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    Here’s Pepe Poupee’s obit from 2006. Real name Kathy Gearen.
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    I should probably note who's alive from the film, credited and uncredited that I could find, after Denise's death. Peter Ostrum - Charlie Bucket (Age 61, B. November 1 1957) Julie Dawn Cole - Veruca Salt (Age 61, B. October 26 1957) Paris Themmen - Mike Teavee (Age 60, B June 25th 1959) Michael Bollner - August Gloop (Age 60, B. September 14th 1958) Rusty Goffe - Uncredited Oompa Loompa, this is the one that's actually obitable though (Age 70, B. October 30 1948) Malcolm Dixon - Uncredited Oompa Loompa (Age 65, B. September ? 1953) Albert Wilkinson Uncredited Oompa Loompa (Age 79/80, B. 1938) Tim Brooke-Taylor - Uncredited Computer Scientist. Was in this scene. (Age 78/79, B July 17 1940) Highly obitable, is a OBE award winner. Bob Roe - Uncredited character, Peter Goff (one of the school kids) (Age 61, B November 14 1957) Peter Stuart (son of director Mel Stuart) - Winkelmann (Age 60, B 1958) Madeline Stuart (daughter of director Mel Stuart) - Madeline Durkin (Age ?, B ?) Shin Hamano. Uncredited Japanese candy salesman. Born 1928 Recently dead from cast: Denise Nickerson, actress who played Violet Beauregarde, died July 10th 2019 Gloria Manon, actress who played Mrs Curtis. died somewhere around November 10th and November 14th 2018 Diana Sowle, actress who played Mrs Bucket, died October 10th, 2018 Hopefully I didn't miss anybody. cheers.
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    Better late than never. I have for whatever reason agreed to the impossible task of taking over the ABC Deadpool from the masterful oversight by Wormfarmer. So for one last moment let's give him a big And since we are looking back to ABC Deadpool II, a huge congratulations to the champ, RadGuy. Our scoring system will remain intact, word for word, so the 55-point standard set by RadGuy is your target. So let's get this party started! The rules: Submit a list of 26 soon-to-croak people to me via PM. The first name or last name of the first person must begin with an A. Second person with a B. You get the idea. This game doesn't require you to choose a joker. Qualifying names will be those getting an obit by sources used by the Windy City Deadpool, also found on its own thread at this site. That pool, in turn, uses the obit sources of the Derby Dead Pool, but adds The Independent; US sources New York Times, LA Times, CBS News, Fox News, TMZ, and MSN. Also acceptable are CNN, and the Associated Press as legit obit sources. Plus the following International news sources: http://www.cbc.ca/ https://www.theaustralian.com.au/ http://www.heraldscotland.com/ https://www.univision.com/ There will be at least 250 names, probably approaching 300. Please police your own obits and notify me by PM or a post on this thread. As Wormfarmer stated, this applies particularly to European obit sources. SCORING: A hit using the first name (all letters except as below) - 1 point A hit using the last name (all letters except as below) - 2 points A hit with the first name . . . (A, E, I, O, U, Y) - 2 points A hit with the last name . . . (A, E, I, O, U, Y) - 3 points A hit with the first OR last name . . . (Q, X, Z) - 4 points A hit with an alliterative name scores the points for both first and last names as specified above (so an alliterative at the A spot would be worth 5 points, the B spot would be worth 3 points, the Q spot would be worth 8 points) BONUS POINTS: Person was born in the year 1939 or later - 2 points Solos = 3 points Duos = 1 point All Vowel Bonus - hit all five vowels (A, E, I, O, U) using LAST names = 5 points / hit any four vowels using last names + the letter Y = 4 points Example: if someone gets a solo hit with Zadora Zephyr, who was born in 1940 (assuming 10+ entries), the score would be 8+2+3=13 (the best you could do with one hit). Ties will be broken by the date the final score is reached. That is, if three folks end up with 18 points, the person that got to 18 on the earliest date will be the winner.  My list was PM'd to Bibliogryphon, the first entry I got. The competition will start 1 AUGUST 2019 (all lists must be PM'd by 11:59pm (GMT) July 31) and end 31 July, 2020. If any names die before the contest begins, I will ask for a replacement at that letter. Names at other letters may not be shuffled to accommodate the replacement.  NOTE: Feel free to include a sub for any letter you like, in case you think it's iffy your name may not make the starting gate. Probably a good idea. Example: C - Carter, Jimmy (sub Carter, Rosalynn) Enjoy!
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    I for one have never heard any of them mentioned outside this forum.
  5. 1 point
    They were notable but not household names like Olivia.
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    Leila Denmark, Alexander Imich, Zhou Youguang, Zoltan Sarosy, Cecilia Seghizzi, Juliana Young Koo, Teresa Hsu, Qin Hanzhang, Shivakumara Swamiji...
  7. 1 point
    I have sent my list I hope it's okay
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    Hau Pei-Tsun, former Premier of Taiwan, birthday today, welcome to the 100-Club! In the List of the oldest living state leaders he is ranked on second place.
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    Randy Romero and Kathleen Blanco await their final hurricane experience as they sit in Lafayette hospice care. SC
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    Tropical Storm Barry is picking up speed, strengthening and is now located about 70 miles south of Morgan City. On its current path, lightly to the west of earlier predictions, the center of the storm would move directly over Lafayette, LA. A year too early for @Boudicca. There will be others. Third direct hit on Lafayette region, and I’ve been in the area a decade. SC
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    Her husband started a GoFundMe page for her, which notes that she needs around the clock care now. Hm...
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    Yup, looks like it. Thanks for that. Here's something from her facebook page, November 9th, 2018. For all of you that know and love Gloria, she is in hospice care now and in her last days. Please send your prayers her way so we can all blast her with our love for her as she enters this journey beyond. If anyone feels moved to visit her soon, you can contact me, Dave Cesana, through my Facebook messenger or I’ll check on her Facebook periodically. Also, please let me know if you’d like to be included in her memorial service. There are many out there whose lives she touched that I’m not even aware of. She has been a gift and bright light to us and will be missed on this planet. Thank you. The memorial of life event was posted Nov 14th 2018, so she definitely died around mid Nov. Cheers again Young.
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    Looks like Gloria Manon may in fact have died sometime in late 2018 according to this: https://en-gb.facebook.com/events/memorial-service-for-gloria-manon/497926957379037/
  14. 1 point
    Ah, there's always something on the forum if you look hard enough...
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    Well, who knows? Ha! We find these things, they go uncorroborated, then either they are dead or they turn up in an obit years later. All I know is I ain't picking her for a pool anytime, ever!
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    Yeah, looks like you did. I saw that on Reddit just now and that's the only source, a "personal connection", so I don't know.
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    Alexander Hamilton died on this day 215 years ago, aged 47.
  18. 1 point
    No he’s pining for the old days when he could Fix It for his pals, especially if they fancied a large garden
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    Oy, can we get someone to please police this thread?
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    @Wormfarmer Johnny Clegg should be 5 points for me if he should pass away this month, not 3 points. It might be that your system counted him as Holly Clegg, who others have chosen - two different people.
  22. 1 point
    Should have 29 since I got 5 with Anne Hamilton Byrne last month
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    The 1993 Kentucky Derby winner Sea Hero has died at age 29. https://www.drf.com/news/sea-hero-1993-kentucky-derby-winner-dies-29
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    Joseph Rouleau, a noted Canadian operatic bass who performed with some of the greats in the industry, has died. He was 90. https://www.cbc.ca/music/joseph-rouleau-famed-bass-and-champion-of-canadian-musicians-has-died-at-90-1.5197241
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