Rolling RIP/Obituary Thread 2012

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well, a couple of months ago it was kuchar and belson, and now a friend of mine just reported on facebook that robert nelson passed away. dag.

you can see some of his films here:

http://www.ubu.com/film/nelson.html

donna rouge, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 02:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

'bleu shut' is great but this isn't the best quality^

donna rouge, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 03:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

still haven't seen any of his films :(

donna rouge, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 23:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

stage acting giant Nicol Williamson, whose best known films are probably Excalibur and Tony Richardson's Hamlet

http://mubi.com/notebook/posts/nicol-williamson-1938-2012

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 26 January 2012 02:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

RIP. John Osborne called him the greatest actor since Marlon Brando. More impressive than John Osborne though, I have a friend who saw everybody in the 60s and 70s, and generally hasn't got a good word to say about anybody, who says Nicol Williamson's Hamlet at the Roundhouse in 1969 was and is the greatest Hamlet of all time.

Charles Kennedy Jumped Up, He Called 'Oh No'. (Tom D.), Thursday, 26 January 2012 09:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

... born in Hamilton!

Charles Kennedy Jumped Up, He Called 'Oh No'. (Tom D.), Thursday, 26 January 2012 09:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

God, ya took the wrong sweathog

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 26 January 2012 22:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ian Abercrombie, aka Mr. Pitt from Seinfeld, at 77:

http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/01/28/seinfeld-actor-ian-abercrombie-dead-at-77/

Who wants to see the great Pavarotti sit on a pie? (jer.fairall), Sunday, 29 January 2012 01:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

(what're the odds he'd serve 16 years w/ that name eh)

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Monday, 30 January 2012 12:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

if u didnt see it in ILM, Don Cornelius of "Soul Train"

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/02/soul-train-creator-don-cornelius-dead-in-apparent-suicide.html

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 15:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

shit, mike kelley. this is...really unexpected.

http://www.galleristny.com/2012/02/mike-kelley-has-died/

Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 18:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

A bad troika today -- add Dorothea Tanning.

http://www.galleristny.com/2012/02/dorothea-tanning-surrealist-painter-and-poet-dies-at-101/

Three Word Username, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 19:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

...and Kelley is now being reported as a suicide. Damn.

Three Word Username, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 20:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

i know it doesn't mean a lot in terms of larger-known artists and writers and personalities, but Stacy Doris, an amazing poet/writer and incredibly kind, wonderful woman, passed yesterday from cancer complications.

http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/702

http://writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/x/Doris.php

Sophomore subs are the new Smith lesbians. (the table is the table), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 20:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

i remember Stacy Doris!

And damn, Mike Kelley, one of my favorites.

sarahell, Wednesday, 1 February 2012 20:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Muhammad Ali trainer Angelo Dundee dies

... one of those guys you thought had died years ago

Charles Kennedy Jumped Up, He Called 'Oh No'. (Tom D.), Thursday, 2 February 2012 10:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh, I had no idea that Dorothea Tanning was still alive. That's her and Leonora Carrington passing away in the last few months, must be the last of that whole wave of Surrealists?

Phibes Kartel (NickB), Thursday, 2 February 2012 10:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

*sadmeltingfacewithboobsforeyesorsomething*

Yeah Yeah Bohney (Craigo Boingo), Thursday, 2 February 2012 11:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

aw, rip

buzza, Saturday, 4 February 2012 00:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

so so great

rip

The term “hipster racism” from Carmen Van Kerckhove at Racialicious (nakhchivan), Saturday, 4 February 2012 00:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

;_;

wad of baloney (Eisbaer), Saturday, 4 February 2012 01:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

goddamn you.

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 4 February 2012 01:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

i speak for the common man here, morbz

wad of baloney (Eisbaer), Saturday, 4 February 2012 01:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

The very last quote in that Times obit is amazing.

I Can Only Give You Every Zing (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 4 February 2012 02:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

gonna have to put They All Laughed in the library queue.

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 4 February 2012 02:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

It was on HBO once many moons ago when I was home from college on break and in my vegetational state I watched it many times. I don't think overall it was very good but yeah, he and some of the rest of the cast did a good job.

I Can Only Give You Every Zing (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 4 February 2012 02:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

And also, Wild Orchid director Zalman King:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/zalman-king-dies-69-red-shoe-diaries-nine-half-weeks-287000

Which makes me feel horribly shitty for blurbing this only days ago:

http://www.thesinglesjukebox.com/?p=4893&cpage=1#comment-129068

Who wants to see the great Pavarotti sit on a pie? (jer.fairall), Saturday, 4 February 2012 03:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

John Christopher.

