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Jack Alix; Local DJ Hosted Dance Show, Beatles Concerts

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Jack Alix, 64, a fixture on Washington rock radio in the 1960s known as "JA the DJ" who most recently was head of marketing and promotions for Clear Channel Communications stations in Richmond, died Nov. 15 at Johnston-Willis Hospital in Richmond. He had emphysema, diabetes and pneumonia.

Mr. Alix, who had a fluid and excitable style, became one of the premier rock deejays in Washington in the early 1960s, first on WEEL-AM and later on WPGC-AM/FM. He also hosted a weekday dance show for teenagers on WDCA-TV (Channel 20) called "Wing Ding," soon renamed "The Jack Alix Show."

He was among those chosen to emcee at Washington Coliseum when the Beatles performed their first U.S. concert there in February 1964. He also hosted the band's later concert at what was then called D.C. Stadium.

"There was only one of the Beatles who took the time to talk, who was friendly, who related on a one-to-one level, and that was Paul McCartney," he later told the Richmond Times-Dispatch. "It was like talking to a next-door neighbor."

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Personal Note: I had the pleasure of cooridnating a few dance and concert shows for Jack many, many years ago.

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Sorry Jimmy D :cry:
I'm really bummed about Robert Altman.
Gotta go watch Nashville again.

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Robert Altman died :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

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The very first shot in The Player. Goddamn that is one badass long shot!


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The very first shot in The Player. Goddamn that is one badass long shot!


yeah. amazing. about 8 minutes!

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Altman was one of the good old new directors. As a western movie fan I love McCabe & Mrs Miller. The Long Goodbye was great, too. Short Cuts was his masterpiece imo. :cry:

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Altman was one of the good old new directors. As a western movie fan I love McCabe & Mrs Miller. The Long Goodbye was great, too. Short Cuts was his masterpiece imo. :cry:
is he the freaky old man on the oman :roll:

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The French actor Philippe Noiret died.

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The French actor Philippe Noiret died.


Un GEANT nous a quitté!*

And check out his filmography almost Zappaesque...Three four movies a year, year after year.....


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PHILLIPE NOIRET
Date of Birth: October 1, 1931 /November 24, 2006

Born in Lille, France, Phillipe Noiret trained at the Centre Dramatique de l'Ouest before making his stage debut. His work ranged from nightclub cabaret to performing the classics with Paris’ Theatre National Populaire, appearing in plays such as Richard II, El Cid, Don Juan and Mary Tudor. Officially, Noiret made his film debut in La Pointe Courte (1956), but he first learned his way around a movie set by appearing as an extra in several films, including the 1948 French film Gigi (later remade in English starring Leslie Caron).

He has divided his screen time between TV movies and films, including Louis Malle’s classic Zazie dans le metro (1960). Throughout his more than 50 years in showbusiness, he has appeared in over 100 Italian, French, British and American feature films. Some of the highlights of his career include receiving a Best Actor BAFTA award for his starring role in Cinema Paradiso (1989), a Best Actor award for Therese Desqueryroux (1962) at Cannes, and two Best Actor César awards for Le vieux fusil (1975) and La vie et rien d'autre (1989).

married since 1962 to actress Monique Chaumette.

