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#61 Undercooked Sausage

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 01:54 AM

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 10:08 AM

Eastwood's mother died, so he'll skip event today Clint Eastwood will not participate in today's Celebrity Challenge at Pebble Beach. His mother, Margaret `Ruth'' Wood, died Saturday in Carmel. She was 97. Eastwood's schedule for the rest of the tournament week has not been determined, and no official statement was released. The actor and director is also chairman of the Monterey Peninsula Foundation and a part-owner of Pebble Beach Co. He purchased the course in 1999 with a group that included Arnold Palmer and former baseball commissioner Peter Ueberroth. No public services for Wood have been announced.

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 12:36 PM

The Curious George guy died

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 12:43 PM

The Curious George guy died





Alan J. Shalleck, Collaborator on 'Curious George' books, films found dead; ''possible homicide"



Collaborator on 'Curious George' books, films found dead, covered with
garbage bags, in Boynton driveway
BY STEPHANIE SLATER, Palm Beach Post

BOYNTON BEACH - The bloodied body of a collaborator on the beloved
children's book series Curious George was found Tuesday morning covered
in black garbage bags in the driveway of his impeccably landscaped
mobile home.
Alan J. Shalleck's body lay in the driveway at 4295 King Theodore Drive
for at least 24 hours while neighbors passed by, assuming it was merely
a heap of trash.
Shalleck co-edited more than 28 Curious George books and helped write
and direct 104 film shorts. The mischievous monkey, created in 1939 by
Hans and Margret Rey, makes his big screen debut Friday in movie
theaters nationwide.
Investigators, who received an anonymous 911 call around 8:40 a.m.,
said they are treating the case as a ''possible homicide.'' They would
not disclose details about how Shalleck, 76, died.
A Syracuse University drama major, Shalleck got his start in 1950 in
the CBS mailroom, working his way up to associate producer for Winky
Dink and You, a morning show during which kids drew on a plastic film
placed on the TV screen. He later produced children's films and formed
his own company.
Shalleck approached Margret Rey about bringing Curious George to film
in 1977.
''I got $500 per Curious George story, no royalties, no residuals,''
Shalleck told The Palm Beach Post in 1997.
But the experience of working with Margret Rey was the high point of
his life, he added.
In 1988, Shalleck produced a children's film, Pepito's Dream, in
conjunction with the United Nations. The story was about a little boy
who wanted to make a speech at the UN.
He also created Gramps, the persona he used when reading to children.
He created another company, Reading By GRAMPS, and made public
appearances at book stores and local events.

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 02:21 PM

British jazz saxophonist Elton Dean died on the evening of February 7th, 2006, in a London hospital. For the last year in particular he had been suffering from heart and liver related heart problems. He was 60. Dean first gained acclaim as a member of the Keith Tippett Group, led by the English pianist and featuring the horn section of Dean, Marc Charig and Nick Evans, in 1969. Later that year, Dean, Charig and Evans were hired by Soft Machine to augment their core trio. After touring as a septet, the band was trimmed down to a quintet, then a quartet. This resulted in what many consider the “classic” Soft Machine line-up of Robert Wyatt, Mike Ratledge, Hugh Hopper and Elton Dean, which recorded Third (1970) and Fourth (1971) for CBS. Dean left Soft Machine after 1972's Fifth to devote his time to his own group, Just Us, and various jazz-oriented line-ups, many of them featuring Tippett. Over the years however, he remained associated with the Soft Machine family (also known as the “Canterbury scene”), often in the company of bassist Hugh Hopper, while leading his own acoustic jazz quartets and quintets. In the past few years Dean had again been involved in a variety of Soft Machine-derived line-ups : SoftWorks with Hugh Hopper, Allan Holdsworth and John Marshall; Soft Machine Legacy with Etheridge replacing Holdsworth; Soft Bounds, with Hopper and French jazzers Sophia Domancich and Simon Goubert; and the French-based PolySoft tribute project, again featuring Hopper. Soft Machine Legacy recorded its debut album in September, and the band were looking forward to supporting it with a series of live performances; a live DVD, recorded in Paris last December, is also set for release later this year.

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 03:57 PM

I wonder how many die on their birthday? I think Ingrid Bergman did also.



