Rolling Obituary Thread 2022

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For dearly departed performers from Bosom Manor and elsewhere

sarahell, Friday, 31 December 2021 23:59 (eleven months ago) link

Nobody died yet wtf!

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 1 January 2022 18:52 (eleven months ago) link

https://deadline.com/2022/01/jeanine-ann-roose-dead-its-a-wonderful-life-actress-little-violet-1234903491/

Not the adult Violet (Gloria Grahame, who died 40 years ago), but the child Violet (Jeanine Ann Roose) has passed at 84.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Saturday, 1 January 2022 19:29 (eleven months ago) link

Max Julien, aka Goldie in The Mack.

but also fuck you (unperson), Sunday, 2 January 2022 15:37 (eleven months ago) link

Julien is also memorable in the somewhat obscure Jules Dassin-directed film Uptight (1968)

Josefa, Sunday, 2 January 2022 15:44 (eleven months ago) link

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Igor_and_Grichka_Bogdanoff

the second Bogdanoff twin has also died, 6 days after his brother (both were in a coma, both were unvaccinated, both had the covids)

StanM, Monday, 3 January 2022 19:14 (eleven months ago) link

https://www.n-tv.de/panorama/DDR-Designer-Dietel-gestorben-article23034485.html

Karl Claus's Dietel, the DDR's finest designer (probably)

Long enough attention span for a Stephen Bissette blu-ray extra (aldo), Tuesday, 4 January 2022 14:26 (eleven months ago) link

Also worth noting the Bogdanoff twins didn't have the vaccine because they 'didn't believe in medical interventions'. Playing the "we never had plastic surgery" card to the last.

Long enough attention span for a Stephen Bissette blu-ray extra (aldo), Tuesday, 4 January 2022 14:30 (eleven months ago) link

Never trust a French scientist

A Pile of Ants (Boring, Maryland), Tuesday, 4 January 2022 15:37 (eleven months ago) link

Peter Bogdanovich, Oscar-Nominated Director and Champion of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Dies at 82 https://t.co/CWPaRxPVnQ via @thr

— Sean Gilman (@TheEndofCinema) January 6, 2022

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 6 January 2022 17:29 (eleven months ago) link

Man, it's a good life to make something like The Last Picture Show and enjoy the acclaim and live another 50 years.

... (Eazy), Thursday, 6 January 2022 17:33 (eleven months ago) link

I watched the first half-hour of They All Laughed the other night, and I didn't.

― Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, March 6, 2012 10:40 AM (nine years ago) bookmarkflaglink

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 6 January 2022 18:17 (eleven months ago) link

Champagne corks are popping in heaven right now. The guru has laid his final egg.

The Door into Summerisle (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 6 January 2022 18:21 (eleven months ago) link

That Morbius quote is, of course, classic, although I ultimately ended up liking that movie, perhaps due to a form of Stockholm Syndrome.

The Door into Summerisle (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 6 January 2022 18:23 (eleven months ago) link

He'd be a legend if all he'd ever made were The Last Picture Show and Paper Moon. Curious, though: is anything he directed post-, say, 1985 worth a damn?

Les hommes de bonbons (cryptosicko), Thursday, 6 January 2022 18:26 (eleven months ago) link

The Cat's Meow is fairly good (in spite of my grudge against it for perpetuating the stories about Thomas H. Ince's death).

Infanta Terrible (j.lu), Thursday, 6 January 2022 18:29 (eleven months ago) link

Heard good things about his Tom Petty doc.

... (Eazy), Thursday, 6 January 2022 18:32 (eleven months ago) link

The hybrid documentary/biopic he did on Natalie Wood for ABC was interesting.

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 6 January 2022 18:32 (eleven months ago) link

That Morbius quote is, of course, classic, although I ultimately ended up liking that movie, perhaps due to a form of Stockholm Syndrome.

I really liked it too.

Enjoy the brighter sounds of Analog on CD (stevie), Thursday, 6 January 2022 19:54 (eleven months ago) link

Good thing I put a bunch of money into neckerchief and ascot stocks just last week. I had a feeling.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 6 January 2022 19:59 (eleven months ago) link

Lol. I know another guy who has a similar look. I suspect he’d better watch his back.