Fizzles, Monday, 6 February 2012 17:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

That last one makes me sad. The Tripods and Sword of the Spirits trilogies were hugely important to my younger self.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 6 February 2012 17:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Bill Hinzman, the first onscreen "ghoul" in Night of the Living Dead.

You got to ro-o-oll me and call me the tumblr whites (Phil D.), Monday, 6 February 2012 17:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Had no idea that John Christopher was still alive. RIP.

Hambone Italiano (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 6 February 2012 18:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

just came here to post that. crazy.

Z S, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 05:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

RIP keyboardist and arranger to the stars Clare Fischer: http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jan/28/local/la-me-clare-fischer-20120128

I Can't Give You Any Zing (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 10 February 2012 13:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

A Boy Named Clare

Charles Kennedy Jumped Up, He Called 'Oh No'. (Tom D.), Friday, 10 February 2012 13:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

rest in peace, nello ferrara! you were a giant in candyland!

http://www.suntimes.com/news/obituaries/10477823-418/nello-ferrara-93-invented-lemonheads-saw-macarthur-in-occupied-japan-sang-with-sinatra.html

scott seward, Friday, 10 February 2012 13:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Tom Dada, I think there is also one in Tess of the d'Urbervilles.

I Can't Give You Any Zing (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 10 February 2012 13:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Well that's Thomas Hardy for you, he has a dude called Jude too

Charles Kennedy Jumped Up, He Called 'Oh No'. (Tom D.), Friday, 10 February 2012 13:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Peter Sellers as Clare Quilty. The character's role was greatly expanded from that in the novel and Kubrick allowed Sellers to adopt a variety of disguises throughout the film. Early on in the film, Quilty appears as himself: a conceited, avant-garde playwright with a superior manner. Later, he disguises himself as various personae. First, he is an inquisitive policeman on the porch of the hotel where Humbert and Lolita are staying. Next he is the intrusive Beardsley High School psychologist, Doctor Zempf, who lurks in Humbert's front room for the purpose of persuading him to give Lolita more freedom in her after-school activities.[2] Later in the film he is an anonymous phone caller conducting a survey

Ward Fowler, Friday, 10 February 2012 13:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

... but always he is a self-indulgent actor ruining a perfectly good film

Charles Kennedy Jumped Up, He Called 'Oh No'. (Tom D.), Friday, 10 February 2012 13:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

^blech

Peter Breck of TV's "Big Valley" and Fuller's Shock Corridor:

http://www.altfg.com/blog/movie/peter-breck-the-big-valley/

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 12 February 2012 15:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

David Kelly, quintessentially feckless rogue and charmer, renowned Beckett/stage performer and the recipient of the finest umbrella hits in tv history

Dr Frogbius (darraghmac), Monday, 13 February 2012 10:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

And walking Oirish hate-crime, never too busy to rubbish up any production with the same wince-inducing character over and over and over again.

Andrew Farrell, Monday, 13 February 2012 10:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

a gig's a gig

Dr Frogbius (darraghmac), Monday, 13 February 2012 10:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Forgot about challenge Yahtzee. RIP, Jack. I don't like pits pits pits in my juice juice juice either.

Rumba de Schmillsson (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 25 December 2012 02:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

Charles Durning

http://www.latimes.com/news/la-mew-charles-durning-dies-20121225,0,7403321.story

(Santa Claus in 4 different movies)

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 25 December 2012 12:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

:-(

Public Brooding Closet (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 25 December 2012 14:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

Was particularly good in Tootsie. RIP

Rastaquouere Vibration (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 25 December 2012 15:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

RIP Pappy ODaniel and Waring Hudsucker

"It's the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Drunk!" (kingfish), Tuesday, 25 December 2012 15:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

and Sgt. Moretti :(

Faster than food (Myonga Vön Bontee), Tuesday, 25 December 2012 17:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

Weird that for all the Tootsies and Dog Day Afternoons he was in, my immediately association with him is always as Holly Hunter's father in Home From The Holidays (which is underrated, and which it's been far too long since I've watched).

Public Brooding Closet (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 25 December 2012 19:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

i always think of him in O Brother Where Art Thou

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 25 December 2012 20:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

search: Twilight's Last Gleaming, True Confessions

Saw him as the ex-prez in The Best Man on Broadway in 2000. He was very heavy but the line readings were gossamer.

