Culture Icons... R.I.P

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  1. R1D2 many leagues under the sea. Valued Senior Member

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    This thread is for posting famous cultural icons, who have passed away. May they R.I.P. .An for us to share our opinions.
     
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    Richard Pryor, the caustic yet perceptive actor-comedian who lived dangerously close to the edge both on stage and off, has died, his ex-wife said Saturday. He was 65.
    http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/10412702/ns/today-entertainment/t/comedian-richard-pryor-dies/

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    One of the true legends of the comedy world, Phyllis Diller, has died in Los Angeles. "She died peacefully in her sleep with a smile on her face," her longtime ...
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    They will be missed..
     
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    http://www.chicagotribune.com/enter...lark-duncan-obituary-20120903,0,7801141.story


    Michael Clarke Duncan, the strong, tall actor from Chicago with the shaved head and deep voice who received an Academy Award nomination for his moving portrayal of a gentle death row inmate in the 1999 prison drama “The Green Mile,” died Monday. He was 54.

    Duncan died at a Los Angeles hospital, according to a statement from his publicist, Joy Fehily. He suffered a heart attack in July and did not recover.
     
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    Whaat? That sucks! He was just on Craig Ferguson's show a few months ago.
     
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    Hal David, 91, Sept. 1. He (the lyricist) and his partner Burt Bacharach (the composer) wrote dozens of the hit songs of the 1960s and 70s... without ever even getting into serious rock'n'roll.

    Dionne Warwick became famous by singing their songs, and the Carpenters burst onto the scene with their now-iconic wedding song "Close to You."

    This is just a tiny portion of their list. Even you younger people probably have some of these drilled into your heads.

    Alfie (What's It All About)
    Always Something There to Remind Me
    Anyone Who Had a Heart
    Close to You
    Do You Know the Way to San Jose
    Don't Make Me Over
    I Say a Little Prayer
    I'll Never Fall in Love Again
    The Look of Love
    Magic Moments
    One Less Bell to Answer
    Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head
    Story of My Life
    This Guy's in Love with You
    Walk On By
    What the World Needs Now Is Love
    What's New Pussycat?

    If you ask me, what the world needs now is still love, sweet love. No, not just for some, but for everyone.
     
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    I live very close to Saratoga, actually. And as for Art Modell, I can imagine that there are some Browns fans who aren't all that broken up over his death.
     
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    I will always know him as John Coffy "He killed them with their love..that's how is all over the world" Both the book and movie brought tears to my eyes.:bawl:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mQvO7fZrH8
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSo5dDoXYAM&feature=related
     
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    Yes, I was surprised to see that they had performed up into the 21st century. The other two sisters (one of whom is older) are still alive. Their schtick was absolutely identical dresses and hairdos.

    I remember "Sugartime" in the late 1950s, a happy song in their sweet three-part harmony. That was in the days before rock'n'roll squeezed all other styles of music from the airwaves.

    Was "Music Box Dancer" the last hit song that didn't have a rock beat? That was more than 30 years ago! I love rock'n'roll as much as anybody, but I would appreciate a little more variety in my music. I often listen to the Latin American stations for exactly that reason.
     
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    Norman Alden (September 13, 1924 – July 27, 2012) was an American character actor who has performed in television programs and motion pictures since first appearing on The 20th Century Fox Hour in 1957.

    http://www.hollywoodmemoir.com/?page=1
     
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    player, coach Donnie Butcher dies at 76
    Detroit — Donnie Butcher, who played five seasons in the NBA and later coached the Pistons, has died. He was 76.

    The Pistons confirmed Butcher's death through a family member.

    Butcher averaged 6.1 points in 279 games with the Pistons and New York Knicks from 1961-62 through 1965-66. He became Detroit's coach late in the 1966-67 season, replacing player-coach Dave DeBusschere.

    Butcher went 52-60 at the helm. His only full season as coach was 1967-68, and he lead Detroit to the postseason — the team's only playoff

    http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121009/SPORTS0102/210090466
     
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    R.I.P. Tony Hillerman

    He was a military war hero. Who I thank for his service. And he was a very excellent author.
    I was saddened I did not know about his passing sooner. I have just found out. And I feel he needs mentioned on here.

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Hillerman

     
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    Pioneering female comedian Phyllis Diller died at 95 years old


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    A legendary coach. And a icon of culture has passed a way.
     
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    Im not going to sit back and accept your abomination of a culture, mankind.

    Universarian's, is what we ought to be!
     

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