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The Dead Thread [2017+]

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Mary Tyler Moore, beloved TV actress, dies at 80

Actress Mary Tyler Moore, whose eponymous 1970s series helped usher in a new era for women on television, died Wednesday at the age of 80, her longtime representative Mara Buxbaum said.

"Today beloved icon Mary Tyler Moore passed away at the age of 80 in the company of friends and her loving husband of over 33 years, Dr. S. Robert Levine," she said. "A groundbreaking actress, producer, and passionate advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Mary will be remembered as a fearless visionary who turned the world on with her smile."

"The Mary Tyler Moore Show" debuted in 1970 and starred the actress as Mary Richards, a single 30-something career woman at a Minneapolis TV station. The series was hailed by feminists and fans alike as the first modern woman's sitcom.

But that wasn't the role which catapulted her into stardom.

Moore first found fame playing Laura Petrie, the wife on the "The Dick Van Dyke Show," which ran for five seasons beginning in 1961.

Source: CNN
 

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Tara Palmer Tomkinson, the original "It girl" dies peacefully in her sleep at age 45. death unexplained.
 

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Rock legend Chuck Berry dead at 90

Rock ‘n roll legend Chuck Berry, an innovative guitar player and singer of the classic Johnny B. Goode, has died, according to the St. Charles County (Missouri) Police Department.

“The St. Charles County Police Department sadly confirms the death of Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr., better known as legendary musician Chuck Berry,” the department wrote on its Facebook page.

Police were called to a home for a medical emergency at 12:40 p.m. Saturday and first responders tried to revive Berry, who was unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at 1:26 p.m.

Berry was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland in 1986.

“If Elvis Presley cracked open the door for rock & roll, Chuck Berry kicked it wide open — and did his signature duck walk over it for good measure,” according to his Hall of Fame biography page.



Source: News & Observer
 

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Comedian Don Rickles dies at 90

Comedian Don Rickles, whose sharply barbed insults on the stage knew no target too large, died Thursday at his Los Angeles home, his publicist Paul Shefrin said, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The longtime comedian died at 90 of kidney failure, Shefrin said.

Source: News & Observer
 

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Erin Moran, Joanie Cunningham from Happy Days, Dead at 56

Current Events around the area were Thunder Over Louisville, the kickoff fireworks for the Kentucky Derby Festival that lasts all week, culminating in the actual Kentucky Derby next weekend. There's been no word where she was actually found, other than Harrison County, Indiana. Don't get many of them thar Hollywood types here in Indiana...

http://www.whas11.com/news/local/erin-moran-joanie-cunningham-in-happy-days-dies-at-56/433427429
 

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The first James Bond movie I saw was "For Your Eyes Only" so Roger Moore was the first James Bond I knew. He is still my favorite.
 

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The first James Bond movie I saw was "For Your Eyes Only" so Roger Moore was the first James Bond I knew. He is still my favorite.
Moore was suave, and I would have to say that I enjoy his complete Bond more thoroughly than any other, but I like other Bond movies better. Goldeneye is probably my #1.
 

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Marc Haynes, a television and radio comedy writer, wrote about meeting the late 'James Bond' actor age seven, in a Facebook post that has been shared over 4,700 times.

As an seven year old in about 1983, in the days before First Class Lounges at airports, I was with my grandad in Nice Airport and saw Roger Moore sitting at the departure gate, reading a paper. I told my granddad I'd just seen James Bond and asked if we could go over so I could get his autograph. My grandad had no idea who James Bond or Roger Moore were, so we walked over and he popped me in front of Roger Moore, with the words "my grandson says you're famous. Can you sign this?"

As charming as you'd expect, Roger asks my name and duly signs the back of my plane ticket, a fulsome note full of best wishes. I'm ecstatic, but as we head back to our seats, I glance down at the signature. It's hard to decipher it but it definitely doesn't say 'James Bond'. My grandad looks at it, half figures out it says 'Roger Moore' - I have absolutely no idea who that is, and my hearts sinks. I tell my grandad he's signed it wrong, that he's put someone else's name - so my grandad heads back to Roger Moore, holding the ticket which he's only just signed.

I remember staying by our seats and my grandad saying "he says you've signed the wrong name. He says your name is James Bond." Roger Moore's face crinkled up with realisation and he beckoned me over. When I was by his knee, he leant over, looked from side to side, raised an eyebrow and in a hushed voice said to me, "I have to sign my name as 'Roger Moore' because otherwise...Blofeld might find out I was here." He asked me not to tell anyone that I'd just seen James Bond, and he thanked me for keeping his secret. I went back to our seats, my nerves absolutely jangling with delight. My grandad asked me if he'd signed 'James Bond.' No, I said. I'd got it wrong. I was working with James Bond now.

Many, many years later, I was working as a scriptwriter on a recording that involved UNICEF, and Roger Moore was doing a piece to camera as an ambassador. He was completely lovely and while the cameramen were setting up, I told him in passing the story of when I met him in Nice Airport. He was happy to hear it, and he had a chuckle and said "Well, I don't remember but I'm glad you got to meet James Bond." So that was lovely.

And then he did something so brilliant. After the filming, he walked past me in the corridor, heading out to his car - but as he got level, he paused, looked both ways, raised an eyebrow and in a hushed voice said, "Of course I remember our meeting in Nice. But I didn't say anything in there, because those cameramen - any one of them could be working for Blofeld."

I was as delighted at 30 as I had been at 7. What a man. What a tremendous man.