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    Sir Patrick Moore

    Aye, not the first time that's happened to me. She looked fucking awful on Pointless Celebrities too so I should have included her.
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    20th Century Americans Sitcoms

    From her Facebook, under her real name, and on twitter.
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    20th Century Americans Sitcoms

    Hearing reports that Kellye Nakahara, of MASH has died.
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    Ideas and Possibilities for 2021

    She's not a good advert for vegetarianism is she? She'll probably go this year as I forgot about her for my scouse theme.
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    Cunning Linguists

    Well, everyone else is starting threads on topics only they'll be interested in so I thought I'd jump on the bandwagon. What elderly or ill linguistic/language scholars can we think of? Chomsky is the obvious one, there's also Eugene Nida whom I've mentioned before. Then we have Charles Randolph Quirk, Baron Quirk - born 1920, obit guaranteed, he's also a Manxman which was going to be other topic. William Labov - born 1927, obit likely George Steiner - born 1929, obit guaranteed Richard Gendall - born 1924, Cornish language expert , obit possible
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    British Character Actors

    Not dull. It means you are a one off. I, on the other hand have been told I look like so many people I even considered making it a theme team a few years ago, until I realised that a lot of them are already dead and three of them are carton characters.
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    British Character Actors

    I once had a dream that Toast and I met on holiday and went on a carriage ride together. In the dream she looked a little bit like Carol Drinkwater for the first bit of the ride then morphing into Gemma Jones later on. Is that accurate at all @Toast. Just to clarify this was Carol and Gemma in their youngers days, not the age they are now.
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    Foreign Personalities, From Stage, Screen, Politics And Life

    Volker Spengler, another one of RW Fassbinder's entourage has died aged eighty. No English language obit yet. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volker_Spengler
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    Deadpool Detective Work

    This is probably more in the urban myth territory but seeing as I'd Rather Jack was on Top of the pops last night does anyone know the fate of The Reynolds Girls? There have been rumours for years that one of them died in childbirth. A few years ago a tv director was looking for them for a SAW documentary and didn't have any luck. Does anyone know for sure?
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    Somewhere Over The Rainbow

    I am cynical then as my first thought was 'What have the tabloids got on him?' Count me as another who wasn't surprised at all to hear that he is gay, but I am surprised he has come out if that makes sense.
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    Cunning Linguists

    BBC, Guardian and Telegraph also have him. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-51366053 https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2020/02/04/george-steiner-literary-critic-obituary/ https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/feb/04/george-steiner-influential-culture-critic-dies-aged-90
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    Why no Indians ever in DeathList?

    Madhur Jaffrey seems like a potential future candidate. She's well into her eighties and well known enough in UK.
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    Rocky Horror

    There are a few Rocky Horror actors who could be contenders for death list next year Jonathan Admas - Has had Parkinson's disease for years Patricia Quinn - alcoholic Barry Bostwick - Has had prostate cancer Meatloaf is mentioned elsewhere Less famously we have Sadie Corrie - the midget Transylvanain , in her late 80s now not in the best of health Kimi Wong - Richard O'Brien's ex-wife and Transylvanian and recovering drug addict From the stage show there's good old Nicholas Parsons who must be about 80 by now.
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    Names we dislike

    At the suggestion of Toast and similarly to the "Words we dislike" thread I present names we dislike. I'm thinking of fairly ordinary names we don't like rather than the outlandish mumsnet type fare. Robyn or Robin I've already mentioned, Zoe because almost every single one I've met has been horrible and Yvonne for similar reasons and because it sounds awful. I've just remembered Sonya and Julia as well. I don't know anyone by that name though my younger niece was nearly Julia. I just think they sound awful, especially with a northern accent. It does amuse me that Sonya is Russian for dormouse though. For men I can't stand the name Jason for a human though it's fine for a pet.
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    Grange Hill

    One of my first crushes was Ziggy. He was on pointless Celebs recently. He didn't seem quite all there so this makes sense.
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    New Here And Just Saying Hello

    I think it was a failed attempt at humour.
  17. Cologne is a great city. Enjoy.
  18. I reckon the fox is Denise Van Outen.
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    Dying Off The Radar

    Jill Melford, British actress with a fair number of credits in the type of cult show where fans usually note this things died without fanfare nearly two years ago. She was also the daughter of actor Jack Melford and the ex-wife of well renowned actor John Standing so it does seem surprising that there doesn't seem to have been an obituary as far as I can see. I am perfectly willing to accept that I may have missed it though I did search. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0577657/ Stefan Gryff, a definite 'you'll know the face' actor died in 2017 with, I think, only one brief mention on here and no wider recognition. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0344793/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_4 Off topic but on the subject of Threads, Victoria O'Keefe was killed in a car accident a few miles away from where I grew up, so she's probably the celeb who died closest where I lived.
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    Derby Dead Pool 2020

    I'm always surprised Jean Marsh isn't a more popular pick. Of all my uniques she's the one that has surprised me most.
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    Derby Dead Pool 2020

    Mystery solved. It's mentioned on the first page of this topic.
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    Derby Dead Pool 2020

    The bolded are mine though on different teams. I was certain Boardman had chosen before . I'm sure I remember reading a bio which trashed him as a comic but ended with ' his daughter's quite fit though'
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    Derby Dead Pool 2020

    I can tell you that Vera Miles is not unique. She's on my Hitchcock theme team.
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    Very briefly considered for my Scousers theme team but didn't even make it as a sub. Still January wouldn't be January with my annual 'dammit' moment.
  25. Welcome back.


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