2013 Celebrity Dead Pool

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And apparently 'Harvy Korman has died'-- again, via Twitter.

It seems every so often the news of his death repeats in the Twitterverse for no apparent reason.

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And apparently 'Harvy Korman has died'-- again, via Twitter.
It seems every so often the news of his death repeats in the Twitterverse for no apparent reason.
Is it for real this time?

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‘Deacon’ Jones dies at 74
David "Deacon" Jones, the original sackmaster, has died.
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Joey Covington, a drummer who played with Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, died yesterday in a car accident in Palm Springs, California. He was 67.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/joey-c...
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Ester Williams has died.

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Richard Ramirez~The Night Stalker died today! YAHOO!

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Country singer Slim Whitman, the high-pitched yodeler who sold millions of records through ever-present TV ads in the 1980s and 1990s and whose song saved the world in the film comedy "Mars Attacks!," died Wednesday at a Florida hospital. He was 90.

Whitman died of heart failure at Orange Park Medical Center, his son-in-law Roy Beagle said.

Whitman's tenor falsetto and ebony mustache and sideburns became global trademarks -- and an inspiration for countless jokes -- thanks to the TV commercials that pitched his records.

But he was a serious musical influence on early rock, and in the British Isles, he was known as a pioneer of country music for popularizing the style there. Whitman also encouraged a teen Elvis Presley when he was the headliner on the bill and the young singer was making his professional debut.

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LOS ANGELES - James Gandolfini, star of "The Sopranos," died Wednesday in Italy, TMZ is reporting.

Gandolfini reportedly suffered a heart attack in Italy, where he was attending a film festival. He was 51.

The actor gained fame playing lead character Tony Soprano in the HBO series, which ran for six seasons starting in 1999. He also appeared in movies including "True Romance," "Get Shorty," and "Zero Dark Thirty."

Gandolfini is survived by his wife Deborah Lin and the couple's daughter, who was born last October.

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LOS ANGELES - James Gandolfini, star of "The Sopranos," died Wednesday in Italy, TMZ is reporting.
Gandolfini reportedly suffered a heart attack in Italy, where he was attending a film festival. He was 51.
The actor gained fame playing lead character Tony Soprano in the HBO series, which ran for six seasons starting in 1999. He also appeared in movies including "True Romance," "Get Shorty," and "Zero Dark Thirty."
Gandolfini is survived by his wife Deborah Lin and the couple's daughter, who was born last October.
Wow! RIP.

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Country singer Slim Whitman, the high-pitched yodeler who sold millions of records through ever-present TV ads in the 1980s and 1990s and whose song saved the world in the film comedy "Mars Attacks!," died Wednesday at a Florida hospital. He was 90.
Whitman died of heart failure at Orange Park Medical Center, his son-in-law Roy Beagle said.
Whitman's tenor falsetto and ebony mustache and sideburns became global trademarks -- and an inspiration for countless jokes -- thanks to the TV commercials that pitched his records.
But he was a serious musical influence on early rock, and in the British Isles, he was known as a pioneer of country music for popularizing the style there. Whitman also encouraged a teen Elvis Presley when he was the headliner on the bill and the young singer was making his professional debut.
This I did hear today; and 'knew' somehow you would have this covered.:) I remember those "Best of Slim Whitman" late-night TV ads. First time seen: "Who?"

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RIP, Jim!!!!!!! I'm going to miss you, big guy!!!!

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LOS ANGELES - James Gandolfini, star of "The Sopranos," died Wednesday in Italy, TMZ is reporting.
Gandolfini reportedly suffered a heart attack in Italy, where he was attending a film festival. He was 51.
The actor gained fame playing lead character Tony Soprano in the HBO series, which ran for six seasons starting in 1999. He also appeared in movies including "True Romance," "Get Shorty," and "Zero Dark Thirty."
Gandolfini is survived by his wife Deborah Lin and the couple's daughter, who was born last October.
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LOS ANGELES - James Gandolfini, star of "The Sopranos," died Wednesday in Italy, TMZ is reporting.
Gandolfini reportedly suffered a heart attack in Italy, where he was attending a film festival. He was 51.
The actor gained fame playing lead character Tony Soprano in the HBO series, which ran for six seasons starting in 1999. He also appeared in movies including "True Romance," "Get Shorty," and "Zero Dark Thirty."
Gandolfini is survived by his wife Deborah Lin and the couple's daughter, who was born last October.
Loved the Sopranos but hated the way it ended!

