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Post by Paul on Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:26 pm

Mickey Rooney has passed away at 93.
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Post by testy on Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:14 pm

sapaul wrote:Mickey Rooney has passed away at 93.

He was in many movies with some of the greats of the silver screen from the past.
A sad loss but will be well remembered if not for his many marriages, 8 times.

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Post by firstblood on Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:40 am

I watched a movie just the other day with Mickey Rooney in it, not the main character but still played a funny part.
'It's a mad, mad, mad, mad world'..
Not a bad innings at 93.
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Post by Scrappy on Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:30 am

Sure was a good innings
His longevity as an actor made him a last of
In 2007 Rooney was the only living actor to appear in Silent movies and still be acting into the next century
Rooney was 4 years old when in his first movie
That movie was Not To Be Trusted , a Silent movie made in 1926
Another report says he acted from 1925-2011 [if right that would be the longest career of all actors]

Rooney acted from 1926 to 2007
That also makes him the longest lasting actor for the 81 years
Rooney acted in every decade

Was also a pall bearer at arguably Australia's greatest actor, Errol Flynn

Some Mickey Rooney quotes :

" I lost $2 at Santa Anita , and I've spent $3 million trying to get it back."

" I was a 14 year old boy for 30 years>"

" I loved every one of them."
When asked if he would marry all of his 8 wives again !
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Re: Gone but not forgotten

Post by bayman on Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:11 pm

Peaches Geldoff (sorry if spelling is incorrect) 25 years young
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Post by Scrappy on Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:36 am

JOHNNY HORTON
Born on this day 30/4/1925
Rockabilly singer
Died 5/11/1960

Performed at the Skyline Club
One source says he stayed in his dressing room and said a drunk would kill him if he went near the bar
Another source has stated that he didn't like performing at venues where alcohol was served
It has been written that he told several people in November 1960 he was afraid that one day he will be hit by a drunk driver
One other source has it that Horton was timid behind a wheel

After the Skyline show, Horton and 2 others , were trekking back to Shrevport , Horton was driving
I think we can all guess what happened
Horton was driving over a bridge
A truck driver , driving erratically, crashed into Horton's car
Johnny Horton , who more or less prophesied his death, died in a car accident
The teenage driver was drunk, can you believe it ?

Spare a thought for Hortons wife , singer Billie Jean Jones
She married singer  Hank Williams, who died aged 30
Then married Johnny Horton, who died aged 35
She ends up being widowed twice at the age of 28

Horton died coming home from a show
Williams , died on his way to a show , in a car , from a heart attack

On that same day of 30/11/1960 Fats Domino recorded a song , Walking to New Orleans
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Post by testy on Thu May 01, 2014 3:31 pm

bayman wrote:Peaches Geldoff (sorry if spelling is incorrect) 25 years young

Sadly there are reports of a heroin overdose being responsible for her death coming from the press in England.  Crying or Very sad
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Post by firstblood on Fri May 02, 2014 7:49 am

Scrappy wrote:JOHNNY HORTON
Born on this day 30/4/1925
Rockabilly singer
Died 5/11/1960

Performed at the Skyline Club
One source says he stayed in his dressing room and said a drunk would kill him if he went near the bar
Another source has stated that he didn't like performing at venues where alcohol was served
It has been written that he told several people in November 1960 he was afraid that one day he will be hit by a drunk driver
One other source has it that Horton was timid behind a wheel

After the Skyline show, Horton and 2 others , were trekking back to Shrevport , Horton was driving
I think we can all guess what happened
Horton was driving over a bridge
A truck driver , driving erratically, crashed into Horton's car
Johnny Horton , who more or less prophesied his death, died in a car accident
The teenage driver was drunk, can you believe it ?

Spare a thought for Hortons wife , singer Billie Jean Jones
She married singer  Hank Williams, who died aged 30
Then married Johnny Horton, who died aged 35
She ends up being widowed twice at the age of 28

Horton died coming home from a show
Williams , died on his way to a show , in a car , from a heart attack

On that same day of 30/11/1960 Fats Domino recorded a song , Walking to New Orleans

Johnny Horton had some huge hits ...
Battle of New Orleans
Sink The Bismark
North to Alaska

Also Horton was a racist, didn't like the black American Negros very much.
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Re: Gone but not forgotten

Post by Chambo Off To Work We Go on Fri May 02, 2014 11:23 am

Did he own an NBA basketball team too?  Wink 
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Re: Gone but not forgotten

Post by Paul on Mon Jun 02, 2014 5:24 pm

Ann B. Davis, known for her role as housekeeper Alice on the hit show The Brady Bunch, has died. She was 88 years old.

Davis reportedly fell and hit her head on Saturday morning at her home in Texas and suffered a subdural hematoma, never regaining consciousness, according to CNN. She died at a San Antonio hospital, according to The Associated Press.

Clad in her blue housekeeper's uniform, Davis' character Alice often was the comic relief and kept the Brady household running.

Despite her role as a housekeeper, Davis said she wasn't great with children in real life.

"I basically don't do that well with children, although my sister says I'm a great aunt," she told People magazine in 1992.

Davis was born May 3, 1926 and had planned to attend the University of Michigan to study medicine. She discovered acting thanks to her brother who was touring with the musical Oklahoma!

