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Re: 2023 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #270 on: December 01, 2023, 11:28:12 PM »
Frances Sternhagen, known for various roles including as Cliff Clavin’s mother on Cheers and, to me, characters in two Stephen King adaptations, died:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/entertainment/news/frances-sternhagen-cheers-and-sex-and-the-city-actor-dies-at-/ar-AA1kKLbq?ocid=sapphireappshare

Back in the 90s it seemed like she was everywhere on TV. RIP.

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« Reply #271 on: December 02, 2023, 07:37:40 PM »
Chad Allan, co-founder of  70s rock groups the Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive, age 80. Cause not given but he had suffered a series of strokes since 2017.
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Re: 2023 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #272 on: December 03, 2023, 09:33:48 PM »
Myles Goodwyn, former lead singer of April Wine, passes away at age 75. No cause of death listed.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/myles-goodwyn-dead-at-75-1.7047852

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Re: 2023 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #273 on: December 04, 2023, 12:23:04 AM »
That's a shame. I'm a fan of April Wine. RIP.
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Re: 2023 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #274 on: December 05, 2023, 02:05:37 PM »
Denny Laine, lead singer for the Moody Blues and guitarist for Wings, age 79 of lung disease.
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Re: 2023 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #275 on: December 05, 2023, 10:11:52 PM »
What an awful last few days for the classic rock community.  All of those guys I admired too.  Not a great start to December, and we're not a week into the month.

None were surprising though, especially April Wine, who had basically called it quits at the start of the year.  RIP.
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« Reply #276 on: December 06, 2023, 08:57:20 AM »
All In The Family creator (among many shows) Norman Lear, age 101. No cause given.
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Re: 2023 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #277 on: December 06, 2023, 10:33:44 AM »
All In The Family creator (among many shows) Norman Lear, age 101. No cause given.

Norman Lear was a uniter. His brand of situation comedy programming had class.

Never again will anyone like him cross our paths.

RIP and say hi to everyone who was in your comedies that passed before you.

Brian

BTW: Regarding "All In the Family" and "Archie Bunker's Place," I consider it one single series, with just a renaming and rebranding. As did the old "Prime Time Guide" books. (Similiar to the "Roseanne" reboot becoming "The Conners," and unlike shows such as "Frasier.")

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« Reply #278 on: December 06, 2023, 12:04:49 PM »
Rest easy Mr. Lear.

A true legend and icon.  Some would refer to him as the greatest of all time (as it relates to his role).  Could not agree more.
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Re: 2023 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #279 on: December 06, 2023, 06:14:53 PM »
No television producer has been more influential than Norman Lear. Watch the first episode of All in the Family and you can literally hear the television landscape shifting. Taboo topics became commonplace and a little bit of television's innocence was lost. A great man, the world is a much sadder place without him. Rest in Peace, Mr. Lear.
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« Reply #281 on: December 09, 2023, 08:18:30 PM »
No television producer has been more influential than Norman Lear. Watch the first episode of All in the Family and you can literally hear the television landscape shifting. Taboo topics became commonplace and a little bit of television's innocence was lost. A great man, the world is a much sadder place without him. Rest in Peace, Mr. Lear.

Thing is, as loud as the debates got between Archie and Mike – and there were many – it also made clear there were rules and when one or both violated them, someone would call them out on it. (Often, it was Edith, and she had to scold both her husband and her son-in-law, and more than once.)

I watched when I was a kid. These shows bear watching again, and even the 70s-topical episodes have relevance today. Timeless values, such as privacy. Note that in the last "AITF"-titled episode, there is an iris-out when Archie and Edith are lying in bed together, Archie telling how much he loves his "Dingbat" and he'd be lost without her. (Sadly, that'd happen a year later, but ... .) Then the two begin to kiss and it is clear it's some kind of foreplay, before the iris out. I wonder if Norman Lear and the writers of that episode intended for viewers to catch that ... that sometimes, a couple's love life is best left private, between two partners. (As opposed to Mike and Gloria in the early years, where they openly made out, to Archie's disgust.)

Little lessons like that, including those you don't necessarily catch on the first few viewings, are ones that are the best, and Norman Lear's shows were so good at that.

His shows will live on, and be watched years after Rob Reiner and Sally Struthers pass away.

Brian

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Re: 2023 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #282 on: December 10, 2023, 01:43:32 PM »
Former Houston Oilers / Tennessee Titans Tight End Frank Wycheck dead at the age of 52 due to a head injury in his home as a result of a fall.
https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/39083245/ex-titans-te-frank-wycheck-52-dies-fall-home

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Re: 2023 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #283 on: December 12, 2023, 09:30:10 PM »
Actor André Braugher, best known for his roles in the television series Homicide: Life on the Street, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, among other roles passed away yesterday at the age of 61 after a brief illness.

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Re: 2023 Obituaries Thread
« Reply #284 on: December 12, 2023, 11:43:03 PM »
Another person from Stephen King’s the Mist, after Frances Sternhagen a bit back. I think that’s the only thing I know André from.
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