August 18, 2017 at 12:13 pm #1202188757
British comedian/actor Bruce Forsyth passed away. http://variety.com/2017/tv/global/bruce-forsyth-dead-dies-legendary-british-entertainer-1202532612/
I was listening to his rendition of “Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte” today! Sad news.August 18, 2017 at 5:19 pm #1202188953
Another loss today. Actor Sonny Landham passed away. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/sonny-landham-dead-predator-actor-was-76-1031045August 20, 2017 at 8:40 am #1202190074
Comedy icon Dick Gregory passed away. http://people.com/celebrity/dick-gregory-dead-84-comedy-civil-rights/August 20, 2017 at 9:28 am #1202190107
Dale Spina, a former advertising executive for Warner Brothers, passed away. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/dale-spina-dead-warner-bros-advertising-executive-was-66-1031000August 20, 2017 at 11:09 am #1202190168
RIP Jerry LewisAugust 20, 2017 at 12:02 pm #1202190187
How sad. He was phenomenal in The King Of Comedy, a performance from which he should have gotten an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. RIP.August 20, 2017 at 2:38 pm #1202190240
Indeed, he totally should’ve been nominated in that weak Best Supporting Actor affair of ’83 (Durning and Lithgow are absurd nominations). Never been much a fan of Lewis otherwise but man, he sure is great in the Scorsese pic.
OSCAR FLASHBACK: Nicholson at the Oscars (1973) – The Last DetailAugust 20, 2017 at 3:34 pm #1202190283
If it hadn’t been for its original lukewarm reception, The King Of Comedy could have been a major Oscar contender across the board. How sad that it was not. Thankfully the film is much better received today.August 21, 2017 at 12:42 pm #1202191076
Actor Jon Shepodd passed away. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/jon-shepodd-dead-paul-martin-lassie-was-89-1031187August 21, 2017 at 12:48 pm #1202191079
Also, playwright/screenwriter Janusz Glowacki passed away. http://www.playbill.com/article/playwright-novelist-and-screenwriter-janusz-glowacki-dies-at-78August 24, 2017 at 8:15 am #1202193870
Thomas Meehan, the screenwriter of films such as To Be Or Not To Be and Spaceballs, passed away. http://www.thewrap.com/thomas-meehan-writer-annie-hairspray-producers-dies-88/August 25, 2017 at 7:11 am #1202194869
Casting director Bernie Styles passed away. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/bernie-styles-dead-new-york-casting-director-was-99-1032313August 27, 2017 at 6:21 am #1202196313
Tobe Hooper, director of iconic horror films like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Poltergeist, passed away. http://variety.com/2017/film/news/tobe-hooper-dead-dies-texas-chain-saw-massacre-poltergeist-director-dies-1202539868/#comment-list-wrapperAugust 27, 2017 at 7:46 am #1202196321
Hooper was right up there with the likes of Argento, Carpenter, Craven, Romero and Whale in terms of masters of horror. Beyond Texas Chainsaw and Poltergeist, there was also The Funhouse, Lifeforce and Invaders from Mars, all so much fun. Rest in peace!
OSCAR FLASHBACK: Nicholson at the Oscars (1974) – Chinatown
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