The Door into Summerisle (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 6 January 2022 20:02 (eleven months ago) link

Two Bogdanoff's and a Bogdanovitch - Death is going alphabetically.

a hallan shaker loon (dowd), Thursday, 6 January 2022 20:18 (eleven months ago) link

wade boggs better watch his back

donna rouge, Thursday, 6 January 2022 20:38 (eleven months ago) link

Rest In Peace. Eternal thanks from me for “Saint Jack” and “What’s Up, Doc?”, a film I strangely had great affection for as a kid. And for housing Orson Welles. Imagine that as a sitcom.

SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Thursday, 6 January 2022 20:49 (eleven months ago) link

Targets is great.

dan selzer, Thursday, 6 January 2022 20:55 (eleven months ago) link

And for housing Orson Welles. Imagine that as a sitcom

Or as a remake of "The Man Who Came to Dinner"

Hideous Lump, Thursday, 6 January 2022 21:07 (eleven months ago) link

I listened to an interview with him today and he said everyone always thinks he wore ascots, but it was actually just a bandana and it's a habit he picked up from the crew in Texas while filming Last Picture Show.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 7 January 2022 02:46 (eleven months ago) link

hah, yeah, he looks like a real Hud cowhound in that old rag

Andy the Grasshopper, Friday, 7 January 2022 02:50 (eleven months ago) link

And for housing Orson Welles. Imagine that as a sitcom

Spin-off - Peter moves into Quentin's place for a while and all the roles are reversed

Ward Fowler, Friday, 7 January 2022 07:55 (eleven months ago) link

Sidney Poitier?

Daniel_Rf, Friday, 7 January 2022 14:55 (eleven months ago) link

Certainly being reported in a few places. RIP. 94!

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 7 January 2022 14:58 (eleven months ago) link

The beloved actor passed away at the age of 94, with his death confirmed by Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell.

calzino, Friday, 7 January 2022 14:59 (eleven months ago) link

Harry Belafonte the last major figure of that generation still with us, I guess. Astounding, really.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 7 January 2022 15:37 (eleven months ago) link

what a life

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Friday, 7 January 2022 15:40 (eleven months ago) link

(xp) Harry Belafonte, who is 9 days younger than Sidney.

RIP Sidney.

I Can't See Gervais In My Mind (Tom D.), Friday, 7 January 2022 15:52 (eleven months ago) link

Ah man

pandmac (darraghmac), Friday, 7 January 2022 15:54 (eleven months ago) link

In anticipation of "Buck and the Preacher" being re-run here's I-Roy's thoughts on it, both Sidney and Harry are namechecked...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiTHtAZ5ieU

I Can't See Gervais In My Mind (Tom D.), Friday, 7 January 2022 15:56 (eleven months ago) link

RIP. Have never seen The Defiant Ones, only the 1001 parodies of it, but Morbs gave it a thumbs up.

The Door into Summerisle (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 7 January 2022 16:00 (eleven months ago) link

I'm always talking about To Sir with Love; listed it on my favourite-movies-ever poll recently. If you're interested in Poitier, Mark Harris's Pictures at a Revolution is highly recommended.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Hs3S8gNIU0

clemenza, Friday, 7 January 2022 16:01 (eleven months ago) link

I remember really liking To Sir with Love when I was coming up, haven’t watched in decades though. Still listen to the theme song of course.

The Door into Summerisle (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 7 January 2022 16:04 (eleven months ago) link

My parents used to adore Lilies of the Field, but I haven't seen it in years... kinda want to revisit it

Andy the Grasshopper, Friday, 7 January 2022 17:41 (eleven months ago) link

Poitier's heartbreaking dilemma is ar the heart of Pictures at a Revolution.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 7 January 2022 18:04 (eleven months ago) link

I almost never post GIFs, but I thought there might be one for this--looks like there's a dozen out there, at least.

https://media.giphy.com/media/Wrsr6oJfZ9YcHOA07L/giphy.gif

clemenza, Friday, 7 January 2022 18:12 (eleven months ago) link

Poitier's heartbreaking dilemma is ar the heart of _ Pictures at a Revolution_.

This book has been on my list forever/pvmic

The Door into Summerisle (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 7 January 2022 18:15 (eleven months ago) link

RIP - my personal favorite was A Patch of Blue, mum gave me the book to read as a teen & i loved the movie so much, especially him. ;_;

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 7 January 2022 18:18 (eleven months ago) link

Oddly enough, one of Peter Bogdanovich's TV movies was To Sir, With Love II, which is about Thackeray moving to Chicago and taking a job at an inner-city school. Lulu and Judy Geeson reprise their characters from the original.

