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  1. tracy

    Broadway - "the Great White Way"

    Tony Mordente, actor/choreographer and Chita Rivera's former husband, dead at 88.
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    Who are the immortals?

    Guy Warren dead: https://www.smh.com.au/culture/art-and-design/australia-s-oldest-working-artist-guy-warren-dies-aged-103-20240614-p5jltm.html
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    Who are the immortals?

    My old post had Peter Angelos, Lowell Weicker, Chris Haughey, Harvey Carignan, Walt Brown, and Barthe DeClements. I guess it needs some replenishing, given it's three quarters dead. For some common DL names that haven't been brought up in this thread, I think by this point, Peter Max and Donald Sterling are certainly notable enough to be immortals by now. Max is pretty close to Joanne Woodward territory with his Alzheimer's (and he's seven years younger, who knows how long he could truck on), and Donald Sterling has had Alzheimer's for a decade at this point, in addition to his previous prostate cancer. I'd also toss Larry Merchant out there, given it appears he's bounced back from his vertigo-induced critical condition hospitalization. My more niche overdue guys: Vikki Dougan: Hermit estranged from her daughters who lives in a small apartment and sleeps on a pullout couch. Had some form of cancer in her 50s and has suffered from pneumonia in the past. Was supposed to attend an autograph signing last fall but was ultimately a no-show, ostensibly due to poor health but, honestly, I'd buy if she just didn't care enough to go, given she's supposedly in her apartment 24/7 anyway. Frank Layden: Easily one of the fattest celebrities to have ever become a nonagenarian (he was north of 330 pounds until his mid-60s, when John McSherry's death spooked him into shedding some weight). Not doing too badly all things considered, but he's still quite frail and has a nasal cannula. George Cabot Lodge: One of the handful of 1960s US Senate nominees still around. In his case, he was the GOP's nominee to for JFK's seat after he was elected President, so he's a somewhat interesting minor historical figure. There's some speculation in recent years that he's not doing so great; he wrote a handful of political articles every year up until 2017, when he went silent sans explanation, and then all of his papers were donated to Harvard. I only mention him because I first heard this stuff like five years ago and figured he'd be dead soon, but he's 97 next month, so he's logging some pretty solid overtime. Rocky Colavito: Pretty impressed this guy made 90 as he's taken quite a beating healthwise. Diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1992, had a massive heart attack in 2003 that required quadruple bypass surgery. Developed type 2 diabetes at some point and had his leg amputated in 2015. Seeing as how he appeared to collect a new ailment every decade or so, who knows what 2025 will have in store for him. Frank Baker: This guy (the former Yankees and Orioles shortstop) isn't particularly notable in terms of health, but because he doesn't have any mentions on here, I'll make him the honorable mention: he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2018 and given a 4%-8% chance to live, so the fact he's still kicking is pretty impressive given he was 72 when diagnosed.
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    Halsey

    Halsey is actually a unique for me on one of my DDP theme teams, so I've been keeping a close eye on any rumors of ill health. This recent video isn't too concerning. Definitely won't live another 10-20 years, but could feasibly still be around in 2026 or so: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNZnfAJR_d4
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    Astronauts

    No need. Confirmed dead by his son.
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    20/20 + 4

    1924: Art Schallock / Polly Allen Mellen 1925: Lester Crown / Martha Firestone Ford 1926: Charles Dolan / Stella Hackel Sims 1927: Fred Risser / Barbara Dane 1928: Sidney Kimmel / Pilar Pallete 1929: Jerry Adler / Vikki Dougan 1930: Ion Iliescu / Mary Costa 1931: Mack Mattingly / Ann Roth 1932: Joe Engle / Jenny Craig 1933: Michael Parenti / Cissy Houston That was a little too fast for my taste. Congrats regardless, MariNisia and Biblio!
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    20/20 + 4

    1924: Art Schallock / Polly Allen Mellen 1925: Lester Crown / Martha Firestone Ford 1926: Charles Dolan / Stella Hackel Sims 1927: Fred Risser / Barbara Dane 1928: Sidney Kimmel / Pilar Pallete 1929: Jerry Adler / Vikki Dougan 1930: Ion Iliescu / Mary Costa 1931: Mack Mattingly / Ann Roth 1932: Joe Engle / Jenny Craig 1933: Michael Parenti / Cissy Houston Congrats, biblio
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    The 100 Club

    Janis Paige dead at 101.
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    Donald J Trump

    I agree with the general sentiment of these posts, but I think it's fair to say a majority of Americans don't think Trump is being politically persecuted. Even prior to this/with Trump leading, most opinion polling has shown that the majority of voters believe he has committed crimes. ABC, CBS/Ipsos, Morning Consult, and YouGov's polls all suggest the conviction's approval rating is 50+%, compared to ~30% who strongly disapprove and ~20% who don't particularly care. Reuters' poll suggested that over half of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents each weren't likely to be swayed by the verdict. Harvard's January poll indicated that Trump would only take a very slight hit if he were convicted in this case, whereas the Jan. 6 cases had more potential to actually damage him. Those are moving at a snail's pace, so who knows if they actually wind up playing a part.
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    Ideas and possibilities for 2025

    I'm just musing here, but I think Linden is probably on their radar because Barney Miller was also Abe Vigoda's most prominent role, and obviously anyone with any knowledge of celebrity deaths knows who he is. And Linden was the titular character, and had a Tony Award for Best Actor even before that, so even if you've never heard of him or the show before, it should be pretty obvious he was genuinely famous. Marla Gibbs on the other hand was a supporting character on a sitcom I doubt any Brit cares about at all for any reason. (Maybe some people know George Jefferson from parodies or general osmosis, but surely not his maid. Especially given her own spinoff was a huge bomb that lasted a whopping four weeks on the air.)
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    Seven Brides For Seven Corpses

    Yeah, it is. He was married (to this lady) under Erwin Barer in the late 1950s. Presumably, he changed his name when he married the wife listed on his IMDb, because his sons (born 1991 and 1994) are in the CA birth index under Barton.
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    Brian Blessed

    Of all the photos of lingering cadavers that get shared on this site, that above image wouldn't have especially crossed my mind as one.
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    The Godfather

    Albert S. Ruddy, Oscar-winning producer of The Godfather, dead at 94. (Also won for Million Dollar Baby, and co-created Hogan's Heroes and Walker, Texas Ranger.)
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    Richard M. Sherman

    Dead
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    20/20 + 4

    Thanks gang, 1924: Art Schallock / Polly Allen Mellen 1925: Lester Crown / Martha Firestone Ford 1926: Charles Dolan / Stella Hackel Sims 1927: Fred Risser / Barbara Dane 1928: Sidney Kimmel / Pilar Pallete 1929: Jerry Adler / Vikki Dougan 1930: Ion Iliescu / Mary Costa 1931: Mack Mattingly / Ann Roth 1932: Joe Engle / Jenny Craig 1933: Michael Parenti / Cissy Houston
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