In the 1950s, she played Schultzy on The Bob Cummings Show. She received a Primetime Emmy Award in 1958 for Best Continuing Supporting Performance by an Actress in a Dramatic or Comedy Series. She won another Primetime Emmy in 1959 for Best Supporting Actress (Continuing Character) in a Comedy Series.

According to the Archive of American Television, Davis had roles on The Keefe Brasselle Show and the sitcom The John Forsythe Show in the 1960s, as well as appearances on the Perry Como Show and Arthur Murray's Dance Party.

After the Brady Bunch ended, Davis did not act much, but did make a cameo appearance as a truck driver in the 1995 Brady Bunch Movie.
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Re: Gone but not forgotten

Post by Scrappy on Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:51 pm

There's an omen tip in the NBA
San Antonio to beat Miami for the grand final series

She is prob the most famous TV maid of the most famous TV family
Alice wanted to be a Doctor at one stage
Imagine The Brady Bunch with Doctor In The House !
Alice appeared in all episodes of the Brady Bunch

Good actress with a pleasant part in the Brady Bunch
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Post by Paul on Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:01 pm

Sad passing today of 'Doc' Neeson.
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Post by testy on Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:10 pm

One of the stars of the comedy' The Young Ones' passed away overnight.
Rik Mayal who starred in the comedy way back in the early 80's was 56 years old.
The show was on the ABC and we used to watch it every week, one of our favourites from those days.
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Post by testy on Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:07 pm

Jim Keays the lead singer of the great Australian band "The Masters Apprentices" from the late 60's, early 70's has passed away at the age of 67 after a long battle with cancer.
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Re: Gone but not forgotten

Post by Scrappy on Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:46 pm

This is from Alfred James Funerals
Lists of songs played at funerals

MOST PLAYED
1 Time To Say Goodbye [Andrea Bocelli + Sarah Brightman]
2 Over The Rainbow [Eva Cassidy]
3 Unforgettable [Nat King Cole]
4 Amazing Grace [Susan Boyle]
5 You'll Never Walk Alone [Gerry And The Pacemakers]
6 You Raise Me Up [Westlife]
7 Wind Beneath My Wings [Bette Midler]
8 My Way [Blue Eyes]
9 Ave Maria [Andrea Bocelli]
10 Moonlight Serenade [Glenn Miller ]

I've already requested number 2 on the list for my departure
But gone for the Billy Thorpe version
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Re: Gone but not forgotten

Post by testy on Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:46 pm


I heard him sing that song live a few years before he sadly died, I still think he had the best version of all time.
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Post by Scrappy on Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:29 pm

James 'Maverick Jacks and Queens Rockford' Garner
R.I.P
7/4/1928
19/7/2014

I didn't miss too many episodes of Maverick or The Rockford Files as a kid
Nor as an adult seeing these shows re-shown on Foxtel Classics


The man who is a look a like of the ABCs Neil Cross was just one of those great actors
Garners mother was half Indian

As Maverick he was dangerous as a con man card player with Jacks and Queens
As Rockford worked as a P.I. for $100 a day plus expenses

Truly one of the TV best actors of all time
Certainly one of my favorites
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Post by bayman on Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:10 pm

i read a while back that The Rockford Files was made as a modern day (back then) version of Maverick

RIP James Garner
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Post by Chambo Off To Work We Go on Tue Jul 22, 2014 1:06 pm

I didn't really follow Rockford Files or Maverick that closely when they were on TV.

The role I remember Garner most famously for was in that fantastic WW2 movie "The Great Escape" as "the Scrounger".
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Post by Scrappy on Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:24 pm

Next time I get Jacks and Queens in a poker game, I'm going to bet the maximum, or kick the maximum
A tribute to one of TVs greatest Western actors

Who was the best Maverick ?

This is my batting order

Bret -James Garner
Bart-Jack Kelly
Beau-Roger Moore
Brent - Robert Colbert
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Post by Scrappy on Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:23 pm

She passed away on this day in 1962
Norma Mortenson
Better known as Marilyn Monroe
Arguably the sexiest actresses of the screen

Whenever I visit retro and collectable stores , there always seems to be merchandise of :
Marilyn Monroe
Audrey Hepburn


I would take Audrey home to meet mum
But  would rather be with Marilyn
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Post by Scrappy on Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:37 pm

This is eerie

REG LINDSAY
5/8/2008
On this day the popular Australian Country and Western singer Reg Lindsay passed away

NEIL ARMSTRONG
5/8/1930
On this day Neil Armstrong was born

1971
Reg had a hit with his song Armstrong [about Neil Armstrong]

Thus Reg Lindsay died when Neil Armstrong had his 78th birthday   !


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Post by Scrappy on Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:53 pm

MAVERICK

Heard this today that reminded me of the late great James Garner
Album called Maverick
By George Thorogood [no relation]

There is the Maverick song on it
Not a bad rendition of the TV Maverick song
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Post by Gingernuts on Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:04 am

Very sad to hear of Robin Williams death this morning. A great versatile actor who has left us with many wonderful movies. RIP
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Post by testy on Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:50 pm


One of my favourite actors who could play any role he was given from comedy to drama.
Once again that terrible illness depression seems to have taken its toll on him.   
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