Category Archives: Dead Celebrities

RIP, Ron Popeil

The most famous of all teevee pitchmen, Ron Popeil, has gone to the great beyond and is probably got more than a dozen new RonCo products to sell there: LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ron Popeil, the quintessential TV pitchman and … Continue reading

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Satan Throws Another Log On The Fire…

…to welcome favorite son, Don Rumsfeld home: A statement from the family of Donald Rumsfeld: pic.twitter.com/AlKYxVvqgF — Donald Rumsfeld (@RumsfeldOffice) June 30, 2021 There are known-knowns, said Rummy, and this is one of ’em: he’s keeping a seat warm for … Continue reading

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RIP, Ned Beatty

Man, the legends are falling, and one of the best character actors of our age has taken his last bow: Ned Beatty was 83. Most people are going to recall his performance in Deliverance or Network as his defining role; … Continue reading

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Foster Friess Is Dead

Foster Friess, the billionaire who kept Frothy Santorum’s aborted presidential campaign alive, has gone to his great reward, and will not be missed. In case you need a refresher course, Friess is the theocrat who told women seeking birth control … Continue reading

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RIP, Charles Grodin

The great comedic actor Charles Grodin has died of bone marrow cancer at age 86. I don’t think any actor has done sardonic characters better. My favorite of his many, many comic roles will always be  scheming private, personal secretary … Continue reading

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RIP, Bo

Guys, the very good boy Bo Obama has gone to the great kennel in the sky: Today our family lost a true friend and loyal companion. For more than a decade, Bo was a constant, gentle presence in our lives—happy … Continue reading

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RIP, Olympia Dukakis

The great actress Olympia Dukakis was 89, which is a lot of well-deserved curtain calls. There’s an incredible body of work that she leaves behind; she was so much more than Moonstruck and Steel Magnolias. Variety has a lovely obituary with … Continue reading

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RIP, Felix Silla

Cousin Itt has left the building. Felix Silla, who played the mumbling, long-haired Cousin Itt on the 1960s television comedy “The Addams Family,” died Friday. He was 84… Silla started off as a stunt man before he was cast as … Continue reading

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RIP, Prince Phillip

The transition into the Prince Philip News on BBC R1 Dance was something else 👇🏼 pic.twitter.com/HoYseQMcYa — Mark Holt (@MarkHolt4) April 9, 2021 How could they tell? (I don’t know what happened to the post, WordPress seems to have written … Continue reading

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G. Gordon Liddy

G. Gordon Liddy, who resembled a Warner Brothers cartoon villain in real life, and was the mastermind of a cartoonish burglary that brought down a real villain —Tricky Dick— has gone to his great reward, which no doubt involves serving … Continue reading

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