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RIP Henry Gibson, 1935 – 2009

These things usually happen in threes and Henry Gibson is the latest celebrity to pass away this week (following Swayze and preceding Mary from Peter, Paul, and Mary). I thought it appropriate to do a little write-up about Gibson because of his numerous appearance in Robert Altman films and being that this is Altman month. […]

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RIP Patrick Swayze, 1952-2009

Bodhi, Johnny Castle, Sam Wheat – whatever you wish to call him, Patrick Swayze’s will be making leading ladies swoon no more. The actor passed away today after a long and largely publicized struggle with pancreatic cancer. Swayze died peacefully at his home in Los Angeles with his family by his side. He was 57. […]

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The Best John Hughes ‘In Memoriam’ Piece

Allyson Byrne Fields of We’ll Know When We Get There has posted a beautiful piece about her correspondence with the late John Hughes. As a teen she was so touched by The Breakfast Club that she wrote a letter to Hughes thanking him and asking if he would be her pen-pal. They wrote back and […]

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Michael Jackson dies at the age of 50

Two in one day, this one being an absolute shock. Michael Jackson has passed away from a heart attack at the age of 50. Here is the press release from Reuters: LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Michael Jackson, the child star turned King of Pop who set the world dancing but whose musical genius was overshadowed […]

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Farrah Fawcett Dies at 62

This had been a long time coming as her battle with cancer was getting more and more dire. Here is the story from the Associated Press: LOS ANGELES – Farrah Fawcett, whose luxurious tresses and blinding smile helped redefine sex appeal in the 1970s as one of TV’s “Charlie’s Angels,” died Thursday after battling cancer. […]

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