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The Final Bow; Goodbye to those who entertained us
Topic Started: 12 Aug 2014, 03:23 (22,582 Views)
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Something I had done in the previous forums:

Today sees the unexpected death of Robin Williams, aged 63, of suspected suicide.


I was hitting early teens when an egg crashed landed from outer space, and this funny guy in striped shirt and suspenders hit my screen. He did show me a different way of looking at things, all was not as cut and dried in life as I thought. I have seen Robin Williams in a few other things, but for me, he will always be an alien, standing in front of a screen in a dodgy red suit reporting home his days findings and adventures on earth.

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He was and always will be a part of my childhood, I will never forget the incredible part he played as the Genie in Aladdin or the unforgettable Mrs Doubtfire. Such a legend that will be truly missed. RIP Robin Williams.
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Awful awful news but what he does leave is a fantastic legacy. Williams, you won't be forgotten and your films will be shown for decades to come. Ever so sad. A genuine comedic icon.
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Today we say goodbye to Lauren Becall. A true Hollywood Legend, one of the last of the real glamour years. She was 89.
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13 Aug 2014, 03:36
Today we say goodbye to Lauren Becall. A true Hollywood Legend, one of the last of the real glamour years. She was 89.
As a teenager I had Lauren Bacall on my bedroom wall and I will always remember her as the most beautiful and charismatic Hollywood icon.
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Professor Plum
13 Aug 2014, 03:36
Today we say goodbye to Lauren Becall. A true Hollywood Legend, one of the last of the real glamour years. She was 89.


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13 Aug 2014, 18:51
Professor Plum
13 Aug 2014, 03:36
Today we say goodbye to Lauren Becall. A true Hollywood Legend, one of the last of the real glamour years. She was 89.
As a teenager I had Lauren Bacall on my bedroom wall and I will always remember her as the most beautiful and charismatic Hollywood icon.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00nxqbq/the-late-show-face-to-face-lauren-bacall Thought you both might appreciate this link to a 1995 half hour BBC interview with the one and only Lauren Bacall.

While I acknowledge that there are still some hollywood stars still alive from hollywoods golden era eg Olivia De Havilland (98) Kirk Douglas (97) Luise Rainer(104) Doris Day (90) Angela Lansbury (88) Zsa Zsa Gabor (97) and more and so technically Lauren Bacall wasnt the last surviving star from this era .I do hold with the sentiment that her passing is a watershed end of an era moment as none of the others had the same resonance ,mystique,allure/appeal basically stature as she did in cinema history and popular culture.In plain terms she had more impact.

Laurens own icon was Bette Davis and it showed,she was part of that eras strong intelligent non passive female stars.

I dont mean that with any disrespect to those from these era who are still with us but to me Bacall was in a different category.
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18 Aug 2014, 00:56


http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00nxqbq/the-late-show-face-to-face-lauren-bacall Thought you both might appreciate this link to a 1995 half hour BBC interview with the one and only Lauren Bacall.

While I acknowledge that there are still some hollywood stars still alive from hollywoods golden era eg Olivia De Havilland (98) Kirk Douglas (97) Luise Rainer(104) Doris Day (90) Angela Lansbury (88) Zsa Zsa Gabor (97) and more and so technically Lauren Bacall wasnt the last surviving star from this era .I do hold with the sentiment that her passing is a watershed end of an era moment as none of the others had the same resonance ,mystique,allure/appeal basically stature as she did in cinema history and popular culture.In plain terms she had more impact.

Laurens own icon was Bette Davis and it showed,she was part of that eras strong intelligent non passive female stars.

I dont mean that with any disrespect to those from these era who are still with us but to me Bacall was in a different category.
Thank you. That is the most impressive interview with Bacall I have ever seen (that aura of authority in her voice, eyes and choice of words is unique, even in this day and age). Can't believe I missed it at the time.
As far as I am concerned Lauren Bacall, Bette Davis and Marlene Dietrich are in a league of their own. These pioneers really challenged the stereotypical representation of passive and often tragic femininity, both on- and off screen, and for that I am truly grateful.
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Lord Richard Attenborough passed away 24 August just five days before his 91st birthday.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2733312/BREAKING-NEWS-Actor-film-director-Richard-Attenborough-dies-aged-90.html

A very talented & gifted actor & director & I would say one of the old school type.

He was almost 91 but that does not make his passing any less sad.

This man's dedication has left a legacy behind & he will never be forgotten.

I salute you Lord Attenborough & may you rest in eternal peace.

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25 Aug 2014, 02:19
Lord Richard Attenborough passed away 24 August just five days before his 91st birthday.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2733312/BREAKING-NEWS-Actor-film-director-Richard-Attenborough-dies-aged-90.html

A very talented & gifted actor & director & I would say one of the old school type.

He was almost 91 but that does not make his passing any less sad.

This man's dedication has left a legacy behind & he will never be forgotten.

I salute you Lord Attenborough & may you rest in eternal peace.

