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  1. 41 minutes ago, Captain Hemlock said:

    Anita Bryant, who was well known in the US as an orange juice spokeswoman and anti-gay activist is 81. Her granddaughter is a lesbian and about to get married. That might put her over the edge. 

    Hmmm… maybe more so wishful thinking on your part. Personally never understood why she’s picked in the DDP every year. People don’t die on the basis of you wanting them to.


    Bryant has been a recluse for decades but crops up every now and then in a photo.


    Last video I can find of her is from 2013. She looked and sounded very healthy here:



  2. Following the death of Alfie Scopp at the weekend, just 10 of the credited cast (excluding the dancers) now left from Fiddler on the Roof (1971).

    The film will celebrate its 50th anniversary on November 3rd.

    Topol (b. 1935) – Tevye
    Norma Crane (1928–1973) – Golde
    Leonard Frey (1938–1988) – Motel the tailor / Tzeitel's husband
    Molly Picon (1898–1992) – Yente, the matchmaker
    Paul Mann (1913–1985) – Lazar Wolf, the butcher

    Rosalind Harris (b. 1946) – Tzeitel, the eldest daughter
    Michele Marsh (b. 1946) – Hodel, the second daughter
    Neva Small (b. 1952) – Chava, the third daughter
    Paul Michael Glaser (b. 1943) – Perchik, a Bolshevik revolutionary / Hodel's husband
    Ray Lovelock (1950–2017) – Fyedka, a Christian / Chava's husband
    Elaine Edwards (b. 19??) – Shprintze, the fourth daughter
    Candy Bonstein (b. 1960) – Bielke, the fifth daughter
    Shimen Ruskin (1907–1976) – Mordcha, the innkeeper
    Zvee Scooler (1899–1985) – Rabbi
    Louis Zorich (1924–2018) – Constable
    Alfie Scopp (1919–2021) – Avram, the bookseller
    Howard Goorney (1921–2007) – Nachum, the beggar
    Barry Dennen (1938–2017) – Mendel, the Rabbi's son
    Vernon Dobtcheff (b. 1934) – Russian official
    Ruth Madoc (b. 1943) – Fruma-Sarah, Lazar Wolf's late wife
    Patience Collier (1910–1987) – Grandmother Tzeitel
    Tutte Lemkow (1918–1991) – the Fiddler
    Stella Courtney (1912–1998) – Shandel, Motel's mother
    Jacob Kalich (1891–1975) – Yankel, the Grocer
    Brian Coburn (1936–1989) – Berl

    George Little (b. 1928) – Hone
    Stanley Fleet (1925–2015) – Farcel
    Arnold Diamond (1915–1992) – Moishe
    Marika Rivera (1919–2010) – Rifka
    Mark Malicz (1909–1986) – Ezekial
    Aharon Ipalé (1941–2016) – Sheftel
    Roger Lloyd-Pack (1944–2014) – Sexton
    Vladimir Medar (1923–1978) – Priest

    Additionally, its director/producer Norman Jewison (b. 1926), the composer of the original Broadway score Sheldon Harnick (b. 1924), and the film's score composer John Williams (b. 1932) are still with us.

    One of my favourite musical films incidentally. Thoroughly recommend to anyone who hasn't seen it.

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  3. On 09/11/2019 at 14:50, Death Impends said:


    Noticed Scopp has since had a Wiki page created. Has Rudolph the Red Nosed-Reindeer and Fiddler on the Roof among his credits.

    Alfie Scopp (wiki) dead at 101 according to numerous posts on Facebook and Twitter.

    Depending on how quickly the media pick up on it will likely determine if he gets a QO.


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  4. On 18/06/2020 at 23:06, Octopus of Odstock said:

    Updated lists. Numbers going down relatively rapidly from a few years ago. People highlighted in red are those I'm 99% certain are still alive.


    1950 World Cup – 6 survivors

    1Antonio Carbajal(1929-06-07)7 June 1929 (aged 21)

    ChilePlayerDoB/ Age
    9Manuel Muñoz(1928-04-28)28 April 1928 (aged 22)
    12Andrés Prieto(1928-12-19)19 December 1928 (aged 21)

    8Giampiero Boniperti(1928-07-04)4 July 1928 (aged 21)
    -2Attilio Giovannini(1924-07-30)30 July 1924 (aged 25)

    9Darío Saguier(1926-09-11)11 September 1926 (aged 23)

    Definitely all dead: Brazil, Uruguay, Spain, Sweden, England, USA


    Believed all dead (but no information to confirm); Bolivia, Switzerland, Yugoslavia

    Giovannini appears to have died off radar back in February 2005 in the States.

    EUFootball is the source but FamilySearch and Ancestry tend to confirm it. Perfect matching record here. Died in New Fairfield, Connecticut aged 80.

