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« on: March 29, 2016, 10:59:13 AM »

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBIT_PATTY_DUKE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2016, 11:02:54 AM »

Maybe we should make a single thread for all deaths and obituaries?

When a major movie personality - whose death is likely to prompt lots of posts- dies, then it makes sense to give them their own thread. But when it's someone who is just likely to get a few posts, a few RIP's," and that's all ... i think it doesn't make sense to have the Off-topic Discussion board just have an endless number of death/obituary threads that'll never have more than 5 posts.

No disrespect to the dead, but should we just have one thread for all deaths/obits?

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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2016, 12:44:50 PM »

A more thorough obit is here: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/patty-duke-dead-miracle-worker-878902

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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2016, 02:01:05 PM »

RIP

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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2016, 05:01:29 PM »

R.I.P.

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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2016, 09:26:31 PM »

As mentioned above, IMO we should use one thread to report on deaths of people who are not likely to generate much discussion; I don't think we should have a new thread with just 3-4 posts every time someone dies.
So I am renaming this thread "In Memoriam" ... hopefully we'll never have to use it.

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« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2016, 09:28:34 PM »

Doris Roberts, who played Ray Romano's mother on the TV show Everybody Loves Raymond, Dies at 90

https://www.yahoo.com/tv/doris-roberts-star-of-everybody-loves-raymond-232525555.html

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« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2016, 10:01:30 AM »

That's sad. I watched Raymond a lot when I was younger; she and Peter Boyle were the best parts.

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« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2016, 10:49:46 AM »

As mentioned above, IMO we should use one thread to report on deaths of people who are not likely to generate much discussion; I don't think we should have a new thread with just 3-4 posts every time someone dies.
So I am renaming this thread "In Memoriam" ... hopefully we'll never have to use it.
I don't like this idea because now I have to go into the thread to find out who died. I prefer seeing the name of the person out front so I can know quickly who has passed and can then decide whether to go in and search for more info or engage in a discussion. Not everyone who dies is of interest to me. Sorry, an In Memoriam thread doesn't work for me, I won't be playing.

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« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2016, 05:34:51 PM »

I don't like this idea because now I have to go into the thread to find out who died. I prefer seeing the name of the person out front so I can know quickly who has passed and can then decide whether to go in and search for more info or engage in a discussion. Not everyone who dies is of interest to me. Sorry, an In Memoriam thread doesn't work for me, I won't be playing.

I'm fine either way ... Whatever y'all want

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« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2016, 07:57:04 PM »

BTW Doris Roberts debut film was Something Wild just reviewed, she is in the image with Baker working at the 5 and 10.

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« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2016, 10:06:32 AM »

Peter Shaffer, playwright of Equus and Amadeus, dies at 90


https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2016/jun/06/peter-shaffer-equus-amadeus-playwright-dies-aged-90



Equus and Amadeus playwright Peter Shaffer dies aged 90
By Maev Kennedy


The playwright Sir Peter Shaffer, whose critical and popular successes in the West End and Broadway included Equus, Amadeus, and The Royal Hunt of the Sun, has died aged 90.

His agent, Rupert Lord, said: “He was simply at the end of his life but delighted to have been able to celebrate his 90th birthday with friends and then, I think, decided it was time.”

The National Theatre, which staged the world premieres of many of his plays, and was already planning the first revival of Amadeus at the theatre since it opened there in 1979, described him as “an extraordinary writer”.

Rufus Norris, the director of the National Theatre, where many of his plays were staged, said: “Peter Shaffer was one of the great writers of his generation and the National Theatre was enormously lucky to have had such a fruitful and creative relationship with him. The plays he leaves behind are an enduring legacy.”

Amadeus, a haunting psychological drama about the relationship between Mozart and his less gifted admirer and bitter rival composer Salieri, became a hugely successful Hollywood film that won eight Oscars in 1985, including best film and a screenwriting award for Shaffer. It was revived in 2014 to re-open the Chichester Festival theatre, another venue closely associated with his work.
Daniel Radcliffe in Equus.
Daniel Radcliffe in Equus. Photograph: Tristram Kenton for the Guardian

Equus, Shaffer’s 1973 play of a psychiatrist’s attempt to treat a young man obsessively fascinated with horses, was another major stage hit – revived in 2007 with Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe in his first big role in theatre – which became a successful film.

