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JSC
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#8476 Post by JSC » Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:12 pm

Louis Mahoney, actor (with a long list of tv and film credits including Doctor Who, Fawlty Towers) and activist.
https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-53233171

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#8478 Post by colinr0380 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:21 am

therewillbeblus wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:26 am
He was great for many reasons, but as someone who grew up watching The Jerk countless times as a child, that's an impassible mark
He really felt responsible for just how idiosyncratic so many of those Steve Martin starring 'early, funny' comedy films were. I'm slightly more partial to The Man With Two Brains (but that is also because Kathleen Turner is deliciously evil!), but what other partnership could have produced Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid or the accidental possession comedy All of Me!

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#8479 Post by domino harvey » Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:22 pm


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#8480 Post by whaleallright » Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:48 pm

colinr0380 wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:21 am
...or the accidental possession comedy All of Me!
All of Me is one of those films that should not work--indeed, it should have been a horrible misfire--yet it does. Gotta give Reiner a lot of credit for that, not least for successfully meshing two very different comic personae.

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#8481 Post by knives » Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:02 am

That one played so many times on television as a kid I have some sequences, especially the fateful possession stuck in my head although I'd be surprised if I've seen it in twenty years!

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#8482 Post by MichaelB » Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:08 am

Earl Cameron, at the tragically young age of 102.

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Dr Amicus
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#8483 Post by Dr Amicus » Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:43 pm

A key figure in post war British cinema and TV. Just two examples, Pool of London is a great film and one of the first interracial romances in British cinema. Then his 1969 appearance in Doctor Who is apparently the first onscreen Black astronaut anywhere.

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Lemmy Caution
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#8484 Post by Lemmy Caution » Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:59 am

Nick Cordero, 41, didn't make it.
Broadway veteran dies from virus complications. Was in the hospital 90 days with a whole cascade of complications. I saw an interview with his wife the other day where she said that he likely needs a double lung transplant. Which sounded really bad.

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The Elegant Dandy Fop
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#8485 Post by The Elegant Dandy Fop » Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:45 pm

Country music single Charlie Daniels. I'll always remember him as the man who posted "Benghazi ain't going away" every day on Twitter. Last year on a week vacation in New England, I heard a motorcycle blasting his song "Simple Man", which might be the most fascist song I've ever heard.

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Cash Flagg
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#8486 Post by Cash Flagg » Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:57 pm

The Elegant Dandy Fop wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:45 pm
Country music single Charlie Daniels. I'll always remember him as the man who posted "Benghazi ain't going away" every day on Twitter. Last year on a week vacation in New England, I heard a motorcycle blasting his song "Simple Man", which might be the most fascist song I've ever heard.
On the more positive side of his legacy, he contributed nice session work (both bass and guitar) on Dylan's Nashville Skyline, New Morning and Self Portrait.

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#8487 Post by hearthesilence » Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:55 pm

Cash Flagg wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:57 pm
On the more positive side of his legacy, he contributed nice session work (both bass and guitar) on Dylan's Nashville Skyline, New Morning and Self Portrait.
Well, maybe not Self Portrait - he's MIA on the only tracks worth hearing.

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#8488 Post by domino harvey » Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:09 pm

Morricone discussion moved here

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#8489 Post by MichaelB » Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:37 am

Barbara Pec-Ślesicka - about as far from a household name as you can get, but as the production head of Poland's X Film Unit from its founding in 1972 to its enforced dissolution a decade later she acted as midwife to some of the most extraordinary (and bravest) films ever to come out of Poland: Andrzej Wajda's The Wedding, The Promised Land, Man of Marble, Rough Treatment and Man of Iron, Agnieszka Holland's Provincial Actors, Fever and A Woman Alone, Andrzej Żuławski's The Devil, Marcel Łoziński's How to Live, Janusz Zaorski's Mother of Kings and Ryszard Bugajski's Interrogation, the film that ultimately cost her her job when the X Film Unit was shut down.

She had a particularly close professional relationship with Wajda, working directly as production manager on the majority of his output from his episode of the 1962 anthology Love at 20 to 1996's Miss Nobody, with major works such as Everything For Sale, Danton, Korczak and the aforementioned 1970s films along the way.

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#8492 Post by GaryC » Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:19 am

Ken Shadie, Australian screenwriter, mostly for TV but Oscar-nominated for his one big-screen credit as co-writer of Crocodile Dundee, died on 29 June aged 84.

I can't yet see an obituary online that isn't paywalled, but if I find one, I'll link to it here.

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#8493 Post by Fred Holywell » Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:15 pm

Elvis Presley's grandson, Benjamin Keough.

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#8494 Post by FrauBlucher » Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:03 pm

Holy smokes he's Elvis' double

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