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Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #105 on: March 19, 2021, 12:08:46 PM »
He was also one of the lead actors on NBC's crime drama "Homicide: Life On The Street".

And in addition to that, a star engineer in Alien.
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« Reply #106 on: March 21, 2021, 07:36:49 PM »
Barry Orton, a former preliminary wrestler(aka jobber) in the World Wrestling Federation(now WWE) in the mid-1980s and early 1990s, passed away March 19 at the age of 62, cause of death not reported: https://www.wrestlinginc.com/news/2021/03/barry-orton-passes-away-at-age-62/

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« Reply #107 on: March 21, 2021, 07:53:40 PM »
The brother and uncle of wrestling legend Bob Orton and current star Randy Orton, respectively, Barry did have moderate success early in his career.  Sucks that it went down from there.  That DUI changed everything for him, which isn't as bad as the actual victim, but the nature of such an act is difficult to impossible to recover from.
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« Reply #109 on: March 23, 2021, 09:14:53 PM »
George Segal, known for his roles in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (to which he earned a Best Supporting Actor nomination), the original version of Fun With Dick and Jane, among other film roles in the 1960s and 70s.  And to younger audiences for Look Who's Talking and the sitcoms Just Shoot Me and The Goldbergs, passed away today at age 87 from complications from bypass surgery.
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« Reply #110 on: March 26, 2021, 08:19:32 AM »
Jessica Walter (Play Misty For Me, TV's Archer and Arrested Development), age 80. No cause given but her family said she passed in her sleep.
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« Reply #111 on: March 26, 2021, 05:18:22 PM »
Beverly Cleary, 104, beloved author of children’s books, most notably the Ramona series.

https://www.harpercollins.com/blogs/press-releases/harpercollins-mourns-the-loss-of-beloved-children-s-book-author-beverly-cleary

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« Reply #112 on: March 26, 2021, 08:14:27 PM »
Sad day, I loved her books growing up. She grew up right in the northwest where I am from and even started her career at a library in Yakima, Washington, which is less than two hours from me.
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« Reply #113 on: March 26, 2021, 08:55:55 PM »
RIP Beverly Cleary. I also have fond memories of reading her books for a summer reading program at the library when I was growing up.

Another death to report today is author & screenwriter Larry McMurtry, who won a Pulitzer Prize for the novel Lonesome Dove. McMurtry also wrote The Last Picture Show and Terms of Endearment, with both adapted into Oscar-winning films. McMurtry also won an Academy Award for adapting Annie Proulx's short story Brokeback Mountain in 2005. McMurtry was 84 when he passed away on March 25; the cause of death was heart failure.
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« Reply #114 on: March 31, 2021, 02:06:18 AM »
G. Gordon Liddy, an architect of the Watergate break-in during the Nixon administration,  age 90. No cause disclosed, although he had been in declining health and had Parkinson's disease.
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« Reply #115 on: March 31, 2021, 04:54:37 PM »
Ron Read, better known to wrestling fans of yore as Buddy Colt, age 85 from suicide. He died March 5, but his wife only today disclosed the cause.
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« Reply #117 on: April 04, 2021, 10:42:50 PM »
Gloria Henry, known as portraying the mother of the chaos-causing kid on Dennis the Menace, age 98.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/gloria-henry-tv-mom-on-dennis-the-menace-dies-at-98

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« Reply #118 on: April 07, 2021, 10:49:42 PM »
Walter Olkewicz, character actor most known for Twin Peaks and Grace Under Fire died at the age of 72: https://deadline.com/2021/04/walter-olkewicz-dies-character-actor-obituary-twin-peaks-grace-under-fire-1234729904/

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« Reply #119 on: April 09, 2021, 07:19:02 AM »