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  1. I've split this foreign film thespian info from the (completely inappropriate) Academy Awards thread, (where I had originally posted it a while back.) All of my years watching sexy foreign babes on Australia's infamously liberal-minded SBS network is now paying off as I share my amassed knowledge of these (formerly) sexy babes: ***** Here is the info to kick-start this thread, copied over: Danielle Darrieux, very famous in her home country, who was born in 1917 putting her up there with Joan Fontaine and Olivia De Havilland. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danielle_Darrieux Judging from her filmography, she is still active but might be an interesting one to watch. ***** some vintage Japanese actresses, both born in 1920: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Setsuko_Hara http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoshiko_Ōtaka Hara starred in Tokyo Story whilst Otaka was in Kurosawa's Scandal, billed as Shirley Yamaguchi. ***** Dora Doll, born in 1922, is a well-known German/French actress from gangster and thriller films, such as Touchez pas au grisbi. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dora_Doll ***** Emmanuelle Riva, born 1927, is best known for Hiroshima, Mon Amour, but has also starred in many other films. Still seems to be active, so maybe not a good pick just yet but I'll put her here for future reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmanuelle_Riva ***** Jeanne Moreau is also starting to get long in the tooth, being born in January 1928 but, like Riva, she is still very active so probably just another one to bookmark for the moment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeanne_Moreau ***** Once we reach the early 1930s, a whole string of notable foreign actresses are still with us, including Monica Vitti and Lucia Bose but one worth looking at is Anita Ekberg, who has had some health problems: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anita_Ekberg "Despite her condition not being considered serious, she has been put under observation in the facility", or so says that oracle of all truth, Wikipedia.
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    Korean War Vets

    Now that Shroud seems to have disappeared back into oblivion, I thought it might be safe to start a thread on Korean vets, since most are in their 80s and starting to bite the dust. Feel free to post major figures from both sides. Will the two Koreas be reunified before they all die off?
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    Celebrity Chefs

    Feeling bored so thought I would start a thread on celebrity chefs, to see who we think will be the next flamboyant gourmet to follow Floyd and be flambeed. In fact, celebrity chefs don't always have a good record: besides Floyd, Jennifer Patterson (Two Fat Ladies), Joseph Cerniglia, Robbie Millar, Jean-francois Poinard, Bernard King (King's Kitchen), Fanny Craddock (desitute after scandal) and Bernard Loiseau (suicide after thinking he would lose a Michelin Star) all met fairly young or tragic ends. Also, Mietta O'Donnell, who was not a chef but an Aussie celebrity food critic went down in a car crash a few years ago. Some candidates: **** Antonio Carluccio - Italian, born in 1935, has history of depression including the notorious "self-stabbing" incident a few years ago: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Carluccio#Self-stabbing **** Jeanne Rankin - Canadian, born 1961, had all sorts of problems for years due to morphine addiction http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/149...o-morphine.html http://www.bighospitality.co.uk/People/Jea...-in-the-Kitchen **** Margaret Fulton - Aussie, born in 1924: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Fulton Despite her age, she's still very active and, in fact, the cheeky old devil has just been playing the major supermarket chains off against each other as she advertises for both of them at once: http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/opin...0-1225965741074 **** Iain Hewitson - New Zealander, born in 1948 but very overweight: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iain_Hewitson **** Peter Russell-Clarke - Australian, born in 1935. No health information and still very active but I thought I would just use this as an excuse to share the infamous blooper reel... (Not safe for work): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDYxGB8V88k **** Graham Kerr - English, born 1937. Still seems very active with his own blog and public speaking activities. Focuses almost fanatically on healthy eating these days after his Missus had a stroke and heart attack after eating too much of his old "Galloping Gourmet" food! http://www.grahamkerr.com/?cat=1 **** Lorenza de Medici - Italian. She must be fairly ancient now but I can't find any age or health info online which is a surprise since her shows were fairly prominent here in Australia back in the 1990s. Anyone know how she is going? ***** Can't think of any others who are even remotely candidates unless Heston poisons himself or Nigella drives someone to murder with her uber-contrived "sexiness." PS. I'll wager that a large number of the good citizens of Huntington, West Virginia die well before one Mr Jamie Oliver.... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/artic...od-crusade.html Pity no celebs live there!
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    World War Three

