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Who Should Be On The 2015 Deathlist?

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For me...

 

Please keep...

 

Billy Graham

Sam Simon

Zsa Zsa Gabor

Luise Rainer

Joao Havelange

Olivia De Havilland

Fidel Castro

Prince Philip

Helmut Schmidt

Kirk Douglas

 

 

Please remove...

 

Valerie Harper

Stephen Hawking

Charles Aznavour

Dick van Dyke

Tony Bennett

Fats Domino

Christopher Lee

(and all those non-celebrities like this UK school secretary or whatever...)

 

 

Please add...more women!

 

Mary Tyler Moore

Maureen O'Hara

Danielle Darrieux

Jackie Stallone

Eva Marie Saint

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I have a full shadow list but I have decided to wait until December to share it.

 

However I will say two things: Luise Rainer is on it and Christopher Lee should keep the No. 50 slot as a Deathlist Hero.

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The following 3 are reportedly on deaths door and would be close to certain deaths if they make it to Jan 1

Mad Frankie Fraser

Peter Sutcliffe

Gordie Howe

 

 

Er..... yeah..... I know he is... because I'm the one who alerted DL to it while everyone else ignored how much of a gargantuan lardarse/sickly old coughbag he has become. *facepalm*

 

Might not even actually bother picking him now, I'm so annoyed. :shoot:

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Classic Hollywood Pick

Maureen O'Sullivan OR Olivia de Havilland <Wrong Maureen, died back in 1998

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Classic Hollywood Pick

Maureen O'Sullivan OR Olivia de Havilland <Wrong Maureen, died back in 1998

O'Hara, dammit, O'Hara!!! :P:D
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Couple of show-biz possibilities to consider. Warren Mitchell (Alf Garnett) is still around at the age of 88, and you don't see or hear much of Gorden Kaye these days - never been the same since his car accident in the storms of January 1990 ???

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Those are actually pretty good suggestions for a guest!Glen Campbell Freddie Starr Roger Bannister David Rockefeller John Glenn King Michael of Romania Carol Channing and Henry Heimlich might all be good ideas also!

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The following 3 are reportedly on deaths door and would be close to certain deaths if they make it to Jan 1

Mad Frankie Fraser

Peter Sutcliffe

Gordie Howe

 

 

Frankie Fraser will never die.

 

 

 

What?

 

 

 

 

oh !!!

 

 

 

 

When ????

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Helmut Schmidt is not going to die next year! Take Helmut Kohl instead. Or maybe Kohl's foreign minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher (87) who was too ill to attend the 25-year jubilee of the Fall of the Wall. Also, a couple of Nobel Prize winning economists could be on the list, Robert Solow (90) or Kenneth Arrow (93), or Douglass North (94).

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Helmut Schmidt is not going to die next year! Take Helmut Kohl instead. Or maybe Kohl's foreign minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher (87) who was too ill to attend the 25-year jubilee of the Fall of the Wall. Also, a couple of Nobel Prize winning economists could be on the list, Robert Solow (90) or Kenneth Arrow (93), or Douglass North (94).

 

I think Kohl could be a good pick but the rest of the names are DDP fodder, not instantly recognisable, unless of course you are an economist.

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Helmut Schmidt is not going to die next year! Take Helmut Kohl instead. Or maybe Kohl's foreign minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher (87) who was too ill to attend the 25-year jubilee of the Fall of the Wall. Also, a couple of Nobel Prize winning economists could be on the list, Robert Solow (90) or Kenneth Arrow (93), or Douglass North (94).

 

I think Kohl could be a good pick but the rest of the names are DDP fodder, not instantly recognisable, unless of course you are an economist.

 

Not quite yet, but I guess I told a little about myself there.

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My Choices for my personal Deathlist 2015:

 

