008-06-08 09:48 am   Permalink

Jim McKay, the esteemed sportscaster who hosted ABC's popular World Wide of Sports for over 40 years and whose haunting coverage of the terrorist attack at the 1972 Munich Olympics etched itself in American consciousness, died Saturday at his farm in Monkton, Md. He was 86.

According to a statement released to ESPN by his family, McKay died of natural causes, ironically on the same day that his favorite sport, horseracing, was to hold one of its signature events, the Belmont Stakes, with Big Brown seeking to become the first Triple Crown winner in 30 years.

"There are no superlatives that can adequately honor Jim McKay. He meant so much to so many people. He was a founding father of sports television, one of the most respected commentators in the history of broadcasting and journalism," ESPN and ABC Sports president George Bodenheimer said.

In 1961, the iconic commentator was hired as the emcee of World Wide of Sports and quickly became known for his low-key, stately voice that graced the introduction of the Saturday afternoon broadcast and whose "the thrill of victory...and the agony of defeat" became a national catchphrase.

McKay was the first television sports journalist to win an Emmy. He wound up with 13 trophies in all, one of them in the news category for his grim narration of the tragedy at Munich, when Palestinian terrorists took hostage 11 Israeli athletes and coaches and massacred them during a bungled rescue attempt.

In 1990, he received the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences inaugural Lifetime Achievement in Sports Award for his six-decade career. McKay's well-stocked trophy cabinet also featured and the George Polk Memorial Award in 1972 and the prestigious Peabody Award.

McKay narrated some of the sports world's seminal contests: car racing's Indianapolis 500, golf's British Open, soccer's World Cup, the Kentucky Derby and 12—count 'em 12!—summer and winter Olympic games, including coverage of gymnastics, skiing, track and field, and figure skating.

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mrtikibar
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Posted: 2008-06-13 2:03 pm   Permalink

Tim Russert
NBC Newscaster Tim Russert Dies at 58
NBC News' 'Meet the Press' Moderator Died Friday After Collapsing at Work
By RUSSELL GOLDMAN

June 13, 2008 —

Tim Russert, the veteran journalist best known as the moderator of NBC News' "Meet the Press," collapsed and died of a heart attack Friday while at work in Washington. He was 58 years old.

Russert, NBC News' Washington bureau chief, was recording voice-overs for Sunday's edition of "Meet the Press" when he collapsed, NBC said in a statement.

Known for posing hard-hitting questions to America's leading politicians and newsmakers, Russert joined the network in 1984 after working as an aide to New York Sen. Patrick Moynihan.

In his 24 years at NBC, Russert worked as a political analyst for "Nightly News" and the Today" show and served as the NBC News' Washington bureau chief.

The longest-running host in the 60-year history of the "Meet The Press," Russert took the helm in 1991, earning a reputation for asking his guests tough questions, often playing them previous statements they had made that contradicted comments or positions they professed to have.

Russert was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on May 7, 1950, the son of a sanitation worker. He was a graduate of John Carroll University in Cleveland and later the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. In 1976 he went to work on the Moynihan's Senate campaign, and 1982 he worked on Mario Cuomo's campaign for governor of New York.

In 2005, he was awarded an Emmy for his role in the coverage of the funeral of President Ronald Reagan.

In 2008, he was named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world.

Russert's father was the focus of the first of two New York Times bestsellers, "Big Russ and Me" published in 2004. His second book "Wisdom of Our Fathers," published in 2006 focused on the roles other people's fathers played in their lives.

He is survived by his father Tim Russert, his wife Maureen Orth and a son, Luke Russert, who graduated from college this spring.

Former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw announced his death, calling Russert, "our beloved colleague and one of the premier journalist of our time."

"This news division will not be the same without his strong clear voice. He'll be missed as he was he loved, greatly," said Brokaw.

Russert famously boiled down the hotly contested 2000 presidential election, when on election night he scribbled the words "Florida, Florida, Florida" on a white board, succinctly explaining where the election would ultimately be decided.

TV Guide named that moment one of the "100 Most Memorable TV Moments" and the Washington Post has credited him with coining the phrase "red state" and "blue state" to explain those states which typically vote Republican or Democratic respectively.

Colleagues Mourn Russert's Death

Russert's colleagues at NBC expressed shock and sadness at his untimely death.

"We are heartbroken at the sudden passing of Tim Russert. We have lost a beloved member of our NBC Universal family and the news world has lost one of its finest. The enormity of this loss cannot be overstated. More than a journalist, Tim was a remarkable family man. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Maureen, their son, Luke, and Tim's entire extended family," said Jeff Zucker, president and chief executive officer of NBC Universal.

