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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7485 on: 24 February, 2020, 04:54:58 PM »
Stewart Lee hasn't died, but he did do a bit that drives political correctness into health and safety.

I went to see him in Leicester a couple of weeks ago. Christ, he was magnificent. He also resurrected that old health and safety / political correctness routine for the new show.
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« Reply #7486 on: 24 February, 2020, 04:58:09 PM »
Pioneering African-American Nasa mathematician Katherine Johnson has died at the age of 101.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-51619848

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7487 on: 25 February, 2020, 03:11:42 PM »
Diana Serra Cary (Baby Peggy) has died aged 101. There are now no surviving performers from the silent era... I'm not sure why that depresses me so, given the distance from those events, but somehow it does. Hopefully whoever has The Law Forbids or Our Pet will make the films available now.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7488 on: 26 February, 2020, 01:37:14 AM »
Jens Nygaard Knudsen, 78.  Inventor of the Lego minifigure.  I can barely imagine Lego without minifigures!

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7489 on: 26 February, 2020, 06:17:23 PM »
.Clive Cussler ...

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7490 on: 28 February, 2020, 11:39:16 AM »

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7491 on: 28 February, 2020, 03:28:17 PM »
Folly Farm: Zoo's founder Glyndŵr Williams dies

This is sad.  For anyone in Wales with kids you'll have been to Folly Farm at least once.

I once got drunk with Glyndŵr and his wife about a decade ago, when I randomly sat next to them at a bar in Cardiff one balmy summer afternoon. It was a fun day, and they were a lovely couple.

I asked them which of their animals were their favourite, and they said they tried not to have 'favourites', because they were farmers after all - the animals were all 'livestock' to them.

However, I knew they were dodging the question, so I pushed a bit.  It was the zebras.  Glyndŵr absolutely loved the zebras.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-51661104


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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7492 on: 28 February, 2020, 06:46:07 PM »
Freeman Dyson, 96, scientist, mathematician and scholar.

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« Reply #7493 on: 28 February, 2020, 11:37:59 PM »
Freeman Dyson, 96, scientist, mathematician and scholar.

just read his wiki page and did not understand 98% of the amazing things that he thunk up, but thank the creator that we have brains like those occasionally.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7494 on: 02 March, 2020, 02:46:52 PM »
His series of autobiographies are a joy to read.  Think I've read them at least three times each.

I'm full of it, me. There were three more Clive James autobographies i didn't know about till now. I'm one-and-a-half of them down already.

 Not quite as hilarious to read as the first two - a self-assured upwardly-mobile intellectual doesn't have quite the same entertainment value as a precociously inventive kid or a youthful fish-out-of-water trying to discover himself abroad - but still unmissable, if only to learn of how much of an insufferable diva Peter Sellers was, and how Germaine Greer used to dress as a nun and do a striptease onstage.
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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7495 on: 09 March, 2020, 12:31:38 PM »
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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7496 on: 09 March, 2020, 12:43:49 PM »

Chief Judge Fargo.

Looking at his body of work is a real eye-opener!  He played chess with Death!!!

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« Reply #7497 on: 09 March, 2020, 12:52:05 PM »
His Ming was merciless
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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7498 on: 09 March, 2020, 12:55:50 PM »
That Guardian item has a mistake:
"Sydow’s most iconic role was in Bergman’s The Seventh Seal (1957), in which he plays chess with Death. "
Should be:
"Sydow’s most iconic role was in  Dino De Laurentiis' Flash Gordon (1980), in which he plays Ming the Merciless. "

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« Reply #7499 on: 09 March, 2020, 01:18:46 PM »
'M-E-R-R-I-N!' A fantastic talent who's portrayals seemed almost natural as if the actor was that person. A sad loss to the world of Cinema, indeed. Goodbye to Judge Fargo, he took the long walk after such devoted service to the art of celluloid.
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