    I thought we had a discussion thread for this somewhere. Anyway, it may be getting closer: http://www.news.com.au/world/russia-china-us-are-ww3-and-cold-war-2-on-the-cards/news-story/a3a445dba24ade74c4da76460d4a144a
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    Yank Science Fiction Series

    To complement the venerable British science fiction series thread, let's look at some non-Star bloody Trek American shows. Flash Gordon All of the main actors from the 1930s serials are long gone, the last being Jean Rogers (Dale Arden) back in 1991. Likewise, the actors from the 1950s television show and the much-loved 1979 Filmation animated versions all seem to be gone, which leaves us with the notorious 1980 film... Survivors are: Peter Wyngarde (Klytus) born 1928 Max von Sydow (Ming the Merciless) born 1929 Topol (Dr Zarkov) born 1935 Brian Blessed (Vultan) 1936 Timothy Dalton (Barin) 1944 Sam Jones (Flash) 1954 Melody Anderson (Dale Arden) 1955 Ornella Muti (Princess Aura) 1955 Mariangela Melato (Kara) died back on January 11th this year, it seems. Buck Rogers Likewise no survivor from the 1930s serial, the last main cast member, Constance Moore, dying in 2005. Again, there was apparently a short-lived television show in the 1950s, featuring none other than: Eva Marie Saint (Wilma Deering) born 1924 Of the well-known 1979 series, the following are still alive: Michael Ansara (Kane) born 1922 Tim O'Connor (Dr Heuer) born 1927 Henry Silva (also played Kane) 1928 Felix Silla (Tweekie [and Cousin Itt on the Addams Family!]) 1937 Thom Christopher (Hawk) 1940 Gil Gerard (Buck) 1943 Eric Server (Dr Theopolis) 1944 Erin Gray (Wilma) 1950 Pamela Hensley (Aura) 1950 Battlestar Galactica (the original, not that new-fangled stuff) Lorne Green is obviously long gone but nearly all the rest of the very extensive cast are still alive. I won't list them all here as they were a fairly young cast being nearly all born in the 1950s but the oldest survivor is: Terry Carter (Tigh) 1928
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    Gone With The Wind

    A newcomer requested a Gone With the Wind thread, so here it is. Apparently only four of the film's massive main cast are still around, these being DL favourite Olivia de Havilland, Alicia Rhett (born 1916), Mickey Kuhn (born 1932) and Mary Anderson (born 1920). As someone who has never actually seen the film, I was surprised to learn just a moment ago that George "Superman" Reeves also had a role in it.
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    Non-British Royals

    Florentine prince Filippo Corsini killed cycling in London: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/nov/01/italian-prince-filippo-corsini-latest-cyclist-killed-london-knightsbridge
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    The Duke of Wellington didn't make it into the new year: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/11318923/Duke-of-Wellington-dies-aged-99.html
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    The Black Death

    There is a new article on why the Black Death was so deadly here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-10-13/stud...-plague/3555568 What an illustrious age for Death Poolers that must have been!
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    Academic Footnotes

    I am very sad to note that one of my heroes, Denis Dutton, passed away earlier today. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denis_Dutton Dutton was the founder of the "Bad Writing Contest" which he awarded annually to a prominent academic, (winners included Judith Butler and Fredric Jameson), in an attempt to highlight the intellectual vacuity, arrogance and obfuscation rife in modern academia. Here is some more information on the "Bad Writing Awards" including samples from some of the most famous academics today: http://denisdutton.com/bad_writing.htm Bless you, Mr Dutton, for your service in showing that the emperors (and empresses) of academia have no clothes. May you rest in peace, good sir. Unfortunately, most of these academics are still influential, as are their legion of sycophantic supporters in just about every university in the western world.
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    Magicians And Hypnotists

    American stage hypnotist Scott Lewis falls over balcony in Sydney before show: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-01-11/hypnotist-scott-lewis-falls-to-death-in-sydney/5195846 Witnesses are saying on the radio that he "appeared mentally ill".
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    Cardinal George Pell

