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  1. 9 points
    I've long been fascinated by the huge stretch of time between Baby Peggy's peak of fame and the present day. Incredible that someone who was an irrelevant hasbeen by the time The Great Gatsby was published was still alive in 2020. It must be disorientating for a once-huge star to quite possibly outlive their entire contemporary fanbase. It should be almost impossible for a celebrity to live beyond all first-hand memories of their stardom, but then most people her age are probably too young to remember her. She lived to see her fans become 100% second-hand – people taking a historical interest, far removed from Peggymania. When's the last time she'd have heard from anyone who was authentically nostalgic for her? I don't know of any other figure who was a living relic in quite the same way.
  2. 4 points
    Dead - BBC breaking notification on my phone
  3. 4 points
    5TH UPDATE May hits Tim Conway Sprent Dabwido Tommy Donbavand Bob Hawke Roz Petterson Im Pei Jean Vanier Herman Wouk June Hits Ellen "Dolly" Gibb Franco Zefirelli Mark Waraka Helen Legh Beth Chapman Maria Giuseppi Robucci July Hits Christopher Booker Johnny Clegg Sutopo Purow Nugroho Joe Kadange John McCirrick August Hits Harley Race Alf Smith Kathleen Blanco Fred Rister Sheila Steafal Valerie Harper Septembers Hits Beloved Poster Mugabe Chris Duncan Fernando Ricksen Jose Jose Leah Bracknell October Julie Gibson November Clive James December Gershon Kingsley January John Andretti Chris Doleman Tom Long Terry Jones February Diane Serra Cary Kirk Douglas Katherine Johnson In this update Kirk Douglas-Bibliogryphon,Book,Bou1,FixedBusiness,GreatUncleBulgaria,markb4,theoldlady,TheQuimReaper,TheUnknownMan,WormFarmer Chris Doleman-DeathImpends,GCR,JoeyRuss,Msc,RadGuy Julie Gibson-markb4 Tom Long-Banana,CaptainChorizo,CloroxBleachman,DeathImpends,drol,GCR,GrimUpNorth,JiroemonKimura,JoeyRuss,Msc,RadGuy Clive James-CloroxBleachman,FixBusiness,theoldlady,YoungWilz Terry Jones-GooseberryCrumble,TheQuimReaper, YoungWilz Gershon Kingsley-TorvaMessor John Andretti -Banana,GrimUpNorth,RadGuy Katherine Johnson-markb4 Diane Serra Cary-The OldCrem 5th Scoreboard 1st place DeathImpends-2615 2nd place TorvaMessor-2381 3rd place GUN-2330 4th place TheOldLady-2320 5th place CloroxBleachman-2236 6th place RadGuy-2191 7th place TheQuimReaper-2105 tied 8th place CaptainChorizo-2035 tied 8th place Banana-2035 10th place Wormfarmer-2030 11th place JoeyRuss-2011 12th place Book-1980 13th place tied FixedBusiness-1880 13th place tied YoungWilz-1880 15th place Msc-1790 16th place Gcreptile-1726 17th place Markb4-1660 18th place TheOldCrem-1435 19th place Drol-1430 20th place Jiroemon Kimura-1336 21st TheUnknownMan--1296 22nd place Bou1-1160 23rd place Bibliogryphon-1105 24th place tied GreatUncleBulgaria-870 24th place tied GooseberryCrumble-870 26th place ebless-770 If I missed any names or point totals lemme know
  4. 3 points
    Arguably Dames Olivia de Havilland and Vera Lynn who have both lived around 80 years after their peak fame level.
  5. 2 points
    Ah, no wonder then why he didn't post anymore. And yeah, another Cup name come and gone. Drol, we need replacements!
  6. 2 points
    Mario Bunge, argentine philosopher and scientist dies at 100 https://www.infobae.com/sociedad/2020/02/25/murio-el-cientifico-argentino-mario-bunge/ (in spanish)
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  8. 2 points
    And thread closed before anyone votes him posthumously at that.
  9. 2 points
    Dead according to Egyptian TV.
  10. 2 points
    Dmitry Yazov has died at age 95. https://www.theaustralian.com.au/world/last-marshal-of-ussr-dmitry-yazov-passes-baton-at-95/news-story/c860c6596aefee4ae30d1dd713fd9c29
  11. 2 points
    More centenarians that dropped (though less famous than Johnson/Baby Peggy): John Franzese Sr., mobster for the Colombo crime family, dead at 103. Juan Eduardo Zúñiga Amaro, Spanish writer who was apparently very important in the Spanish literary scene, dead at 101 (Spanish obit).
  12. 2 points
  13. 2 points
    A bad day for centenarians...
