500 posts categorized "OBITUARY"

Dec 17 2014
The Last Picture Show Comments (0)

Death-reel-TCM-Philip-Seymour-Hoffman

TCM's salute to the film community's losses in 2014 is here, and is guaranteed to make you weepy and probably surprise you with a few you didn't realize had departed...

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Dec 09 2014
There She Was: Miss America 1959, Actress, Singer & Philanthropist Mary Ann Mobley Dies Comments (0)

Mary-Ann-MobleyFebruary 17, 1937 (or 1939)—December 9, 2014

Former Miss America Mary Ann Mobley has died of breast cancer at 75 or 77 (depending on source). Mobley was Miss America 1959 and became one of the contest's only household-name winners, singing on Broadway and making  several popular films, including two with Elvis Presley. She was 1965's Most Promising Newcomer at the Golden Globes. 

Outside of showbiz, Mobley was known for her efforts to raise money for charities related to poverty and hunger. Mobley was married for 45 years to TV host Gary Collins, from whom she was briefly separated. Collins died in 2012 at 74. 

Mary-Ann-Mobley-Matthew-RettenmundWith Mobley at the PDS dinner in L.A. in March 2012

I was pleased to meet her a few years back—she couldn't have been sweeter.

 
Dec 08 2014
THE ADDAMS FAMILY's Son Dies @ 59 Comments (0)

Lisa-Loring-Ken-Weatherwax-and-Carolyn-Jones-carolyn-jones-11944909-500-370September 29, 1955—December 7, 2014

Ken Weatherwax, who played Pugsley on the classic '60s sitcom The Addams Family, has died at 59. Weatherwax was one of the series' last survivors; only John Astin, 84, Felix Silla, 77, and Lisa Loring, 56, are still with us.

 
Nov 28 2014
Need To Know: Break Dancing + Noun, Verb, Racism + Rice Beats Rap + Glad They Weren't Called Cumbersnatches + MORE! Comments (0)

Jonathan-BennettNot enough wind beneath his wings

*widget boy cultureMy future boyfriend Jonathan Bennett broke 2 ribs. Thanks, Bette Midler.

*widget boy cultureThis book did not win a Lambda Literary Award.

*widget boy cultureRudy Giuliani sounds like a Klansman at this point.

*widget boy cultureRed State's Ben Howe, a proud bully, pours acid on Michael Brown wound.

*widget boy cultureWilson's freedom was a lock following D.A. & police errors.

*widget boy cultureThe cops who blew away 12yo didn't administer first aid after he went down.

*widget boy cultureFed judge decides Goodell's a liar, Ray Rice gets to play.

*widget boy cultureBenedict Cumberbatch dresses down his Cumberbitches.

MunchkinBitches be like...

*widget boy cultureMunchkin the Shih Tzu does runway.

*widget boy cultureCheerful Madonna and fam in Malawi. Eat shit, Joyce Banda.

*widget boy cultureIs Madonna dating tenor Jonas Kaufmann?

F*widget boy cultureorida going after the gays—again.

*widget boy culture29-year-old Real World star has died.

*widget boy cultureDO NOT CLICK HERE...if you hate men in jockstraps. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy culturePost-Thanksgiving laugh from 2013 never gets old.

*widget boy cultureWas Shia LaBeouf really raped? For art?

*widget boy cultureStar Wars: The Force Awakens trailer after the jump...

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Nov 25 2014
Flip Out Comments (0)

Flip-WIlson-Geraldine

Great comic Flip Wilson died 16 years ago today at the age of 64. Famous for his female character “Geraldine,” one of his last appearances, in 1993, was a cameo as himself on Living Single. “Geraldine” wasn't far behind.

More Geraldine after the jump...

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Nov 24 2014
Need To Know: Bean There + Marion Buried + Just Cos' + Benghazi, Done That + Keep Your Eyes On These Guys' Thighs + MORE! Comments (0)

Terry-BeabBean & his vengeful young ex both wound up arrested.

*widget boy cultureIs the sex-abuse case against Obama fundraiser Terry Bean all it seems?

*widget boy cultureEx-DC Mayor Marion Berry, crackhead & gay-rights traitor, dies.

*widget boy cultureHe's getting his not-gay-no-more ass sued!

*widget boy cultureIf you read this and still defend Bill Cosby, admit it—you're pro-rape.

*widget boy cultureFormer Cosby confidante, 90, tells tales of 16-year-old models, pay-offs.

Cosby-accusersJust 7 of the 16 (so far) women who've accused Cosby of sexual impropriety

*widget boy cultureOld pal of Cosby's has new allegation.

*widget boy cultureI am not into Allison Williams as “Peter Pan”.

*widget boy cultureBomer & Manganiello, together again!

*widget boy cultureReport is out: Should Republicans move past Benghazi?

*widget boy cultureWorld's fiercest 8-year-old.

*widget boy cultureDarren Wilson met with anchors hoping to interview him.

*widget boy cultureRudy Giuliani blames black people for white cops shooting them.

*widget boy cultureJust pictures of men spreading their legs.

*widget boy cultureMaxwell Caulfield turned 55 this weekend, can still get it.

Maxwell-caulfield-michelle-pfeiffer-matt-lattanzi-grease-2-21801718-1611-1152Grease-y kid stuff

 
Nov 20 2014
This Is Your Life Of The Party Comments (0)

Elaine-May

An extended look at the hilarious tribute to Mike Nichols by his partner in crime Elaine May from 2010...

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Iconic Film, Theater & Film Director/Comic Writer Mike Nichols Dies @ 83 Comments (0)

Mike-NicholsNovember 6, 1931—November 19, 2014

Mike Nichols, the acclaimed director of such film classics as Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) and The Graduate (1967), as well as one half of the legendary comedy duo of Nicolas & May with Elaine May (b. April 21, 1932) in the '50s and '60s, has died at 83. He'd been married since 1988 to journalist Diane Sawyer (b. December 22, 1945).

Nichols won the Oscar for The Graduate, only his second film, and delivered many other memorable movies as diverse as Catch-22 (1970), Carnal Knowledge (1971), Gilda Live (1980), Silkwood (1983), Postcards from the Edge (1990), The Birdcage (1996) and his last film, Charlie Wilson's War (2007).

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In 2001, he brought the highly regarded play Wit to TV, and three years later directed an ambitious Angels in America adaptation for HBO.

Nichols & May were known for their improvisational comedy, which led them to the successful Broadway show An Evening with Mike Nichols and Elaine May. They split, both creatively and personally, but later buried the hatchet and teamed up on plays and films. (May wrote both The Birdcage and the Clinton parody Primary Colors.)

GiphyElizabeth Taylor (1932—2011) & Richard Burton (1925—1984) in the indelible Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Nicholas was extremely active and frequently rewarded for his efforts in the theater, including directing enduring classics Barefoot in the Park (1963—his debut), The Odd Couple (1965), The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1971), Annie (1977), Hurlyburly (1984), Whoopi Goldberg's blank-titled one-woman show (1984) and the relatively recent runaway hit Spamalot (2005). His final work on Broadway was as the director of Betrayal in 2013, starring Daniel Craig and his wife Rachel Weisz.

Lee-grant-peter-falk-prisoner-of-second-avenuePeter Falk (1927—2011) & Lee Grant (b. October 31, 1925) in The Prisoner of Second Avenue on Broadway in the early '70s

Apparently, Nicholas had not been in ill health, but died suddenly of a heart attack. A major loss for the entertainment world.

The-Graduate-cakeMy high school graduation was celebrated with a The Graduate-themed party thrown by my mom.