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Actor James Dean died in a car crash today in 1955, aged just 24...

 

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And is it me or has Dean's iconic status just dimmed a bit in the last decade or so?

I should imagine that most of the youth of today don't know who he is. And I didn't think he was that good anyway, a tad overrated.

 

Isn't this the Russ Abbot thread? He doesn't look a bit like him.

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Actor James Dean died in a car crash today in 1955, aged just 24...

 

James%20Dean.jpg

 

And is it me or has Dean's iconic status just dimmed a bit in the last decade or so?

I should imagine that most of the youth of today don't know who he is. And I didn't think he was that good anyway, a tad overrated.

 

Isn't this the Russ Abbot thread? He doesn't look a bit like him.

Maybe he would have if he had lived longer. Couldn't imagine him singing 'I love a party with a happy atmosphere...' though.

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Actor James Dean died in a car crash today in 1955, aged just 24...

 

James%20Dean.jpg

 

And is it me or has Dean's iconic status just dimmed a bit in the last decade or so?

I should imagine that most of the youth of today don't know who he is. And I didn't think he was that good anyway, a tad overrated.

 

Isn't this the Russ Abbot thread? He doesn't look a bit like him.

Maybe he would have if he had lived longer. Couldn't imagine him singing 'I love a party with a happy atmosphere...' though.

Isn't Heath Ledger slowly taking over his place as "Icon".

I don't think so... I haven't heard anyone mention his (Ledger's) name for quite some time now, which has certainly made me happy. Never saw what the big deal about him was.

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Reggie Kray died today in 2000...

 

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Rock Hudson died from AIDS related causes today in 1985...

 

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Graham Arthur Chapman died on this day in 1989.

 

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Graham Arthur Chapman died on this day in 1989.

 

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A little premature. He actually died on October 4th, one day before the twentieth anniversary of the first broadcast of

Monty Python's Flying Circus...

 

Now it's twenty years since that anniversary, forty years overall.

 

Doesn't time fly?

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As we're talking great British comedians, here's one that did die on October 3rd (2005)

 

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Ronnie Barker (

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'...and its good night from him'

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Animal lover and founder of the Franciscan Order, St Francis Of Assissi, died on Oct 3rd 1226

 

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Actor James Dean died in a car crash today in 1955, aged just 24...

 

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And is it me or has Dean's iconic status just dimmed a bit in the last decade or so?

I should imagine that most of the youth of today don't know who he is. And I didn't think he was that good anyway, a tad overrated.

Perhaps the cigarette companies have simply found a new, 'face of smoking'.

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The brilliant Leonard Rossiter died 25 years ago today...

 

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Funny how the memories play tricks. I swear Rossiter, Eric Morecambe and Tommy Cooper died in the same week. Just goes to

show how compressed the memory gets as time drifts by...

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Hatti Jacques died today in 1980...

 

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Avid fisherman and 14th President of the USA, Franklin Pierce, died of liver failure, after years of heavy drinking on this day in 1869.

 

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Pierce was arrested while in office for running over an old woman with his horse, but his case was dropped due to insufficient evidence. His wife Jane Appleton, a highly strung religious fanatic, is believed to have gone insane during his period in office and was kept well away from the public.

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Christopher Reeve, perhaps the definitive Superman, died on this day in 2004...

 

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John Denver died today in 1997...

 

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Nobel Peace Prize winner (1973) who refused his prize (because there was still no peace in his country, not because he had to share with Kissinger) died 19 years ago today (Oct 13th), a day before his 79th birthday.

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Screen heart throb Errol Flynn died 50 years ago today...

 

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On this day in 1066, the King of England, Harold Godwinson, Harold2.jpg was killed in battle (the first English King so to die), after reigning all of 9 months.

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On 'is 'orse with 'is 'awk in 'is 'and. :rolleyes:

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Hermann Göring, the highest ranked Nazi to be convicted at the Nuremburg trials, is found dead today in 1946,

just hours before he was due to be hanged...

 

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Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, executed 16 October 1793.

 

Other notable executions on this day are Hans Frank, Wilhelm Frick, Alfred Jodl, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Wilhelm Keitel, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Alfred Rosenberg, Fritz Sauckel, Arthur Seyss-Inquart and Julius Streicher, in 1946 following the Nuremburg trials.

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Andreas Baader of the Red Army Faction, committed suicide in prison today in 1977...

 

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Cellist Jacqueline du Pré died on this day in 1987...

 

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