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Jul 31 2017
Sam Shepard, Greatest Living American Playwright Of His Generation, Dies @ 73 Comments (0)

SamShepardRightStuffVia Variety: Sam Shepard, widely considered the greatest living American playwright of his generation, has died at 73. 

Unbenownst to many, he writer, director and actor was battling ALS, althought he continued working until recently.

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Jeanne Moreau, French Film Icon, Dies @ 89 Comments (0)

Jeanne_moreauVia The Guardian: Jeanne Moreau, the actress who became an icon of French cinema and in particular the French New Wave, has died at her home in Paris.

She was 89.

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Jul 28 2017
6-PACK — Tough Trans Man Logan Ireland + DNA Drool-Magnet + Martin Landau Career Highlights, Lowlights + The LGBTQ Art Of MisterLIAR + Bebe's Hot Video + AT HOME WITH AMY SEDARIS! Comments (0)

Logan Ireland“I would like to see them try to kick me out of my military. You are not going to deny me my right to serve my country when I am fully qualified and able and willing to give my life.” So said Staff. Sgt. Logan Ireland — who is trans — to Air Force Times. Keep reading to meet him and for more of the day's hottest links ...

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Jul 27 2017
June Foray, Voice Of Rocky The Squirrel And Countless Others, Dies @ 99 Comments (0)

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01b8d29a1dcd970c-200wiJune Foray, considered one of the most prominent voice actors of all time, has died at 99.

Foray was the pint-sized woman behind many famous animated figures, most importantly Rocky the Flying Squirrel and Natasha (pictured) from The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show (1959-1964 and many other iterations) and Cindy Lou Who in How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966). Keep reading for a full obit on this giant in her field ...

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Jul 25 2017
Margo Chase, Acclaimed Designer For Pop Icons & Household-Name Series, Dies @ 59 Comments (0)

Margo-Chase(Image via BizJournals.com/Chase Design Group)

Margo Chase, the founder and CCO of Chase Design Group — and the designer of memorable logos for such projects as Madonna's The Girlie Show World Tour and Drowned World Tour; ventures by Paula Abdul and Cher; and such TV series as Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003), has died.

Margo-Chase-design(Screen grab via Chase Design Group)

Chase was IDed as the woman killed in a July 22, 2017, aviation mishap in Apple Valley, California. No cause for the crash has been determined. Chase was piloting a small plane and was alone on the craft at the time in crashed. She died on impact, and her death was witnessed by her husband and a friend.

 
Jul 22 2017
John Heard Of HOME ALONE & HOME ALONE 2 Fame Dead @ 72 Comments (0)

Home-alone-758985l-imagineIn Home Alone with Catherine O'Hara, John Heard: March 7, 1945-July 21, 2017 (Image via 20th Century Fox)

Via ExtraTV

John Heard, famous to movie fans as the father in the beloved Home Alone movies, died Friday, TMZ reports. He was 72.

TMZ reports Heard's body was discovered in a Palo Alto, California, hotel by housekeeping. Variety reports Heard was recovering there from back surgery. Police were called, but the Santa Clara Medical Examiner's office confirmed he was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of death is not known at this time.

Heard appeared in many of the biggest and some of the most acclaimed movies of the '80s and '90s, usually as a supporting player, including: After Hours (1985), The Trip to Bountiful (1985), Beaches (1988), Big (1988), Awakenings (1990) and both Home Alone movies (1990 & 1992).

He was married and divorced three times, including a six-day union with Margot Kidder. He has two surviving children, one of whom with Oscar winner Melissa Leo. Some real nastiness, including police charges, surrounding his relationship with  Leo, but RIP to all that.

 
Jul 20 2017
6-PACK — O.J. Simpson Is Not A Fictional Character + Rainbow Flag-Bashing + Linkin Park Frontman Commits Suicide + French Singer Dies Suddenly + Madonna Auction Drama Continues + Brother Can You Spare A Brojob? Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2017-07-20 at 3.58.37 PMFame strikes again. (Video still via Los Angeles Times)

WIDGETWaPo: Only in America! O.J. Simpson, sentenced to 9 to 33 years for robbery and kidnapping, has been granted parole.

WIDGETTowleroad: Loony litigant Chris Sevier is suing Dem lawmakers for displaying rainbow flags ... because gay is a religion.

WIDGETExtraTV: Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington commits suicide by hanging at 41, months after close friend Chris Cornell did the same.

WIDGETPeople: Singer Barbara Weldens drops dead onstage — heart-attack or electrocution could be to blame.

WIDGETPage Six: Darlene Lutz admits to taking a box of Madonna's stuff — her lawyer argues it was allegedly stolen outside the statute of limitations. WOW.

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Aleshia Brevard, Trans Trailblazer, Dies @ 79 Comments (0)

Aleshia-BrevardAleshia Brevard: December 9, 1937—July 1, 2017 (Image via Brevard/The Heroines)

Aleshia Brevard, a model and entertainer who in the early '60s became one of the first Americans to undergo SRS, has died. She was 79.

As noted in Austin Mutti-Mewse's obit, Brevard had been a popular female impersonator 1at Finocchio's in San Francisco (pictured at left, pre-SRS), where she says Marilyn Monroe caught her act before the icon's death in 1962. Brevard was in character as Marilyn, one of many glamourpusses she portrayed.

Via The Daily Telegraph:

“It was only when the lights went up I noticed her wiggle,” Aleshia Brevard later recalled. “I screamed in excitement. She blew me a kiss. Recounting that night in her diary, Marilyn wrote that watching Aleshia Brevard was like seeing herself on film.

Brevard began her transition in the 1950s, inspired by Christine Jorgensen (1926-1989), undergoing SRS in 1962 with money earned at Finocchio's. She went back to school and then did time as a Playboy bunny and eventually an actress, with appearances in The Love God? (1969), The Female Bunch (1971) and others.

Great Q&A with Brevard Here

She became an acting instructor in her later years, and married four times — twice to men who did not know she was trans.

Brevard came out as trans in the memoir The Woman I Was Not Born to Be: A Transsexual Journey (2001) and wrote several other works, including a 2013 novel.

RIP to a chick who certainly didn't have it easy, but who didn't let that stop her.

 


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