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 7 January 2022 20:34 (eleven months ago) link

!

The Door into Summerisle (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 7 January 2022 20:43 (eleven months ago) link

You can tell it's the '90s because all the students are staring down 30 hard...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPtXH2We4wY

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 7 January 2022 20:53 (eleven months ago) link

Forgot about that (and haven't seen it)--good catch.

clemenza, Friday, 7 January 2022 20:55 (eleven months ago) link

Lani Guinier, whose nomination for Assistant Attorney General was struck down by the GOP early in the Clinton era:

A loss that means more to me than words can say. Civil rights atty, professor, my mentor, member of our ⁦@NAACP_LDF⁩ family. A mother of the 1982 amendments to the Voting Rights Act. A scholar of uncompromising brilliance.
Rest In Peace and Power, dear Lani.#LaniGuinier pic.twitter.com/r3TmI9KRZF

— Sherrilyn Ifill (@Sifill_LDF) January 7, 2022

... (Eazy), Friday, 7 January 2022 21:31 (eleven months ago) link

Gaylord Perry

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 1 December 2022 15:36 (one week ago) link

I hope they bury him with some spit on his fingers.

who pitched for eight major-league teams from 1962 until 1983

helluva career

Andy the Grasshopper, Thursday, 1 December 2022 17:24 (one week ago) link

documentary filmmaker Julia Reichert

https://www.wvxu.org/2022-12-02/julia-reichert-oscar-winning-godmother-of-documentaries-dies

donna rouge, Friday, 2 December 2022 16:00 (six days ago) link

Louis Negin, 93, star of countless Guy Maddin films and a dear friend of mine :(

From Guy Maddin: “Rest In Peace, beloved and unforgettable Louis Negin! My longtime Marlene Dietrich, Divine and Edith Massey rolled into one!”https://t.co/ikUN6zc2YX pic.twitter.com/tOVdU9yb4L

— The Daily (@CriterionDaily) December 3, 2022

french testicle (flamboyant goon tie included), Saturday, 3 December 2022 22:55 (five days ago) link

Oh! RIP

Soda Stereo Total (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 3 December 2022 23:16 (five days ago) link

Sad to hear, and very sorry you've lost a friend!

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 3 December 2022 23:20 (five days ago) link

Hadn’t seen him since I left Montreal seven years ago, but we stayed in touch. He and his partner were wonderfully bawdy dinner guests. The last time I saw him he gave me a copy of Kaddish.

french testicle (flamboyant goon tie included), Saturday, 3 December 2022 23:26 (five days ago) link

Was Nagin the “how to take a bath” guy?

Lord Pickles (Boring, Maryland), Saturday, 3 December 2022 23:32 (five days ago) link

I believe so, yes.

Soda Stereo Total (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 3 December 2022 23:33 (five days ago) link

Al Strobel, Mike/the one-armed man from Twin Peaks.

Chris L, Saturday, 3 December 2022 23:38 (five days ago) link

Yep that’s him

french testicle (flamboyant goon tie included), Saturday, 3 December 2022 23:39 (five days ago) link

sorry to hear fgti, much love x

nxd, Saturday, 3 December 2022 23:41 (five days ago) link

Former AZ GOP rep Jim Kolbe—who I will always remember because through my 4 years at college there was a newspaper box featuring the same issue of a local indie paper with the headline “Kolbe Raped a Boy!”

Sad news.
He was one of my favorites in my youth
French ex F1 driver Patrick Tambay dies at 73 https://t.co/sO9ypwcGTY via @FRANCE24

— OversteerTV (@OversteerTV) December 4, 2022

Portsmouth Bubblejet, Sunday, 4 December 2022 14:21 (four days ago) link

;_;

realistic pillow (Jon not Jon), Monday, 5 December 2022 01:28 (three days ago) link

Truly a great. My childhood memories would be much different without Sesame Street and without him.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 5 December 2022 01:34 (three days ago) link

RIP. This is one of my favorite things ever.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZ2d00D7Gzg

Soda Stereo Total (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 5 December 2022 01:37 (three days ago) link

I've watched Christmas Eve on Sesame Street pretty much every holiday season since it first aired. Having lost both Luis and Bob in '22 is gonna make it rough going this year.

Beautiful Bean Footage Fetishist (Old Lunch), Monday, 5 December 2022 03:19 (three days ago) link

he was so lovely! big bird will be so sad

werewolves of laudanum (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 5 December 2022 03:22 (three days ago) link

Love and thanks to you, Bob. May you rest in peace.

SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Monday, 5 December 2022 06:28 (three days ago) link

The amazing thing about Bob was that he was probably the most naturalistic human performer on Sesame Street. He fully committed to the bit; you never got a winking-to-the-camera or I-am-putting-on-a-show-for-small-children feeling from him when he was talking to a muppet, he just acted like he was talking to another human being. Not something I noticed as a kid, but watching clips as an adult it's pretty amazing, and very difficult to pull off.

but also fuck you (unperson), Monday, 5 December 2022 12:20 (three days ago) link

bob, luis and gordon were all fathers to me and america

RIP Bob!
Yeah, growing up in a very homogeneous rural part of California, I was mesmerized by the urban/cosmopolitan elements of Sesame Street; it was clearly a city and I think I wanted to see what a real city looked like.
Mr. Rogers, Sesame Street, Electric Company, Zoom - I'm grateful we had such thoughtful shit on TV back then

Andy the Grasshopper, Monday, 5 December 2022 19:57 (three days ago) link

Not good news:

https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/300757350/iconic-kiwi-musician-hamish-kilgour-found-dead

― aphoristical, Monday, December 5, 2022 1:58 PM (one minute ago) bookmarkflaglink

(hamish kilgour of the clean)

na (NA), Monday, 5 December 2022 20:00 (three days ago) link

awful news, RIP

Judi Dench's Human Hand (methanietanner), Monday, 5 December 2022 20:02 (three days ago) link

So sad. Well loved worldwide obviously but also as a guy on the scene in NYC. I told the story when I posted about his disappearance on facebook last week, although I'd seen him around and seen the Mad Scene I never met him until I did the happy refugees reissue and they flew over to open up for Crystal Stilts in brooklyn. Hamish was at the show and the guys in Happy Refugees couldn't believe it, how cool was it that a member of the Clean was at their show! I put him on the list to come to the manhattan show the next night as well and I dj'd between bands, getting props from him for playing Clock DVA's 4 Hours, he came up to me and started singing along.

dan selzer, Monday, 5 December 2022 20:38 (three days ago) link

Seeing reports on FB that Jim Stewart of Stax Records has passed.

Looks like it's true:

https://bestclassicbands.com/jim-stewart-stax-obituary-12-2-22/

Andy the Grasshopper, Monday, 5 December 2022 23:23 (three days ago) link

Kirstie Alley

omar little, Tuesday, 6 December 2022 01:33 (two days ago) link

Wow, dang.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 6 December 2022 01:35 (two days ago) link

oh shit

Andy the Grasshopper, Tuesday, 6 December 2022 01:36 (two days ago) link

Saavik forever, frankly.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 6 December 2022 01:36 (two days ago) link

Wow, RIP

jmm, Tuesday, 6 December 2022 01:36 (two days ago) link

On a more underground musical note, Steffen Basho-Junghans, a German acoustic guitarist very much in the Glenn Jones and Jack Rose vein, they were mutual friends and admirers. Glenn posted a great FB note remembering him.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 6 December 2022 01:45 (two days ago) link

taking on that Cheers role after Shelley Long left was probably one of the toughest gigs in show business and she pulled it off amazingly well.

omar little, Tuesday, 6 December 2022 01:52 (two days ago) link

RIP Steffen, love quite a few of his records, blasting "In the Morning Twilight" right now.

Goose Bigelow, Fowl Gigolo (the table is the table), Tuesday, 6 December 2022 02:04 (two days ago) link

I loved Kirstie Alley in "Summer School."

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 6 December 2022 02:32 (two days ago) link

Saavik and Uhura both gone this year

jmm, Tuesday, 6 December 2022 02:38 (two days ago) link

Kirstie will always be Vanessa Bartholomew to me
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WwhqZLO-_A

here she is taking shots at sharon stone on letterman
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWhckdNTM8o

Didn't plan on watching the whole thing, but that's a great clip--man, she's funny there.

clemenza, Tuesday, 6 December 2022 04:30 (two days ago) link

RIP Kirstie ;_;

Gulf VAR Syndrome (Tom D.), Tuesday, 6 December 2022 09:36 (two days ago) link

She could rock Vulcan ears like no one else.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Tuesday, 6 December 2022 18:20 (two days ago) link

boxing referee mills ‘let’s get it on’ lane, 85

mookieproof, Tuesday, 6 December 2022 20:00 (two days ago) link


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