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Obituaries for 2014
« on: May 20, 2014, 05:49:57 PM »
I have seen this done successfully elsewhere.

It is a collective thread for obituaries when the poster chooses to not post a specific thread on the passing of a particularly person. A new thread is started at the beginning of each year.

It is strictly up to the individual posters' preference as to whether or not they wish to post passings to this collective thread, or to give the passed person a thread of his/her own.

This thread also gives an opportunity to post the passings of people who achieved only niche fame rather than wide fame.
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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2014, 05:50:49 PM »
Jerry Vale, Who Crooned Smoothly of Love, Is Dead at 83

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Jerry Vale, a pop crooner known for his velvety voice and the classic love songs he recorded in the 1950s and early ’60s, died on Sunday at his home in Palm Desert, Calif. He was 83.

His family confirmed his death.

Mr. Vale rose to stardom performing in supper clubs as a teenager, hitting the charts for the first time in 1953 with “You Can Never Give Me Back My Heart.” He was a fixture at Columbia Records, where he recorded more than 50 albums and had hits with songs like “Two Purple Shadows” and “Al Di La.” His biggest hit, “You Don’t Know Me,” peaked at No. 14 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in 1956.

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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2014, 05:51:48 PM »
'Godfather' Cinematographer Gordon Willis Dies at 82

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Gordon Willis, the acclaimed cinematographer behind the Godfather trilogy and such Woody Allen films as Annie Hall, Manhattan, Broadway Danny Rose and Zelig, has died. He was 82.

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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2014, 05:52:49 PM »
Australian F1 legend Sir Jack Brabham dies, aged 88

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Formula One great Sir Jack Brabham, one of the sport's most accomplished drivers and team owners, died Monday at his home in Australia after a long illness, his family said.

"It's a very sad day for all of us. My father passed away peacefully at home at the age of 88 this morning," son David Brabham said in a statement.

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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2014, 01:29:40 PM »
Maya Angelou, author and poet, dead at 86

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American author and poet Maya Angelou, who is best known for her groundbreaking autobiography "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," has died at age 86 in North Carolina, her publisher confirmed on Wednesday.

The prolific African-American writer penned more than 30 books, won numerous awards, and was honored last year by the National Book Awards for her service to the literary community.

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« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2014, 02:52:28 PM »
Radu Florescu, Scholar Who Linked Dracula and Vlad the Impaler, Dies at 88

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Have you ever seen Count Dracula and Vlad the Impaler in the same place at the same time?

Of course not, and that, according to Radu Florescu, is precisely the point: The two men, he argued, were one and the same.

Professor Florescu, who died on May 18 at 88, was the scion of a distinguished Romanian family and a noted scholar of Balkan affairs. But he was known to a much wider public as the author of books that sought to identify Vlad, the evildoing 15th-century monarch, as the historical inspiration for Bram Stoker’s antihero.

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« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2014, 02:53:18 PM »
Washington star and NBA Hall of Famer, Bob Houbregs, dies at 82

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Bob Houbregs, the Hall of Fame basketball player who starred at Washington and played in the NBA, has died. He was 82.

Houbregs died Wednesday morning, the school confirmed. Details of his death were not immediately available.

The 6-foot-7 Canadian was a star in college thanks to his hook shot. He led Washington to its only Final Four appearance in 1953, capping his stellar college career.

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Ann B. Davis, Alice on 'Brady Bunch,' dies
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Ann B. Davis, Alice on 'Brady Bunch,' dies

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Ann B. Davis, known for her role as housekeeper Alice Nelson on "The Brady Bunch," died Sunday, close friend Bishop William Frey said. She was 88.

According to Frey, Davis fell and hit her head Saturday morning in her bathroom. She suffered a subdural hematoma and never regained consciousness.


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« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2014, 04:00:07 PM »
Former Cy Young Award winner Bob Welch dies at 57

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Bob Welch, a former Cy Young Award winner and the last Major League pitcher to win at least 25 games in a season, has passed away at the age of 57, the Oakland Athletics announced Tuesday.

Welch, a two-time All-Star who posted a 27-6 record as the Cy Young Award winner on the Athletics' 1990 American League championship team, passed away in Seal Beach, Monday night. Cause of death was undetermined.

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« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2014, 01:26:26 PM »
Screen, stage legend Ruby Dee dead at 91

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Her husband was the late Ossie Davis.

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Re: Obituaries for 2014
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2014, 01:29:36 PM »
Is Generalissimo Francisco Franco still dead...??

