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Re: 2020 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #135 on: April 24, 2020, 10:49:38 PM »
"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

Thank you for clarifying, RJSchhex. I, personally, refer to the entire Hanna-Barbera era as one generation and failed to take into consideration that one can further break down the Hanna-Barbera shorts into three generations.

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« Reply #136 on: April 25, 2020, 03:32:52 AM »
Jerry Bishop, radio DJ, voice over, but most importantly announcing the syndicated Judge Judy, passes on at age 84 on April 21 of heart disease.

https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/jerry-bishop-judge-judy-announcer-dead-84-los-angeles-radio-1234589597/
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« Reply #137 on: April 25, 2020, 10:30:28 AM »
It can be truly said Bishop helped make the Disney Channel special in its 80s and 90s prime, as his intershow promos were smooth and entertaining and got you ready for what was going to air. 

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« Reply #138 on: April 29, 2020, 11:21:41 AM »
Irrfan Khan, star of the movie Slumdog Millionaire, age 53 from a colon infection after being treated for cancer.
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« Reply #139 on: May 01, 2020, 05:43:27 PM »
Matty Simmons , co-founder of National Lampoon, age 93 from an illness unrelated to COVID-19.
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« Reply #140 on: May 02, 2020, 10:32:18 AM »
While others made have had the initial idea of the Lampoon, Simmons' guiding hand was heavily behind the magazine at its peak, as well as all of the good Lampoon films, and his efforts in giving many comic writers their start--including a young John Hughes--should be much appreciated. 

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« Reply #142 on: May 04, 2020, 10:42:38 AM »
Don Shula, winningest coach in NFL history, noted for the Miami Dolphins perfect season in 1972, age 90. No cause given.
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« Reply #143 on: May 04, 2020, 10:46:13 AM »
Don Shula, winningest coach in NFL history, noted for the Miami Dolphins perfect season in 1972, age 90. No cause given.

RIP Coach Shula

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« Reply #144 on: May 04, 2020, 12:33:44 PM »
Don Shula, winningest coach in NFL history, noted for the Miami Dolphins perfect season in 1972, age 90. No cause given.
Very sad to hear of the passing of the man who is easily the most identifiable figure in Miami Dolphins history. Coach Shula is on my Mount Rushmore of NFL coaches along with Vince Lombardi, Bill Belichck, and Paul Brown. RIP Coach Shula.
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« Reply #145 on: May 05, 2020, 03:10:27 AM »
Don Shula, winningest coach in NFL history, noted for the Miami Dolphins perfect season in 1972, age 90. No cause given.

RIP Don Shula.  :cry:

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« Reply #146 on: May 06, 2020, 03:46:52 PM »
Florian Schneider, co-founder of the band Kraftwerk ("Autobahn"), age 73 of cancer.
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« Reply #147 on: May 08, 2020, 10:13:09 PM »
Roy Horn, one-half of the Las Vegas duo Siegfried and Roy, passed away today of COVID-19 complications at the age of 75: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/roy-horn-dead-legendary-siegfried-roy-performer-was-75-1294043

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« Reply #148 on: May 09, 2020, 03:21:53 AM »
Roy Horn, one-half of the Las Vegas duo Siegfried and Roy, passed away today of COVID-19 complications at the age of 75: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/roy-horn-dead-legendary-siegfried-roy-performer-was-75-1294043

RIP Roy Horn.  :cry:

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« Reply #149 on: May 09, 2020, 10:56:07 AM »
Little Richard, one of the founding fathers of rock 'n' roll, passed away today at age 87.  Cause of his death is not known.  https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/little-richard-dead-48505/