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post #4301 of 7487
I have to admit I thought he was dead already. Still sucks.
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Greg Giraldo R.I.P. ?

Never heard of this guy before his hospitilization but if this is true, my heart goes out to his wife and four kids:

http://www.avclub.com/articles/devel...ed-dead,45777/

Comedian Greg Giraldo has died, according to friend Jim Norton, who posted the notice on his Twitter account moments ago. As we reported on Monday, Giraldo had been hospitalized in critical condition following a prescription drug overdose. We’re still waiting for official confirmation, so consider this developing….
post #4303 of 7487
Schimmel was awful enough. This sucks.
post #4304 of 7487
that fuckin' blows. He, Ross and Lampinelli were usually the only ones worth a damn on the CC Roasts.

And Harvard educated...damn.
post #4305 of 7487
Greg Giraldo, possibly my favorite stand-up comedian, dead at 44 of apparent drug overdose. This is really fucked. I'm actually really, really bummed out by this.
post #4306 of 7487
Tony Curtis dead at 85. Looks like I'll be watching The Defiant Ones and The Manitou tonight.
post #4307 of 7487
The great Tony Curtis has passed away.

What a week! Sally Menke, Arthur Penn, Greg Giraldo and now this???

http://www.etonline.com/news/101349_...s_Passed_Away/
post #4308 of 7487
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Originally Posted by doubledown1138 View Post
What a week! Sally Menke, Arthur Penn, Greg Giraldo and now this???
Well...nobody's perfect.

85s not a bad run. That guy was pretty damned awesome.
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post #4310 of 7487
I'll be watching The Manitou, and this weekend I think I'll be picking up the Spartacus Blu-ray finally. Haven't seen the movie in quite some time.
post #4311 of 7487
Tony Curtis dead at 85. He is survived by his daughter, Jamie Lee Curtis, and his toupée, Vinny.
post #4312 of 7487
Damn, Grim Reaper's on another bender.
post #4313 of 7487
I love how everyone's immediately thinking of 'the Manitou'. Tony would have liked that, I'm sure.
post #4314 of 7487
Night Moves is one of the most underrated films of the 70s, and a personal favorite.
post #4315 of 7487
He's just a cookie full of arsenic . . .

He was a great actor, a powerful presence.
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post #4317 of 7487
Much as I love some of Curtis' films, I saw him in the musical of Some Like It Hot (aka Sugar) about 3-4 years ago, and while I admired the hell out of him for making the effort, his octagenarian attempts at hoofing and crooning were positively cringe-inducing, and I just can't get that out of my mind.

Anyway, no one's tossed in a "Now he goes 'Yonder to da castle of his fodder' for good" joke yet, so I might as well.
post #4318 of 7487
Snails or Oysters, people.
post #4319 of 7487
His cameo in Jackie Brown was always a personal favorite moment in the film.

Tony had a long good life, but Christ, what an awful week for prematurely dead talent.
post #4320 of 7487
For my obscure Curtis tribute, I think I'm gonna go with Operation Petticoat. Mainly because the only video store in Austin with The Manitou is one where I owe huge amounts of late fees.
post #4321 of 7487
If all you know of Curtis is the Flintstones and "Yonduh lies dah castle of my fadduh," you've got to watch Some Like It Hot and The Great Race. The guy was just a charisma machine back in the day.
post #4322 of 7487
He also spoofed himself wonderfully in Paris When It Sizzles.
post #4323 of 7487
And was super gay in Sex and the Single Girl. But was supposed to be straight. It think.
post #4324 of 7487
No one, regardless of orientation, can deny that he was a very pretty man.
post #4325 of 7487
Quote:
Originally Posted by Richard Dickson View Post
If all you know of Curtis is the Flintstones and "Yonduh lies dah castle of my fadduh," you've got to watch Some Like It Hot and The Great Race. The guy was just a charisma machine back in the day.
And don't forget that in "The Defiant Ones" "Sweet Smell Of Sucess" and "The Boston Strangler" Curtis proved he had serious actors chops as well.