I bet about 1 out of 365. Just a guess though. :P

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 04:38 PM

Died on their birthday: John Banner - actor - Jan. 28 (1910-1973) - 63 María Félix - actress - April 8 (1914-2002) - 88 William Congdon - artist - April 15 (1912-1998) - 86 Ingrid Bergman - actress - Aug. 29 (1915-1982) - 67 Otto Kruger - actor - Sept. 6 (1885-1974) - 89

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 04:57 PM

Died on their birthday:
John Banner - actor - Jan. 28 (1910-1973) - 63

María Félix - actress - April 8 (1914-2002) - 88

William Congdon - artist - April 15 (1912-1998) - 86

Ingrid Bergman - actress - Aug. 29 (1915-1982) - 67

Otto Kruger - actor - Sept. 6 (1885-1974) - 89


http://en.wikipedia....their_birthdays
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Posted 08 February 2006 - 05:44 PM

Any birthday suicides? You always hear about Christmas being a 'popular' time for suicides, what about birthdays?

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 10:00 PM

Music composer Akira Ifukube, who is most famous for his work on the movie "Godzilla," died of multiple organ failure Wednesday night at a hospital in Tokyo, his family said. He was 91. Ifukube was born in Kushiro, Hokkaido. A graduate of Hokkaido University, Ifukube self-taught composing and created music for major movies since the 1950s, including "Gembaku no ko" (Children of Hiroshima) in 1952 and "Godzilla" in 1954. His theme of "Godzilla," which expressed the horrors of the monstrous creature, has widely influenced foreign movies. Ifukube's portfolio of work also include the 1956 "Biruma no Tategoto" (The Harp of Burma) and the "Daimajin" series from 1966. The composer of "Nihon Kyoshikyoku" (Japanese Rhapsody), which is considered a masterpiece, Ifukube served as the president of the Tokyo College of Music between 1976 and 1987. Ifukube was awarded a Person of Cultural Merit, one of Japan's highest honors, in 2003.

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Posted 09 February 2006 - 10:47 AM

TORONTO (CP) - The man once known as Canada's Big Band King for the swing orchestras he led in the 1930s and '40s has died. Mart Kenney died Wednesday night at a retirement home in Mission, B.C., said his daughter Lisa Kenney. He was 95. Kenney had been afflicted with Alzheimer's and vascular dementia. In addition he suffered a bad fall nearly two years ago, after which he was persuaded to move into the retirement home in Mission. Debuting in Vancouver's Alexandra Ballroom in 1931, Mart and the Western Gentlemen quickly became known as a result of their cross-country barnstorming, playing at such prestigious hotels as Chateau Lake Louise, Hotel Saskatchewan, Banff Springs, the Brant Inn in Burlington, Ont., and Toronto's Royal York. They were the first Canadian band to broadcast on Canadian, U.S. and international radio networks, and their broadcasts were soon identified with the phrase "sweet and low." In 1938, Kenney's was the first home-grown band to record for RCA Victor. During the Second World War the band entertained the troops and war workers in a series of Victory performances. The band's leading vocalist was Norma Locke who eventually married Kenney. She died in 1990. In 1946, Kenney - who played alto sax and clarinet - composed the song We're Proud of Canada, and only a few years ago updated the lyrics to include issues of unity. Also in '46 he opened The Ranch, his open-air nightclub near Woodbridge, Ont., which became a favourite Saturday night dance haunt for Toronto couples. He tried to retire in 1968 but fans persuaded him to return to the bandstand, where he specialized in conventions and club dates in the Vancouver area. The Mart Kenney Big Band was featured at Expo '86 for the Air Canada 50th anniversary celebrations, and played such venues as the Canadian National Exhibition and the Pacific National Exhibition. He's been honoured with the Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal and the Order of Canada; was a member of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters hall of fame; wrote the book Mart Kenney and His Western Gentlemen in 1981; and produced a CD in 2000 that included two new Kenney compositions. Among the well-known musicians associated with Kenney over the years were Bobby Gimby, Wally Koster and Rob McConnell. Kenney's theme song was The West, a Nest and You, Dear, which was first published in 1922.

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Posted 09 February 2006 - 01:10 PM

Obituary: Ron Greenwood

Ron Greenwood, who has died at the age of 84, established his reputation as manager of West Ham before he was suddenly elevated to England manager - where he helped to restore the country's pride.