    Means that Boniperti was the last living Italian player from FIFA 1950 before his death last month.

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  5. On 27/07/2020 at 09:56, Ulitzer95 said:

    With Kirk Douglas, Vera Lynn and Olivia De Havilland all dying in the same year, I think it's fair to say we've lost three of the most prominent centenarians in the world.

    Got me thinking, who is the "most well known" centenarian now? This is very hard to measure of course, but by looking at those with the most non-English Wiki articles, here's a short list:

    Edmond H. Fischer (41)
    James Lovelock (41)
    Gottfried Bohm (33)
    Lawrence Ferlinghetti (29)
    Boris Pahor (25)
    Borys Paton (25)
    Marsha Hunt (22)
    Pierre Soulages (22)
    Norman Lloyd (21)
    10 Captain Tom (19)
    Muazzez Ilmiye Cig (19)
    Beverly Cleary (19)
    Nehemiah Persoff (19)
    14 Brenda Milner (18)
    15 Ben Ferencz (17)
    16 Josip Manolic (15)
    Renee Simonot (15)
    18 Marge Champion (13)
    19 Carmen Herrera (12)
    Robert Marchand (12)
    21 Damian Iguacen Borau (11)
    Anne Buydens (11)

    Not very scientific. Though can anyone think of any centenarians with international prominence not listed above?

    A year tomorrow since I posted this. 11 dead, 11 still living.

    Here's the new list of everyone aged 100+ with more than 10 Wiki articles. 25 names (as opposed to 22 last year). 12 out of 14 of the new names became centenarians in the last year.

    Marsha Hunt (57)
    Edmond H. Fischer (43)

    James Lovelock (42)
    Aaron T. Beck (29)
    Boris Pahor (29)
    Agnes Keleti (27)
    C. R. Rao (26)
    Edgar Morin (24)
    Muazzez Ilmiye Cig (23)
    Pierre Soulages (22)
    Ben Ferencz (20)
    Amadou-Mahtar M'Bow (20)
    Brenda Milner (20)
    Nehemiah Persoff (20)
    Hans Albert (18)
    Josip Manolic (17)
    Mustafa Ben Halim (16)
    Kenneth McAlpine (15)
    Rene de Obaldia (14)
    Hilda Bernard (13)
    Carmen Herrera (13)
    Hossein Wahid Khorasani (13)
    Lotfollah Safi Golpaygani (11)
    Gail Halvorsen (11)
    Kim Yong-ju (11)

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  6. Please let's not start posting things in threads according to people's "descent". Where will that end? 

    If Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson died, you could spread it across threads on Turkey, Russia, Germany, France, the U.S. as well as monarchy, Islam and Judaism given his descent. But you just wouldn't. :rolleyes:

  7. 13 hours ago, Sir Creep said:


    What a sad statement about what's considered a 'hit' in the UK, at least in the late 1970s.

    The Singles Chart isn’t the best measure of how popular a band is in the UK. 

    Led Zeppelin never had any charting singles in their hey day but they’re ofc huge in the UK.

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  8. 17 minutes ago, RIP Wee Jum said:

    Have you ever heard of a thing called suicide ?

    When his wife wants a divorce and she gets half his money, he goes to jail for many years and becomes the next Adam Johnston

    *Adam Johnson.


    Johnson is fine.

  9. 21 minutes ago, Genfærd said:


    Yes, my thoughts exactly. I think his big mountain of cash and his missus who is sticking with him and denying the accusations will see him through it just fine.

  10. 38 minutes ago, msc said:

    @Ulitzer95 Victor Ross of the Readers Digest who we both noted at some point (He was on my long list when he got past 100 and he's on your Who's Who list) is dead. I found a Times obit from June while doing some longlist tidying there.


    Victor Ross, 101: Reader’s Digest chairman who reached 1.5m monthly sales | Readers' Lives | The Times


    Escaped Nazi Germany, worked his way up from copy writer to chairman and turned the Digest into a massive selling thing via direct marketing and snapping up publishing rights to stuff like David Attenboroughs books in serial format. 


    I like the Times line that:



    Thanks. Updated the Who's Who list I posted in Feb. Also scored off Dannatt, Lam, Christensen, Gutfreund and Wallace who have also died.

    I will add the names for 1922 before the end of the year, seeing as these names are useful for DDP purposes.

