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Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #255 on: September 15, 2021, 01:27:44 AM »
I'm obviously from a different generation, looks like. The only thing I really knew Norm from was as Norm the Genie in The Fairly OddParents on Nickelodeon. Sad to hear of his passing though.
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« Reply #256 on: September 15, 2021, 01:58:05 AM »
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« Reply #257 on: September 17, 2021, 09:26:40 AM »
Actress Jane Powell, notably from Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, age 92 of natural causes.
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« Reply #258 on: September 18, 2021, 08:19:08 PM »
Jimmy Garrett, known for being on The Lucy Show, passes on at 66. No cause of death has been announced as of yet.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/marcberman1/2021/09/18/former-child-star-and-the-lucy-show-co-star-jimmy-garrett-dies-at-66/

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Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #259 on: September 22, 2021, 11:42:29 AM »
Classic "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" composer Matthew Strachan has died overnight https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/16210711/matthew-strachan-dead-who-wants-millionaire-composer-dies-suddenly/

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« Reply #260 on: September 22, 2021, 02:36:59 PM »
Willie Garson, former Sex and the City co-star:

https://people.com/tv/sex-and-the-city-star-willie-garson-dead-at-57/

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Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #261 on: September 22, 2021, 05:28:23 PM »
Melvin Van Peebles, influential actor/director and father of actor/director Mario Van Peebles, passed away yesterday at age 89 at his home in Manhattan, NY.  No cause reported. https://variety.com/2021/film/news/melvin-van-peebles-dead-sweet-sweetbacks-baadassss-song-1235071660/

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« Reply #262 on: September 29, 2021, 05:29:09 PM »
Actor Tommy Kirk, best known for his performances in Disney films of the 50s and 60s, including Old Yeller, The Shaggy Dog, and Son of Flubber, passed away yesterday at the age of 79, cause of death not disclosed.

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« Reply #263 on: October 03, 2021, 03:28:57 PM »
Former NASCAR and ARCA competitor John Wes Townley, son (or grandson) of Zaxby's founder  :cry: :cry:
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« Reply #264 on: October 04, 2021, 08:18:15 PM »
David Letterman's announcer on the Late Show from September 1995 until his retirement in May 2015 Alan Kalter died earlier today at age 78. He was announcer of the Robin Ward version of TTTT, as well as the voice of the USA Network before moving to the Ed Sullivan theatre.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/alan-kalter-dead-letterman-late-show-announcer-1235025323/

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« Reply #265 on: October 04, 2021, 10:06:51 PM »
And thus, for those of us on here who grew up with USA's afternoon game show block, he was a large part thereof announcing the next show up on the credits of each program. 

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« Reply #266 on: October 05, 2021, 10:50:02 AM »
David Letterman's announcer on the Late Show from September 1995 until his retirement in May 2015 Alan Kalter died earlier today at age 78. He was announcer of the Robin Ward version of TTTT, as well as the voice of the USA Network before moving to the Ed Sullivan theatre.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/alan-kalter-dead-letterman-late-show-announcer-1235025323/

Didn't he also do the 1977-1978 season of "Truth"?

I wonder, had "What's My Line?" been revived (or continued into the late 1970s), would Alan have assumed the announcer's role? How would he have done proclaiming, "And now let's all play, 'What's My Line?'"

I'm guessing with Alan's passing that all of Goodson-Todman's New York-era announcers have now died. Sorry to hear ... RIP.

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Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #267 on: October 05, 2021, 01:14:41 PM »
I often thought that Johnny Gilbert could qualify in terms of living New York based G-T announcers.  Probably not to a great degree.  I think the original PIR might have moved out of the original studio around the time Johnny took over from Don Pardo.


Nevertheless, RIP Alan Kalter.  Definitely an icon growing up during the USA era, prior to TLS with Dave.
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Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #268 on: October 07, 2021, 05:08:49 AM »
Koichi Sugiyama, the Japanese composer best known for his work on the "Dragon Quest" video game series, passed away of septic shock on September 30th at the age of 90.

Sugiyama also worked on other projects, such as the 1989 film "Godzilla vs. Biollante."

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2021-10-07/dragon-quest-composer-koichi-sugiyama-passes-away-at-90/.178238

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Re: 2021 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #269 on: October 07, 2021, 03:32:55 PM »
I often thought that Johnny Gilbert could qualify in terms of living New York based G-T announcers.  Probably not to a great degree.  I think the original PIR might have moved out of the original studio around the time Johnny took over from Don Pardo.
It did. On NBC, Price originated from the Colonial Theater. When it moved to ABC, it originated from the Ritz Theater.
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