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    7. Loretta Lynn

    Felt it was time that arguably one of the legendary Queens of Country and Western music singer Loretta Lynn who recently turned aged 85 had her own thread. Definitely one of the big name figures from this genre of music and she's still touring to this very day! Some random facts about Loretta She was a big supporter and friend of George Bush and his wife Barbara. Campaigned and sang for them when he stood for US President. But she apparently loathed Ronald Reagan and could not bring herself to like him. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loretta_Lynn Has been in the music business for nearly sixty years
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    Shirley Bassey

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shirley_Bassey Was quite surprised that one of the most iconic and talented British female singers indeed musical legends of the past fifty years Shirley Bassey didn't have her own thread. As an internationally famous superstar she certainly deserves one especially as she turned 80 in early January. It would be a bit of a forum travesty if we were caught unawares and she passed away without a thread already established imo! She's also quite a private person so she could well have serious health issues that we are unaware of and thus she isn't really on our radar in terms of the deathlist or predictions. A relatively recent picture of the grand Dame and Diva!
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    Famous celebrity births , pregnancies and babies

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-11280163/Pregnant-Bianca-Gascoigne-reveals-expecting-baby-girl-partner-Arron-Wright.html Bianca Gascoigne, former reality tv star and step daughter of former DeathList alumni Paul Gascoigne, is pregnant with her first child- a daughter.
  4. Thought it would be a good thing to have as a counterbalance to all the discussion on deaths and ill health to have a thread dedicated to the reporting of births of new life to celebrities and famous people https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/12067247/lauren-pope-gives-birth-baby-girl/ We start of with the birth of a baby girl called Raine to ex TOWIE reality tv star Lauren Pope.
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    The Happy Birthday Thread

    Australian actor Guy Pearce, who found fame in Australian soap Neighbours in the 1980s playing Mike Young before later success in Hollywood, celebrates turning 55 today. British actress Stephanie Cole celebrates her 81st birthday today. An actress with a special talent for comedy she has starred in Sitcoms Open all hours and Waiting for God as well as playing Sylvia the elderly mother of Roy Croppers in Coronation Street.
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    Thoughts On The 2022 List

    I meant to mention Bill Treacher too. Perhaps he will replace Marianne in this years hits.
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    Thoughts On The 2022 List

    I've actually discounted anything happening to the Carters this year but I could be wrong.
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    Thoughts On The 2022 List

    Trust and keep faith with your gut feelings.
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    Thoughts On The 2022 List

    Alan Greenspan, Leslie Phillips, Angela Lansbury, Bob Barker, Cleo Laine, Marianne Faithfull, Harry Belafonte, Jacques Delors, Stanley Baxter and Jerry Lee Lewis all seem like good and reasonable shouts this year.. I just have a vibe and intuition I have that the rest of the year will be busy. It might just be that this gut feelings a result of switching to ASDA own brand Bran Flakes and they to my surprise haven't skimped on the fibre and ruffage....
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    Thoughts On The 2022 List

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    Thoughts On The 2022 List

    As the play your cards right audience often chanted. .Higher Higher!
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    Thoughts On The 2022 List

    I am confident there will be numerous more 'hits'this year ..
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    The 10th death of 2022

    Getting vibes about Harry Belafonte so choose him.
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    7. Loretta Lynn

    A tweet from Lorettas family on her twitter account.
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    7. Loretta Lynn

    I'm saddened by this news but glad the committee brought her back on to the list. I feel she is slightly underrated as a singer and songwriter. Some of her songs such as Before I'm over you are great little tunes. Pleased I originally advocated for her back in 2017 when I started this thread. Rest in peace.
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    Congratulations! Love a good unique and that was a brilliant one!
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    Death Anniversary Thread

    On this day in 2019 Oscar nominated American actress and singer Diahann Carroll died from breast cancer aged 84. Born in the Bronx New York , Diahann did well academically and went on to study sociology at University. She left before she graduated to pursue a career in showbusiness but promised her father if she wasn't successful within two years she would return to University and complete her final year and graduate. Already doing modelling work as a teenager, her appetite for showbiz lead her to try her hand at entering television contests as a short cut ladder to getting her big break . In 1954 ,an impressive rendition of Oscar Hammerstein/Jerome Kerns song why was I born on the tv talent contest show Chance of a lifetime hosted by Dennis James proved to be the breakthrough she needed. Lucrative nightclub gigs and a debut supporting role in Hollywood movie Carmen Jones -starring alongside the likes of Dorothy Dandridge and DeathList alumni Harry Belafonte swiftly followed. A combination of steady acting work in film, television and stage work followed over the years Whilst never what could be called an A Lister nevertheless Carroll has a huge list of acting credits to her name for over 4 decades. Long term unemployment was a stranger to her it seems. Oscar nominated for Claudine (1974) were she starred alongside James Earl Jones, other film credits include crime drama The Split (1968), musical Porgy and Bess (1959), Samuel L Jackson directed movie Eve's Bayou (1997) and Sister Sistee (1982) with Irene Cara. Diahanns television credits were much more extensive, The Ed Sullivan Show, The Hollywood Palace, The Judy Garland Show, The Dick Cavett Show, police drama Naked City(1962), Peter Gunn(1960), Burkes Law, The Love Boat, late 80s early 90s sitcom A Different World, Greys anatomy, numerous made for TV movies and last but not least the formidable half sister of Blake Carrington in Dynasty and The Colbys (1984-1987) were she clashed regularly and brilliantly with Blakes ex wife Alexis played by her good friend offscreen Joan Collins . In her personal life Carroll was married 4 times. Firstly to record producer Monte Kay in 1956. They had one daughter together but the marriage barely lasted six years. Secondly to Las Vegas boutique owner Fred Glusman. The marriage lasted only four months with unconfirmed rumours he was physically abusive to her. The marriage however was a surprise to many in the media and was suspected to be an ill advised rebound relationship after her nearly three year relationship with British television presenter David Frost ended earlier that year. Age 39 and her third marriage was in 1975 to 24 year old managing editor of Jet magazine Robert DeLeon. Sadly after less than 2 years of marriage Robert died in a car crash. Diahanns fourth and final marriage was to american singer Vic Damone in 1987. They legally separated in 1991 after what she called a turbulent relationship. Random facts - From 1959 Diahann had a nine year affair with recently deceased DeathList alumni Sidney Poitier which resulted in contested tales of the relationship years later .Diahann claimed Sidney persuaded her to divorce her husband by promising he would leave his wife to be with her. He bottled it and never kept his part of the bargain according to Diahann where as Sidney, who did eventually divorce his first wife but not to be with Diahann, says the arrangement broke down because he wanted to live with Diahann for six months before they married as he didn't want to be seen publicly jumping straight from one marriage to another. Also rumour has it when Joan Collins episode appearances were planned to be cut down in Dynasty , partly because her appearance fee was high and the Network was being more cautious and cost saving especially as the shows ratings were well down and because Joan felt her character was becoming repetitive and she wanted to partially step aside so the character wasn't burnt out, Diahann Carrolls character Dominique Devereux was penciled in to return for the 1978 /1990 season to fill the superbitch void but alas it wasn't to be as the show was axed. In her career especially the early years in theatre and television contests etc Diahann was considered to a trailblazer as the first African American woman to be cast or achieve in some of her particular fields.
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    The Happy Birthday Thread