NYT:

Mr. Durning was also remembered for his combat service, which he avoided discussing publicly until later in life. He spoke at memorial ceremonies in Washington, and in 2008 France awarded him the National Order of the Legion of Honor.

In the Parade interview, he recalled the hand-to-hand combat. “I was crossing a field somewhere in Belgium,” he said. “A German soldier ran toward me carrying a bayonet. He couldn’t have been more than 14 or 15. I didn’t see a soldier. I saw a boy. Even though he was coming at me, I couldn’t shoot.”

They grappled, he recounted later — he was stabbed seven or eight times — until finally he grasped a rock and made it a weapon. After killing the youth, he said, he held him in his arms and wept.

Mr. Durning said the memories never left him, even when performing, even when he became, however briefly, someone else.

“There are many secrets in us, in the depths of our souls, that we don’t want anyone to know about,” he told Parade. “There’s terror and repulsion in us, the terrible spot that we don’t talk about. That place that no one knows about — horrifying things we keep secret. A lot of that is released through acting.”

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 25 December 2012 20:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

For whatever reason, him yelling "I don't give a fuck!" in Sharkey's Machine has always been one of my favorite lines in a film. RIP.

WilliamC, Tuesday, 25 December 2012 20:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

Two consecutive best supporting actress noms in the early eighties (never saw Best Little Whorehouse in Texas).

He plays this beautifully:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvMKDVUoTqc

the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 25 December 2012 20:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfNMsVdRmeU

(not the scene i was hoping to find, but a good, and appropriate, one)

Public Brooding Closet (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 25 December 2012 21:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

"Languishing!! Goddamn campaign is languishing!!"

Mr. Snrub, Tuesday, 25 December 2012 22:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

"Eckard! You may as well start draftin' my concession speech right now."
"OK Pappy."
"I'm just makin' a point, ya stupid sonovabitch! Gimme back my hat!"
"Pappy just makin' a point."
"Shut up!!"

(it's a lot funnier when you see it)

Mr. Snrub, Tuesday, 25 December 2012 22:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

love this guy, RIP

banlieue jagger (darraghmac), Wednesday, 26 December 2012 14:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

My favourite moment of his is right at the end of Alfred's first clip above: where he fake-punches Hoffman out of exasperation/affection after Hoffman confesses. It's like Keaton fake-strangling his girl in The General.

clemenza, Wednesday, 26 December 2012 14:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

Let's all dance a little sidestep in his honor

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 26 December 2012 17:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

http://www.youtube.com/v/RiKy3ktxw6M

pun lovin criminal (polyphonic), Thursday, 27 December 2012 23:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

Someday I will figure out how to embed videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiKy3ktxw6M

pun lovin criminal (polyphonic), Thursday, 27 December 2012 23:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

sigh

pun lovin criminal (polyphonic), Thursday, 27 December 2012 23:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

Fontella Bass

WilliamC, Thursday, 27 December 2012 23:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

Oh no you didn't, WmC .

Albee Thousand (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 27 December 2012 23:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

I didn't do it! It was a heart attack!

WilliamC, Thursday, 27 December 2012 23:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

I think it was the image posted here that did it: "Rescue Me" (Denis Leary firefighter show on FX) - anyone?

Albee Thousand (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 27 December 2012 23:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

seeing on twitter that norman schwarzkopf is dead

curly moe shempsen (donna rouge), Friday, 28 December 2012 00:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

RIP Fontella Bass, Stormin Norman, not quite so much, but still.

Alba, Friday, 28 December 2012 00:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

Jean Harris, Scarsdale diet doc killer.

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Friday, 28 December 2012 21:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

tony greig

炒面kampf (Autumn Almanac), Saturday, 29 December 2012 20:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

Former Indy 500 driver, wannabe actor, and hard-luck case Salt Walther. Perhaps most remembered for this crash in 1973

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 29 December 2012 21:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

aw shit of course that happened five years ago.

I had such a fontasy (stevie), Sunday, 30 December 2012 00:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

Not going to be missed: Sir Irvine Patnick.

fun loving and xtremely tolrant (Billy Dods), Monday, 31 December 2012 11:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

Ray Collins, singer with the Mothers

nickn, Thursday, 3 January 2013 06:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

need new thread

Jeff, Thursday, 3 January 2013 12:36 (1 year ago) Permalink


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