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2 hours ago, The Old Crem said:

https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/breaking-carmine-caridi-dead-godfather-16220285

Carmine Caridi, who appeared in the Godfather, has died aged 85.

Also interesting to note that he was originally supposed to play Sonny Corleone in the first Godfather movie. After Al Pacino became available to play Michael Corleone, James Caan (the original Michael) was given the part of Sonny because he was closer to Pacino's height than Caridi. It's interesting to think what could've been....

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Just now, CoffinLodger said:

 

Not a reliable source. That site just takes death reports from Twitter then cut and pastes their Wikipedia pages to fill the rest of the article.

 

Wait for the Hollywood Reporter.

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Honorary Oscars to be handed out to David Lynch (fair enough), Wes Studi (eh, makes sense in a "first Native American to win an Oscar" but you should have given one to Russel Means when he was still alive), Geena Davis (wait what?) and Lina Wertmuller. Honorary Oscars are often a "shit, give them something before they croak" and I think that's what we've got here in Wertmuller's case.

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Sean McCann, a prolific Canadian character actor with nearly six decades of credits, has died.  He was 83.  McCann worked mostly in television.  He was a regular on the 1980s CBS late night show 'Night Heat' and co-starred on the children's TV series "Noddy".  He made episodic appearances on numerous Canadian television series, including 'King of Kensington', 'the Beachcombers' & 'ENG' and also appeared in numerous TV movies, as well as theatrical releases like 'Atlantic City', 'Tommy Boy' and 'Simon Birch' .

 

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2019/06/15/canadian-actor-sean-mccann-dies-at-83.html

 

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0564921/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

 

 

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On 18/04/2009 at 02:04, Ulitzer95 said:

Not really sure if this belongs here but here are some of the last survivors of early Hollywood films... I got really bored so I spent ages going through IMDb rounding these up...

 

1930s

 

 

**Dracula (1931)... Carla Laemmle (1909-2014) - last surviving cast member

**Frankenstein (1931)... no surviving cast members

**M (1931)... Hanna Maron (1923-2014) - last surviving cast member

**Freaks (1932)... no surviving cast members; Josephine Joseph (born 1913, deceased) may still be living although it seems unlikely

**The Mummy (1932)... no surviving cast members

**Duck Soup (1933)... no surviving cast members

**The Invisible Man (1933)... Gloria Stuart (1910-2010) - last surviving cast member

**King Kong (1933)... difficult to tell but at least 2 surviving cast members - John Crawford (1920-2010 EDIT: removed from IMDb King Kong page so was never actually in the film) / Malcolm Potts (1925-2011)

**Bride of Frankenstein (1935)... Mary Stewart (1913-1995) - EDIT: thought to be last surviving cast member, died sometime ago

**Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)... no surviving cast members

**A Star is Born (1937)... Leon Holmes (1913, died 1950s at sea) - EDIT: thought to be last surviving cast member, died decades ago

**Bringing Up Baby (1938) - 2 surviving cast members - Buster Slaven (1922-2009) / Karl Slover (1918-2011)

**Gone with the Wind (1939) - 10 surviving cast members - Olivia de Havilland (born 1916) / Ann Rutherford (1917-2012) / Alicia Rhett (1915-2014) / Mickey Kuhn (born 1932) / Mary Anderson (1918-2014) / Ann Bupp (1922-2005) / Shirley Chambers (1913-2011) / Shep Houghton (1914-2016) / Tommy Kelly (1925-2016) / Dirk Wayne Summers (born 1931)

**The Wizard of Oz (1939) - at least 10+ surviving cast members, including 5 dwarf actors (Olga C. Nardone (1921-2010) / Ruth Duccini (1918-2014) / Jerry Maren (1920-2018) / Margaret Pellegrini (1923-2013) / Karl Slover (1918-2011) and half a dozen or so child actresses

 

1940s

 

**Pinocchio (1940)... Dickie Jones (1927-2014) - last surviving cast member

**Citizen Kane (1941)... 5 surviving cast members - Louise Currie (1913-2013) / Frances E. Neal (1921-1988) / Gerald Pierce (1918-2011) / Edward Ryan (born 1923) / Kathryn Trosper (1915-2016)

**Casablanca (1942)... Madeline LeBeau (1923-2016) - last surviving cast member

**Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)... 10 surviving cast members - Phyllis Thaxter (1919-2012) / Dorothy Morris (1922-2011) / Jacqueline White (born 1922) / Wally Cassell (1912-2015) / Myrna Dell (1924-2011) / Johnny Duncan (1923-2016) / Blake Edwards (1922-2010) / Peggy Maley (1923-2007) / Frances E. Neal (1921-1988) / Gordon Trigg (1924-2012)

**It's A Wonderful Life (1946)... 9 surviving cast members - Virginia Patton (born 1925) / Ronnie Ralph (born 1933) / Jeanine Ann Roose (born 1937) / Carol Coombs (born 1935) / Karolyn Grimes (born 1940) / Larry Simms (1934-2009) / Jimmy Hawkins (born 1941) / Marian Carr (1926-2003) / Michael Chapin (born 1936)

 

1950s

 

**The African Queen (1951)... Theodore Bikel (1924-2015) - last surviving cast member

**A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)... 2 surviving cast members - Wright King (1923-2018) / Mickey Kuhn (born 1932)

**Roman Holiday (1953)... 6 surviving cast members - John Cortay (1916-1981) / Art Gilmore (1912-2010) / George Higgins (1917-2005) / Mimmo Poli (1922-1986) / Catherine Wyler (born 1939) / Judy Wyler (born 1942)

**The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)... 2 surviving cast members - Geoffrey Horne (born 1933) / Peter Williams (1915-2003)

 

 

I'll add more the next time I get hideously bored.... additions and corrections welcome...


Seeing as I made this over a decade ago, long due an update.

Most names are deceased (many years ago it has since transpired) but interestingly a few names still about.

 

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About a week ago, Suzanne Whang had another fundraiser for her upcoming shamanic healing journey. Wetton-esque picture of her at the fundraiser below:

 

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This is on top of her sometimes making pessimistic posts to social media about debilitating pain et al, which, when coming from someone who has full faith in alternative healing methods, can't mean much time is left.

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55 minutes ago, Death Impends said:

About a week ago, Suzanne Whang had another fundraiser for her upcoming shamanic healing journey. Wetton-esque picture of her at the fundraiser below:

 

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This is on top of her sometimes making pessimistic posts to social media about debilitating pain et al, which, when coming from someone who has full faith in alternative healing methods, can't mean much time is left.

 

:pop:

 

Hey, I managed to get it in before Sean for once...

 

 

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Paul Benjamin, a Hollywood character actor with credits spanning nearly 50 years, has died.  He was 81.  Benjamin played ML, one of the men on the corner, in 'Do The Right Thing'.  Among his other roles was John LeFlore, father of the long shot Major League baseball player in  'One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story' and Al Ervin in three episodes of the television series 'ER'.

 

https://variety.com/2019/film/news/paul-benjamin-dead-dies-do-the-right-thing-1203260285/

 

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Wow, Rip Torn dead!  So many famous people dying this week, and at my church job we have had 3 funerals this week- there must be something in the air!!!!

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12 minutes ago, Drewsky1211 said:

RIP. I remember him as the voice of Zeus in Hercules.

 

RIP Rip 

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Another man who fell under the earth...

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I’d have bet a lot of money Rip Torn was already dead.  

Get to use his first name to say: RIP

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