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It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

 

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The Big Sleep

 

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On 26/08/2019 at 00:27, bennib1 said:

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

 

Angels with Dirty Faces

 

The Big Sleep

 

Casablanca

I think all of them except maybe Casablanca have living cast members.

 

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Anyone got time to look through Gene Reynolds' acting credits re this thread?

 

Because I'm getting on in years....:old::lol:

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6 hours ago, YoungWillz said:

Anyone got time to look through Gene Reynolds' acting credits re this thread?

 

Because I'm getting on in years....:old::lol:

 

Just a random click but it does mean a complete confirmed death sweep for the entire cast (both credited and known extras) of 1936's Thank You, Jeeves!

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On 06/02/2018 at 13:12, Spade_Cooley said:

Here's one: Lady and the Tramp, 1955. Now, you'd assume skimming the cast list that, with the death of Stan Freberg in 2015, the cast is all gone. However, the "dogs at the pound" were played by the vocal group The Mellomen, who featured, among others, Thurl "Tony the Tiger" Ravenscroft.

 

Now assuming the Mellomen line-up in the film was the 1955 line-up, we know Max Smith died in 1999 and Ravenscroft in 2005. But Bob Hamlin vanishes after he left the Mellomen, and even the Disney fansites don't have a clue. Anyone got a lead?

 

Side note: The Mellomen were also the first act to release R&B records under the Columbia imprint, despite former Deathlist favourite Mitch Miller attempting to sabotage the project.

 

IMDB now has a death listed for Bob Hamlin (2010), so we can add Lady and the Tramp to the list. 

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On ‎05‎/‎02‎/‎2020 at 02:29, YoungWillz said:

Anyone got time to look through Gene Reynolds Kirk Douglas' acting credits re this thread?

 

Because I'm getting on in years....:old::lol:

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A few years later and Caren Marsh Doll is still with us.

 

Caren Marsh Doll turned 101 on April 6th. Certainly not a big name, but as Dorothy’s dance stand-in in The Wizard of Oz, not every single cast member for the film is dead. It may sound dumb to say this from a photo 6 years ago, but, I don’t think this will be her last birthday.

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everyone in the 1960 magnificent seven is dead except danny bravo, who played one of the boys with o'reilly (i couldnt find any info on mario navarro)

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the entire cast of rashomon is dead as well

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With Irm Hermann's death, Fox and His Friends is down to only two living cast members,  Ingrid Caven and Harry Baer 

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On 02/05/2019 at 17:29, Joey Russ said:

I discovered that the film Yellow Submarine is closer to all to its cast dying than I thought. Besides Paul and Ringo (who only appeared in live action at the end of the film), there’s two actors who deaths aren’t noted. One of them, Paul Angelis, is definitely still alive. The other, Peter Batten, is probably another one of those cases where we’ll never truly know if they had died or not due to him not being heard of again after he was arrested for desertion during the films production...

With Paul Angelis apparently dying all the back in 2009, I think that’s as close to saying the cast of Yellow Submarine is dead as we can be unless someone can find info on Peter Batten...

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More of the main cast of patch adams (1998) is dead than alive which is surprising for a movie only 22 years old. A good chunk of the living main cast are in their 70s now aswell. The youngest of the main cast is Daniel London and Monica potter both in their late 40s.

 

Another interesting note I didn't know is that  the sick kids in the movie actually did have cancer. 

 

 

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On 29/08/2019 at 16:57, Predictor said:

I think all of them except maybe Casablanca have living cast members.

 

Barrie Chase,  who plays the girl dancing with Dick Shawn's character in It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World is still alive according to imdb (born 1933)

 

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37 minutes ago, the_engineer said:

More of the main cast of patch adams (1998) is dead than alive which is surprising for a movie only 22 years old. A good chunk of the living main cast are in their 70s now aswell. The youngest of the main cast is Daniel London and Monica potter both in their late 40s.

 

Another interesting note I didn't know is that  the sick kids in the movie actually did have cancer. 

 

 

Monica Potter does have inflammatory bowel disease but I don't believe that's usually fatal.

 

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On 31/05/2020 at 02:11, Joey Russ said:

With Paul Angelis apparently dying all the back in 2009, I think that’s as close to saying the cast of Yellow Submarine is dead as we can be unless someone can find info on Peter Batten...

 

Decided to spend some time seeing if we can track Batten down. The British Army of the Rhine doesn't have a record for him online, but then part of me wonders if it was the British Army of the Rhine he was deserting from, or even if he was a deserter at all. IMDB lists one other credit for him: a "documentary short" called Suddenly the Channel Is Half As Wide, a promotional film for the British Hovercraft Corporation. This and more credits are listed by the BFI under the name PD Batten, where you can see he worked almost entirely in naval or naval-affiliated documentaries and promotional footage. There's a photo taken by a PD Batten on the International War Museum's website, from the Korean War, of a naval inspection.  Which makes me wonder if this photo, of a young man called Pete Batten in naval gear taken in 1948, is also our man. That photo was taken in Yeovil, and this obituary for a Margaret Batten - "widow of Peter" - says she lived in Yeovil. How close am I to conclusively proving he's dead?

 

Updated: Royal Naval Photographers Association newsletter containing an obituary for Peter Batten, says he died 2nd March 2005.

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Peter Batten died 2nd March 2005, according to the Probates Search.

 

Update - where did that edit come from? Hah. Oh well!

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Have to wait for Paul and Ringo to go....

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