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#44 Aug 25, 2012
(CNN)-- Jerry Nelson, the puppeteer behind the Count and other "Sesame Street" stalwarts, as well as colorful characters from the Muppets and "Fraggle Rock," has died.

He was 78.

The Sesame Workshop, the educational organization behind the landmark PBS children's program, lamented the passing of a man who has been part of "the Sesame Street family for more than 40 years."

"He will forever be in our hearts and remembered for the artistry in his puppetry, his music and the laughter he brought to children worldwide," the organization said Friday in a statement. "We will miss his extraordinary spirit and the joy he brought to our Street."

According to the Jim Henson Company's website, Nelson was a native Oklahoman who grew up largely in the Washington, D.C., area. He worked briefly at WRC-TV in the nation's capital and, in 1965, began working as a puppeteer with Henson on a television pilot for a show called "Cinderella."
Thereafter, Nelson became inseparable from Henson and his productions. Early on, that included performances and commercials, a full week on the Mike Douglas variety show, and roles as parts of the then-fledgling Muppets troupe.

He followed Henson to "Sesame Street," bringing a number of characters to life such as Herry Monster, Fat Blue, Sherlock Hemlock and the Amazing Mumford. And of course there was Count von Count, the warm vampire with an infectious love of numbers.

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#45 Sep 2, 2012
The Rev. Sun Myung Moon -- founder of the church whose followers are colloquially known as the Moonies -- died early Monday in South Korea, a newspaper he founded reported, citing church leaders.
The Washington Times reported on its website that Unification Church leaders said Moon died around 2 a.m. Monday (1 p.m. ET Sunday) due to complications related to pneumonia. He was 92.

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#46 Sep 3, 2012
Actor Michael Clarke Duncan dead at 54:

http://news.yahoo.com/actor-michael-clarke-du...

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#47 Sep 4, 2012
65007noogard wrote:
Actor Michael Clarke Duncan dead at 54:
http://news.yahoo.com/actor-michael-clarke-du...
Green Mile is one of my all time favorite movies! Very sad!

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#48 Sep 5, 2012
Singer-songwriter Joe South, whose real name was Joseph Souter, wrote the hits "Games People Play" and "Down in the Boondocks" in the 1960s and '70s, has died. He was 72.

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#49 Sep 26, 2012
Andy Williams, whose corn-fed good looks, easygoing charm and smooth rendition of "Moon River" propelled him to the heights of music stardom in the early '60s, died Tuesday at his home in Branson, Mo., following a battle with bladder cancer, his family announced.

He was 84, and 2012 had marked his 75th year in showbiz. Williams is survived by his wife Debbie and his three children, Robert, Noelle and Christian.

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#50 Sep 26, 2012
Al Tabor, Canadien bandleader and writer of the song "The Hokie Pokie" died today at the age of 93. There was a small, quiet ceremony at the cemetery plot until a riot broke out.

Seems they couldn't get his left foot in the grave.

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#52 Sep 28, 2012
Chris Economaki, known as the "Dean of American Motorsports," died early Friday morning. He was 91.

Economaki began selling single copies of National Speed Sport News at age 14 and eventually became the publication’s editor - a position he held for 60 years.

Economaki next turned his attention and energies to broadcasting, covering several Indianapolis 500s, Daytona 500s, Formula 1 Grand Prixes and other motorsports events for “ABC Wide World of Sports” in the ’60s. Two decades later, he moved on to CBS Sports and later contributed to ESPN and TBS motorsports programming.

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/09/28/237502...

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#53 Oct 10, 2012
Mongo is gone...

DETROIT (AP)— Alex Karras, the rugged lineman who anchored the Detroit Lions' defense in the 1960s, then went on to an acting career in which he starred in the sitcom "Webster" and famously punched a horse in the 1974 comedy "Blazing Saddles," died Wednesday. He was 77.

Karras, who had recently suffered kidney failure, died at home in Los Angeles surrounded by family members, said Craig Mitnick, Karras' attorney.

