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His body is dead. The brain and personality were destroyed nearly 4 decades ago when he made the choice to down tab after tab of acid. Self induced dimensia/psychosis :P
It's more than doubtful Syd's schizophrenia would never have developed without the acid. If anything the acid was an accelerant to the schizophrenic break he was moving towards anyway.
Anyway, we're not likely to have heard more of Syd's brilliance had he somehow not cracked up because he did all he could in the time he had to do it -- admittedly not a very long time at all.

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June Allyson dies and all you people can talk about is this "Syd Barrett" person.

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Comedian Red Buttons dies in L.A. at 87

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Red Buttons, the carrot-topped burlesque comedian who became a top star in early television then went dramatic to win the 1957 Oscar as supporting actor in Sayonara, died Thursday, a spokesman said. He was 87.
Buttons died of vascular disease at his home in the Century City area of Los Angeles, publicist Warren Cowan said. He had been ill for some time, and was with family members when he died, Cowan said.

With his eager manner and rapid-fire wit, Buttons excelled in every phase of show business, from the Borscht Belt of the 1930s to celebrity roasts in the 1990s.

His greatest achievement came with his Sayonara role as Sgt. Joe Kelly, the soldier in the occupation forces in Japan whose romance with a Japanese woman (Myoshi Umeki, who also won an Academy Award) ends in tragedy.

Josh Logan, who directed the James Michener story that starred Marlon Brando, was at first hesitant to cast a well-known comedian in such a somber role.

"The tests were so extensive that they could just put scenery around them and release the footage as a feature film," Buttons remarked.

Buttons' Academy Award led to other films, both dramas and comedies. They included Imitation General, The Big Circus, Hatari!, The Longest Day, Up From the Beach, They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, The Poseidon Adventure, Gable and Lombard and Pete's Dragon.

A performer since his teens, Buttons was noticed by burlesque theater owners and he became the youngest comic on the circuit. He had graduated to small roles on Broadway before being drafted in 1943.

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One of my favorite authors, I mean "writers" 8)

Mystery writer Mickey Spillane dies at 88
By Johanna D. Wilson, Zane Wilson and Steve Palisin

McClatchy Newspapers

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Mickey Spillane liked to say he was a writer, not an author. That was his way of describing his occupation - not as art, but as a skilled, blue-collar line of work.

A Murrells Inlet, S.C., resident since 1954, Spillane died Monday at age 88.

He was so closely associated with his main character, the hard-boiled private eye Mike Hammer, that he took on the nickname "The Hammer," along with "The Mick."


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Though Spillane nurtured his persona of the beer-swilling, womanizing tough guy like those he wrote about and like he portrayed in 19 years of Miller Lite commercials, it was an act for his international fans, whom he referred to as his customers, and locals knew it was an act. 8)

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barnard hughes, veteran character actor has died. sorry, i can't remember the particulars, but he was one of my faves. had his own series for a while, doc. also in the stage and movie versions of da. :cry:

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Hollywood Vet Jack Warden Dies

by Joal Ryan
Jul 21, 2006, 1:45 PM PT



Football and Warren Beatty were very good to Jack Warden.

The character actor, who became a familiar face in the 1970s and 1980s on the strength of the gridiron tearjerker Brian's Song and the Beatty films Shampoo and Heaven Can Wait, died Wednesday at a New York hospital, his manager said Friday.








Warden was 85--"almost 86," business manager Sidney Pazoff noted, adding that the actor died of "old age, basically."

Something of a star, though not really a celebrity, Warden leaves behind a wealth of A-list credits: among them, All the President's Men, The Verdict and ...And Justice for All. As best the Internet Movie Database can tell, the stage-trained actor appeared in 153 movies and television shows from 1951 to 2000.

"He loved working," said Pazoff, who was associated with Warden for 27 years. "He read a lot of films that he didn't take. He really just liked to work."

Three times, Warden was nominated for an Emmy, winning once for keeping sentiments in check as Chicago Bears head coach George Halas in 1971's Brian's Song, the biopic about doomed running back Brian Piccolo.

Twice, Warden was nominated for an Oscar, earning Best Supporting Actor nods for 1975's Shampoo and 1978's Heaven Can Wait, in which football again figured prominently. (Warden played coach Max Corkle to Beatty's back-from-the-dead star player.)

From Halas to Max Corkle, Warden perfected the art of gruff. Other roles in which he growled (but didn't bite) were as Watergate-era Washington Post editor Harry Rosenfeld in All the President's Men, as washed-up attorney Paul Newman's last friend in The Verdict, and as a sanity-challenged judge in ...And Justice for All.

For those raised on 1980s TV, Warden likely is best known as hothead P.I. Harry Fox, who, in prime prime-time tradition, solved mysteries with his temperamental opposite and son (John Rubinstein) in Crazy Like a Fox. The show lasted two seasons on CBS, running from 1984-86, and prompting the 1987 made-for-TV movie Still Crazy Like a Fox.