    Alexander Henry Hermann b. 1917 / Diplomat
    Francis Jackson CBE b. 1917 / Organist and Master of the Music, York Minster, 1946–1982
    Karl-Günther von Hase b. 1917 / German Ambassador to the UK, 1970–1977

    Dame Frances Campbell-Preston b. 1918 / Lady-in-waiting to the Queen Mother, 1965–2002
    Sir Lloyd Geering CBE b. 1918 / New Zealand theologian
    His Honour John David Hayman BEM b. 1918 / Circuit judge
    Prof. Brenda Milner b. 1918 / Neuropsychologist / 2021 DDP unique pick
    Joyce Reynolds b. 1918 / Classicist / 2021 DDP unique pick

    Stanley James Clayton b. 1919 / Town Clerk of the City of London, 1974–1982
    Emmanuel Evans-Anfom b. 1919 / Commissioner for Education and Culture in Ghana, 1978–1988
    9th Viscount Falmouth b. 1919 / Hereditary peer and landowner, Member of the House of Lords, 1962–1999
    Captain Alwyne Farquharson MC b. 1919 / Chief of Clan Farquharson and Scotland's oldest clan chief
    Prof. James Lovelock CBE b. 1919 / Independent scientist known for coining the Gaia hypothesis / 2021 DDP pick
    Sir Humphrey Moon, 7th Baronet b. 1919 / Aristocrat
    Leslie Reid b. 1919 / Diplomat
    William Good Robinson b. 1919 / Deputy Secretary, Department of the Civil Service, Northern Ireland, 1978–1980
    Victor Ross b. 1919 / Chairman of Reader's Digest, 1978–1984
    George Girdwood Stewart MC b. 1919 / Decorated veteran and Cairngorms conservationist

    Diana Armfield b. 1920 / Artist / 2021 DDP unique pick
    Colin Hinton Curtis b. 1920 / Chairman of the Metropolitan Public Abattoir Board, 1971–1981
    John Cruickshank VC b. 1920 / Last living VC recipient from World War II / 2021 DDP pick
    Prof. James Dannatt b. 1920 / Architect
    Sir Patrick Duffy b. 1920 / MP, 1963–1966, 1970–1992
    Edmond H. Fischer b. 1920 / American biochemist, Nobel laureate (1992)
    Martin Philip Lam b. 1920 / Government official
    Prof. Ian MacGillivray b. 1920 / Doctor, Dean of Medical Faculty, University of Aberdeen, 1976–1979
    Sir Gerrard Charles Peat b. 1920 / Chartered accountant, Partner, Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co.
    Prof. C. R. Rao b. 1920 / Indian-American mathematician and statistician / 2021 DDP unique pick
    21st Lord Saye and Sele b. 1920 / Hereditary peer and British Army officer, Member of the House of Lords, 1968–1999
    George Shultz b. 1920 / U.S. Secretary of State, 1982–1989, of the Treasury, 1972–1974 and of Labor, 1969–1970 / 2021 DDP pick
    Dr. Louis Siminovitch b. 1920 / Canadian molecular biologist

    Robert Steel b. 1920 / Secretary General, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, 1968–1985
    Edward Toms b. 1920 / SAS veteran turned arts proprietor

    Jens Christensen b. 1921 / Danish diplomat
    Sir Michael A. Epstein CBE b. 1921 / Pathologist, co-discoverer of the Epstein–Barr virus / 2021 DDP unique pick
    Prof. Herbert Gutfreund b. 1921 / Biochemist
    Rev. Bernard Hall b. 1921 / Director, Society of Jesus, 2001–2004
    Sir Archie Lamb b. 1921 / British Ambassador to Norway, 1978–1980 and Kuwait, 1974–1977
    Amadou-Mahtar M'Bow b. 1921 / Senegalese educator, Director-General of UNESCO, 1974–1987
    Wallace John Mackenzie OBE b. 1921 / Director, Slough Estates, 1972–1991
    Dennis Moorcraft b. 1921 / Under-Secretary, Inland Revenue, 1975–1981
    Prof. Walter Murgatroyd b. 1921 / Professor of Thermal Power
    Norman Thomas b. 1921 / HM Chief Inspector of Schools, 1973–1981
    Geoffrey Graydon Tibbs OBE b. 1921 / Secretary of the Royal College of Physicians, 1968–1986
    Sir Simon Towneley b. 1921 / Author and Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire, 1976–1997
    Albert Frederick Wallace CBE b. 1921 / Controller of Manpower, Greater London Council, 1978–1982

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  11. 14 minutes ago, The Daredevil said:

    Perhaps Urho Harkola (b. 1911) is now the oldest living actor?

    He's dead. The oldest living Finnish man was born in 1914 (and the oldest living Finnish woman was born in 1912)...

  12. On 02/09/2020 at 20:30, Ulitzer95 said:

    Wiki American rock band from Topeka, Kansas, formed in 1973
    Phil Ehart 04 Feb 1950 – Living
    Dave Hope 07 Oct 1949 – Living
    Kerry Livgren 18 Sep 1949 – Living

    Robby Steinhardt 25 May 1950 – 17 Jul 2021 (71) Obit
    Steve Walsh 15 Jun 1951 – Living
    Rich Williams 01 Feb 1950 – Living
    01/07/1978 Carry on Wayward Son #51

    Updated for the death of Steinhardt.

