Rolling RIP/Obituary Thread 2012

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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 (five 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 (five years ago) Permalink


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

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

a gig's a gig

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

"Oh, he didn't just have the one arm then?"

Aunt Acid and the Gaviscons (aldo), Monday, 13 February 2012 10:39 (five years ago) Permalink

He was only following orders the script, yes.

Andrew Farrell, Monday, 13 February 2012 10:39 (five years ago) Permalink

RIP Mr. Kelly

Charles Kennedy Jumped Up, He Called 'Oh No'. (Tom D.), Monday, 13 February 2012 11:08 (five years ago) Permalink

RIP, John Severin.

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 14 February 2012 16:40 (five years ago) Permalink

oh man john severin. total boyhood hero.

scott seward, Tuesday, 14 February 2012 22:09 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah, one of my alltime favorites. I thought I'd posted here earlier today, but that was during one of today's internet outages. Anyway, it took a great talent to make Herb Trimpe look good.

Steamtable Willie (WmC), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 22:17 (five years ago) Permalink

Aw, Dory Previn :(

Madchen, Tuesday, 14 February 2012 23:20 (five years ago) Permalink

rip albert riddle

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 23:21 (five years ago) Permalink

lillian bassman

Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 23:37 (five years ago) Permalink

Rip miss Bassman :'-(

Flag post? I hardly knew her! (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 23:54 (five years ago) Permalink

Was a huge fan of Severin- didn't he sometimes use the name "O O Severin," which I guess I just realized thirty something years later is a play on "007." In avant-ILX times I thought about doing "TS: Mort Drucker vs. John Severin." RIP everybody.

AINT ET ENNE (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 16 February 2012 02:19 (five years ago) Permalink

character actor Phil Bruns, best known as Mary Hartman's dad

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 18 February 2012 03:58 (five years ago) Permalink

original morty seinfeld too

buzza, Saturday, 18 February 2012 04:13 (five years ago) Permalink

I have strong memory of seeing an episode of Mary H in which she is distraught over her marital problems and has no one to turn to so she calls her dad. He tells her he has been watching a Claudette Colbert movie on TV that he has never seen the end of and if he doesn't watch it now he will never get a chance to see how it turns out. Mary hangs up and endures her troubles in silence, alone. RIP.

Dalai Mixture (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 18 February 2012 15:45 (five years ago) Permalink

Dick Anthony Williams, Tony-nominated actor whose film roles included The Mack, Dog Day Afternoon, The Jerk, and Malcolm X on stage and in TV's "King" miniseries

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 20:10 (five years ago) Permalink

RIP Frank Carson :(

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 21:04 (five years ago) Permalink


the world is just a racist onion (stevie), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 23:57 (five years ago) Permalink


the feeling is surreal (snoball), Thursday, 23 February 2012 12:51 (five years ago) Permalink

Wrecking Crew session man Billy Strange

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 23 February 2012 18:23 (five years ago) Permalink

This is a weird one. Neil Hope, who played "Wheels" on the original "Degrassi Junior High" series in the 80s, apparently died in 2007 at the age of 35, but his death was just revealed publicly.

A Full Torgo Apparition (Phil D.), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 16:34 (five years ago) Permalink

Erland Josephson, of Bergman films and Tarkovsky's The Sacrifice:,0,6567412.story

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 17:18 (five years ago) Permalink

Davy Jones of the Monkees.

A Full Torgo Apparition (Phil D.), Wednesday, 29 February 2012 18:07 (five years ago) Permalink

WTF? wow!

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 29 February 2012 18:11 (five years ago) Permalink

My wife, who is a Monkees superfan, texted me about 10 minutes ago, so I went to find the link.

A Full Torgo Apparition (Phil D.), Wednesday, 29 February 2012 18:13 (five years ago) Permalink

My first crush :(

(My first non-human crush was Fred from Scooby Doo, Davy was my first human crush)

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 29 February 2012 18:45 (five years ago) Permalink

so sudden

the feeling is surreal (snoball), Wednesday, 29 February 2012 18:53 (five years ago) Permalink

My sister was a Monkees superfan from back when MTV would air Monkees reruns, she will be crushed.

Nicole, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 18:56 (five years ago) Permalink

Holy shit!

SNEEZED GOING DOWN STEPS, PAIN WHEN PUTTING SOCKS ON (Deric W. Haircare), Wednesday, 29 February 2012 19:08 (five years ago) Permalink

Bruce Surtees, cinematographer on Lenny, The Shootist, Dirty Harry, and many other Eastwood films:,0,7713839.story

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 1 March 2012 12:49 (five years ago) Permalink

Andrew Breitbart:

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 1 March 2012 14:51 (five years ago) Permalink


Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 1 March 2012 14:51 (five years ago) Permalink


Breitbart was 43 years old. His last tweet came just seven hours ago.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 1 March 2012 14:51 (five years ago) Permalink

boil lanced

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 1 March 2012 14:53 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah, it's hard to mourn a total dick.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 1 March 2012 14:54 (five years ago) Permalink

James Mitchell, Thursday, 1 March 2012 15:15 (five years ago) Permalink

really wish he had dropped in the middle of that "Behave yourselves" meltdown

counting it as a notch for OWS anyway

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 1 March 2012 15:26 (five years ago) Permalink

That last tweet, his legacy to the world:

AndrewBreitbart ‏ @AndrewBreitbart

I called you a putz cause I thought you were being intentionally disingenuous. If not I apologize. @CenLamar @dust92

A Full Torgo Apparition (Phil D.), Thursday, 1 March 2012 15:28 (five years ago) Permalink


Fonz Hour (Eazy), Thursday, 1 March 2012 15:31 (five years ago) Permalink

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