In 1979, Warden was the baseball manager stand-in for the likewise gruff Walter Matthau in the short-lived TV sitcom version of The Bad News Bears, costarring the 7-year-old Corey Feldman.

Early film credits included 1953's From Here to Eternity, 1957's 12 Angry Men and 1959's The Sound and the Fury. Latter-day film credits included the Problem Child trilogy, 1998's Bulworth and 2000's The Replacements. Bulworth was another Beatty film; The Replacements, his last big-screen appearance, was another football film.

Born John Lebzelter on Sept. 18, 1920, Warden served in the U.S. Navy and Army, pulling a stint in the latter during World War II. He began his acting career in New York in the 1940s.

When Warden finally stopped acting in Hollywood in 2000, it was by "his choice," Pazoff said.

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Didn't he also play the President in "Being There"?

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Didn't he also play the President in "Being There"?


Yep!

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Actress Elisabeth Volkmann died yesterday. She was 70 years old and is probably completely unknown to every forum user.

She played in dumb soft porns in the late 60's/early 70's, in tv comedys and made some films with Fassbinder. Besides she was a freak and the german voice of Marge Simpson. Image

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This entry is for you, Lisbeth.

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Top Of The Pops - 1964-2006

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/5228858.stm

Iconic TV music show Top of the Pops will be broadcast for the last time in its 42-year history on Sunday.
The finale will be a look-back over the show's four decades and feature archive clips of its most memorable moments.
Many of the show's former presenters will return - including Sir Jimmy Savile, Dave Lee Travis and Mike Read.
The BBC said in June that it had decided to axe the show as it could no longer compete with digital 24-hour music channels.

But Sunday night's programme will be a time to remember the good times when Top of the Pops was must-see TV for children, teenagers and many of their parents too.
Classic* performances from the Spice Girls, Wham, Madonna, Beyonce Knowles and Robbie Williams will feature in Sunday's one-hour special alongside the Rolling Stones - the very first band to appear on Top of the Pops.

It will conclude with this week's number one single. As no-one knows what that record will be, presenters recorded six different endings for this Sunday's show which was taped earlier in the week.
Almost 200 people turned up to be in the audience, to make history as part of the last crowd to take part in Top of the Pops.
Many had dressed as their favourite pop stars for the occasion.

TV viewers on Sunday will see the studio decorated with many nostalgic elements from the programme's past such as a huge glitter ball and dry ice. But the programme will not contain any of the usual* live performances from bands.

Top of the Pops was first broadcast on New Year's Day 1964, from a converted church in Manchester.
The first show, presented by Sir Jimmy, featured the Rolling Stones, Dusty Springfield, the Dave Clark Five and the Beatles.
During the programme's 1970s heyday, it would regularly attract 15 million viewers.
But in recent years the show saw a marked decline in viewing figures in the face of plummeting singles sales and the growth of 24-hour music channels.

* ..errrrrrrrrr, yeah right!

* ..once more, yeah right!! haha.

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Good riddance! It was shite after the 70's ended! The only Top Of The Pops worth watching is "Top Of The Pops 2" which shows all the old footage from the 60's onwards. 8)

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I think it went to hell when performers started to lip-synch instead of performing live. Some of the old stuff from the 60s, 70s and 80s is pretty cool to see, but anyone caught lip-synching in a music programme should be shot on sight.

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Good riddance! It was shite after the 70's ended! The only Top Of The Pops worth watching is "Top Of The Pops 2" which shows all the old footage from the 60's onwards. 8)


And even that was infinitely repeating Instant Karma...

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Mazmanian was referred to by name in Billy The Mountain and In The Dressing Room.

Big John Mazmanian, 80; Race Car Owner-Builder
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July 30, 2006


Big John Mazmanian, a legendary car owner and builder who towered over the "gasser wars" era of Southern California drag racing, has died. He was 80.

Mazmanian died July 21 of complications from leukemia at a Mission Viejo hospital, his granddaughter Jackie Sukiasian told the Associated Press on Friday.

In the 1960s and '70s, Mazmanian's name was practically a household word in Southland racing circles, thanks to promotions for "gasser" and "funny car" competitions at the region's drag strips each weekend.

In "Billy the Mountain," a song filled with in-joke references to Southern California, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention refer to a Mazmanian funny car competition at the Irwindale Speedway.

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I don't know what I would have done on Wednesday nights without it back in the 1970-1972 period. I chatted with Alice Cooper, danced with Rod Stewart, yanked out some of Marc Bolan's hair ... happy times :lol:

Sure it was probably rubbish in the last few decades but so was the chart music it was based around. It was time to go.