Born in Burnley, Lancashire, he spent nearly the whole of his career in London, where his family moved when he was 10.

After leaving school, he became an apprentice signwriter, but rapidly experienced some marked changes in his life.

No sooner had he signed for Chelsea in 1940 than he was exchanging the club strip for an RAF uniform.

Most of Greenwood's playing career after the Second World War was spent with Chelsea, Brentford and Fulham.

After retiring as a player, Greenwood was in charge of the England youth team, before he combined the roles of Arsenal first-team coach and England Under-23s manager.

In April 1961, he was appointed manager of West Ham. He spent 16 years there, taking the Hammers to FA Cup glory in 1964, beating Preston North End.

They added another honour a year later by beating TSV Munich in the final of the European Cup Winners' Cup.

Generally, West Ham's performance in the League was not as impressive during Greenwood's reign, with sixth in 1972-73 the highest placing.

But he was an intelligent, thoughtful coach, who preached simplicity but also instilled skill and enterprise among his players.

He nurtured the talents of West Ham's famous World Cup-winning trio of Moore, Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters.

Greenwood was credited with converting Hurst from a journeyman left-half into one of the world's most feared strikers.

He also helped to develop the ability of Trevor Brooking.

Quiet and methodical, Greenwood could also be tough, as he demonstrated in an incident involving Bobby Moore, five years after the legendary defender led England to World Cup glory.

It was only the intervention of the West Ham board that stopped Greenwood from transfer-listing Moore and stripping him of the captaincy after late-night drinking before an infamous Cup defeat at Blackpool.

International problems

Greenwood's outstanding coaching ability was recognised at the highest level in 1977, when he was appointed as England manager.

There was no England side in the 1978 World Cup finals, and next time round, they had to beat Hungary in Budapest to reach the final stages in Spain. They managed it 3-1.

But as several others were to discover, managing England was not easy. Too often England lost when they should not have done, and Greenwood got the blame.

Neither with West Ham nor with England did Ron Greenwood enjoy a particularly warm relationship with his players, and was regarded by some as distant and aloof.

But he believed the manager should not be one of the boys and should be firmly in charge.

If Ron Greenwood often did not enjoy the affection of players, he invariably commanded their respect.

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Posted 09 February 2006 - 06:04 PM

Frank Grey, who was held in Stalag 17 by the Germans in World War II and known as the "Grey ghost" for his ability to avoid detection and escape, has died, his family said. Grey was 90. Grey, who died Sunday of heart failure, served 20 years in the Air Force and was a veteran of both World War II and the Korean War. "He was quite an amazing man," said his grandson, Tim Grey of Naples. Grey was a tail gunner on a B-17 of the 92nd Bomb Group of the 8th Air Force in England when his plane was shot down during World War II. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross, a Purple Heart and the POW Medal. He later served on a B-29 crew, surviving 57 bombing missions over North Korea. His exploits at Stalag 17 were detailed in a 2004 book, "The Flame Keepers," by Ned Handy. According to Handy's book, Grey immediately hid among 4,000 POWs when he arrived at infamous Stalag 17. After a three-day search by German guards and the Gestapo, they were unable to find Grey and became convinced that he escaped. Edward McKenzie, another former Stalag 17 prisoner who lives in Littleton, N.H., told The Associated Press on Thursday that Grey was supposed to be at Stalag 17 overnight and then go to Vienna to stand trial on civil charges. Grey resurfaced and make his way into an adjoining Russian POW compound, from which he would escape and make his way back to England, according to the book. He became known as the "Grey ghost." Grey, a longtime resident of Jacksonville Beach, was born in Welch, W.Va., on Oct. 1, 1915. He is survived by his wife and three children. Funeral services were scheduled Friday in the First Christian Church of the Beaches with burial to follow at Riverside Memorial Park.

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Posted 10 February 2006 - 09:46 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP)- Franklin Cover, who became a familiar face as George
and Louise Jefferson's white neighbor in the long-running TV sitcom
"The Jeffersons," has died, his publicist said Thursday. He was 77.

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Cover died of pneumonia Sunday at the Lillian Booth Actor's Fund of
America home in Englewood, N.J., said publicist Dale Olson. He had been
living at the home since December 2005 while recuperating from a heart
condition.