Diagnosed with dementia, Karras in April joined the more than 3,500 former NFL players suing the league for not protecting them better from head injuries, immediately becoming one of the best-known names in the legal fight.

Detroit drafted Karras with the 10th overall pick in 1958 out of Iowa and he was a four-time All-Pro defensive tackle over 12 seasons with the franchise.

He was a terror on the field, using a variety of moves to push around opposing linemen and get into the backfield. His Lions handed the powerful 1962 Green Bay Packers their only defeat that season, a 26-14 upset on Thanksgiving during which they harassed quarterback Bart Starr constantly.

Packers guard Jerry Kramer wrote in his diary of the 1967 season about his trepidation over having to play Karras.

"I'm thinking about him every minute," Kramer wrote.

For all his prowess on the field, Karras may have gained more fame when he turned to acting in the movies and on television.

Playing a not-so-bright bruiser in Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles," he not only slugged a horse but also delivered the classic line: "Mongo only pawn in game of life."

Several years before that, Karras had already become a bit of a celebrity through George Plimpton's behind-the-scenes book about what it was like to be an NFL player in the Motor City, "Paper Lion: Confessions of a Second-string Quarterback."

That led to Karras playing himself in the successful movie adaption, and it opened doors for Karras to be an analyst alongside Howard Cosell and Frank Gifford on "Monday Night Football."

In the 1980s, he played a sheriff in the comedy "Porky's" and became a hit on the small screen as Emmanuel Lewis' adoptive father, George Papadapolis, in the sitcom "Webster."

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#54 Oct 11, 2012
Bad News Bears actress dies in car crash:

http://todayentertainment.today.com/_news/201...

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#55 Oct 16, 2012
WASHINGTON, Mass.(AP)— Folk singer Arlo Guthrie has announced the death of his wife, Jackie, at age 68.

Jackie Guthrie had inoperable cancer and died Sunday at the couple's winter home in Sebastian, Fla., according to an obituary released by Arlo Guthrie's record label. The couple had recently celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary.

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#56 Nov 21, 2012
Guess I could post the obit for this thread... It's dead in here.

But...

http://www.mrfood.com/

We are deeply saddened to announce founder of Mr. Food, Art Ginsburg, passed away today.

Art’s commitment to anyone-can-do recipes and passion for helping others made him well-loved among his peers and among television viewers and website visitors. He was one of the first television celebrity chefs and paved a road for many who came after him.

His greatest love was for his wife, Ethel, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his daily visit into your homes via the television.

Read more at http://www.mrfood.com/Editors-Picks/Rememberi...

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#58 Nov 24, 2012
RIP Larry Hagman!

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#59 Nov 26, 2012
Hector ''Macho'' Camacho was a brash fighter with a mean jab and an aggressive style, launching himself furiously against some of the biggest names in boxing. And his bad-boy persona was not entirely an act, with a history of legal scrapes that began in his teens and continued throughout his life.
http://msn.foxsports.com/boxing/story/boxer-h...

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#60 Nov 28, 2012
DALLAS -- Motivational speaker Zig Ziglar, who wrote more than 30 books on living a balanced life, has died in Texas. He was 86.
Ziglar, who had been suffering from pneumonia, died Wednesday at a hospital in the Dallas suburb of Plano, said his personal assistant, Jay Hellwig.
With an aim at helping people achieve success in their careers and personal lives, in addition to a focus on Christianity, Ziglar was a prolific speaker who appeared at events alongside world leaders including several U.S. presidents and former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
"Mr. Ziglar was the same guy behind the closed doors as he was preparing for his presentations to thousands of people that he was when we were sitting at the kitchen table and he was reading the newspaper," Hellwig said.
Ziglar started his fulltime career in motivational speaking when he was in his 40s. His first book, "See You at the Top," was published in 1975, when he was 49.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/zig-...

