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Was just going to post about Sidney Poitier's passing at 94. I still remember vividly "Lillies of the Field" to which he won the Academy Award. RIP...
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RIP Sidney Poiter. :( My favorite movies of his will always be "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" and "To Sir With Love".

His name even made it to the screenplay of the movie "Six Degrees of Separation" where Will Smith played his phony son in the integral plot. I loved that movie as well.
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I'll never forget how he helped save South Park while battling Mecha-Streisand.
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I hear bob saget just passed
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A thread for notable deaths in 2022.
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Rip Robert Saget

Twins Ashley Olsen and Mary Kate who were his daughters on the tv show Full House made a tearful tribute to him on line recently. They were very heart broken.

"Bob was the most loving, compassionate and generous man. We are deeply saddened that he is no longer with us but know that he will continue to be by our side to guide us as gracefully as he always has,"
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he was good friends with Norm and directed the 1998 film "Dirty Work"and one of the dirties comics on stage... RIP Bob

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Dwayne Hickman who played Dobie Gillis in a TV show from the 1950's called The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis has died at age 87.

Anyone remember him? Probably not too many people know who he was since that show is rarely shown on retro-tv. Unlike Gillignas Island, Bewitched, Dobie Gillis is pretty much forgotten.

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LonesomeDove wrote: https://www.msn.com/en-ca/lifestyle/oth ... hp&pc=U531

Dwayne Hickman who played Dobie Gillis in a TV show from the 1950's called The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis has died at age 87.

Anyone remember him? Probably not too many people know who he was since that show is rarely shown on retro-tv. Unlike Gillignas Island, Bewitched, Dobie Gillis is pretty much forgotten.

Overshadowed by Bob Denver, who ended up getting much more fan mail...

I barely remember the show if at all because I was very young at the time. I remember Gilligan's Island though which came much later....

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Yvette Mimieux, the blond and blue-eyed 1960s film star of “Where the Boys Are”, “The Time Machine” and “Light in the Piazza”, has died. She was 80.
Michelle Bega, a family spokeswoman, said Mimieux died in her sleep of natural causes overnight Monday evening at her home in Los Angeles.
In 1960′s “The Time Machine”, based on H.G. Wells’ 1895 novel, Mimieux starred opposite Rod Taylor as Weena, a member of the peaceful, blond-haired Eloi people in the year 800,000, who don’t realize they’re being bred as food by the underground Morlocks.


That role and others that soon followed made Mimieux one of the ’60s most radiant starlets. The same year, she also starred in the MGM teen movie “Where the Boys Are” as one of four college students on spring break in Florida. Her character, distraught after being sexual assaulted in a motel, walks despondently into traffic.

“I suppose I had a soulful quality,” she told the Washington Post in 1979. “I was often cast as a wounded person, the ‘sensitive’ role.”

Yvette Carmen Mimieux was born on Jan. 8, 1942, in Los Angeles to a French father and a Mexican mother. She was “discovered” at age 15 when publicist Jim Byron, as he told it, spotted her on bridle path from a helicopter while flying over the Hollywood Hills. She and a friend were riding on horseback; Byron landed in front of them and gave her his card. Mimieux began as a model before MGM signed her in 1959.

“The subtle approach is the thing,” Byron told The AP in 1961. “I think we’ve got another Garbo on our hands.”


And for a few years, Mimieux was ubiquitous. Life magazine put her on the cover with the headline: “Warmly Wistful Starlet.” She made eight films before turning 21.

Mimieux starred in four films in 1962, including Vincent Minnelli’s “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” and Guy Green’s “Light in the Piazza.” In the latter, she played the beautiful, mentally handicapped daughter of Olivia de Havilland. On a trip to Italy, Mimieux’s character Clara is pursued by a young Italian in Florence, played by George Hamilton.

Mimieux played a bride in “Toys in the Attic” (1963), an epileptic surfer in “Dr. Kildare” (1964) and a bride in “Joy in the Morning” (1965). She was three times nominated for a Golden Globe, including for her role in the short-lived ABC series “The Most Deadly Game” from Aaron Spelling. In the ’70s and ’80s, she increasingly appeared in TV movies, some of which she helped write.

Mimieux co-wrote and co-produced the 1984 CBS TV movie “Obsessive Love,” about a deranged fan obsessed with a soap opera star. Mimieux said she had to battle the network over having a woman, played by herself, in such a role. Her idea stemmed from John Hinckley’s obsession with Jodie Foster, only with the gender roles reversed.

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LonesomeDove wrote: Yvette Mimieux, the blond and blue-eyed 1960s film star of “Where the Boys Are”, “The Time Machine” and “Light in the Piazza”, has died. She was 80.

Michelle Bega, a family spokeswoman, said Mimieux died in her sleep of natural causes overnight Monday evening at her home in Los Angeles.
In 1960′s “The Time Machine”, based on H.G. Wells’ 1895 novel, Mimieux starred opposite Rod Taylor as Weena, a member of the peaceful, blond-haired Eloi people in the year 800,000, who don’t realize they’re being bred as food by the underground Morlocks.


That role and others that soon followed made Mimieux one of the ’60s most radiant starlets. The same year, she also starred in the MGM teen movie “Where the Boys Are” as one of four college students on spring break in Florida. Her character, distraught after being sexual assaulted in a motel, walks despondently into traffic.

“I suppose I had a soulful quality,” she told the Washington Post in 1979. “I was often cast as a wounded person, the ‘sensitive’ role.”

Yvette Carmen Mimieux was born on Jan. 8, 1942, in Los Angeles to a French father and a Mexican mother. She was “discovered” at age 15 when publicist Jim Byron, as he told it, spotted her on bridle path from a helicopter while flying over the Hollywood Hills. She and a friend were riding on horseback; Byron landed in front of them and gave her his card. Mimieux began as a model before MGM signed her in 1959.

“The subtle approach is the thing,” Byron told The AP in 1961. “I think we’ve got another Garbo on our hands.”


And for a few years, Mimieux was ubiquitous. Life magazine put her on the cover with the headline: “Warmly Wistful Starlet.” She made eight films before turning 21.

Mimieux starred in four films in 1962, including Vincent Minnelli’s “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” and Guy Green’s “Light in the Piazza.” In the latter, she played the beautiful, mentally handicapped daughter of Olivia de Havilland. On a trip to Italy, Mimieux’s character Clara is pursued by a young Italian in Florence, played by George Hamilton.

Mimieux played a bride in “Toys in the Attic” (1963), an epileptic surfer in “Dr. Kildare” (1964) and a bride in “Joy in the Morning” (1965). She was three times nominated for a Golden Globe, including for her role in the short-lived ABC series “The Most Deadly Game” from Aaron Spelling. In the ’70s and ’80s, she increasingly appeared in TV movies, some of which she helped write.

Mimieux co-wrote and co-produced the 1984 CBS TV movie “Obsessive Love,” about a deranged fan obsessed with a soap opera star. Mimieux said she had to battle the network over having a woman, played by herself, in such a role. Her idea stemmed from John Hinckley’s obsession with Jodie Foster, only with the gender roles reversed.

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Hot Patootie. RIP
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