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  13. 2 hours ago, YoungWillz said:

    Not sure how Lawrence "Benny" Goodman fits in here, but "Dambusters" is all over his Wiki. I'm guessing because he was in 617 Squadron.


    Anyway, he's being reported dead: https://www.key.aero/article/dambuster-lawrence-benny-goodman-dies

    The wording on his Wiki page doesn't make it clear but I believe I'm correct in saying he was the last surviving pilot from the operation. Johnny Johnson survives and he was an air gunner.

    News to me that there were any surviving pilots though.

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  14. On 31/03/2021 at 06:01, arrowsmith said:

        John Dean 

        Alfred Baldwin 

        Spencer Oliver 

        Hugh Sloan 

        Judy Hoback Miller 

        Alexander Butterfield 

        Dwight Chapin 

        Kenneth Parkinson ?

        Gordon Strachan 

        Daniel Ellsberg 

        Herbert Porter 

        Carl Bernstein 

        Bob Woodward 

        David Young 

        Earl Silbert 

        Harry Rosenfeld 

        Barry Sussman 

        Donald Segretti 


    Still some big names around. 

    Harry M. Rosenfeld, an editor at The Washington Post during the Watergate coverage, dead at 91 from COVID-19 complications.

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  15. On 28/01/2020 at 19:57, Ulitzer95 said:

    The Comedians (1971–1993)

    Russ Abbot b. 1947
    Lennie Bennett 1938–2009
    Stan Boardman b. 1937
    Jim Bowen 1937–2018
    Alan Brady NO INFO
    Jimmy Bright b. 1971/ note: youngest comedian to star on the show
    Duggie Brown b. 1940
    Les Bryan b. c. 1941
    Mike Burton NO INFO
    Dave Butler 1936–1996
    Kenny Cantor 1938–2019

    Jackie Carlton 1923–1995
    Brian Carroll 1930–2014
    Johnny Carroll 1941–2020
    Frank Carson 1926–2012

    Paddy Cassidy NO INFO
    Johnnie Casson b. 1943
    Eddie Colinton 1936–2002
    Mike Coyne b. 1939
    Jimmy Cricket b. 1945

    Colin Crompton 1931–1985
    Bob Curtiss b. 1938
    Pauline Daniels b. 1955 / note: only comedienne to star on the show
    Charlie Daze b. 1938
    Les Dennis b. 1953
    Vince Earl b. 1944
    Stevie Faye b. 1927
    Ray Fell 1939–2016
    Eddie Flanagan 1936–2002
    Alan Fox 1936–2014
    Stu Francis b. 1951
    Syd Francis 1940–2006
    Mike Goddard b. c. 1943
    Ken Goodwin 1933–2012
    Mike Goodwin NO INFO
    Jackie Hamilton 1937–2003
    Jerry Harris NO INFO
    Dennis Jones NO INFO
    Jimmy Jones b. 1938

    Mike Kelly 1943–2018
    George King NO INFO
    Bobby Knoxall MBE 1933–2009
    Bobby Knutt 1945–2017

    Brian Lewis NO INFO
    Bernard Manning 1930–2007
    Jimmy Marshall 1933–1996
    Paul Melba 1936–2020

    Mick Miller b. 1950
    Pat Mooney 1931–2008
    Johnny More 1934–2015
    Hector Nicol 1920–1985
    Hal Nolan 1932–2014
    Chris O'Dell 1939–2016

    Tom O'Connor 1939–2021
    Tom Pepper NO INFO
    Bryn Phillips 1934–2014
    Colin Price NO INFO
    Don Reid b. 1943
    Mike Reid 1940–2007
    George Roper 1934–2003

    Harry Scott NO INFO
    Mike Scott NO INFO
    Tony Stewart b. c. 1958

    Sammy Thomas 1932–2010
    Johnnie "Goon" Tweed 1928–2006

    Johnnie Wager 1930–2019
    Roy Walker b. 1940
    Jos White 1923–2019
    Charlie Williams MBE 1927–2006
    Stu Williams 19??–????
    Lee Wilson 1938–2013

    Lenny Windsor b. c. 1946

    Updated for the death of Tom O'Connor.

    Also just uncovered the deaths of Johnnie Wager in 2019, aged 89 and of Jackie Carlton in 1995, aged 72 (using a newspaper archive).

    Also added a rough year of birth for Lenny Windsor based on the fact that he was 71 in October 2017 when he was still touring Vegas circuits.

    I reckon out of the 34 names who are not marked deceased, another 5-10 will be dead already. Still quite a few of them about though.

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