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#81 brvheart

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 01:39 AM

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View Postdigitalmonkey, on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008, 7:36 PM, said:

A death from last week that I never heard about until today.
Yep, that looks like about a week.... and just a few posts above yours.

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napa I was jesus christing suited, you guys just slipped in before me.

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 04:21 PM

CBS 2 morning anchor, Randy Salerno (Chicago)http://cbs2chicago.c...s.2.637658.html

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 04:42 PM

View Postwsox8, on Friday, January 25th, 2008, 7:21 PM, said:

CBS 2 morning anchor, Randy Salerno (Chicago)http://cbs2chicago.c...s.2.637658.html
Are we now just randomly posting anyone who's died?Edith Baumgartner, 82, quietly in her sleep.
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Posted 25 January 2008 - 07:42 PM

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Are we now just randomly posting anyone who's died?Edith Baumgartner, 82, quietly in her sleep.
certainly not random to me.

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 06:00 AM

'Jaws' actor Roy Scheider diesStory HighlightsHospital: Scheider had been treated for multiple myeloma for 2 yearsScheider's famous "Jaws" line: "You're gonna need a bigger boat"Scheider had two Oscar nominations, for "French Connection," "All that Jazz"Scheider also participated in rallies protesting the war in IraqLITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (AP) -- Roy Scheider, the actor best known for his role as a police chief in the blockbuster movie "Jaws," has died. He was 75.Scheider died Sunday at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences hospital in Little Rock, hospital spokesman David Robinson said. The hospital did not release a cause of death.However, hospital spokeswoman Leslie Taylor said Scheider had been treated for multiple myeloma at the hospital's Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy for the past two years.Scheider received two Oscar nominations, for best-supporting actor in 1971's "The French Connection" in which he played the police partner of Oscar winner Gene Hackman, and for best-actor for 1979's "All That Jazz," the autobiographical Bob Fosse film.However, he was best known for his role in Steven Spielberg's1975 film, "Jaws," the enduring classic about a killer shark terrorizing beachgoers and well as millions of moviegoers.Widely hailed as the film that launched the era of the Hollywood blockbuster, it was also the first movie to earn $100 million at the box office. Scheider starred with Richard Dreyfuss, who played an oceanographer.In 2005, one of Scheider's most famous lines in the movie -- "You're gonna need a bigger boat" -- was voted No. 35 on the American Film Institute's list of best quotes from U.S. movies.That year, some 30 years after "Jaws" premiered, hundreds of movie buffs flocked to Martha's Vineyard, off the southeastern coast of Massachusetts, to celebrate the great white shark.The island's JawsFest '05 also brought back some of the cast and crew, including screenwriter Carl Gottlieb and Peter Benchley, who wrote the novel that inspired Spielberg's classic. Spielberg, Scheider and Dreyfuss were absent.Scheider was also politically active. He participated in rallies protesting U.S. military action in Iraq, including a massive New York demonstration in March 2003 that police said drew 125,000 chanting activists.


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Posted 11 February 2008 - 08:00 AM

View Postgatortom64, on Monday, February 11th, 2008, 8:00 AM, said:

