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Mary the M
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Gosh, I had Arthur C Clarke. [Votive]
Kinda glad he only got me 10 points. I really enjoyed 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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basso

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Cusanus had Clarke, too.

The last of the Grand old Men of SF, I think.

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Mad Geo

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Bummer.

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Cusanus

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True.
But another ten points.

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Ivan Dixon of the TV show Hogan's Heroes.

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Sioni Sais
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Paul Scofield has died. Others had longer careers but I doubt many have been at or close to the top for as long.

14 points for any who had selected him.

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Sioni Sais
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Richard Widmark has gone to the Great Green Room in the sky.

Only seven points? I would have thought he was a few years younger. Maybe that is because he has been off the radar for so long.

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Joyeux

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Abby Mann died on March 25th. He was 80. Listed among his writing credits is Ship of Fools. [Votive]

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Uncle Pete

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quote:
Originally posted by Amanda B. Reckondwythe:
Ivan Dixon of the TV show Hogan's Heroes.

[Frown] I loved Hogan's Heroes

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Amanda B. Reckondwythe

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quote:
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Abby Mann died on March 25th. He was 80. Listed among his writing credits is Ship of Fools. [Votive]

The movie, yes. But Katherine Ann Porter wrote the book.

I think Abby Mann was better known for the Kojak TV series.

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Joyeux

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I meant "screen-writing credits" (re-re-re-read anything before posting!).

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Mary the M
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Anybody have Charlton Heston ? He was 83.

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quote:
Originally posted by Mary the M:
Anybody have Charlton Heston ? He was 83.

at least Mad Geo, Grits, Mamacita, and Amazing Grace. maybe more, I just skimmed basso's leaderboard.

not me, alas.

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quote:
Originally posted by comet:
quote:
Originally posted by Mary the M:
Anybody have Charlton Heston ? He was 83.

at least Mad Geo, Grits, Mamacita, and Amazing Grace. maybe more, I just skimmed basso's leaderboard.

not me, alas.

That'll be sixteen for me.

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basso

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Also Cusanus, who extends his lead.
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Mad Geo

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Wow, that a few points that makes me sad though. He was a great man.

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Mamacita

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I think this is the first one off my list in two years.

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someone can get a hold of his guns now [Biased]

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Joyeux

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WK, you could try it, but give us a chance to put you on our lists for the next death poll first, okay? [Razz]

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Sir Kevin
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Ivan Dixon link doesn't work. I do remember him: did he die of old age? i can't think he was pushing 80, but he could have been 40 in HH…

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Joyeux

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Sir Kevin, here is another posting about Ivan Dixon. He was 76. No guarantees how long the link will work, as it has been three weeks since the good man's passing.

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Amanda B. Reckondwythe

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As they say, there's nothing more stale than yesterday's news.

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Joyeux

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Just saw this: Stanley Kamel, at age 65.
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Sir Kevin
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Thanks for the good link, Joyeux. I knew he'd become a TV director, but not which programs.

I guess all my selections to date have been wrong, but the year is still young.

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oh and...from the OP...

I saw that we get points if the method of death proves the existence of God. But do we get any points if we predict the method of the death? i.e. predicting a car accident?

Of course this isn't something we would really want to happen-we don't want people to die. But I have seen death pools where extra points were given for various random predictions.

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basso

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I think not. The rules is the rules.

Since nobody predicted a manner of death, it doesn't make any difference anyway.

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Joyeux

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Ollie Johnston, at age 95. [Waterworks]
He was the last of Walt Disney's (the man, not the entertainment industry) "Nine Old Men."

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basso

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John Archibald Wheeler, who invented (or maybe popularized) the term 'black hole', at 96. Nobody had him, but he's worth noting anyway.

There's a good tribute here.

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Krister Stendahl.

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Danny Federici.

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Amanda B. Reckondwythe

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Warren E. Avis, founder of the rent-a-car chain.

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Humphrey Lyttelton

[Waterworks]

I loved his humor so so so much.

and I dont think I had him this year, but chose him a few years ago. figures.

still... [Tear]

(17 points if anyone had him)

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comet

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looks like points for Sioni Sais and Dormouse.

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quote:
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looks like points for Sioni Sais and Dormouse.

The BBC is saying that he was 86, so I've added 14 points for those two.
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heh.

[Hot and Hormonal]

did I ever tell you about that F in math...?

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Sioni Sais
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quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by comet:
looks like points for Sioni Sais and Dormouse.

The BBC is saying that he was 86, so I've added 14 points for those two.
There are others for whom I would rather have picked up points. Maybe I should select more ageing jazzmen (I nominated George Melly last year)- many will treat it as the ultimate joke.

Humph shares with Acker Bilk the distinction of a British jazzmen taking their own compositions to #1 in the chart, but while "Bad Penny Blues" is jazz I'm not sure about "Stranger on the Shore".

He was also a cartoonist, calligrapher, oh read it yourself; it's everywhere. God Bless Humph.

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quote:
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heh.

[Hot and Hormonal]

did I ever tell you about that F in math...?

[Big Grin] I thought of that, but decided that the Beeb had probably corrected their story. (I'd stick with that one if I were you...)
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quote:
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looks like points for Sioni Sais and Dormouse.

I really should keep up - I was just wondering if anyone had him on their list... D'oh!

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RIP Humph. Thought I had him on my list, I must have been mistaken.
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quote:
Originally posted by Dormouse:
quote:
Originally posted by comet:
looks like points for Sioni Sais and Dormouse.

I really should keep up - I was just wondering if anyone had him on their list... D'oh!
This way we know you aren't eagerly watching your list and hoping for deaths. [Razz]

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Sioni Sais
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Albert Hoffman has died.

Sad news for his family but also for anyone who nominated him. He was 102.

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quote:
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Albert Hoffman has died.

Sad news for his family but also for anyone who nominated him. He was 102.

I though of Uriel when I heard that news, but he wasn't on U's list.
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But at the age of 102, he was worth -2 points. [Paranoid]

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Sioni Sais
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Julie Ege, star of British "Sex Comedies" and Hammer Horrors films of the early seventies has died, age 64. When I was 14 she was sex on legs.

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Joyeux

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Irvine Robbins - one of the founders of USA ice cream chain Baskins-Robbins. He was 90.

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I don't suppose anyone had Robert Rauschenberg? [Votive]
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quote:
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I don't suppose anyone had Robert Rauschenberg? [Votive]

Oh, pooh. I should have posted that! He lived, like an hour away from me. He used to come into the fabric store where I w*rked and got the weirdest stuff to make into Art™.

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quote:
Originally posted by basso:
quote:
Originally posted by Sioni Sais:
Albert Hoffman has died.

Sad news for his family but also for anyone who nominated him. He was 102.

I though of Uriel when I heard that news, but he wasn't on U's list.
Only 102! A mere youngster. Would never make it onto my list - a mere babe!
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Ted Kennedy had a stroke.

OK, he's not dead YET, but I REALLY don't like the guy.

[Devil]

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quote:
Originally posted by Mad Geo:
Ted Kennedy had a stroke.

OK, he's not dead YET, but I REALLY don't like the guy.

[Devil]

I get the idea you don't like him but are you sure that's the right link?

This is from the BBC

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