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12 minutes ago, drol said:

Lee Grant from In the Heath of the Night is cranky old now. Wouldn't surprise me as a "sudden" death.

Ah yes, I love in the heath of the night too!

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9 minutes ago, Joey Russ said:

Ah yes, I love in the heath of the night too!

Judging by the grammar, a reader would probably infer I'm Murican.

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Norman Jewison, who is 96 in July, gives interview about Poitier to The Hollywood Reporter.

I would say there's a fair chance of him being around for a few years yet.

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On 12/07/2018 at 13:27, Bibliogryphon said:

 

Do you think I could leave you crying....?

 

*snip*

1968 Michel Legrand/Alan & Marilyn Bergman 

*snip*

 

Most recent missing one is 1997 James Horner for Titanic.

 

The award is given to the writers not the performers. 


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Oscar, Emmy and Grammy winning lyricist Marilyn Bergman (wikidead from respiratory failure at 93.

Her older husband and songwriting partner, Alan (96), survives her ofc.

Some of their most notable songs include The Windmills of Your Mind, The Way We Were and You Don't Bring Me Flowers.

EDIT: Another weird Poitier-related death. They wrote the music for In the Heat of the Night! 

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On 06/01/2022 at 18:41, Slackhurst Broadcasting said:

Peter Bogdanovitch would have been big news if he'd died around 1974, when he was riding on a string of hit movies. But his success was mixed up with a very specific moment, when old-fashioned movies could appeal to a vogue for nostalgia for twenties and Depression-era America, what might be called Great Gatsby chic. Inevitably things moved on, and he made two or three films which failed badly, and was never as big again.

 

 

He was never the same after he left Polly Platt, much like Brian Clough without Peter Taylor.

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On 27/07/2021 at 18:34, Ulitzer95 said:

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 (1928–2022) – 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.


Updated cast list for Fiddler on the Roof following the death of George Little. He was the oldest surviving cast member.

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Updating the earliest surviving Best Actor Winners Top 10 following Sidney Poitier's death

 

1971 Gene Hackman

1975 Jack Nicholson

1977 Richard Dreyfuss

1978 Jon Voight

1979 Dustin Hoffman 

1980 Robert de Niro

1982 Ben Kingsley

1983 Robert Duvall

1984 F Murray Abraham

1985 William Hurt

 

Next to go any of the top 4 or Robert Duvall  (Could be close)

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2 hours ago, Bibliogryphon said:

Updating the earliest surviving Best Actor Winners Top 10 following Sidney Poitier's death

 

1971 Gene Hackman

1975 Jack Nicholson

1977 Richard Dreyfuss

1978 Jon Voight

1979 Dustin Hoffman 

1980 Robert de Niro

1982 Ben Kingsley

1983 Robert Duvall

1984 F Murray Abraham

1985 William Hurt

 

Next to go any of the top 4 or Robert Duvall  (Could be close)

By top 4 do you mean the winners from longest ago? Just Dreyfuss is the second youngest on that list, not known to have any serious health conditions that I'm aware of (believe he had a drink problem in the past but think he has been clean for decades now) 

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42 minutes ago, JR976evil said:

By top 4 do you mean the winners from longest ago? Just Dreyfuss is the second youngest on that list, not known to have any serious health conditions that I'm aware of (believe he had a drink problem in the past but think he has been clean for decades now) 

You are was right I was getting him confused with Donald Sutherland 

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1 hour ago, Bibliogryphon said:

You are was right I was getting him confused with Donald Sutherland 

Glad I could help 

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Update to list for Best Original Song Oscar Winners

 

1964 Richard Sherman

1966 Don Black

1968 Alan Bergman 

1969 Burt Bacharach 

1970 Rob Royer

1975 Keith Carradine

1976 Barbara Streisand/Paul Williams

1979 David Shire

1980 Michael Gore/Dean Pitchford

1981 Christopher Cross/Carole Bayer Sager (& Burt Bacharach)

 

 

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On 10/01/2022 at 15:13, Bibliogryphon said:

Updating the earliest surviving Best Actor Winners Top 10 following Sidney Poitier's death

 

1971 Gene Hackman

1975 Jack Nicholson

1977 Richard Dreyfuss

1978 Jon Voight

1979 Dustin Hoffman 

1980 Robert de Niro

1982 Ben Kingsley

1983 Robert Duvall

1984 F Murray Abraham

1985 William Hurt

 

Next to go any of the top 4 or Robert Duvall  (Could be close)

 

Mad to think there are 7 Best Actress winners from pre-1971 still alive, when all the men are dead. And every 70s Best Actress winner is still going, compared to just half the men.