Steve Capus, president of NBC News, called Russert's death "a loss for the entire nation."

"Everyone at NBC News is in shock and absolutely devastated. He was our respected colleague, mentor, and dear friend. Words can not express our heartbreak. Our thoughts and prayers are with Maureen, Luke, Big Russ and all of Tim's family," Capus said in a statement.

Many of those politicians who found themselves on the sharp end of Russert's questions also took time Friday to praise him.

"As the longest-serving host of the longest-running program in the history of television, he was an institution in both news and politics for more than two decades. Tim was a tough and hardworking newsman. He was always well-informed and thorough in his interviews. And he was as gregarious off the set as he was prepared on it," President Bush said in statement.

Presidential contenders Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain, each of whom spent more than one occasion on the other side of the "Meet the Press" table, expressed their sympathies.

Both candidates called Russert "a friend."

"There wasn't a better interviewer in TV, not a more thoughtful analyst of our politics and he was also one of the finest men I knew. Somebody who cared about America, cared about the issues, cared about family. I am grief stricken with the loss and my thoughts and prayers go out to his family," said Sen. Obama, D- Ill.

McCain echoed many of those same sentiments: "I am very saddened by Tim Russert's sudden death. Cindy and I extend our thoughts and prayers to the Russert family as they cope with this shocking loss and remember the life and legacy of a loving father, husband and the preeminent political journalist of his generation. He was truly a great American who loved his family, his friends, his Buffalo Bills, and everything about politics and America. He was just a terrific guy."

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Posted: 2008-06-17 08:10 am   Permalink

Oscar-winning special effects expert Stan Winston, who created the creatures in films including Aliens and Jurassic Park, has died at the age of 62.
Winston, who also made the robots in Terminator, died at home in California surrounded by family on Sunday. The film veteran had been battling multiple myeloma, a plasma cell cancer, for seven years, a representative of the Stan Winston Studio said.

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Posted: 2008-06-18 07:14 am   Permalink

Cyd Charisse, a former co-star of Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, has died in Los Angeles aged 86, her publicist says.
The actress-dancer from Texas died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after suffering an apparent heart attack on Monday, Gene Schwam said.
The long-legged star appeared in a number of films, but her fame came from the musicals of the 1940s and 1950s.
She sang and danced with legends Gene Kelly in Singin' in the Rain, and Fred Astaire in Silk Stockings.
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Posted: 2008-06-22 10:41 pm   Permalink

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian George Carlin, a counter-culture hero famed for his routines about drugs and dirty words, died of heart failure at a Los Angeles-area hospital on Sunday, a spokesman said. He was 71.

Carlin, who had a history of heart and drug-dependency problems, died at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica about 6 p.m. PDT (9 p.m. EDT) after being admitted earlier in the afternoon for chest pains, spokesman Jeff Abraham told Reuters.

Known for his edgy, provocative material, Carlin achieved status as an anti-Establishment icon in the 1970s with stand-up bits full of drug references and a routine called "Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television." A regulatory battle over a radio broadcast of the routine ultimately reached the U.S. Supreme Court.

In the 1978 case, Federal Communications Commission vs. Pacifica Foundation, the top U.S. court ruled that the words cited in Carlin's routine were indecent, and that the government's broadcast regulator could ban them from being aired at times when children might be listening.

Carlin's comedic sensibility often came back to a central theme: humanity is doomed.
"I don't have any beliefs or allegiances. I don't believe in this country, I don't believe in religion, or a god, and I don't believe in all these man-made institutional ideas," he told Reuters in a 2001 interview.

Carlin, who wrote several books and performed in many television comedy specials, is survived by his wife Sally Wade, and daughter Kelly Carlin McCall.

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King Bushwich the 33rd
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Posted: 2008-06-29 12:14 pm   Permalink

Taiko drumming pioneer Daihachi Oguchi has died at the age of 84.
Oguchi was struck by a car on Thursday while crossing the street and died in the hospital early Friday, said a member of the master musician's Nagano-based ensemble

CBC News:Daihachi Oguchi

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Posted: 2008-07-03 3:44 pm   Permalink

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Larry Harmon, who turned the character Bozo the Clown into a show business staple that delighted children for more than a half-century, died Thursday of congestive heart failure. He was 83.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/07/03/obit.bozo.ap/index.html




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Posted: 2008-07-04 12:01 pm   Permalink

Thats a shame about Bozo.

Now for some good news:

Jesse Helms is dead.

The bad news is that his epitaph will say that he died on the 4th of July like Adams and Jefferson.
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