1. Muhammad Ali-73, boxing legend

2. Luise Rainer- 105, actress

3. David Rockefeller, 100, businessman

4. Billy Graham 96,evangelist

5. Sean Connery-85, actor

6. Zsa Zsa Gabor-98, actress and socialite

7. Kirk Douglas-99, actor

8. Olivia DeHaviland-99, actress

9. Nancy Reagan-94, former first lady

10. Mikhail Gorbachev-84, ex Soviet leader

11. Fidel Castro-89, dictator

12. Mary Tyler Moore-79, actress

13. IM Pei-98, architect

14. Tom Brokaw-75, journalist

15. Robert Schuller-89, evangelist

16. Hugh Downs-94, journalist

17. Glen Campbell-79, singer

18. George HW Bush-91, ex U.S. President

19. Barbara Bush-90, former first lady

20. Queen Elizabeth-89, monarch

21. Maureen O'Hara-95, actress

22. John Glenn-94, astronaut

23. Stephen Hawking-73, physicist

24. Doris Day-91, actress

25. OJ Simpson-68, athlete

26. Bob Dole-92, politician

27. Janet Reno-77, ex attorney general

28. Ruth Bader Ginsburg-82, Supreme Court justice

29. John Paul Stevens-95, ex Supreme Court justice

30. Walter Mondale-87, ex U.S. Vice President

31. Jimmy Carter-91, ex U.S. President

32. Rosalyn Carter-88, former first lady

33. Shimon Peres-92, ex Israeli PM

34. Herman Wouk-100, author

35. Beverly Cleary-99, author

36. Carol Channing-94, singer

37. Jake LaMotta-94, boxer

38. Christopher Lee-93, actor

39. Norman Lear-93, producer

40. Lee Iacocca-91, businessman

41. George Kennedy-90, actor

42. Chuck Berry-89, singer

43. Fats Domino-87, singer

44. Sidney Poitier-88, actor

45. Henry Kissinger-92, diplomat

46. Hosni Mubarak-87, ex Egyptian president

47. Alan Greenspan-89, economist

48. Hal Holbrook-90, actor

49. Arnold Palmer-86, golfing legend

50. Bill Clinton-69, ex U.S. President

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John Nash, U.S. mathematician and subject of the film A Beautiful Mind. Turns 87 next year, suffered mental illness during his lifetime too. A good pick that I haven't heard suggested on here before.

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Here's a wikilink for John Nash:

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Forbes_Nash,_Jr.

 

A good pick for 2015 IMHO, but not my decision to make, can only make good suggestions.

 

As for a bad pick...

 

How about Josef Fritzl?

 

80 next year, and is in prison. He can't go on forever.

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My Choices for my personal Deathlist 2015:

 

1. Muhammad Ali-73, boxing legend

2. Luise Rainer- 105, actress

3. David Rockefeller, 100, businessman

4. Billy Graham 96,evangelist

5. Sean Connery-85, actor

6. Zsa Zsa Gabor-98, actress and socialite

7. Kirk Douglas-99, actor

8. Olivia DeHaviland-99, actress

9. Nancy Reagan-94, former first lady

10. Mikhail Gorbachev-84, ex Soviet leader

11. Fidel Castro-89, dictator

12. Mary Tyler Moore-79, actress

13. IM Pei-98, architect

14. Tom Brokaw-75, journalist

15. Robert Schuller-89, evangelist

16. Hugh Downs-94, journalist

17. Glen Campbell-79, singer

18. George HW Bush-91, ex U.S. President

19. Barbara Bush-90, former first lady

20. Queen Elizabeth-89, monarch

21. Maureen O'Hara-95, actress

22. John Glenn-94, astronaut

23. Stephen Hawking-73, physicist

24. Doris Day-91, actress

25. OJ Simpson-68, athlete

26. Bob Dole-92, politician

27. Janet Reno-77, ex attorney general

28. Ruth Bader Ginsburg-82, Supreme Court justice

29. John Paul Stevens-95, ex Supreme Court justice

30. Walter Mondale-87, ex U.S. Vice President

31. Jimmy Carter-91, ex U.S. President

32. Rosalyn Carter-88, former first lady

33. Shimon Peres-92, ex Israeli PM

34. Herman Wouk-100, author

35. Beverly Cleary-99, author

36. Carol Channing-94, singer

37. Jake LaMotta-94, boxer

38. Christopher Lee-93, actor

39. Norman Lear-93, producer

40. Lee Iacocca-91, businessman

41. George Kennedy-90, actor

42. Chuck Berry-89, singer

43. Fats Domino-87, singer

44. Sidney Poitier-88, actor

45. Henry Kissinger-92, diplomat

46. Hosni Mubarak-87, ex Egyptian president

47. Alan Greenspan-89, economist

48. Hal Holbrook-90, actor

49. Arnold Palmer-86, golfing legend

50. Bill Clinton-69, ex U.S. President

 

That list is near perfect. Just take off Queen Elizabeth and Bill Clinton and add John Nash and Josef Fritzl and you have a perfect list for 2015!

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Guest Peyton

IM Pei

 

Mary Tyler Moore

 

Sam Simon

 

Imelda Marcos

 

Herman Wouk

 

Leslie Phillips

 

Danielle Darrieux

 

Olivia DeHavilland

 

Norman Jewison

 

Everton Weekes

 

Piet DeJong

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Sir Nicholas Winton would be a very good pick for next years DL. He`s called "The british Schindler" who organized the rescue of roundabout 700 jewish childrens from Nazis-occupy. Sir Winton is actually 105 years old, for my opinion a must-have in every DL.

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My Choices for my personal Deathlist 2015:

 

9. Nancy Reagan-94, former first lady

 

18. George HW Bush-91, ex U.S. President

19. Barbara Bush-90, former first lady

 

31. Jimmy Carter-91, ex U.S. President

32. Rosalyn Carter-88, former first lady

 

50. Bill Clinton-69, ex U.S. President

 

Not very likely that 3 former US Presidents and 3 former First Ladies, two of them married couples, will die in the same year.