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« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2014, 10:05:45 PM »
Eric Hill, creator of Spot the Dog, dies at 86

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Re: Obituaries for 2014
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2014, 10:17:58 PM »
Thanks for putting these all into one thread, Machiavelli!   :beer:



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« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2014, 06:57:03 PM »
Actress Carla Laemmle, a link to Hollywood's past, dies at 104

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Carla Laemmle, a dancer and actress whose uncle, Carl Laemmle, founded Universal Studios, where she grew up, died Thursday night at her home in Los Angeles. One of the last links to Hollywood’s silent film era, Laemmle was 104.

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Re: Obituaries for 2014
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2014, 06:57:45 PM »
Thanks for putting these all into one thread, Machiavelli!   :beer:

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« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2014, 07:04:16 PM »
Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos - obituary

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Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, who has died aged 80, was a conductor who delivered memorable interpretations of the works of his Spanish compatriots while championing the Germanic canon on the Iberian Peninsula.

His work took him to orchestras around the world, but he was best known for his associations with the Philharmonia in London and the Philadelphia Orchestra in the United States.

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Re: Obituaries for 2014
« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2014, 04:12:03 PM »
Martha Hyer

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Martha Hyer, a Hollywood actress in the 1950s and 1960s who was likened to Grace Kelly for her cool, blond elegance and earned an Oscar nomination for her supporting role in “Some Came Running” (1958), opposite Frank Sinatra, died May 31 in Santa Fe, N.M. She was 89.


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« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2014, 04:24:46 PM »
Chuck Noll, Coach of Steelers’ 1970s Dynasty, Dies at 82
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Chuck Noll, right, with Terry Bradshaw in 1973

Chuck Noll, who built the “Steel Curtain” Pittsburgh Steelers of the 1970s into one of the most dominant teams in pro football history, becoming the only N.F.L. coach to win four Super Bowl championships, died Friday night at his home in Sewickley, Pa., outside Pittsburgh. He was 82.

His death was confirmed by his son, Chris, who said he had Alzheimer’s disease as well as heart and back problems.


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« Reply #18 on: June 15, 2014, 11:20:56 AM »
Casey Kasem, famed radio DJ and voice actor, has died at 82

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Casey Kasem, whose distinctive voice defined the interstitial sound of Top 40 radio for decades, has died. He was 82. The cause of death was not immediately released, though he had been ill for some time.

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« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2014, 11:54:43 AM »
Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn dies

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Tony Gwynn, who banged out 3,141 hits during a Hall of Fame career spanning 20 seasons with the San Diego Padres, has died, it was announced Monday.

The lefty-swinging Gwynn had a career .338 batting average, won eight National League batting titles, and played in the franchise's only two World Series.

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« Reply #20 on: June 16, 2014, 11:58:59 AM »
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He struck out only 434 times in 9,288 At-Bats.  Astounding stat.
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« Reply #21 on: June 16, 2014, 12:13:26 PM »
He struck out only 434 times in 9,288 At-Bats.  Astounding stat.


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« Reply #22 on: June 17, 2014, 09:26:03 PM »
In Memoriam – Daniel Keyes 1927-2014

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Daniel Keyes (b.1927) died on June 15.  Keyes is best known for his short story "Flowers for Algernon," which won the Hugo Award, and its expansion, the Nebula Award-winning novel of the same title.  The book was turned into the film Charly, which won an Oscar for star Cliff Robertson, and the less successful musical Charlie and Algernon.

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« Reply #23 on: June 25, 2014, 12:11:16 PM »
Eli Wallach dies at 98; actor best known for two classic westerns

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Eli Wallach, a veteran stage, screen and television actor who was closely identified with Tennessee Williams' plays on the New York stage but gained fame in Hollywood for a string of films in which he specialized in playing bandits, thieves, mafia dons and other criminals, has died. He was 98...

... he was probably most famous for his roles in two westerns: "The Magnificent Seven" (1960), the classic John Sturges western in which he played not one of the seven gunfighters holding off a gang of thieves but Calvera, the head of a Mexican gang; and "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly," Sergio Leone's 1966 western in which Clint Eastwood was "the good," Lee Van Cleef was "the bad" and Wallach was "the ugly" Tuco...

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A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
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« Reply #24 on: June 25, 2014, 12:29:00 PM »
Eli Wallach....one of the very best supporting actors.

Like Oldman and a few others, he was the consummate scene stealer.


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