485 posts categorized "OBITUARY"

Oct 06 2014
Dancer Geoffrey Holder Dies @ 84 Comments (0)

Geoffrey Holder, an actor, dancer, TV pitchman and more, has died at 84. Holder will be familiar to children of the '80s as the 7Up man.

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Sep 24 2014
The Lowe-Down Comments (0)

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A great, first-person Skip E. Lowe story to memorialize the late interviewer to the stars, and to remind (or inform) you what he did best.

 
Sep 23 2014
What A Way To Lowe: Cable-Access Hollywood Interviewer Skip E. Lowe Dies @ 85 Comments (0)

Gypsy_mamieskipJune 6, 1929—September 22, 2014 (Seen here with great pal Mamie Van Doren)

Skip E. Lowe, a former child actor who would go on to host a bizarre, wonderful cable-access interview show, has died at 85.

Lowe's Skip E. Lowe Looks at Hollywood launched in the late '70s and featured one-on-ones with some of the greatest stars of the Golden Age, friends and/or esteemed artists who recognized a respectful interrogator when they saw one.

Martin Short has admitted his character “Jiminy Glick” was based, in part, on Lowe.

A recent interview with Lowe after the jump...

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Need To Know: Aged Beef + DICK Movie + Come Back, Little COMEBACK + Supreme Court Justice For All + MORE! Comments (0)

ChippendalesTook it off! Took it off!

*widget boy cultureIt's a Chippendales infestation as the strip org turns 35!

*widget boy cultureRick Perry plays the Joan Rivers card against abortion.

*widget boy cultureAre you ready for Dick: The Documentary? Brainwash

*widget boy cultureThe Comeback's comeback explained.

*widget boy cultureHoward Stern regular dies @ 39.

*widget boy cultureFor fans of Mr. Brainwash.

*widget boy cultureJustice Kagan officiates at same-sex wedding.

*widget boy cultureLooking hits the Folsom Street Fair.

*widget boy cultureBroadway Flea Market raises over $700K for AIDS.

*widget boy culture“Fuck it—I quit!” anchor explains her actions.

*widget boy cultureAmerican Horror Story: Freakshow cast shots are shudder-inducing.

*widget boy cultureWhen jocks become underwear models.

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Sep 20 2014
Good-Bye, Polly: Actress Polly Bergen Dies @ 84 Comments (0)

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Stage, TV and film actress/singer (let's face it—she could do anything) Polly Bergen has died at 84 following many years of poor health.

I think of her as a stage actress, but also remember her fondly in Cry-Baby (1990), the pretty darn good John Waters flick.

I had just talked about her with a friend. I hate when that happens.

 
Sep 12 2014
Out Songwriter Bob Crewe Dies @ 82 Comments (0)

Ellie Greenwich-Bob CreweNovember 12, 1930—September 11, 2014: Crewe with the equally acclaimed Ellie Greenwich in the '60s

Bob Crewe, a legendary American songwriter and openly gay member of what Joe.My.God. lovingly IDs as the gayest group with the gayest Top 40 hit ever, has died at 82

What a list of incredible hits he wrote! One of my favorites is “Can't Take My Eyes Off of You”, especially the Pet Shop Boys version, after the jump...

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Blond TARZAN Star & Body Beautiful Denny Miller Dies @ 80 Comments (0)
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April 25, 1934—September 9, 2014

You may not instantly recognize the name Denny Miller, but if you're a fan of '60s and '70s TV like Gilligan's Island and The Brady Bunch, the one-time “Tarzan”'s face and his physique almost have to ring a bell.

Miller, who played exactly the type Julie Brown so adores—big 'n' stupid— and who brought a child-like quality to his on-screen muscleman characters, had died at age 80 at his home in Las Vegas.

I got to meet him at a semi-recent autograph show. Nice man. Sorry to see Tarzan swing on out of here.

 
Sep 10 2014
Respectfully Submitted For Your Perusal: Richard Kiel Dies @ 74 Comments (0)

Then-and-now-Richard-KielSeptember 13, 1939—September 10, 2014

I'm sad to hear that Richard Kiel, the actor best known as “Jaws” in “James Bond” movies but also iconic for his appearance as the alien in the Twilight Zone episode “To Serve Man”, has died at 74, just three days before his birthday.

I think “To Serve Man” is the single best TZ ever. Judge for yourself:

More recently, he was a memorable part of that unforgettable, unofficial “Let's Have a Kiki” Scissor Sisters music video:

I just met Kiel in 2013. Video after the jump...

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