    If Savile and Rolf have their own threads, Pell deserves one, too. George Pell is 77 years old, has heart trouble (though that may have been a sham to avoid flying home to face trial) and is due to have knee reconstruction work. Yet to be sentenced though judging by the judge's comments, he's had it: 10 years is the standard sentence for this kind of crime, putting him at 87 when he is released.
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    The fizz has gone out of Nicolas Feuillatte: http://www.france24.com/en/20140813-french-champagne-magnate-nicolas-feuillatte-dies/
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    Australian teenaged boy Ryan Campbell is trying to fly around the world solo and beat a world record. Let's see if he fares better than Jessica Dubroff: http://www.teenworldflight.com/
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    The Who Versus the Beatles

    I was bored so I decided to create another poll... Both The Who and the Beatles are down to only 50% of their classic/best known line-ups. Which band do you think will be completely dead first? The surviving Beatles are McCartney and Starr. The surviving members of the Who are Daltrey and Townshend.
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    8. Emperor Akihito

    Starting to decline: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-08/japanese-emperor-addresses-nation/7702084
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    Seven Brides For Seven Corpses

    Our adoring public have demanded it, so DeathList is proud to present a Seven Brides for Seven Brothers countdown thread: The Seven Brides: Norma Doggett 1925- Virginia Gibson 1928-2013 Betty Carr 1929-2008 Jane Powell 1929- Nancy Kilgas 1930- Julie Newmar 1933- Ruta Lee 1936- The Seven Brothers: Marc Platt 1913-2014 Howard Keel 1919-2004 Matt Mattox 1921-2013 Jeff Richards 1922-1989 Tommy Rall 1929- Jacques d'Amboise 1934- Russ Tamblyn 1934-
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    Radiation exposure

    Know of any celebs (or forum members) who have been to the Grand Canyon museum's collections building in the last eighteen years? The collections included paint buckets(!) full of uranium. "One of the buckets was so full that its lid would not close. Stephenson said the containers were stored next to a taxidermy exhibit, where children on tours sometimes stopped for presentations, sitting next to uranium for 30 minutes or more. By his calculation, those children could have received radiation dosages in excess of federal safety standards within three seconds, and adults could have suffered dangerous exposure in less than a half-minute." https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona/2019/02/18/grand-canyon-tourists-exposed-radiation-safety-manager-says/2876435002/
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    Birth List

    Guess the date and time of day that Prince Billy and Kate's child will be born. No prizes - I couldn't convince the Queen to dish out an OBE to the winner.
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    Gudrun Ure

    She might not have made the cut for the 2014 DeathList but I feel Gudrun Ure deserves her own thread. So there.
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    Arnold Schwarzenegger

    Arnold Schwarzenegger is 70 now. He has a history of steroid use and heart surgery, so it is time for him to have his own thread.
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    Irwin Allen's Hacks

    Having recently started the Batman thread, I thought I would go through the "stars" of the Irwin Allen shows of the 1960s and see who is still with us: FILMS Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (film version): Joan Fontaine 1917- Michael Ansara (also played Kane in the Buck Rogers television show) 1922- Barbara Eden 1934- Frankie Avalon 1939- Poseidon Adventure (think we have this film documented elsewhere but here goes anyway): Gene Hackman 1930- Stella Stevens 1938- Carol Lynley 1942- Pamela Sue Martin 1953- Towering Inferno: Robert Wagner 1930- Robert Vaughn 1932- Richard Chamberlan 1934- Faye Dunaway 1941- O. J. Simpson 1947- Susan Blakely 1948- Five Weeks in a Balloon: Barbara Eden 1934- Fabian 1943- TELEVISION Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (series): Richard Bull (the Doctor) 1924- David Hedison (Lee Crane) 1927- Terry Becker (Francis Sharkey) 1930- Allan Hunt (Riley) 1945- Lost in Space: June Lockhart (Maureen Robinson) 1925- Mark Goddard (Don West) 1936- Marta Kristen (Judy Robinson) 1945- Angela Cartwright (Penny Robinson) 1952- Bill Mumy (Will Robinson) 1954- The Time Tunnel: Robert Colbert (Doug Phillips) 1931- Lee Meriwether (Ann MacGregor) 1935- James Darren (Tony Newman) 1936- Land of the Giants: Don Matheson (Mark Wilson) 1928- Stefan Arngrim (Barry Lockridge) 1935- Don Marshall (Dan Erickson) 1936- Gary Conway (Steve Burton) 1936- Deanna Lund (Valerie Scott) 1937- Heather Young (Betty Hamilton) 1945- Swiss Family Robinson: Martin Milner (Karl Robinson) 1935- Willie Aames (Fred Robinson) 1960- Helen Hunt - yes, that Helen Hunt. (Helga Wagner) 1963- By the way, am I the only person in the western world never to have seen an episode of Lost in Space? I remember I loathed Land of the Giants and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea when they were endlessly repeated throughout the early 1980s - even as a little kid, I could tell they were trash. I have to confess I did have a soft spot for the Time Tunnel, though. From what I have heard, Lost in Space was so juvenile it made bloody Star Trek look good which helped contribute to the latter gaining its cult following. That alone is a crime against humanity.
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    Jack The Ripper