I always like him co starring with Kirk Douglas in the Norse Opera 'The VIkings".
post #4326 of 7487
TCM's doing a Tony Curtis marathon Oct 10th (all times Central):

5 a.m. Beachhead (1954) - with Frank Lovejoy and Mary Murphy
6:45 a.m. Kings Go Forth (1958) - with Frank Sinatra and Natalie Wood
8:45 a.m. The Vikings (1958) - with Kirk Douglas, Ernest Borgnine and Janet Leigh
10:45 a.m. Operation Petticoat (1959) - with Cary Grant and Dina Merrill
1 p.m. Who Was That Lady? (1960) - with Janet Leigh and Dean Martin
3:15 p.m. Sex and the Single Girl (1964) - with Natalie Wood, Lauren Bacall and Henry Fonda
5:15 p.m. You Can't Win 'Em All (1970) - with Charles Bronson and Michèle Mercier
7 p.m. Sweet Smell of Success (1957) - with Burt Lancaster and Martin Milner
8:45 p.m. The Defiant Ones (1958) - with Sidney Poitier and Theodore Bikel
10:30 p.m. Trapeze (1956) - with Burt Lancaster and Gina Lollobrigida
12:30 a.m. The Great Race (1965) - with Jack Lemmon and Natalie Wood
3:15 a.m. Don't Make Waves (1967) -with Claudia Cardinale and Sharon Tate
post #4327 of 7487
I remember really digging his Houdini movie when I was a kid.
post #4328 of 7487
I liked houdini too. We are getting closer and closer to a generation of actors being completely gone. Is it strange I'm a huge sucker for Operation Petticoat?
post #4329 of 7487
Tony made a round on the daytime talk shows earlier in the year. He talked of his regrets, and how he's still looking for love. He was pretty chipper, but I think he knew his days were numbered.
post #4330 of 7487
Reaper must be working overtime this week: Stephen J. Cannell just died at 69.
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EDIT: HT's got it.
post #4332 of 7487
Damn. He was television.
post #4333 of 7487
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason Yavor View Post
I liked houdini too. We are getting closer and closer to a generation of actors being completely gone. Is it strange I'm a huge sucker for Operation Petticoat?
Not at all. The movie's pretty hysterical, and I kind of miss the days when World War II could be a genre just like a Western, with any number of tones.
post #4334 of 7487
The speed by which some of you come in here to do a FIRST! on someone's death is pretty astonishing.
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Originally Posted by Moltisanti View Post
Damn. He was television.
And a solid crime writer as well. Sorry to hear it.
post #4336 of 7487
Not to dishonor the man's memory, but when the name Stephen J. Cannell comes up, I don't think A-Team, Hunter, 21 Jump Street, Magnum P. I., or any of that, I think popped collar. That mid-80's variation of his famous closing logo was probably the first time I noticed that especially unfortunate fashion trend, something I'll always associate with him.
post #4337 of 7487
I was just talking about Hunter and 21 Jump Street the other day with my friend too. Dammit.

Is this some kind of celebrity death record? Just about every day this week somebody's died.
post #4338 of 7487
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Originally Posted by Rene (Mr.Eko) View Post
I was just talking about Hunter and 21 Jump Street the other day with my friend too. Dammit.

Is this some kind of celebrity death record? Just about every day this week somebody's died.
Seems like there's a week like this every year now. Does Death have to make a quota or something?
post #4339 of 7487
Grim Reaper, Grim Ross.
post #4340 of 7487
Death wants those steak knives.
post #4341 of 7487
Maybe Death is creating a new TV season on the other side..has anyone heard from Mike post recently?

Cannell was a staple of 80's action shows.
post #4342 of 7487
Not to mention The Rockford Files, one of the great shows.
post #4343 of 7487
Damn, Death's going through celebrities like crap through a goose this week!
post #4344 of 7487
Someone better keep an eye on Donald P. Bellisario and Steven Bochco. Those guys are the only ones left who had that kind of tv caliber.
post #4345 of 7487
Don't forget Norman Lear.
post #4346 of 7487
Then there is the mystery writer angel -poker players on Castle better leave an open chair for him-course one of them may be next too...
post #4347 of 7487
One for the rockers: Gotthard's Steve Lee killed in a freak accident near Las Vegas.

This is fucking tragic. The guy went without a scratch through a massive seven-car highway pile up in Tuscany two months ago, while his wife had to undergo emergency surgery. Now he gets crushed by a truck gone out of control due to the rain - in fucking Vegas - while his wife watched. That's some real Final Destination shit.

He was flat out the best hard rock vocalist to emerge in the last fifteen-odd years and, by all accounts, a real good guy.
post #4348 of 7487
Solomon Burke takes a fast train.to the afterlife.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/eu_obit_solomon_burke
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This is from a few days ago but I only just heard: British horror director Roy Ward Baker passed away last week at 93. Notables include Quatermass and the Pit, The Vampire Lovers, Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde, Scars of Dracula, The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires, Asylum, The Vault of Horror, as well as that other Titanic movie A Night to Remember. He was a Hammer/Amicus legend.

Guardian obit:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2010/...baker-obituary
post #4350 of 7487
Simon Mccorkindale died yesterday. Damn shame. I always had a soft spot for him because Manimal was one of the best games you could play as a kid.

As an adult I respected him for banging Fiona Fullerton and Susan George.
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