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On 09/07/2018 at 14:18, Bibliogryphon said:

Following the Death of Peter Firmin and lack of action elsewhere on site I have created a top 20 kids TV list. (British)

 

  • Gudrun Ure  - Supergran (b.1926)
  • Freddie Jones – The Ghosts of Motley Hall (b.1927)
  • Bernard Cribbins – The Wombles (b.1928)
  • Denise Bryer – Terrahawkes (b.1928)
  • K M Peyton – Flambards (writer) (b.1929)
  • Joy Whitby – Catweazle (producer) (b.1930)
  • Rolf Harris – Cartoon Time (b.1931)
  • Alison Prince – Trumpton (writer) (b.1931)
  • Brian Trueman – Dangermouse (b.1932)
  • Carmen Munroe – Playschool (b.1932)
  • John Cunliffe – Postman Pat (b.1933)
  • Biddy Baxter – Blue Peter (b.1933)
  • Michael Aspel – Ask Aspel (b.1933)
  • Raymond Briggs – The Snowman (b.1934)
  • Tom Baker – The Book Tower (b.1934)
  • James Bolam – Grandpa in my Pocket (b.1935)
  • Sheila Steafel – Ghosts of Motley Hall (b.1935)
  • David McKee – Mr Benn (b.1935)
  • Anne Wood - Teletubbies (b.1937)
  • Leila Williams – Blue Peter (b.1937)

 

If that were my theme team I would probably call it Slay Away

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A crew member working on the new Mister Rogers movie has died after possibly suffering a heart attack and falling two stories in Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania, CBS Pittsburgh reports. The incident occurred as crews were filming, "You Are My Friend," based on the life of Pittsburgh icon Fred Rogers.

The man has been identified as 61-year-old James Emswiller, of Pittsburgh.  He was a member of the sound crew.


James coulda used some Speedy Delivery to ER.
SC

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Squeezing in a late birthday wish for Susan Stranks, who is 79 or 80, depending on the source. :birthday:

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11 hours ago, YoungWillz said:

Squeezing in a late birthday wish for Susan Stranks, who is 79 or 80, depending on the source. :birthday:

 

She's 80 according to the G.R.O. :old:

 

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Could go in many threads, but I choose here for TISWAS.

 

John Gorman is...wait for it...83 today! :birthday:

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On 27/09/2018 at 18:18, alt obits guy said:

Looking at this thread reminds me many years ago I compiled a list of all Muppet Show guests (original series only) and whether they were still among the living or had passed.  Every now and then I update it when a guest dies.  I believe this is now an accurate listing  The list is in order of appearance:

 

MUPPET GUESTS

  GUEST                                                                       STATUS

 

Kaye Ballard                                                             alive

 

 

 

You can update Kaye Ballard's status now: https://variety.com/2019/legit/news/kaye-ballard-dies-dead-mothers-in-law-1203114230/

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Word back in Detroit is that Larry Thompson, aka Mr. Whodini, has died.  He was the sidekick for our Detroit area Bozo the Clown show i.e. "Bozo's Big Top".  Thompson actually had his own show for a couple years and producers decided to team up his magic act with Bozo and it was a hit for 8 years....my 8 years as a child (well some would suggest I still am one).
Of particular interest, Mr. Thompson was a teacher in the school district Sir Creep attended (though not at SC's school), teaching shop class and drafting at the Junior High level.  
As stated, still awaiting a link of some sort.
 

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1 hour ago, Clorox Bleachman said:

Tracy Beaker's Dani Harmer is 30 today! :birthday:

Bastard

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On 27/09/2018 at 18:18, alt obits guy said:

Looking at this thread reminds me many years ago I compiled a list of all Muppet Show guests (original series only) and whether they were still among the living or had passed.  Every now and then I update it when a guest dies.  I believe this is now an accurate listing  The list is in order of appearance:

 

MUPPET GUESTS

  GUEST                                                                       STATUS

 

 

Roy Clark                                                                 alive

Alan Arkin / Carol Channing                                alive (both)

 

Updating the Muppets guest thread to reflect the deaths of Roy Clark last November and Carol Channing this January.

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8 hours ago, alt obits guy said:

Updating the Muppets guest thread to reflect the deaths of Roy Clark last November and Carol Channing this January.

 

One small correction for your list - one of the Mummenschanz who appeared on the Muppet Show, Andres Bossard, died in 1992.

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25 minutes ago, Death Impends said:

 

One small correction for your list - one of the Mummenschanz who appeared on the Muppet Show, Andres Bossard, died in 1992.

Thanks for the information!  Will make the correction today.

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On 08/03/2019 at 05:55, alt obits guy said:

Marshall Brodien, who played Wizzo the Wizard on WGN's 'The Bozo Show', has died.  Brodien was diagnosed with Alzheimers in 2007.

 

https://wgntv.com/2019/03/08/marshall-brodien-who-played-wizzo-the-wizard-on-the-bozo-show-has-died/

 


In America, anyone over 45 will remember this gem:
 

 

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Jon Skolmen dead at 78.

 

Presented Playschool for a week in 1971.

 

Also wrote a piece along with Brian Cant in which the pair appeared on BBC 2 a decade later

 

https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/b74ea59c9aea4062a525c52c1783e77b

 

Obits in Norwegian only so far.

 

 

Edit for Norwegian version

 

 

 

 

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I'd have been around the right age for his appearance.

 

Needless to say, never heard of him until today.

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On 27/09/2018 at 18:18, alt obits guy said:

Looking at this thread reminds me many years ago I compiled a list of all Muppet Show guests (original series only) and whether they were still among the living or had passed.  Every now and then I update it when a guest dies.  I believe this is now an accurate listing  The list is in order of appearance:

 

MUPPET GUESTS

  GUEST                                                                       STATUS

 Jonathan Winters / Star Wars actors                 dead /alive (all)

 

 

Updating original list to reflect the death of Peter Mayhew.

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On 27/09/2018 at 11:30, Sir Creep said:

Arte Johnson - Presenter on the Hot Fudge Show (a Detroit area only classic!) - b. 20/1/1929 - 89

Arte Johnson dead

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2 hours ago, Joey Russ said:

He was such a funny guy, appeared on Laugh-In back in the late 60's= early 70's.... hadn't heard anything about him in years!

 

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