    I know a few people on DeathList also lurk on the Casebook forums (as I do myself), so I thought we might start our own Jack the Ripper thread. What do we think about the latest news reports that it was Aaron Kosminski after all? Do we think the evidence (based on what has been reported so far) stands up?
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    World War Three

    Niall Ferguson has declared we are in Cold War 2.0: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-06/us-and-china-locked-in-cold-war-2.0-historian-says/10873254
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    Thoughts and opinions on the death list 2019

    Some more random musings on relative fame and coverage of death: 1. Yesterday, Luke Perry, the star of a half-forgotten soap opera from 20 years ago, received a lot more coverage in the Australian mainstream media than that satanic-looking tosser from Prodigy (so Hollywood promotional power counts). Neither came near the levels of fawning over the homegrown icon that was Mike Willesee though. 2.In terms of fame relative to audience age, Carrie Fisher is best known to my generation as Princess Leia and was a huge star in her own right, irrespective of any actual acting skills she may have possessed. To my mum's generation though, she is really just Debbie Reynold's daughter. Carrie's death received a lot more coverage than Debbie's though in the "double event" death. Debbie was basically portrayed in the media as just Carrie's mother and the star of some old forgotten films(!) Kirk Douglas is of course a superstar but I am wondering how many younger people today would know Michael better and think of him more in terms of being Michael's dad without having seen his films. 3. Likewise, Robin Williams received a lot more coverage than Lauren Bacall the following day who ended up just being a footnote on the news. So even Hollywood stardom fades with the decades. Does make me wonder what would happen if, say, Olivia's death happens at the same time as that of a younger, bigger star. 4. I ranked Prunella Scales higher on the list higher than Ed Asner or Valerie Harper because the ABC repeats her old shows frequently whereas, to my knowledge, Mary Tyler Moore has never been repeated. They were probably bigger stars at the time, so, yes, UK stars can be more famous than American ones in certain circumstances. Basically, in Australia, commercial television stations buy Yank shows and the ABC buys Pommie shows so we have a dose of each (SBS buys foreign language shows which is good for my knowledge on the Foreign Stars thread.) 5. To answer your question, yes, Vera Lynn is super-famous outside the UK. She is seen as the epitome of Englishness, for better or worse. 6. Not sure about Olivia versus Doris in the fame stakes either. I put Olivia slightly higher because she was in more classics, including the iconic Robin Hood with "our" Errol but it was a tough one. 7. Emperor Akihito is moderately well known as the head of state of a major trading partner but with so many Japanese-Australian citizens now perhaps I have shown Anglo bias ranking him so low. 8. Moss versus Walker was also tough. Moss was a superstar in his day bit you never hear of him in Australia now. I wouldn't have a vlue what he has done post-racing whereas Walker is the media face of the sport as the chief comentator so possibly more well known to young people. 9. Since soccer isn't as popular as AFL or Rugby League in terms of media coverage in Australia (though things are gradually changing) Banks and Greaves suffer badly. Anywhere else in the world, they'd probably be ranked a lot higher but they are not known here at all by the general public.

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