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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #120 on: April 14, 2020, 04:33:22 AM »
Tim Brooke-Taylor, British comedian who starred in The Goodies with Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie, age 79 from complications of COVID-19.
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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #121 on: April 14, 2020, 02:03:23 PM »
Hank Steinbrenner, co-owner of the New York Yankees, passed away today in Clearwater, FL from a long-standing illness at age 63: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/14/sports/baseball/Hank-Steinbrenner-dead.html  New England Sports Network(which is the home station of the Yankees' main rival, Boston Red Sox) says the illness is not related to coronavirus.
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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #122 on: April 16, 2020, 11:10:46 AM »
WWE Hall of Famer, and (IMHO) greatest ring announcer ever, Howard Finkel, has passed away at the age of 69.

https://www.wwe.com/article/howard-finkel-passes-away

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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #123 on: April 16, 2020, 01:41:35 PM »
Brian Dennehy, the winner of two Tonys in a career that also spanned films including “Tommy Boy,” “First Blood” and “Cocoon,” and television, died on April 15 in New Haven, Connecticut from natural causes and was 81.

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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #124 on: April 16, 2020, 04:42:04 PM »
Allen Daviau, the five-time Oscar-nominated cinematographer, has passed away at age 77 of complications of COVID-19. Among the films he is known for shooting are "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial," "The Color Purple" and "Empire of the Sun."

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/allen-daviau-dead-spielberg-cinematographer-five-time-oscar-nominee-was-77-1290572

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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #125 on: April 17, 2020, 03:55:39 AM »
WWE Hall of Famer, and (IMHO) greatest ring announcer ever, Howard Finkel, has passed away at the age of 69.

https://www.wwe.com/article/howard-finkel-passes-away

RIP Howard Finkel.  :cry:

Brian Dennehy, the winner of two Tonys in a career that also spanned films including “Tommy Boy,” “First Blood” and “Cocoon,” and television, died on April 15 in New Haven, Connecticut from natural causes and was 81.

RIP Brian Dennehy.  :cry:

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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #126 on: April 19, 2020, 10:53:46 AM »
Gene Deitch, animator who created Tom Terrific for the Captain Kangaroo show as well as winning an Oscar for the short Munro, age 95. No cause given.
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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #127 on: April 19, 2020, 07:01:12 PM »
Gene Deitch, animator who created Tom Terrific for the Captain Kangaroo show as well as winning an Oscar for the short Munro, age 95. No cause given.
Also produced the "fourth generation" Tom & Jerry episodes (13 in all)—including "Dicky Moe", "Tall in the Trap" and "Sorry Safari".

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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #128 on: April 19, 2020, 09:25:58 PM »
Deitch was also attached for a time to direct the animated Charlotte's Web--and appears to have been E.B. White's preferred choice for the job--but was eventually dropped in favor of Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera after the producers rejected his preliminary artwork for the picture, a decision Deitch appears to have remained upset about to the end. 

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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #129 on: April 19, 2020, 09:39:46 PM »
Deitch also made a batch of Popeye and Krazy Kat cartoons for Al Brodax at King Features in 1963.
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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #130 on: April 20, 2020, 05:45:46 PM »
Actor Tom Lester, who played the guileless, brighter-than-he-seemed farmhand Eb Dawson on CBS’ 1960s sitcom Green Acres, died April 20 in Nashville from complications from Parkinson’s disease at age 81.

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« Reply #131 on: April 21, 2020, 03:30:22 AM »
Actor Tom Lester, who played the guileless, brighter-than-he-seemed farmhand Eb Dawson on CBS’ 1960s sitcom Green Acres, died April 20 in Nashville from complications from Parkinson’s disease at age 81.

RIP Tom Lester.  :cry:

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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #132 on: April 24, 2020, 09:22:36 PM »
Also produced the "fourth generation" Tom & Jerry episodes (13 in all)—including "Dicky Moe", "Tall in the Trap" and "Sorry Safari".

To be polite, where did you come up with "fourth generation" T&J?

I was always told that the Deitch-era shorts were second-gen T&J, after the Hanna-Barbera shorts and before the Chuck Jones shorts.

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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #133 on: April 24, 2020, 10:20:42 PM »
To be polite, where did you come up with "fourth generation" T&J?

I was always told that the Deitch-era shorts were second-gen T&J, after the Hanna-Barbera shorts and before the Chuck Jones shorts.

"First"—the earliest. Tom was gray, much furrier, and displayed much more cat-like mannerisms (i.e., walking on all fours)

"Second"—the ones we're most familiar with. By this time, the MGM logo and opening title card changed mostly from red to blue. (Some re-issues of either series used the opposite logo and title.)

"Third"—started circa 1955, following the retirement of Fred Quimby. Now filmed in CinemaScope; used three-panel opening title graphic; Mammy Two-Shoes was permanently retired; Tom's owners were now a young white couple, whose faces were fully depicted

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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #134 on: April 24, 2020, 10:46:18 PM »
Harold Reid, one of the founding members of The Statler Brothers, on of the most decorated acts in country music, has passed away at the age of 80 after battling kidney disease. He was always the comic relief on the Statler Brothers Show, and was my favorite growing up as a kid watching them. I had the honor of seeing them in person during their farewell tour.

https://www.newsleader.com/story/news/local/2020/04/24/harold-reid-founding-member-statler-brothers-dies-80/3013597001/?fbclid=IwAR11c-4M3izMINYR1ycSw7C2WvKpzT9297CiqsdpmqC7VH-RZC-28PSXNI0

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