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Ripoux 3 (2003)
Le côtelettes (2003)
Père et fils (2003)
Le chien, le général et les oiseaux (2003)
Un honnête commerçant (2002)
Le pique-nique de Lulu Kreutz (2000)
Le bossu (1997)
Marianna Ucrìa (1997)
Soleil (1997)
Les palmes de M. Schutz (1997)
Fantôme avec chauffeur (1996)
Les grands ducs (1996)
Facciamo paradiso (1995)
Les Milles (1995)
Le roi de Paris (1995)
Il postino (1994)
La fille de d'Artagnan (1994)
Grosse fatigue (1994)
Zuppa di pesce (1994)
Tango (1993)
Max & Jeremie (1992)
Nous deux (1992)
Contre l'oubli (1991)
J'embrasse pas (1991)
La Domenica specialmente (1991)
Rossini! Rossini! (1991)
Uranus (1990)
Faux et usage de faux (1990)
Dimenticare Palermo (1990)
Ripoux contre ripoux (1990)
Cinema Paradiso (1989)
The Return of the Musketeers (1989)
La vie et rien d'autre (1989)
La femme de mes amours (1988)
Il frullo del passero (1988)
Il Giovane Toscanini (1988)
Chouans! (1988)
L’homme qui plantait des arbres (1987)
Noyade interdite (1987)
Gli occhiali d'oro (1987)
La famiglia (1987)
Masques (1987)
Twist again à Moscou (1986)
La femme secrète (1986)
'Round Midnight (1986)
Speriamo che sia femmina (1986)
Le 4ème pouvoir (1985)
L’été prochain (1985)
Les Ripoux (1984)
Souvenirs souvenirs (1984)
Fort Saganne (1984)
Le grand carnaval (1983)
L’ami de Vincent (1983)
L’Africain (1983)
Amici miei atto II (1982)
L’étoile du Nord (1982)
Coup de torchon (1981)
Il faut tuer Birgit Haas (1981)
Tre fratelli (1981)
Pile ou face (1980)
Une semaine de vacances (1980)
On a volé la cuisse de Jupiter (1980)
Rue du Pied de Grue (1979)
La barricade du Point du Jour (1978)
Due pezzi di pane (1978)
Le témoin (1978)
Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978)
Tendre poulet (1978)
Un taxi mauve (1977)
Il comune senso del pudore (1976)
Il deserto dei Tartari (1976)
Une femme à sa fenêtre (1976)
Monsieur Albert (1976)
Le juge et l'assassin (1976)
Amici miei (1975)
Le jeu avec le feu (1975)
Le vieux fusil (1975)
Que la fête commence... (1974)
Le secret (1974)
Un nuage entre les dents (1974)
Les gaspards (1974)
Touche pas à la femme blanche (1974)
L’horloger de Saint-Paul (1974)
La grande bouffe (1973)
Le serpent (1973)
La Mandarine (1972)
Poil de carotte (1972)
L’attentat (1972)
Le trèfle à cinq feuilles (1972)
La vieille fille (1972)
Siamo tutti in libertà provvisoria (1971)
A Time for Loving (1971)
Les aveux les plus doux (1971)
Murphy's War (1971)
Les caprices de Marie (1970)
Bruegel (1969) (voice)
Topaz (1969)
Justine (1969)
The Assassination Bureau (1969)
Clérambard (1969)
Mr. Freedom (1969)
Adolphe, ou l'âge tendre (1968)
Alexandre le bienheureux (1967)
L’une et l'autre (1967)
Woman Times Seven (1967)
The Night of the Generals (1967)
Qui êtes-vous, Polly Maggoo? (1966)
Les Sultans (1966)
Tendre voyou (1966)
Le voyage du père (1966)
La vie de château (1966)
Lady L (1965)
Les amoureux du France (1964) (voice)
Les copains (1964)
Mort, où est ta victoire? (1964)
Monsieur (1964)
Ballade pour un voyou (1963)
Clémentine chérie (1963)
Cyrano et d'Artagnan (1963)
Frenesia dell'estate (1963)
La porteuse de pain (1963)
Thérèse Desqueyroux (1962)
Le massaggiatrici (1962)
Le crime ne paie pas (1962)
Comme un poisson dans l'eau (1962)
Tout l'or du monde (1961)
Le rendez-vous (1961)
Amours célèbres (1961)
Le Capitaine Fracasse (1960)
Ravissante (1960)
Zazie dans le métro (1960)
La pointe courte (1956)

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Poisoned former KGB spy dies in London

Police investigating Alexander Litvinenko's death have found above normal levels of radiation at three London locations.

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Great actor he was.

Cinema Paradiso is wonderful.

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Renowned jazz singer Anita O'Day dies

LOS ANGELES // Anita O'Day, whose sassy renditions of "Honeysuckle Rose," "Sweet Georgia Brown" and other song standards that made her one of the most respected jazz vocalists of the 1940s and '50s, has died. She was 87

O'Day died in her sleep early Thursday morning at a convalescent hospital in Los Angeles where she was recovering from a bout with pneumonia, said her manager Robbie Cavolin

Once known as the "Jezebel of Jazz" for her reckless, drug-induced lifestyle, O'Day lived to sing and she did so from her teen years until this year when she released "Indestructible.

O'Day was born in Chicago, Ill. She left home at age 12 and often bragged about being "self-made" and never having a singing lesson.

In her prime, O'Day was described as a scat singer and a natural improviser whose unique interpretations energized the most familiar songs. She inspired many singers, including June Christy and Chris Connor.