Shaffer was born in Liverpool, the twin of Anthony who also became a highly successful author and playwright, best known for the stage and film play Sleuth, who died in 2001.

Shaffer’s 1964 The Royal Hunt of the Sun, was the first premiere of a new play ever produced by the infant National Theatre company, before it even had its own theatre. The play, about the conquest of Peru by the Spanish, had already been rejected by the RSC and the Royal Court. It was first seen at Chichester and then at the Old Vic, filmed in 1969, and was revived by Sir Trevor Nunn in 2006.

Shaffer’s next play at the National, Black Comedy in 1965, had the dream cast of Maggie Smith, Derek Jacobi and Albert Finney.

Shaffer only became seriously ill last week. Lord said that he had been particularly happy about the revival of Amadeus, due on the National stage in October. “Peter was happiest that Amadeus was to be seen again on the stage for which it was written and had met and worked with Michael Longhurst, loved his ideas and had been very excited at the prospect of Lucian Msamati playing Salieri.”

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« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2016, 01:53:16 PM »

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'Star Trek' actor Anton Yelchin killed by own car at age 27

By LINDSEY BAHR and SANDY COHEN


LOS ANGELES (AP) -
Anton Yelchin, a rising actor best known for playing Chekov in the new "Star Trek" films, was killed by his own car as it rolled backward down his driveway early Sunday, police and his publicist said.

The car pinned Yelchin, 27, against a brick mailbox pillar and a security fence at his home in Studio City, according to Los Angeles police Officer Jenny Hosier. He had gotten out of the vehicle momentarily, but police did not say why he was behind it when it started rolling.

Yelchin was on his way to meet friends for a rehearsal, Hosier said. When he didn't show up, the group came to his home and found him dead.

The freak accident tragically cuts short the promising career of an actor whom audiences were still getting to know.

Yelchin began acting as a child, taking small roles in independent films and various television shows, such as "ER," ''The Practice," and "Curb Your Enthusiasm." His breakout big-screen role came opposite Anthony Hopkins in 2001's "Hearts in Atlantis."

He transitioned into teenage roles in films such as the crime thriller "Alpha Dog" and the teen comedy "Charlie Bartlett." He also played a young Kyle Reese in 2009's "Terminator Salvation."

Yelchin, an only child, was born in Russia. His parents were professional figure skaters who moved the family to the United States when Yelchin was a baby. He briefly flirted with skating lessons, too, before discovering that he wasn't very skilled on the ice. That led him to acting class.

"I loved the improvisation part of it the most, because it was a lot like just playing around with stuff. There was something about it that I just felt completely comfortable doing and happy doing," Yelchin told The Associated Press in 2011 while promoting the romantic drama "Like Crazy." He starred opposite Felicity Jones.

"(My father) still wanted me to apply to college and stuff, and I did," Yelchin said. "But this is what I wanted."

His biggest role to date has been in the rebooted "Star Trek" films as the heavily accented navigator Chekov, for which he was able to draw on his Russian roots. The third film in the series, "Star Trek Beyond," comes out in July.

"What's great about him is he can do anything. He's a chameleon. He can do bigger movies or smaller, more intimate ones," ''Like Crazy" director Drake Doremus told the AP in 2011. "There are a lot of people who can't, who can only do one or the other. ... That's what blows my mind."

Yelchin transitioned between the big sci-fi franchise and voicing a part for "The Smurfs." He also appeared in more eccentric and artier fare, like Jim Jarmusch's vampire film "Only Lovers Left Alive" and Jeremy Saulnier's horror thriller "Green Room," a cult favorite that came out earlier this year.

The actor's publicist, Jennifer Allen, confirmed his death and said his family requests privacy.

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« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2016, 02:54:19 PM »

Awful news, 27 is way too young for anyone. RIP

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« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2016, 01:18:23 PM »

R.I.P.

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