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"local hero" throughout central Indiana R.I.P. "Sammy Terry"

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The role of Sammy Terry has been held by two people and originated with Robert "Bob" Carter in 1963. His son Mark took over the role from his father. Robert "Bob" Carter (1929-2013) was a television personality who appeared mostly on local television affiliate WTTV in Indianapolis, Indiana, regularly during the 1960s and 1970s, and sporadically after that. Carter was best known for his portrayal of horror host Sammy Terry, which is a play on the word "cemetery." The format of Carter's Nightmare Theater usually involved the showing of two films. During the commercial breaks, Carter, as "Sammy Terry," would engage in camp banter with the audience and his floating rubber spider, "George." This banter often included some commentary on the films being shown, which included classic films as well as many less-than-stellar productions common to the horror film era of the 1930s through the early 1960s.[Bob] Carter died on June 30, 2013.[1]

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"local hero" throughout central Indiana R.I.P. "Sammy Terry"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sammy_Terry
The role of Sammy Terry has been held by two people and originated with Robert "Bob" Carter in 1963. His son Mark took over the role from his father. Robert "Bob" Carter (1929-2013) was a television personality who appeared mostly on local television affiliate WTTV in Indianapolis, Indiana, regularly during the 1960s and 1970s, and sporadically after that. Carter was best known for his portrayal of horror host Sammy Terry, which is a play on the word "cemetery." The format of Carter's Nightmare Theater usually involved the showing of two films. During the commercial breaks, Carter, as "Sammy Terry," would engage in camp banter with the audience and his floating rubber spider, "George." This banter often included some commentary on the films being shown, which included classic films as well as many less-than-stellar productions common to the horror film era of the 1930s through the early 1960s.[Bob] Carter died on June 30, 2013.[1]
Yes indeed. Sad. Grew up watching him. Campy but so much fun. He had a tremendous following, even to this day.

http://sammyterrynightmares.com/

Surprised to see he's got a following outside the immediate area.

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Yes indeed. Sad. Grew up watching him. Campy but so much fun. He had a tremendous following, even to this day.
http://sammyterrynightmares.com/
Surprised to see he's got a following outside the immediate area.
"George" was a big draw, you think?!

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"George" was a big draw, you think?!
Strictly a second-string player.

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there's a link between you and this fellow -- R.I.P.

Douglas Carl Engelbart (January 30, 1925 – July 2, 2013) was an American engineer and inventor, and an early computer and Internet pioneer. He is best known for his work on the challenges of human–computer interaction, particularly while at his Augmentation Research Center Lab in SRI International, resulting in the invention of the computer mouse,[6] and the development of hypertext, networked computers, and precursors to graphical user interfaces.[7]

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Engelbart took a position at SRI International (known then as Stanford Research Institute) in Menlo Park, California in 1957. He initially worked for Hewitt Crane on magnetic devices and miniaturization of electronics; Engelbart and Crane became close friends.[21] At SRI, Engelbart gradually obtained over a dozen patents (some resulting from his graduate work), and by 1962 produced a report about his vision and proposed research agenda titled Augmenting Human Intellect: A Conceptual Framework.[22]

This led to funding from ARPA [ARPAnet pre-dates today's internet] to launch his work. Engelbart recruited a research team in his new Augmentation Research Center (ARC, the lab he founded at SRI), and became the driving force behind the design and development of the oN-Line System (NLS). He and his team developed computer interface elements such as bitmapped screens, the mouse, hypertext, collaborative tools, and precursors to the graphical user interface. He conceived and developed many of his user interface ideas back in the mid-1960s, long before the personal computer revolution, at a time when most computers were inaccessible to individuals, and could only use computers through intermediaries (see batch processing), and when software tended to be written for vertical applications in proprietary systems.

Engelbart applied for a patent in 1967 and received it in 1970, for the wooden shell with two metal wheels (computer mouse – U.S. Patent 3,541,541), which he had developed with Bill English, his lead engineer, a few years earlier. In the patent application it is described as an "X-Y position indicator for a display system". Engelbart later revealed that it was nicknamed the "mouse" because the tail came out the end. His group also called the on-screen cursor a "bug", but this term was not widely adopted.[23]

He never received any royalties for his mouse invention. During an interview, he says "SRI patented the mouse, but they really had no idea of its value. Some years later it was learned that they had licensed it to Apple Computer for something like $40,000."[24] Engelbart showcased the chorded keyboard and many more of his and ARC's inventions in 1968 at the so-called Mother of All Demos.[25]

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Joe Conley, best known for playing the kindly storekeeper Ike Godsey on the popular TV series The Waltons, died on Sunday. He was 85.

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ST. PAUL, Minn.- The Minnesota man whose Twister game launched decades of awkward social interactions at parties has died. He was 82.

Charles "Chuck" Foley died July 1 at a care facility in the Minneapolis suburb of St. Louis Park. His son, Mark Foley, said Thursday that his father had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

Foley and a collaborator, Neil Rabens, were hired in the mid-1960s by a St. Paul manufacturing firm that wanted to expand into games and toys. They came up with a game to be played on a mat on the floor, using a spinner to direct players to place their hands and feet on different colored circles.

"Dad wanted to make a game that could light up a party," Mark Foley said. "They originally called it `Pretzel.' But they sold it to Milton Bradley, which came up with the `Twister' name."

The game became a sensation after Johnny Carson and Eva Gabor played it on "The Tonight Show" in 1966.

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