'Jaws' actor Roy Scheider diesStory HighlightsHospital: Scheider had been treated for multiple myeloma for 2 yearsScheider's famous "Jaws" line: "You're gonna need a bigger boat"Scheider had two Oscar nominations, for "French Connection," "All that Jazz"Scheider also participated in rallies protesting the war in IraqLITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (AP) -- Roy Scheider, the actor best known for his role as a police chief in the blockbuster movie "Jaws," has died. He was 75.Scheider died Sunday at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences hospital in Little Rock, hospital spokesman David Robinson said. The hospital did not release a cause of death.However, hospital spokeswoman Leslie Taylor said Scheider had been treated for multiple myeloma at the hospital's Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy for the past two years.Scheider received two Oscar nominations, for best-supporting actor in 1971's "The French Connection" in which he played the police partner of Oscar winner Gene Hackman, and for best-actor for 1979's "All That Jazz," the autobiographical Bob Fosse film.However, he was best known for his role in Steven Spielberg's1975 film, "Jaws," the enduring classic about a killer shark terrorizing beachgoers and well as millions of moviegoers.Widely hailed as the film that launched the era of the Hollywood blockbuster, it was also the first movie to earn $100 million at the box office. Scheider starred with Richard Dreyfuss, who played an oceanographer.In 2005, one of Scheider's most famous lines in the movie -- "You're gonna need a bigger boat" -- was voted No. 35 on the American Film Institute's list of best quotes from U.S. movies.That year, some 30 years after "Jaws" premiered, hundreds of movie buffs flocked to Martha's Vineyard, off the southeastern coast of Massachusetts, to celebrate the great white shark.The island's JawsFest '05 also brought back some of the cast and crew, including screenwriter Carl Gottlieb and Peter Benchley, who wrote the novel that inspired Spielberg's classic. Spielberg, Scheider and Dreyfuss were absent.Scheider was also politically active. He participated in rallies protesting U.S. military action in Iraq, including a massive New York demonstration in March 2003 that police said drew 125,000 chanting activists.
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Posted 27 February 2008 - 11:24 PM

LOS ANGELES - Car-building legend Boyd Coddington, whose testosterone-injected cable TV reality show "American Hot Rod" introduced the nation to the West Coast hot rod guru, has died. He was 63. Coddington died at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital in suburban Whittier at 6:20 a.m. Wednesday. His La Habra office spokeswoman Amanda Curry wouldn't disclose the cause of death.Coddington was a machinist by trade, working at Disneyland during the day and tinkering with cars in his home garage at night and on weekends. His rolling creations captured the imagination of car-crazy Southern Californians and soon he was building custom cars and making money.Most often, he customized 1932 Ford "little deuce coupes.""It was one of those things when a hobby turned into business," Messer said, noting Coddington was also "one of the first guys to get into the custom wheel business."Wheels by Boyd were fetching $2,000 apiece, which was unheard of two decades ago.Coddington also surrounded himself with talent. Alumni from his shop include Jesse James and Chip Foose, who went on to open their own shops and star in reality TV shows.Coddington twice won the Daimler-Chrysler Design Excellence Award and he was inducted into the Grand National Roadster Show Hall of Fame, the National Rod & Custom Museum Hall of Fame and the Route 66 Wall of Fame.Always dressed in a Hawaiian shirt, Coddington said he loved his "American Hot Rod" Discovery Channel show, which featured ground-up construction of $500,000 hot rods."The viewers are ... people who lived in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s and loved these cars. Now, they have money," Coddington told The Associated Press in a 2004 interview.

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 11:35 PM

View Postajs510, on Thursday, February 28th, 2008, 2:24 AM, said:

LOS ANGELES - Car-building legend Boyd Coddington, whose testosterone-injected cable TV reality show "American Hot Rod" introduced the nation to the West Coast hot rod guru, has died. He was 63. Coddington died at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital in suburban Whittier at 6:20 a.m. Wednesday. His La Habra office spokeswoman Amanda Curry wouldn't disclose the cause of death.Coddington was a machinist by trade, working at Disneyland during the day and tinkering with cars in his home garage at night and on weekends. His rolling creations captured the imagination of car-crazy Southern Californians and soon he was building custom cars and making money.Most often, he customized 1932 Ford "little deuce coupes.""It was one of those things when a hobby turned into business," Messer said, noting Coddington was also "one of the first guys to get into the custom wheel business."Wheels by Boyd were fetching $2,000 apiece, which was unheard of two decades ago.Coddington also surrounded himself with talent. Alumni from his shop include Jesse James and Chip Foose, who went on to open their own shops and star in reality TV shows.Coddington twice won the Daimler-Chrysler Design Excellence Award and he was inducted into the Grand National Roadster Show Hall of Fame, the National Rod & Custom Museum Hall of Fame and the Route 66 Wall of Fame.Always dressed in a Hawaiian shirt, Coddington said he loved his "American Hot Rod" Discovery Channel show, which featured ground-up construction of $500,000 hot rods."The viewers are ... people who lived in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s and loved these cars. Now, they have money," Coddington told The Associated Press in a 2004 interview.
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Posted 27 February 2008 - 11:52 PM