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Helmut Schmidt is not going to die next year! Take Helmut Kohl instead. Or maybe Kohl's foreign minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher (87) who was too ill to attend the 25-year jubilee of the Fall of the Wall. Also, a couple of Nobel Prize winning economists could be on the list, Robert Solow (90) or Kenneth Arrow (93), or Douglass North (94).

 

I think Kohl could be a good pick but the rest of the names are DDP fodder, not instantly recognisable, unless of course you are an economist.

 

I dunno how much the British public knows or cares about European politicians, but H-D Genscher was/is much better known as a politician than as an economist. Although he was only a deputy PM (Vice Chancellor) and a foreign minister - but he held those posts for 18 years! And those years weren't even uneventful: during his tenure the Berlin Wall was torn down, Germany was reunited and the whole Warsaw Pack collapsed...

 

As for Solow and Arrow, perhaps they are not instantly recognisable for non-economists (is Chris Woodhead instantly recognisable?), but at least they were hugely influential in their field, unlike some of the more recent Laureates. (I'd still not recommend Arrow - since he's still in very good shape. Sure, nonagenarians are not really resilient if something bad happens to them - but boy, that chap has quite recently given an hour-long lecture standing at the lectern, and answering questions for an additional twenty minutes! He was lucid and fitter than my parents - who are both in their early sixties!

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My Choices for my personal Deathlist 2015:

 

9. Nancy Reagan-94, former first lady

 

18. George HW Bush-91, ex U.S. President

19. Barbara Bush-90, former first lady

 

31. Jimmy Carter-91, ex U.S. President

32. Rosalyn Carter-88, former first lady

 

50. Bill Clinton-69, ex U.S. President

 

Not very likely that 3 former US Presidents and 3 former First Ladies, two of them married couples, will die in the same year.

 

I would say at maximum: Nancy Reagan and George Bush for the former White House occupants. I was kind of playing with the possibilities of the other 3 names. Most logically: Reagan who has not been seen, but only once in the past couple of years and looked VERY frail. Bush 41 can't keep going much longer.

 

The rest of the picks were largely based upon age (80s, 90s, and above) and fame. Others such as Brokaw (battling cancer) and Moore, Ali, Hawking, Simpson, were considered for serious long-term health issues, in addition to their fame.

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Poor Choices

Rob Ford Caroline Aherne Ali Carter Murray Walker=Ill but not terminal

P.D James Tony Bennett Dick Van Dyke Abe Vigoda Betty White June Spencer- All old but aren`t slowing down too much.

 

 

Well, I suppose you were kind of right...

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How about Jules Bass?

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My Choices for my personal Deathlist 2015:

 

1. Muhammad Ali-73, boxing legend

2. Luise Rainer- 105, actress

3. David Rockefeller, 100, businessman

4. Billy Graham 96,evangelist

5. Sean Connery-85, actor

6. Zsa Zsa Gabor-98, actress and socialite

7. Kirk Douglas-99, actor

8. Olivia DeHaviland-99, actress

9. Nancy Reagan-94, former first lady

10. Mikhail Gorbachev-84, ex Soviet leader

11. Fidel Castro-89, dictator

12. Mary Tyler Moore-79, actress

13. IM Pei-98, architect

14. Tom Brokaw-75, journalist

15. Robert Schuller-89, evangelist

16. Hugh Downs-94, journalist

17. Glen Campbell-79, singer

18. George HW Bush-91, ex U.S. President

19. Barbara Bush-90, former first lady

20. Queen Elizabeth-89, monarch

21. Maureen O'Hara-95, actress

22. John Glenn-94, astronaut

23. Stephen Hawking-73, physicist

24. Doris Day-91, actress

25. OJ Simpson-68, athlete

26. Bob Dole-92, politician

27. Janet Reno-77, ex attorney general

28. Ruth Bader Ginsburg-82, Supreme Court justice

29. John Paul Stevens-95, ex Supreme Court justice

30. Walter Mondale-87, ex U.S. Vice President

31. Jimmy Carter-91, ex U.S. President

32. Rosalyn Carter-88, former first lady

33. Shimon Peres-92, ex Israeli PM

34. Herman Wouk-100, author

35. Beverly Cleary-99, author

36. Carol Channing-94, singer

37. Jake LaMotta-94, boxer

38. Christopher Lee-93, actor

39. Norman Lear-93, producer

40. Lee Iacocca-91, businessman

41. George Kennedy-90, actor

42. Chuck Berry-89, singer

43. Fats Domino-87, singer

44. Sidney Poitier-88, actor

45. Henry Kissinger-92, diplomat

46. Hosni Mubarak-87, ex Egyptian president

47. Alan Greenspan-89, economist

48. Hal Holbrook-90, actor

49. Arnold Palmer-86, golfing legend

50. Bill Clinton-69, ex U.S. President

 

That list is near perfect. Just take off Queen Elizabeth and Bill Clinton and add John Nash and Josef Fritzl and you have a perfect list for 2015!

 

This list is a little too US Centric for my liking.

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Desmond Tutu

Boutros Boutros Ghali

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