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TOUCHDOWN ARKANSAS... OH MY!!

Paul Eells, the long-time play-by-play announcer for the Arkansas Razorbacks and sports anchor at KATV in Little Rock, was killed shortly after 8:00 p.m. Monday night in an accident on Interstate 40 in Russellville. He was 70.

Arkansas State Police say Eells' car crossed the median and struck another vehicle head-on in the westbound lane of I-40. He was returning to Little Rock following a day of work in Fayetteville.

Eells and the woman in the other vehicle, Billie Jo Burton, 40, of Dover were pronounced dead at the scene.

An Iowa native, Eells was born in 1935. He was a graduate of the University of Iowa and began his career at KOKX Radio in Keokuk, Iowa. From Iowa, he went on to work at WSM-TV in Nashville as sports director and play-by-play announcer for the Vanderbilt Commodores.

In 1978, Eells was hired to be the "Voice of the Razorbacks" and sports director at KATV. He was named Arkansas "Sportscaster of the Year" 11 times


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Love's Arthur Lee Dies Of Leukemia

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Arthur Lee, the singer and guitarist for psychedelic rock pioneers Love, has died at the age of 61. Lee died yesterday (Aug. 3) at the Methodist University Hospital in his hometown of Memphis after battling leukemia.

His manager, Mark Linn, told Reuters, "His death comes as a shock to me because Arthur had the uncanny ability to bounce back from everything, and leukemia was no exception. He was confident that he would be back on stage by the fall."

Lee formed Love in Los Angeles in 1965 and recorded three albums with the group's original lineup, including 1968's psychedelic classic "Forever Changes," frequently voted one of the greatest albums of all time.

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Arthur Lee died thats too bad always liked Love and even his solo stuff. R.I.P. Arthur


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James A. Van Allen, Discoverer of Earth-Circling Radiation Belts, Is Dead at 91

By WALTER SULLIVAN
Published: August 10, 2006

James A. Van Allen, a physicist, made the first major scientific discovery of the early space age, the radiation belts that bear his name.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/10/science/space/10vanallen.html

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Talk/variety show host Mike Douglas.


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Talk/variety show host Mike Douglas.


Major Bummer!!!

Here's a video link to Frank Zappa on the Mike Douglas Show.

It's from November 1976. After a brief interview, FZ performs Black Napkins.

total clip time: 7:23


http://www.killuglyradio.com/hot-poop/2006/05/24/zappa-on-the-mike-douglas-show

part 2 found here:
total clip time: 6:06


http://youtube.com/watch?v=8i-ilfShB0g

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'City Slickers' Actor Bruno Kirby Dies
Wednesday August 16 12:27 AM ET


Bruno Kirby, a veteran character actor known for playing the best friend in two of Billy Crystal's biggest comedies "When Harry Met Sally" and "City Slickers," has died. He was 57.

Kirby died Monday in Los Angeles from complications related to leukemia, his wife Lynn Sellers said in a statement Tuesday. He had been recently diagnosed with the disease.

"We are incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support we have received from Bruno's fans and colleagues who have admired and respected his work over the past 30 years," his wife said. "Bruno's spirit will continue to live on not only in his rich body of film and television work but also through the lives of individuals he has touched throughout his life."

Born Bruno Giovanni Quidaciolu in 1949 in New York City, he was the son of actor Bruce Kirby. His early work included the 1971 film "Young Graduates," as well as appearances on the television show "Room 222" and the made-for-TV movie "The Summer Without Boys."

In 1974, he scored a role in "The Godfather: Part II," which won several Academy Awards, including best picture. In the film, Kirby played young "Pete Clemenza," following Richard S. Castellano's role in the first installment.

Over the next few years, Kirby made various TV appearances, including "Fame" and "Hill Street Blues," before landing the role of "2nd Lt. Steven Hauk" in Robin William's "Good Morning, Vietnam."

That was followed two years later by the romantic comedy "When Harry Met Sally," in which Kirby played Crystal's best friend. In 1991, Kirby once again appeared as Crystal's cheery friend in "City Slickers," along for a mid-life adventure driving cattle on a dude ranch.

He also appeared in 1997's "Donnie Brasco," and recently in an episode of the HBO hit series "Entourage."

Along with his wife and father, Kirby is survived by his stepmother Roz Kirby, brother John Kirby and stepbrother Brad Sullivan.

No information on funeral arrangements was immediately available.

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too bad :cry: as a child actor, he starred with jason robards in a thousand clowns. good movie. another actor--please tell me his name---who played the bully in the back to the future movies passed away this weekend....

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too bad :cry: as a child actor, he starred with jason robards in a thousand clowns. good movie. another actor--please tell me his name---who played the bully in the back to the future movies passed away this weekend....


Thomas F. Wilson? The one who played Biff?


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