She suffered from a 16-year heroin addiction and an even longer alcohol problem. Wild, drug-related behavior and occasional stints in jail on drug charges earned her the nickname "Jezebel of Jazz," a term she hated

In late 1996, O'Day fell down the stairs of her Hemet, Calif., home after a drinking binge. She was admitted to a hospital with a broken arm but ended up with severe food poisoning and pneumonia.

She survived the ordeal but her recovery -- both physical and emotional -- was painful. She left the hospital in a wheelchair and didn't walk for nearly a year. Her right hand was paralyzed but worst of all, she said, she had lost her singing voice.

Although she blamed the complications on poor hospital care, the near-death experience convinced O'Day to give up alcohol.

It took nearly a year to get her voice back and start singing again. But once she did, she was right back on stage.

She received a lifetime achievement award from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1997.

For the last years of her life, O'Day performed at various Los Angeles night spots.

O'Day had no children and no immediate family, Cavolina said.


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My_Name_Is_Fritz wrote:
Great actor he was.

Cinema Paradiso is wonderful.


Great actor and a great movie. I totally agree.

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DJ 'Fluff' Freeman dies aged 79

not arf :wink:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6187762.stm

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DJ 'Fluff' Freeman dies aged 79

not arf :wink:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6187762.stm

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I wonder if they play 'You ani't seen nothing yet' by Bachman-Turner overdrive at his funeral. :wink:
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Allen Carr dies from lung cancer

An anti-smoking guru who has helped millions of smokers kick the habit has died from lung cancer.

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X-Men's Dave Cockrum dies at 63

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Comic book illustrator Dave Cockrum, who in the 1970s overhauled the X-Men and helped popularize the relatively obscure Marvel Comics title into a publishing sensation and eventually a major film franchise, died Sunday. He was 63.

In his Superman pajamas and with his Batman blanket, Cockrum died in his favorite chair at his home in Belton, S.C., early Sunday morning. He had suffered a long battle with diabetes and related complications, his wife, Paty, said

At Marvel Comics, Cockrum and writer Len Wein were handed the X-Men. The comic had been created in 1963 as a group of young outcasts enrolled in an academy for mutants, but the premise failed to capture fans.

Cockrum and Wein took the existing comic, added their own heroes and published "Giant-Size X-Men No. 1" in 1975. Many signature characters Cockrum designed and co-created — such as Storm, Mystique, Nightcrawler and Colossus — went on to become part of the "X-Men" films starring Hugh Jackman and Halle Berry.

Cockrum received no movie royalties, said family friend Clifford Meth, who organized efforts to help Cockrum and his family during his protracted medical care.

"Dave saw the movie and he cried — not because he was bitter," Meth said. "He cried because his characters were on screen and they were living."

Meth said Cockrum, who will be cremated in a Green Lantern shirt, will be remembered as "a comic incarnate."

"He had a genuine love for comics and for science fiction and for fantasy, and he lived in it," Meth said. "He loved his work."


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Robert "H-Bomb" Ferguson, a bluesman and pianist who urged listeners to "rock baby rock" at the dawn of the rock 'n' roll era, has died. He was 77.

Ferguson, who got his Cold War-era nickname from his booming voice, died Sunday at Hospice of Cincinnati of complications from emphysema and cardiopulmonary disease, said a family friend, the Rev. Julia Keene.

"If it wasn't for folks like him, blues wouldn't be what it is today. He was doing it first," said Lance Boyd, guitarist for Ferguson's group, the Medicine Men.

Ferguson sang and played piano in a flamboyant style, wearing colorful wigs; he was said to own dozens.

"I want the audience to go crazy and enjoy themselves," he told The Washington Post in 1988. "Heck, if they don't, I will anyway."

Ferguson had quit music in the 1970s but resumed performing in the mid-1980s.

"He wanted to be remembered as a performer who gave it his all every time," said his wife, Christine Ferguson. "His voice was just so magnetic — a very deep voice with a mix of gravel in it."

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Allen Carr dies from lung cancer

An anti-smoking guru who has helped millions of smokers kick the habit has died from lung cancer.

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I owe him a big debt of gratitute, since not only did he help me quit smoking, it was a breeze to do so.

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13 years ago today the great man passed away

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13 years ago today the great man passed away

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Eddie Cochran. My pet fish.
August 2006 - December 2006. Bummer. I burried him in my garden.
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sorry to hear that. I remember when yer cat died.
hey! I hear parrots can live a long time! and they talk back! Yer little girl would be old enough too, not to be bugged or overly curious to let it out :) :)

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