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  • Terry Melcher!!!

    Doris Day's son. Poor Doris - she's not really had much luck with the blokes in her life. Alas they're probably not going to go with a tribute to him via lots of Doris films on the telly, are they?

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    • Jerry Orbach.

      Other than resisting the urge to hum Be Our Guest I find I'm more curious on how Baby will look if she shows up for the funeral.

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      • That makes me sad - I really liked Jerry Orbach.

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        • I am v.v. upset. Those bastards said he was going to make a full recovery! *cries*

          My method of mourning will be to listen to The Fantasticks in my car for the rest of the week. his voice.

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          • Aww! Nobody puts Baby in the corner -- not even that guy from Law & Order! *sniff*


            Susan Sontag also died.
            Last edited by isadora; 12-29-2004, 12:08 PM.
            Itís just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.

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            • That is sad about Jerry Orbach. I didn't even know he'd been sick.

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              • Aw, Jerry Orbach. That's so sad.

                Bandleader Artie Shaw just died, as well.

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                • Johnny Carson just died

                  Johnny Carson Dies at 79
                  By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

                  Published: January 23, 2005

                  LOS ANGELES -- Johnny Carson, the "Tonight Show" TV host who served America a smooth nightcap of celebrity banter, droll comedy and heartland charm for 30 years, has died. He was 79.

                  "Mr. Carson passed away peacefully early Sunday morning," his nephew, Jeff Sotzing, told The Associated Press. "He was surrounded by his family, whose loss will be immeasurable. There will be no memorial service."

                  Sotzing would not give further details, including the time of death or the location.

                  The boyish-looking Nebraska native with the disarming grin, who survived every attempt to topple him from his late-night talk show throne, was a star who managed never to distance himself from his audience.

                  His wealth, the adoration of his guests -- particularly the many young comics whose careers he launched -- the wry tales of multiple divorces: Carson's air of modesty made it all serve to enhance his bedtime intimacy with viewers.

                  "Heeeeere's Johnny!" was the booming announcement from sidekick Ed McMahon that ushered Carson out to the stage. Then the formula: the topical monologue, the guests, the broadly played skits such as "Carnac the Magnificent."

                  But America never tired of him; Carson went out on top when he retired in May 1992. In his final show, he told his audience: "And so it has come to this. I am one of the lucky people in the world. I found something that I always wanted to do and I have enjoyed every single minute of it."

                  His personal life could not match the perfection of his career. Carson was married four times, divorced three. In 1991, one of his three sons, 39-year-old Ricky, was killed in a car accident.

                  Nearly all of Carson's professional life was spent in television, from his postwar start at Nebraska stations in the late 1940s to his three decades with NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson."

                  Carson choose to let "Tonight" stand as his career zenith and his finale, withdrawing into a quiet retirement that suited his private nature and refusing involvement in other show business projects.

                  In 1993, he explained his absence from the limelight.

                  "I have an ego like anybody else," Carson told The Washington Post, "but I don't need to be stoked by going before the public all the time."

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                  • I'm so sad about this; I loved Johnny Carson. I used to stay up late and watch him all the time when I was a teenager. I had such an inappropriate crush.

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                    • I was out all day and didn't hear about it until later tonight when they were showing a clip of an interview on NBC. Johnny was saying that he never asked things that were too personal or that would embarass the person too much and make the show look stupid. And it was then that I began to wish Jay Leno's writing staff was watching it.

                      I miss the days when I could actually watch that show and not want to throw something heavy.
                      "But my greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live.Ē---Kanye

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                      • John Vernon will be putting people on Double Secret Probation from heaven.

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                        • I'm upset about Ossie Davis! I love him! And Ruby Dee. I love how much they hate and fought The Man! *sob*
                          Itís just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.

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                          • Aww! I'm so sad about Sandra Dee I almost want to see that Kevin Spacey movie about Bobby Darin.

                            I LOVED Sandra Dee! A Summer Place is the best teen angst movie evah! Her evil mother makes the doctor check her hymen! It rules!
                            Itís just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.

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                            • *blink*blink*

                              Hunter Thompson!
                              "But my greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live.Ē---Kanye

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                              • I'm inconsolable about Sandra Dee! That's just not fair!

                                I was surprised about Hunter Thompson but not surprised about the *way* he went.

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