In his nearly six decades in show business, Cover made numerous
appearances on television shows, including "The Jackie Gleason Show,"
"All in the Family," "Who's the Boss?" "Will & Grace," "Living Single,"
"Mad About You" and "ER."

He began his career on the stage, appearing in Shakespeare's "Hamlet"
and "Henry IV," and later in numerous Broadway productions, including
"Any Wednesday," "Wild Honey and "Born Yesterday."

But Cover was best known for his role as Tom Willis, who was in an
interracial marriage with a black woman, in "The Jeffersons."

He and his wife lived in the same "deluxe apartment building" that
Sherman Hemsley moved his family to after making money in the
dry-cleaning business. There, Cover often played a comic foil to
Hemsley's blustering, opinionated black businessman. The show ran from
1975 to 1985.

Cover also appeared in several films, including "The Great Gatsby,"
"The Stepford Wives" and "Wall Street."

He is survived by his widow, Mary, a son and a daughter.

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Posted 10 February 2006 - 10:55 AM

For some reason I thought he was dead. Not many left from that show.

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Posted 10 February 2006 - 04:52 PM

Popular television actress and model Kuljeet Randhawa has hanged herself in her Mumbai apartment, saying she couldn't cope with life's pressures any more. Randhawa, 30, took the extreme step at her home in Juhu, a western suburb of Mumbai, police said. A maid found her body on Wednesday night and alerted police. In a suicide note, Kuljeet said she was ending her life, as she was unable to cope with life's pressures, police said. Known for her role in serials like Kohinoor and Special Squad, Randhawa was a well-known face in the advertisement world and had acted in several commercials for companies like Pepsi and Whirlpool. In Kohinoor, she played the character of Irawati Kohli, who has a doctorate in ancient history and archaeology with a special leaning towards India. Randhawa's suicide has brought back memories of the suicide by model turned VJ Nafisa Joseph in 2004.

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Posted 10 February 2006 - 04:54 PM

Randhawa's suicide has brought back memories of the suicide by model turned VJ Nafisa Joseph in 2004.



Wow...I had totally forgotten about Nafisa Joseph. Thanks for the reminder.
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Posted 10 February 2006 - 05:33 PM

Wow...I had totally forgotten about Nafisa Joseph. Thanks for the reminder.



No problem. She hasn't been in the news for a while. But back in the day..sheesh.

Anyway back to the Dead Thread already in progress...



SAN FRANCISCO - Dr. Norman Shumway, the first surgeon to perform a heart transplant operation in the United States, died Friday of lung cancer, a spokeswoman at Stanford University said. He was 83.

Shumway completed the first successful U.S. adult heart transplant in 1968.

He may be best known for continuing with transplant research as many others quit during the 1970s, discouraged that most recipients died soon after their operations because of organ rejection or infections.

Shumway stuck with it and built a large transplant research team at Stanford that found ways to overcome transplant rejection problems.

He developed tests that enabled the use of smaller doses of dangerous rejection drugs and was one of the first transplant surgeons to begin using the safer rejection drug cyclosporine.

Ultimately, Shumway dramatically improved survival rates for transplant recipients.

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Posted 10 February 2006 - 06:07 PM

Hip-Hop producer/MC Jay Dee, also known as J Dilla, has reported passed away earlier today (February 10) in a hospital in Los Angeles, due to liver complications. The beatmaker has been sick for an unspecified amount of time. Last year at this time SOHH.com learned that Dilla was hospitalized after rumors were spreading that he was in a coma. His latest album, Donuts, was released earlier this week. Dilla, who was a founding member of Slum Village and a member of A Tribe Called Quest's production team The Ummah, is best known for producing tracks for Busta Rhymes, Common, De La Soul, D'Angelo, Erykah Badu, and The Pharcyde. Dilla has more recently worked with Ghostface Killah, Kanye West on Com's critically acclaimed album Be, as well as Champion Sound with fellow quirky producer Madlib. Besides Donuts, he released another solo LP, Welcome To Detroit, in 2001, and has another album dropping later this year on Stones Throw Records. Longtime fan Pharrell of The Neptunes, has gone on record calling Dilla one of his "favorite producers of all time." Jay Dee will be sorely missed. SOHH will be sure to provide you with more information as it becomes available.

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Posted 10 February 2006 - 06:36 PM

Get the fuck outta here! J Dilla's dead? He just released a fucking album:

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