    Oscar winning american actress Susan Sarandon celebrates her 76th birthday today. Former tory MP and minister Ann Widdecombe, known for her very socially conservative views, celebrates her 75th birthday today.
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    Death List Convention

    Sounds intriguing!! So does this mean you have met some of the legendary Deadpoolers from here like @Toast ? and can you confirm my theory she is a cross breed between Joan Collins and Penelope Keith??!
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    Famous celebrity births , pregnancies and babies

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-11253815/X-Factors-Eoghan-Quigg-reveals-girlfriend-pregnant-FOURTH-child.html Former X Factor finalist Eoghan Quigg is set to become a father for the second time.
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    Famous celebrity births , pregnancies and babies

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-11275981/Daisy-Lowe-pregnant-Model-announces-expecting-child-fianc-Jordan-Saul.html British fashion model and former Strictly come dancing contestant Daisy Lowe is pregnant with her first child.
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    Ideas and possibilities for 2023

    For what its worth I thought it was worth mentioning that the wife of Lee Majors hasn't posted a picture on her Instagram that features her famous husband since May last year.. Her habit prior to this was to post current pictures of him quite frequently.There could be many explanations for this but I felt it worth mentioning to deadpoolers.
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    Death Anniversary Thread

    On this day in 1998 British American actor and former Hollywood child star Roddy McDowall died aged 70. Born in England his family moved to the US in 1940 after the outbreak of World War two. He became a naturalised US citizen in 1949 aged 21. He served in a division if the US reserve army corps for 8 years from 1946. In terms of acting and british showbiz it seems he was destined to follow this path. He was a child model as a baby in the UK and won an acting prize in school aged just 9. Then a series of small film roles followed in 1938 in british films such as Murder in the family -with Jessica Tandy, George Formby comedy I see ice and a family drama called Scruffy. Roddys first Hollywood studio film was Man Hunt(1941) with Walter Pidgeon and Joan Bennett as the main stars. Fox was the first studio to sign him but they loaned him out to MGM to film Lassie Come home in 1943 were he co-starred with eleven year old Elizabeth Taylor who became a lifelong friend. In the 1950s Roddy moved to New York and threw himself into many television guest acting roles as well as his love for appearing on stage in the theatre.Significant critical success in Broadway followed. A return to Hollywood in the 1960s and one of his more memorable roles as ape Cornelius in hit Sci fi film Planet of the apes resulted. Roddy was regarded as a true jobbing actor, not snobbish at all about working in the medium of television, taking roles big or small in theatre, film and television . A huge figure in the Hollywood social scene, known for his passion for photography and video cameras at celebrity partys and when working on film sets - effectively chronicling much of Hollywood and the social scene during much of the golden age of tinseltown The laws however on the medium of photography and video cassettes were ambiguous and at one point the FBI raided his home seizing his video cassetes as part of an investigation into film piracy . No charges were ever filed. Openly gay with his friends Roddy was once in a relationship with actor Montgomery Clift. Some other films he appeared in are Fright Night (1985), Pretty maids all in a row(1971) with Angie Dickinson and Rock Hudson, Killer Shark - a B movie in 1950, Cleopatra (1963), The Posideon Adventure (1972), Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) and Circle of Iron (1978) -A film Bruce Lee was also set to star in but died before filming commenced. Roddy was said to be one of the most discrete people in Hollywood and a keeper of many confidences and secrets. There is a rumour he wrote his memoirs on the condition they are not published until 100 years after his death in order to avoid any of his friends or their immediate family getting hurt! Crazy if true but alas I won't digress!
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    Derby Dead Pool 2022

    On its way!!
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    Political Frailty

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-sussex-63090098 Garry Peltzer Dunn, the former Conservative mayor of Brighton and Hove and a councillor for 50 years has died aged 79 Local MPs the Green partys Caroline Lucas and Labours Peter Kyle have shared their condolences.

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