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34 minutes ago, YoungWillz said:

If Marge Redmond was born in 1924, then the DDP have her date of birth incorrectly noted at the moment.


Definitely 1924. Here's her birth record.


Marjorie Redmond in the Ohio, Birth Index, 1908-1998
 

Name: Marjorie Redmond
Birth Date : 14 Dec 1924
Birth Place: Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA
Certificate Number: 1924130148

 

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7 minutes ago, TomTomTelekom said:

Mary Pat Gleason, perhaps most famous for her role as Jane Hogan on the CBS soap opera The Guiding Light, died at 70 years:

https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/mary-pat-gleason-a-cinderella-story-mom-star-dead-dies-1234624541/

Sshe was also well known for her recurring roles on Desperate Housewives, 1600 Penn and Instant Mom.


That’s very sad. She was in a lot of movies I’ve seen, also a bit part actress but a big onscreen personality.

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Definitely a "oh it's her" face. Remember her from fantastically dreadful teen comedy A Cinderella Story

 

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On 18/08/2015 at 21:53, Sir Creep said:

SANFORD & SON CAST AND PRODUCTION CREW (Living as of 8-18-2015)

 

CAST: (in order of birth, not appearances – importance players noted though)

Harry Basch 16 Jan 1926

 

Harry Basch obit.

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Should have washed your hands Poppie

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1 hour ago, YoungWillz said:

Where's Sir Creep?

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3 hours ago, YoungWillz said:

death of a comic legend :(

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5 hours ago, Spade_Cooley said:

Pamela Kosh, who played hard-of-hearing English teacher Miss Simpson in Saved By The Bell, dead at 90

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Also appeared in two episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, playing the landlady in Time's Arrow and Jessel in the series finale All Good Things.

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On 19/08/2015 at 03:53, Sir Creep said:

SANFORD & SON CAST AND PRODUCTION CREW (Living as of 8-18-2015)

 

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Steve Lawrence 08 Jul 1935 (Famous Singer)

Carol Arthur 04 Aug 1935 (Dom Deluise’s wife)

Vernon Weddle 24 Aug 1935

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Carol Arthur (IMDbhas died aged 85. Also appeared in Blazing Saddles as schoolmistress Harriet Johnson.

 

Obituaries: Daily MailDaily StarThe SunDaily MirrorDaily ExpressMetro

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1 hour ago, Thatcher said:

Carol Arthur (IMDbhas died aged 85. Also appeared in Blazing Saddles as schoolmistress Harriet Johnson.

 

Obituaries: Daily MailDaily StarThe SunDaily Mirror


Other than Mel Brooks (94) himself, just three credited Blazing Saddles cast members still alive: 

Burton Gilliam (82), Robyn Hilton (76) and child actor Rodney Allen Rippy (52).

Unusually high mortality rate for a film from the mid-70s with such a big cast.

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David L. Lander, who starred as Andrew 'Squiggy' Squigman on the 1970s/80s sitcom Laverne & Shirley, has died. He was 73. Lander was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 37 years ago. Aside from acting, Lander was a baseball aficionado.

 

https://www.tmz.com/2020/12/05/laverne-and-shirley-squiggy-david-lander-dead-dies-ms-multiple-sclerosis/

 

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59 minutes ago, alt obits guy said:

David L. Lander, who starred as Andrew 'Squiggy' Squigman on the 1970s/80s sitcom Laverne & Shirley, has died. He was 73. Lander was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 37 years ago. Aside from acting, Lander was a baseball aficionado.

 

https://www.tmz.com/2020/12/05/laverne-and-shirley-squiggy-david-lander-dead-dies-ms-multiple-sclerosis/

 

DDP QO https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/breaking-david-lander-dead-laverne-23121696

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19 minutes ago, TomTomTelekom said:

American screen actress Natalie Desselle-Reid, known for her role as Janie Egins in the three-season, situation comedy, Eve, died at 53 years:

https://www.revolt.tv/news/2020/12/7/22159446/natalie-desselle-reid-passes-away

She also played the role of Tammy in the 2011 Tyler Perry comedy, Madea's Big Happy Family.


She was the lead in both How to Be A Player and BAPS! She was the star of mediocre 1997 black-centred comedies

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Not really a "health update", but here is the latest update from Joyce Randolph, the last surviving cast member of the classic 1950s sitcom, The Honeymooners. She gives her opinion on the new YouTube series, "The Honeyzoomers" as well as mentions that she plans to take the first COVID vaccine next week with the 2nd dose in February:

 

https://www.nydailynews.com/snyde/ny-joyce-randolph-honeymooners-honeyzoomers-20210116-m2mkenrbszfr3hg4xo5p2g7dwi-story.html

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Article is blocked by Euro data laws so here it is copy and pasted: 
 

To the Zoom, Trixie!

Pandemic-era series “The Honeyzoomers” got a stamp of approval from Joyce Randolph — the only remaining cast member of the iconic sitcom “The Honeymooners,” which also starred Jackie Gleason, Art Carney and Audrey Meadows.

 

“I’ve heard about it and I think it’s a wonderful idea,” she said of “The Honeyzoomers.” “I wish them luck.”

 

The web series created by playwright Charles Messina has posted 35 episodes online and has four more in the works. That will match the output of the “Classic 39″ half-hour episodes of “The Honeymooners,” which inspired Messina’s black-and-white comedy series, shot during the COVID lockdown. Actors worked from home and their scenes were edited together.

 

Randolph, 96, told the Daily News she tuned in to a New Years Eve “Honeymooners” marathon and enjoyed reruns of the show, which ran from October 1955 to September 1956 and has continued to crack up new generations of fans. While Randolph recalled “The Sleepwalker” episode fondly — where Carney’s character wrestled with sleep issues — she’s hard-pressed to pick a favorite.

 

“Any one where I had more that four or five lines is a favorite,” she joked by phone from her home on the Upper West Side, where she’s lived for 60 years.

 

According to Randolph, asking Gleason to give her Trixie Norton character more lines was never a consideration.

 

“You don’t even talk to Jackie, let alone ask for anything,” she said. “He didn’t talk much and he didn’t like to rehearse much.”

 

Randolph recalls a hectic “Honeymooners” work schedule that saw 39 episodes filmed in under a year. She said there wasn’t a lot of chitchat among cast members, though everyone showed up on Saturdays ready to film the hit CBS show before an audience — even Carney, whose struggles with alcohol are well-documented and who finally got sober in the mid-1970s.

 

“Art was a quiet guy,” she said. “He kept a hotel room here in the city where he could go and drink. He was a big drinker, but not on Saturdays.”

 

When she used to imbibe, Randolph said Scotch and milk was her libation of choice. She no longer indulges.

 

“I fall over enough without being half-drunk,” she joked.

 

Randolph said she has her first COVID vaccination shot lined up for next week, with the second dose coming Feb. 8. She looks forward to catching a play again someday, but has no other plans.

 

“I just stay home and watch television,” she said. “I’ll probably keep doing that.”

 

In addition to her pioneering sitcom, Randolph cites “I Love Lucy” and “Seinfeld” as comedy programs that hold up well. She never had any idea people would still be talking about “The Honeymooners” in 2021.

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16 minutes ago, Ulitzer95 said:

Article is blocked by Euro data laws

 

 

This shouldn't apply now, surely? 

There's got to be some perks.

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1 hour ago, Toast said:

There's got to be some perks.


Nope.

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