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    The Rest In Peace Celebrity Thread launches with the death of my favorite actors. It is strange how a lot of comedians that make so many people laugh, suffer from depression.....

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/l...811-story.html

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    He obviously didn't make himself laugh much then.

    RIP.

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    • #3
      he will be missed
      Keep your friends close and your enemies closer

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      • #4
        Lauren Bacall has died.




        Born on September 16, 1924 in New York City, Lauren Bacall was a fashion mag cover model before landing her debut film role in To Have and Have Not, co-starring with Humphrey Bogart, whom she would marry. A decades-long career ensued with movies that included Key Largo, A Woman's World,Murder on the Orient Express, The Fan, The Portrait and The Mirror Has Two Faces. Bacall died on August 12, 2014 at the age of 89.

        Early Life

        Lauren Bacall was born Betty Joan Perske on September 16, 1924 to a working-class family in New York City. Her father, William, was an alcoholic who left the family when Bacall was six; Bacall and her mother later changed their last name to her grandmother's maiden name, Bacal, and added the second "l."
        Enthralled by the theater from an early age, Bacall started working in high school as an usher, and then performed in plays both on and off Broadway. However, it was her work as a model, and in particular her appearance on aHarper's Bazaar cover in 1943, that caught the eye of Nancy Hawks, wife of Howard Hawks, a powerful Hollywood director. At Nancy's encouragement, Hawks gave Bacall a screen test. Hawks then brought her to Hollywood, taught her to speak in a lower register and convinced her to take the first name Lauren to deemphasize her Jewish heritage. For that reason, Bacall had never been entirely comfortable with the name the world knows her by.

        Career and Marriages

        Lauren Bacall first appeared on the silver screen when she was only 19, in 1944's To Have and Have Not, which starred Humphrey Bogart. On set for that film, Bacall developed her trademark gesture, "The Look." Oddly enough, it began as a defense against nerves: Bacall had to keep her chin pressed against her chest to keep from shaking until just before the cameras rolled, causing her to begin every shot bringing her gaze upward. The project launched Bacall toward her reputation as a leading lady in the film noir genre. Her poorly reviewed performance in the 1945 film Confidential AgentThe Big Sleep (1946), Dark Passage (1947) and Key Largo How to Marry a Millionaire, co-starring Betty Grable and Marilyn Monroe, with Bacall playing a suave mastermind.
        In 1957, Bogart died of lung cancer. Bacall was devastated. After a short and disastrous fling with Frank Sinatra, including a very brief engagement, Bacall went east to return to her very first love, the theater. "I finally felt that I came into my own when I went on the stage," she says. Her Broadway work over the coming years consisted of two comedies, Goodbye, Charlie (1959) andCactus Flower (1965).
        Before long, Bacall again placed her focus on her personal life. She married again in 1961, this time to Jason Robards Jr. The couple soon had a son, Sam. During her second marriage, Bacall starred in relatively few films as well. She and Robards were divorced in 1969, and, shortly after, Bacall was approached to play the lead role in a new Broadway musical, Applause, which was based on the 1950 film All About Eve.
        Despite not being a singer, Bacall accepted the role and debuted in the spring of 1970 playing fictitious famed thespian Margo Channing. Bacall was a great success, and earned a Tony for Best Actress. She won her second Tony in 1981 for a semi-autobiographical role in the play Woman of the Year, the same year she was seen portraying a Broadway star in the big-screen thriller The Fan.
        By this time, Bacall had lived a full life, having been an insider to the world of Hollywood and earned considerable respect as an actress, both onscreen and onstage. Bacall wrote her first memoir, By Myself, in 1978, which won a National Book Award, and published a second part, Now, in 1994. Both volumes openly discussed difficult parts of her life, including the alcoholism of both of her husbands, despite the fact that some of the topics were relatively controversial for the time.
        Around this time, Bacall earned her first Oscar nomination for supporting actress in the 1996 film The Mirror Has Two Faces, starring and directed by Barbra Streisand.


        Later Years

        In her later years, Bacall curtailed her film appearances. She was publicly disdainful of modern Hollywood, though she appeared with Nicole Kidman in two films, Dogville (2003) and Birth (2004). Bacall also had a starring role in the 2007 film The Walker with Woody Harrelson and Kristin Scott Thomasand accepted an honorary Oscar in 2009. And in 2014, she lent her voice to the animated series Family Guy in an episode entitled "Mom's the Word."
        Still active and in relatively good health well into her 80s, Bacall was one of the last links left to the Golden Age of Hollywood, and time never dulled either her tongue or her wits. She told Vanity Fairhttp://www.biography.com/people/laur...94111#synopsis


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          • #6
            I always remember that scene when Bond electrocuted him with the broken lamp by shoving it in his mouth

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            • #7
              Classic scene!

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                Comedian Joan Rivers dies aged 81


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                Comedian and TV host Joan Rivers has died, her daughter has said.


                Rivers, 81, had been on life support in Mount Sinai Hospital since having a cardiac arrest in New York last week.


                In a statement, her daughter Melissa said she died surrounded by family and friends, and she thanked hospital staff for their "amazing care".


                The comedian, best known for her lacerating wit, stopped breathing during a procedure on her vocal cords at an outpatient clinic last Thursday.


                "My mother's greatest joy in life was to make people laugh," said Melissa Rivers.


                "Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon."


                The actress and stand-up comedian is well known for her legendary put-downs and has more recently turned her razor-sharp tongue on the red carpet's worst dressed celebrities, hosting the E! network's Fashion Police.