I heard the sad news late yesterday evening and it didn't sink in until this morning. I was hoping that Richard Attenborough would be immortal. Such a devastating loss for British cinema.
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22 Aug 2014, 09:59
Queen Florence Serene
18 Aug 2014, 00:56


http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00nxqbq/the-late-show-face-to-face-lauren-bacall Thought you both might appreciate this link to a 1995 half hour BBC interview with the one and only Lauren Bacall.

While I acknowledge that there are still some hollywood stars still alive from hollywoods golden era eg Olivia De Havilland (98) Kirk Douglas (97) Luise Rainer(104) Doris Day (90) Angela Lansbury (88) Zsa Zsa Gabor (97) and more and so technically Lauren Bacall wasnt the last surviving star from this era .I do hold with the sentiment that her passing is a watershed end of an era moment as none of the others had the same resonance ,mystique,allure/appeal basically stature as she did in cinema history and popular culture.In plain terms she had more impact.

Laurens own icon was Bette Davis and it showed,she was part of that eras strong intelligent non passive female stars.

I dont mean that with any disrespect to those from these era who are still with us but to me Bacall was in a different category.
Thank you. That is the most impressive interview with Bacall I have ever seen (that aura of authority in her voice, eyes and choice of words is unique, even in this day and age). Can't believe I missed it at the time.
As far as I am concerned Lauren Bacall, Bette Davis and Marlene Dietrich are in a league of their own. These pioneers really challenged the stereotypical representation of passive and often tragic femininity, both on- and off screen, and for that I am truly grateful.
Lauren Bacall interview - 1994 (FULL): http://youtu.be/KsR62eNHUdM. Heres an equally as good long interview with Ms Bacall from 1994 were she talks about hollywood,Bill and Hillary Clinton,the direction of american politics,Ross Perot etc .Its fascinating and I thought you might like.

Very sad news about Richard Attenborough,a true cinema great who truly believed in film as a power /force of good to improve the world and boy does that show in the calibre of many of the films he directed.Gandhi was a moral and cinematic masterpiece imo.
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The Queen of Comedy has passed on.
Joan Rivers dies at 81

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4 Sep 2014, 20:35
The Queen of Comedy has passed on.
Joan Rivers dies at 81

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You beat me to it! I was just about to post that.

I think there is only one word to describe her, outrageous.

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4 Sep 2014, 20:35
The Queen of Comedy has passed on.
Joan Rivers dies at 81

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-blog/wp/2014/09/04/why-the-gays-loved-joan-rivers-hint-she-loved-us-back/

RIP Joan Rivers.So sad I aint going to get the chance to see you live again.

Heres a lovely little link written after Joan died about her close bond and support for the gay community.
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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/clare-cathcart-dead-call-the-midwife-and-doctors-actress-dies-aged-48-9714528.html

Former Doctors and Call the Midwife actress Clare Cathcart has sadly died aged 48.
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Donald Sinden also passed away yesterday, at age 90

Donald had a long career, keeping us entertained. Everything from Father Dear Father, Judge Dredd, and of course, Never The Twain, to name a very few programmes he was involved in.

There was also a long career in theatre.
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Very sad to hear the last of The Golden Girls has joined the cheesecake late night session somewhere peaceful.

Betty White has left us, aged 92.

http://empirenews.net/actress-betty-white-92-dyes-peacefully-in-her-los-angeles-home/


I loved this show, even though I wasn't that old when it aired. But I always thought that growing old wasn't that bad, if you had good friends around you, you didn't have to get to a certain age, and that be it. Life did go on, and so did the fun times.
I hope I have such a great outlook when I get that old.
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Oh dear, the sad news just keeps coming...

Lynda Bellingham

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-29685903
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21 Oct 2014, 00:24
Oh dear, the sad news just keeps coming...

Lynda Bellingham

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-29685903
I have been following her story in the Daily Mail & was saddened to learn she had cancer.
Her plan was to end the chemo so she could have one final Christmas at home.
When I looked at the Mail today, I felt really choked to the degree that I felt I had lost someone personally.
The poor woman was in intense pain, if there is any good to come out of this, it will be she is no longer suffering but little comfort to her family, they have been robbed of a wife & mother.

I applaud her for her recent television appearances where she has openly talked about bowel cancer in the hope she may help others with this disease.
I have read that many years ago a lot of elderly people contracted this illness but had not visited their GP as they were too embarrassed to discuss it.
Bowels are not a nice thing to talk about but we all have them, I feel there should be no more shame discussing bowel cancer as breast cancer.

A really lovely bubbly lady who I know will be missed by so many.

May you rest in eternal peace Linda.
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Oh dear, I am almost too scared to go to the news section on the net anymore!

A true fashion icon has also departed

http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/fashion/62577201/Fashion-icon-Oscar-de-la-Renta-dies-at-age-82
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Yet another passing.
People of a certain age may remember this singer.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2804703/Singer-actor-Alvin-Stardust-died-aged-72-weeks-releasing-album-30-years.html
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