  14. 2 points
    Diana Serra Cary, a child actress under the name Baby Peggy, has died. She was 101. A DDP pick, too. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/baby-peggy-dead-silent-film-star-was-101-831926
  15. 1 point
    Missed the fact that Amaro was already posted
  16. 1 point
    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/25/whats-next-after-mahathir-mohamad-quits-as-malaysias-prime-minister.html Could means something? Now Queen Elizabeth is oldest living state leader currently in power
  17. 1 point
    1987: Ozzy Osbourne (1/31) 1989: Frank Bruno, Mike Ditka, Ozzy Osbourne, Brian Wilson, David Jenkins (5/32) 1990: Queen Elizabeth II, Peter Alliss, Mike Ditka, Rex Williams, Oprah Winfrey, Terry Waite (6/42)  1991: Leo Beenhakker (1/40)  1992: Shaun Ryder (1/37)  1993: Tony Bennett, Henry Kissinger, Ray Kennedy, George Lineker, Jerry Lee Lewis (5/56) 1994: Edmund White, Holly Johnson, Peter Shilton (3/50) 1995: Holly Johnson, Sean Connery (2/50)  1996: Mr T (1/50) 1997: (0/50)  1998: (0/50)  1999: Nick Leeson, Carly Simon (2/50) 2000: Louis Farrakhan (1/50) 2001: Desmond Tutu, Liza Minnelli (2/50)  2002: (0/50)  2003: (0/50)  2004: Pervez Musharraf (1/50)  2005: Hamed Karzai, Diego Maradona, Olivia de Havilland (3/50) 2006: Vera Lynn, Abdelaziz Bouteflika (2/50)  2007: Tim Johnson, Olivia de Havilland, Vera Lynn, Louis Farrakhan (4/50) 2008: Vera Lynn, Russell Watson, Hamed Karzai, Charles Taylor (4/50)  2009: Pierre Cardin (1/50)  2010: Olivia de Havilland, John Edrich, Frank Bough, Angela Lansbury (4/50)  2011: Olivia de Havilland, John Edrich, Ali Khamenei, Bob Dole, Dick Cheney, Pierre Cardin, Vera Lynn, Michael Douglas (8/50) 2012: Olivia de Havilland, Nigel Lawson, Henry Kissinger, Dick Van Dyke, James Randi, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi (6 /50) 2013: Prince Philip, Olivia de Havilland, Vera Lynn, Bob Dole, Henry Kissinger (5/50)  2014: Wilko Johnson, Olivia de Havilland, Prince Philip, Lynn, Javier Perez de Cuellar, James Randi, Dick Van Dyke, Tony Bennett, Ed Asner (9/50) 2015: Olivia de Havilland, Javier Perez de Cuellar, Prince Philip, Leslie Phillips, Bob Dole, Henry Kissinger, Jake Roberts, Vera Lynn, Eddie Large (9/50) 2016: Olivia de Havilland, Javier Perez de Cuellar, Prince Phillip, James Randi, Bob Dole, Prunella Scales, Jimmy Carter, Henry Kissinger, Tommy Chong, Leslie Phillips, Vera Lynn, Sandy Gall, Desmond Tutu, Lester Piggott, Murray Walker, Jimmy Greaves, Paul Gascoigne (17/50)  2017: Vera Lynn, Prince Phillip, Pierre Cardin, Olivia de Haviland, Bob Dole, Jimmy Carter, Leslie Phillips, Javier Perez de Cuellar, Betty White, Nobby Stiles, Queen Elizabeth ll, Jill Gascoine, Bob Barker, Honor Blackman, Ian St. John, David Prowse, Sandy Gall, Pope Benedict XVI, Desmond Tutu, Emperor Akihito (20/50)  2018: Olivia de Havilland, Prince Philip, Betty White, Linda Nolan, Javier Perez de Cuellar, Pierre Cardin, Stirling Moss, Bob Dole, Bob Barker, Prunella Scales, Jimmy Carter, Leslie Phillips, Jill Gascoine, Vera Lynn, Henry Kissinger, Honor Blackman, Dick Van Dyke, Stanley Baxter, Valery Giscard d'Estaing, Mel Brooks, Pope Benedict XVI, June Brown, Sean Connery, Louis Farrakhan, Ian St. John, Jimmy Greaves, Ronnie Wood, Olivia Newton-John, Joni Mitchell, Paul Gascoigne (30/50) 2019: Olivia de Havilland, Prince Philip, Vera Lynn, Jimmy Carter, Pierre Cardin, Bob Dole, Henry Kissinger, Jerry Stiller, Javier Perez de Cuellar, Bob Barker, Murray Walker, Emperor Akihito, Betty White, June Brown, Stirling Moss, Alan Greenspan, Dick Van Dyke, Nobby Stiles, Barbara Walters, Honor Blackman, Harry Belafonte, Desmond Tutu, Valery Giscard d'Estaing, Ed Asner, Vanessa Redgrave, Jimmy Greaves, Sidney Poitier, Cleo Laine, Loretta Lynn, Mikhail Gorbachev, Prunella Scales, Little Richard, Larry King, Tina Turner, Shane MacGowan (35/50) Updated for Hosni Mubarak
  18. 1 point
    Sorry to hear about your aunt, Biblio
  19. 1 point
    Have a Watanabe QO: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/breaking-worlds-oldest-man-watanabe-21570400
  20. 1 point
    (also posted in the 100 Club thread) Diana Serra Cary, a child actress under the name Baby Peggy, has died. She was 101. A DDP pick, too. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/baby-peggy-dead-silent-film-star-was-101-831926
  21. 1 point
    AO just scored him so he’s QO’ed now
  22. 1 point
    Weinstein found guilty of sexual assault
  23. 1 point
    Juan Eduardo Zuñiga, spanish literary scholar and writer dies at 101 https://elpais.com/cultura/2020/02/24/actualidad/1582556260_343913.html
  24. 1 point
    That was my polite, outside voice. This is me inside.......
  25. 1 point
    The average age of this year's list is almost identical to DL 2019. I cannot share the claim that we have more old people than previous years. This years age-average = 89.12 and last year was 89.02. The previous years also showed no significant increase.
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