                Both Rivers and Melissa, her only child, have appeared together in reality TV show Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by MrBlobby View Post
                  Comedian Joan Rivers dies aged 81


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                  Comedian and TV host Joan Rivers has died, her daughter has said.


                  Rivers, 81, had been on life support in Mount Sinai Hospital since having a cardiac arrest in New York last week.


                  In a statement, her daughter Melissa said she died surrounded by family and friends, and she thanked hospital staff for their "amazing care".


                  The comedian, best known for her lacerating wit, stopped breathing during a procedure on her vocal cords at an outpatient clinic last Thursday.


                  "My mother's greatest joy in life was to make people laugh," said Melissa Rivers.


                  "Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon."


                  The actress and stand-up comedian is well known for her legendary put-downs and has more recently turned her razor-sharp tongue on the red carpet's worst dressed celebrities, hosting the E! network's Fashion Police.


                  Both Rivers and Melissa, her only child, have appeared together in reality TV show Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?
                  she was 81

                  Who cares ?

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                  • #10
                    The Gone But Not Forgotten Famous Celebrity Death Thread

                    Not sure if I started this thread or not, but let's start with saying bye to Joe.

                    http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment...mty_twitter_fn

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                        Actress Donna Douglas dies at 81

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                        http://www.cbsnews.com/news/actress-...as-dies-at-81/

                        Actress Donna Douglas died Thursday, her family confirms to CBS affiliate WAFB in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She was 81.
                        Douglas died at her Louisiana home surrounded by family. Her niece Charlene Smith said Douglas battled pancreatic cancer.
                        Douglas was probably best known as Elly May Clampett on "The Beverly Hillbillies," which ran from 1962-1971 on CBS. She portrayed that character in all 274 episodes of the show and brought back the role in a 1981 TV movie reboot of the series.
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                        The cast of the 1960s sitcom, "The Beverly Hillbillies" (clockwise from top left): Donna Douglas as Ellie Mae, Irene Ryan as Granny, Max Baer as Jethro, and Buddy Ebsen as Jed Clampett.
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                        Born on Sept. 26, 1933, the Louisiana native was named "Miss Baton Rouge" and dubbed "Miss New Orleans" in 1957. She moved to New York to pursue a career in entertainment, landing a gig as as the "Letters Girl" on NBC's "The Perry Como Show" in 1957 and as the "Billboard Girl" on NBC's " The Steve Allen Show" two years later.
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                        Donna Douglas 1933-2015
                        Douglas -- known for her sparkly blue eyes and platinum blonde hair -- had parts in the "Twilight Zone" and "Mr. Ed," and in 1966, she starred in "Frankie and Johnny" with Elvis Presley.
                        Her "Twilight Zone" appearance was a memorable one. She starred in the episode, titled "Eye of the Beholder," with her head wrapped in bandages after undergoing plastic surgery aimed at correcting her "ugliness."
                        She was chosen from a reported 500 young actresses to work on "The Beverly Hillbillies," which followed a Tennessee family who moved to Beverly Hills after making it rich from striking oil on their property.
                        For her audition, she was asked to milk a goat.
                        "I had milked cows before," she told The Associated Press in 2009. "I figured they were equipped the same, so I just went on over and did it."
                        She also performed as a gospel singer, releasing her first album in 1982. Douglas published a couple of children's books, too -- with the most recent coming out in 2011. She got involved in the real estate business briefly and in 2010 sued CBS and Mattel over a Barbie doll that she said used Elly May's name and likeness without her permission.
                        Her agent, Jackie Stander, told CBS News that she's deeply saddened by the news, noting, "Last time Donna and I spoke she was fine and just as spry and of God as she usually is....She spent most of her time speaking to churches and other personal appearances and just spreading joy and love. She was a country angel."
                        She was married twice -- first to Roland Bourgeois from 1949 - 1954 and then to Robert M. Leeds from 1971 - 1980. She had a son with her first husband.

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                          Lance Percival, star of That Was The Week That Was, dies aged 81


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                          Actor Lance Percival, who found fame in classic satire show That Was The Week That Was, has died at the age of 81.
                          Among his notable film roles were Carry On Cruising, Postman's Knock and Darling Lili.
                          On TV, he appeared in the late '70s series Shoestring and Citizen James. He also provided the voice for both Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr in the 1960s cartoon The Beatles.
                          A notice in The Times said he died on 6 January in London after a long illness.
                          Born John Lancelot Blades Percival, his television career began performing satirical calypso songs on comedy shows including That Was The Week That Was.
                          He was later given his own series, The Lance Percival Show and Lance at Large, a 1964 sitcom which also featured Bernard Bresslaw, Gladys Bacon and Eric Barker.
                          His love of calypso music also saw him release a cover version of Shame and Scandal (in the Family), which reached number 37 in the UK charts in 1965.

                          http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-30746784

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                            Dead thread adds

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                            Artist Prasad Bhat created a beautiful animated GIF that celebrates the many roles of the legendary Robin Williams. The image rotates through cartoon renderings of Williams as his characters from Good Will Hunting, Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji
                            http://thailandchatter.com/showthrea...ll=1#post45112

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                            • #15
                              A great loss, good bye Vietnam was my favorite, the 60's music was my and donald trump's era, donald, robin and i are, or in robins case would have been, the same age, some differences are i am not near as rich as any of them, i have parkinson's disease as robin was diagnosed with i just couldn't carry off the scams that trump is able to.

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