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    Comedians & Comedy Writers

    AP have also amended her age (as have I).
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    Comedians & Comedy Writers

    Judy Tenuta dead, aged 72. (AP)
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    Death Anniversary Thread

    Its 30 years since the death of British actor Denholm Elliott. A former RADA student, RAF Officer and WWII POW, he had a 40+ year career, encompassing TV and film, winning BAFTAs for Trading Places, A Private Function and Defence of the Realm, gaining four other film nominations plus 2 for TV, as well as an Academy Award nomination for A Room With A View. He was married twice, briefly to Virginia McKenna then to Susan Robinson and was secretly bisexual; e died aged 70, from AIDS-related tuberculosis, five years after being diagnosed HIV-positive.
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    The Happy Birthday Thread

    Lonnie Johnson is 73 today. Born in Mobile, Al, he attended Tuskegee University before joining the Air Force, then working for NASA in the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, working on the Galileo project, amongst others. In 1991 he founded his own company Johnson Research and Development Co., Inc. During his time in the Air Force, he had an idea which would generate $1billion in sales - The Super Soaker. This was produced in conjunction with toy company Larami Corp., which would later be taken over by Hasbro. Johnson would later sue Hasbro for underpayment of royalties on sales, being awarded $73million. He would later tweak the design to enable the guns to fire Nerf projectiles rather than water.
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    Time Added

    Tottenham Hotspur fitness coach Gian Piero Ventrone has died suddenly aged 61, from leukaemia.
  6. She'll be hoping they're boys, no doubt.
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    Death Anniversary Thread

    Its eight years since the death of Trinidadian actor, voice actor, dancer, choreographer, director etc etc. Geoffrey Holder, best known as Baron Samedi in Live & Let Die. In addition to that role, he also appeared in Annie, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sex..., Doctor Doolittle (the Rex Harrison one) and more as well as many TV roles, and narrator performances, even singing on a episode of the David Frost Show. He won two Tony awards for The Wiz, for direction & costume design, and was the pitchman for 7 Up in the 70s & 80s, and became just as famous for his laugh as much as anything else. He died aged 84, from complications of pneumonia.
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    Comedians & Comedy Writers

    Raymond Allen has died, aged 82.
  9. Its been getting attention on Twitter lately, and every now and again someone mentions this 'Triffic' version from Mike Reid.
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    The 10th death of 2022

    Sir Bobby, just in time for fulsome tributes at the FIFA World Cup (no doubt it'll be Stanley Baxter now)
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    Photographers

    Former Guardian & Observer photographer & picture editor Eamonn McCabe has died aged 74. He began as a sports photographer, became a picture editor and then moved to portrait photography. He won sports photographer of the year 4 times and was picture editor of the year 6 times. In 1985, he attended the European Cup Final between Liverpool and Juventus as a sports photographer, winning News Photographer of the Year for his pictures of the Heysel Stadium tragedy.
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    Death Anniversary Thread

    Its 22 years since the death of Benjamin Orr (Orzechowski), bassist and lead vocalist of The Cars. Known locally as Benny 11 Letters, he joined local band The Grasshoppers, who released two single and were the house band on a local (later syndicated) TV show, before the band was dissolved owing to two members being drafted. Orr and Ocasek met in the late 60's and performed in a variety of guises until forming The Cars in 1976. Orr sang lead vocals on some their biggest hits, including Just What I Needed & Drive until the brand broke up in 1988, after which he formed his own band ORR, and played in two other bands, Voices of Classic Rock and Big People. In April 2000, he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, though still continued to perform, his final performance with Big People, in Anchorage Alaska six days before he died, at home in Atlanta, aged 53.
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    Glenda Jackson

    There's a 30 minute interview with Glenda Jackson airing tonight on BBC4, 9pm, conducted by John Wilson, as was this BFI event. There was also an interview by Wilson on Radio 4 which aired on Saturday and gets a repeat broadcast this afternoon (2:15). Elizabeth is Missing follows at 9:30.
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    Ask A Deathlister

    Coincidentally, I met a couple celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary a few days after you posted this. I asked, no card!
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