Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek actress.https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/31/entertainment/nichelle-nichols-star-trek-dies/index.html
What a career. Pat Carroll:
(The title of her one-woman play made me laugh.)
Oh my gosh! Ursula the Sea Witch.
yahooyahoo said:Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek actress.https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/31/entertainment/nichelle-nichols-star-trek-dies/index.html
Vin Scully. Perhaps the greatest sports announcer off all-time, definitely the best baseball announcer ever.
Absolutely the voice of summer to this long-ago Angeleno girl. And by all accounts a gracious gentleman too. RIP Vin. Love you.
mjc said:Absolutely the voice of summer to this long-ago Angeleno girl. And by all accounts a gracious gentleman too. RIP Vin. Love you.
Can’t help but think of him on an old L.A. Times Magazine cover with the headline “The Most Trusted Man in Los Angeles.”
One for boxing fans: Johnny Famechon, featherweight world champion in 1969.
You might remember he twice successfully defended against Fighting Harada, of Japan, and also successfully recovered from head injury and a stroke in 1991. Interesting life story.
OK MOL, pls indulge me once more re: Vin Scully. Here he is quoted in his NYT obit:
“One of the nicest residual effects of this job is to have people say to me, ‘You know, when I hear your voice I think of summer nights with my Dad in the backyard and a barbecue,’ or ‘I can remember fishing with Dad,’ or ‘I remember Mom and Dad taking me somewhere and I heard the game.’ It’s a nice feeling. I really do love that.”
Exactly, Mr. Scully, exactly right again.
Oh. The sweet voice of Judith Durham is now silent. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-06/seekers-lead-singer-judith-durham-dead-at-79/101308234
You might not realise you know her, her voice is iconic and she was a great jazz singer. But stroke and chronic lung disease got in the way (I think it was bronchoectasis), movement was hard and singing became difficult.
You might remember this (a Cashbox chart #1 in 1966) :
Judith Durham singing "Danny Boy." What a wonderful artist.
I’ve also just read that the voice of the beloved penguin family in Pingu, Carlo Bonomi has recently died.
This household of penguin lovers is deeply grateful for his playfulness, and is in deep mourning.
Olivia Newton-John, 73. Breast cancer.
I’m losing too many heroes this week.
The “bridge” of Holland-Dozier-Holland:
The post-Motown labels they formed, Invictus and Hot Wax, brought us Freda Payne, the Chairmen of the Board, Honey Cone and Laura Lee.
One of modern music’s great internal rhymes, from Stephin Merritt in “The Death of Ferdinand de Saussure”:
I'm just a great composer And not a violent man But I lost my composure And I shot Ferdinand Crying, "It's well and kosher To say you don't understand But this is for Holland-Dozier-Holland"
RIP Roger E. Mosley, best know as T.C. the chopper pilot from Magnum, P.I. 83 years old.
I’m really sad about Anne Heche; it was a horrible way to go esp for a young (-ish) person who still was full of life and talent. I’m not yet aware if her wish of organ donation has been successful. I hope so. I hope her family find comfort in the condolences of friends and fans.
joanne said:I’m really sad about Anne Heche; it was a horrible way to go esp for a young (-ish) person who still was full of life and talent. I’m not yet aware if her wish of organ donation has been successful. I hope so. I hope her family find comfort in the condolences of friends and fans.
A very sad and bizarre ending to her life. Thankfully, no one else was injured or killed due to her car crash.
Not a celebrity, but a great citizen of our area. Peter Blanchard of short hills.
Jaytee said:Not a celebrity, but a great citizen of our area. Peter Blanchard of short hills.https://patch.com/new-jersey/millburn/founder-greenwood-gardens-short-hills-peter-blanchard-dies-71
I love how the property connects to South Mountain Reservation.
Michael Bourne, whose scratchy voice was always perfect accompaniment to the music he played on WBGO.
Not well known outside of her genre, but a phenomenal young trumpet player. Dead at 39.
A few CTI albums — Grover Washington Jr. and Stanley Turrentine — were on heavy rotation when my dad played music in the ’70s, and they hooked me, too. Since then I’ve added some Freddie Hubbard, Hubert Laws, Idris Muhammad and a CTI boxed set to the list, and I never tire of them. RIP, Creed Taylor.
Yeah, I didn't know of Taylor, but I was a big fan of many of those artists in the 70's too.
Mikhail Gorbachev (NYT obit, gift link so should be accessible to all)
PVW said:Mikhail Gorbachev (NYT obit, gift link so should be accessible to all)
I've always felt that Gorbachev has never gotten the credit he deserved for the eventual dissolution of the Soviet Union. I think he was one of the great historical figures of the 20th century.
Barbara Ehrenreich, 81
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