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R.I.P. Anne Heche

Anne Heche, perhaps best known for her role as Robin Monroe in Six Days, Seven Nights, but also known for her roles in Donnie Brasco, Wag the Dog, I Know What You Did Last Summer, and Psycho as well as TV roles in Another World, and Hung, to name but a few of her credits, […]

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R.I.P. Nichelle Nichols

Mike Barnes reporting for The Hollywood Reporter: Nichelle Nichols, Lieutenant Uhura on ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 89 — The actress earned the admiration of Martin Luther King Jr. by playing a Black authority figure, rare on 1960s television.

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R.I.P. James Caan

James Caan, the tough-guy actor who scored an Oscar nom as mafioso Sonny Corleone in The Godfather and an Emmy nom for playing NFL running back Brian Piccolo in Brian’s Song, among a host of big film and TV roles including Elf and Las Vegas, died Wednesday night in Los Angeles. He was 82. His […]

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R.I.P. Gilbert Gottfried

Gilbert Gottfried, the stand-up comedian with the shrill voice known for his performances equal parts chaotic, clever and crude, has died after a long illness, his family announced Tuesday. He was 67. Damn.

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R.I.P. Dusty Hill

Billboard: ZZ Top’s longtime bassist Dusty Hill has died, the band announced in a statement shared with Billboard on Wednesday (July 28). He was 72. “We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston,” the group shared. “We, along with legions of […]

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The Day the Music Died +61 years

As a huge Buddy Holly fan since I was a kid, I try to mark The Day the Music Died, in one way or another, just about every year. And while I often link to the excellent Wikipedia article, this year I’ve searched and found some other interesting articles, including this one at Biography.com, as […]

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Deadliest Days in American History

People, take note that 6 of the deadliest days1 in American history have taken place in the last 8 days. This pandemic is booming, and we all need to do our part: wear a fucking face mask, socially distance, and wash your fucking hands. DEADLIEST SINGLE DAYS IN AMERICAN HISTORY (description — date — fatalaties) […]

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Steve Jobs died 9 years ago

Nine years later, and this piece by The Onion is still perhaps the best eulogy: CUPERTINO, CA—Steve Jobs, the visionary co-founder of Apple Computers and the only American in the country who had any clue what the fuck he was doing, died Wednesday at the age of 56.

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R.I.P. Sundance Landry

Our dog died today. His name was Sundance and he was a good boy. He joined our family before my kids could even drive, and now he’s gone. Sundance was the light of our lives. He was always ready to go out in the back yard and play, play, play. His favorite toy was a […]

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R.I.P. Dury’s in Nashville, Tennessee

I missed this — really missed this — from 4 months ago, when I was still in a fog from the forced work from home. Dury’s, the landmark Nashville photography store, that opened in 1882 as one of the original eight Kodak dealers appointed by George Eastman himself, has closed: From the Dury’s website (link […]

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