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47 minutes ago, RoverAndOut said:

 

Mad to think there are 7 Best Actress winners from pre-1971 still alive, when all the men are dead. And every 70s Best Actress winner is still going, compared to just half the men.

Average of the ages of main actors and main actresses were also different, as an example Jack Nicholson started to have leading roles in his 30s, Sophia Loren in her 20s

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Rumors on Twitter that Adam Sandler, American Actor (Wiki), dead from suicide.

 

Seems to be a hoax so far.

 

EDIT: Pretty much confirmed hoax, only article on it lists him as 49, when he is 55.

Article making claim

 

EDIT #2: Seems the hoax started on the social media app TikTok.

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28 minutes ago, MortalCaso said:

Rumors on Twitter that Adam Sandler, American Actor (Wiki), dead from suicide.

 

Seems to be a hoax so far.

 

EDIT: Pretty much confirmed hoax, only article on it lists him as 49, when he is 55.

Article making claim

 

EDIT #2: Seems the hoax started on the social media app TikTok.

 

If it were true, TMZ would have been all over it by now. 

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On 06/01/2022 at 22:10, Gooseberry Crumble said:

I think as with Bowie it's shock  working in tandem with other emotions as you try to absorb the news.  I think it's just as much about them being a big or iconic name as it is shock.  To some extent it's about  absorbing or digesting  news that was unexpected and in another sense its about absorbing  news you don't want to be true. 

 

And we have a good example today.  Ronnie Spector.

 

 

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4 minutes ago, alt obits guy said:

Stanley Donen, director of some of Hollywood's best known musicals, including "Singin' in the Rain", has died. He was 94. Donen won a Lifetime Achievement Oscar in 1998 for his body of work.

 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2022/01/15/stanley-donen-singin-rain-director-dies-94/2962342002/

 

...He died in 2019. This is definitely a reposted article.

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Just now, Drewsky1211 said:

 

...He died in 2019. This is definitely a reposted article.

Just noticed that. Please ignore. Not sure why it would be reposted. Must be a slow news day.

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Actress Yvette Mimieux died at 80 years:

https://deadline.com/2022/01/yvette-mimieux-dead-the-time-machine-actress-the-most-deadly-game-1234914745/

Her acting career began in teen flicks such as Where the Boys Are. She also starred in the iconic science fiction film The Time Machine.

She married director Stanley Donen in 1972, and the couple split in 1985.

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16 minutes ago, TomTomTelekom said:

Actress Yvette Mimieux died at 80 years:

https://deadline.com/2022/01/yvette-mimieux-dead-the-time-machine-actress-the-most-deadly-game-1234914745/

Her acting career began in teen flicks such as Where the Boys Are. She also starred in the iconic science fiction film The Time Machine.

She married iconic director Stanley Donen in 1972, and the couple split in 1985.


That's sad. I love The Time Machine. A really decent stand alone sci-fi back in the pre-Star Wars era when the average sci-fi flick sucked. The last surviving main cast member too. 

An exceptionally private individual. Her year of birth was disputed online for years as a result, and I'm not sure if the precise place of her birth is even known (somewhere within LA County).

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20 minutes ago, TomTomTelekom said:

Actress Yvette Mimieux died at 80 years:

https://deadline.com/2022/01/yvette-mimieux-dead-the-time-machine-actress-the-most-deadly-game-1234914745/

Her acting career began in teen flicks such as Where the Boys Are. She also starred in the iconic science fiction film The Time Machine.

She married director Stanley Donen in 1972, and the couple split in 1985.

Sad news.

I will never forget her performance in The Time Machine with Boris Johnson.

 

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