Wow that's a real shocker about Boyd. Great car guy, and his show was cool too.
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Posted 28 February 2008 - 02:15 PM

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Posted 03 March 2008 - 01:34 AM

OTTAWA (AFP) - Blind Canadian rocker Jeff Healey, who uniquely played his guitar flat on his lap, died of cancer Sunday on the eve of his latest album release, his publicist said in a statement. Healey, 41, died in a Toronto hospital of a rare cancer, retino blastoma, that he had fought since birth and which claimed his eyesight at the age of one."Visually, Jeff was an intriguing player to watch, because he played guitar -- by any conventional standard -- all wrong, with it flat across his lap," his publicist Richard Flohil told broadcaster CTV. "But he was a remarkable, a virtuoso player."The Jeff Healey Band's 1988 Grammy-nominated album "See the Light," which included the hit "Angel Eyes," sold more than one million copies in the United States.He played with blues legends B.B. King and Stevie Ray Vaughn, and recorded with George Harrison, Mark Knopfler, and the late Jimmy Rogers.At the time of his death, he was about to release his first rock-blues album in eight years, "Mess of Blues." The CD will be released in March and April in North America and Europe, respectively.A tour of Germany and Britain, as well as an appearance on the BBC's Jools Holland Show have been cancelled.Last year, Healey had surgery to remove the cancer from his legs, and later from both lungs. He also underwent radiation treatment and chemotherapy.The article doesn't mention the reason he's most famous in the US, he appeared in the cult classic "Roadhouse" as the blind leader of the Double Deuce's house band. Posted Image

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Posted 03 March 2008 - 05:23 AM

Daddy Kaye died on this day in 1987





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hey leave hollywoodafd alone. he is a quality poster and can post any time he wants.


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lol, I agree with Hollywood... weeeee

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Posted 03 March 2008 - 08:51 AM

I saw Jeff Healey in concert, opening for Tom Cochrane back in 95 or 96. He was brilliant. Although he played mostly blues/rock, he was a huge jazz aficionado, both as a musician and collector.Angel Eyes is a beautiful songHe also did a spectacular cover of While My Guitar Gently Weeps
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Posted 03 March 2008 - 09:14 AM

View Postjeff_536, on Monday, March 3rd, 2008, 11:51 AM, said:

He also did a spectacular cover of While My Guitar Gently Weeps
That's pretty incredible. The mullet, I mean. The song is very good too, but that's about the greatest 80's mullet since Jaromir Jagr cut his off.

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 11:16 AM

For all you geeks and nerds, Gary Gygax, co-creator of Dungeons and Dragons and guest voice on Futurama, dead at 69:http://www.nytimes.c...Obit-Gygax.html

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 12:22 PM

Minnie Pearl"Kissing a fella with a beard is like a picnic. You don't mind going through a little brush to get there."





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QUOTE (Suited_Up @ Tuesday, July 1st, 2008, 9:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If Hollywood is fake though, I might know who it is. If not, then I'm scared for the world.



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hey leave hollywoodafd alone. he is a quality poster and can post any time he wants.


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Posted 04 March 2008 - 12:52 PM

A couple days late, I heard about this while driving back from WyomingPosted ImageBen Chapman passed away at 12:15 am Hawaii time on Thursday, February 21 at the Tripler Medical Center in Honolulu. His health began to deteriorate February 12. He collapsed and was admitted to the hospital on February 20. His life support was turned off Wednesday around noon and his pacemaker was turned off shortly before he died. He died peacefully with his wife, Merrilee, and son, Ben Chapman III, by his side. He was 79 years old at his death.Ben Chapman was the Gillman in the Creature from the Black Lagoon. First movie to ever scare me enough to not let me sleep.Fan sitePlus he was a war hero, RIP BEN
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Posted 04 March 2008 - 12:57 PM

RIP John Madden. You were annoying as hell, but I love your video games.
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Posted 04 March 2008 - 01:00 PM

View Postspeedz99, on Tuesday, March 4th, 2008, 3:57 PM, said:

RIP John Madden. You were annoying as hell, but I love your video games.
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