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#61 Nov 29, 2012
The 2013 Pool is ready!

http://www.topix.com/forum/news/weird/T01LSUV...

Always Wary - ZERO POINTS
1 Ellen Muth
2 Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi
3 Fidel Castro
4 Zsa Zsa Gabor
5 Roger Ebert
6 Robert Mugabe
7 Courtney Love
8 Lindsay Lohan
9 Larry King
10 Clint Eastwood

Debra27 – 18 Points
1.Nancy Reagan
2.Dick Cheney
3.Judy Shiendlin
4.Dick Clark – 4/18/12 age 82
5.Billy Graham
6.Zsa Zsa Gabor
7.Fidel Castro
8.Henry Kissinger
9.Steven Perry
10.Muhammad Ali

DondoDork – 27 Points
1. Jack Klugman
2. Etta James – 1/20/12 age 73
3. Zsa Zsa Gabor
4. Michael Douglas
5. Mary Tyler Moore
6. Willie Nelsen
7. Jane Fonda
8. Ralph Waite
9. Wilford Brimley
10. Bob Barker

Dragoon70056 - 76 Points
1) Robin Gibb - 5/20/12 age 62
2) Dick Clark – 4/18/12 age 82
3) Betty White
4) Phyllis Diller – 8/20/12 age 95
5) Joe Paterno - 1/22/12 age 85
6) Clint Eastwood
7) Hugo Chavez
8) Nick Nolte
9) Burt Reynolds
10) Gary Busey

Paul Izard - ZERO POINTS
1. Assad
2. Ahmedinajad
3. Mugabe
4. Kim Jong-un
5. Peter Sutcliffe
6. Rose West
7. Tracey Connelly
8. Stephen Barker
9. Robert Black
10. Ian Huntly

Pixie Vampyress – 65 Points
1. Keith Richards
2. Tim Conway
3. Mel Brooks
4. Betty White
5. Gene Wilder
6. Robin <sniffles> Gibb - 5/20/12 age 62
7. Etta James – 1/20/12 age 73
8. Abe Vigoda
9. Zsa Zsa
10.Kirk Douglas

Pragmatist – 27 Points
1. Etta James – 1/20/12 age 73
2. Annette Funicello
3. Aretha Franklin
4. Penny Marshall
5. Jennifer Saunders
6. Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta
7. Christina Aguilera
8. Ruth Bader Ginsburg
9. Lindsay Lohan
10. Nancy Reagan

RocksQuarry - ZERO POINTS
1. Lady Gaga
2. Dianna Ross
3. Kirk Douglas
4. Ron Howard
5. Maureen McCormick
6. Dan Rather
7. O. J. Simpson
8. Dr. Laura Schlessinger
9. Carly Foulkes
10. Steve Forbes

The Toker - 15 Points
1. Billy Graham
2. Joe Paterno - 1/22/12 age 85
3. Kirk Douglas
4. Zsa Zsa Gabor
5. Hugo Chavez
6. Mickey Rooney
7. Dick Van Dyke
8. Nelson Mandela
9. Fidel Castro
10. Olivia De Havilland

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#62 Nov 29, 2012
pragmatist wrote:
The 2013 Pool is ready!
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/weird/T01LSUV...
Always Wary - ZERO POINTS
1 Ellen Muth
2 Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi
3 Fidel Castro
4 Zsa Zsa Gabor
5 Roger Ebert
6 Robert Mugabe
7 Courtney Love
8 Lindsay Lohan
9 Larry King
10 Clint Eastwood
Hey I have points this year, Megrahi died!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-181378...
He was 60 so I get 40 points?

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#63 Nov 29, 2012
Wary!

My sincere apologies! I'll try to remember to capture that change for year end.

Yes, 40 points would be correct.

Thanks,
P

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#64 Nov 29, 2012
I feel very bad that Paul Izzard got zero points,
as he had high aspirations for a better world with his predictions.

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#65 Dec 8, 2012

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