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    Gregory Peck actor real nice guy and a gent has died at home. He was one of the last few truly greats which we probably never see the likes of again. He must be in at least one everyone’s favourite films.
    I will never forget his interview on Wogan I hope they show it again.
    He was only voted last week the top hero of the screen as Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mocking Bird, which he deservedly won an Oscar for best actor back in 1962.

    Although played the good guy, playing the villain was not beyond his mean as in The Boys From Brazil.
    For a full list of his films go to http://us.imdb.com/Name?Peck, Gregory

    Born 5.4.1916 La Jolla California, USA: Died 12.6.2003 Los Angeles, USA

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    A true Star and one of my favourites... he will be sorely missed.
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    Bit of a belated one this as I have just read it in July issye of Film magazine....and I quote straight from the magazine...
    "Michale Jeter, 1952 - 2003. The name may mean little, but the face means much: a distinctive charasmatic character actor, Michael Jeter was a distinguished stage a screen thespian.
    Most recently seen in UK cinemas as the stand out turn in ensembel comedy
    Welcome to Collinwood , he made his film debut in Milos Formans Hair(1979) . Alternating theatre works with TV and movies, he won a Tony for his performance as a fatally ill clerk in the Broadway musica Grand Hotel and an emmy for his work on Burt Reynolds sitcom Evening Shade . He was also a regular on Sesame Street.
    On the big screen, his notable performances included playing a flamboyant, homeless drag queen in Terry Gilliams The Fisher King and a mouse loving prisoner in The Green Mile. At the time of his death on March 30, the 50 year old tennessee native was working with Tom Hanks on Robert Zemeckis' childrens flick The Polar Express. He died at his home from unspecified natural causes. He was HIV positive and had worked on behalf of the charity AIDS project Los Angelas for more than 10 years".

    A very under rated and under used actor IMO...
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    He was also in Jurassic Park 3 and Mousehunt but I think he was really good in The Green Mile.

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    Hume Cronyn Actor/writer has died of prostrate cancer age 91.
    Star of numerous film and husband of Jessica Tandy before her death in 1994. which he started with in a number of films such as Cacoon and *batteries not included. He remarried in 1996 to English, Susan Cooper who survives him. He met her whilst collaborating on plays and teleplays
    Although he was slight in stature but could give very powerful performances, as well as sensitive roles. He started his career in 1943 in Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt. In the following year he was nominated for best supporting actor in The Seventh Cross. He was the winner of both Emmy and Tony awards.
    Born in Canada but became a citizen of the USA.

    For a full rundown of films and writing credits go to http://us.imdb.com/Name?Cronyn, Hume


    Picture of Hume Cronyn with his late wife Jessica Tandy R.I.P.

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    Laura Sadler Actress who has recently been appearing in Holby City as Sandy Harper has sadly died, only 22. She had recently fallen of a 40 foot high balcony on the 15th and had been in critical condition with massive head injuries in Charing Cross Hospital.
    She appeared in Grange Hill from 1997-1999 as Judi Jeffreys, which the character died falling from a window whilst escaping a fire.
    Also was in Belfry Witches 1999. and had appeared in Inspector Morse.


    Laura Sadler Born 25.12.1980 Ascot, Berkshire. Died 19.6.2003 London

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    I will always remember him as Blacula a blaxplotation horror film but more so as Ashumen in To Trap a Spy the Pilot for The Man From UNCLE series which I watch for the umpteenth time only the other week.
    He had a towering figure and presence.
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    Katharine Hepburn An other truly all-time great actress has died age 96

    She died of natural causes but had been suffering from Parkinson’s dieses for a number of years. She had a film career of over 70 years manly played women with intense personalities.
    She was nominated 12 times for an Oscar and was the winner 4. Her wins were Morning Glory 1933, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner 1967, Lion in Winter 1969 and On Golden Pond in 1982. She was also the winner of numerous other awards such as, BAFTA’s, the Cannes Film Festival award for best actress, Emmey’s, Golden Globe Award. I could go on for ever there are that many more.
    Unfortunately she did not win an award for my favourite film that she stared in, although nominated which was The African Queen 1952

    Katharine was the partner for 27 years of an other screen legend Spencer Tracy, with whom she co-stared with in 9 films which the first one with him was in Woman of the Year in 1942, an their last one together was Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, in1967 shortly before he died. The couple never married as he never divorced his first wife.

    For a list of her appearances please go to http://us.imdb.com/Name?Hepburn, Katharine

    Born 12.5.1907 Hartford, Connecticut, USA: Died 29.6.2003 Old Seybrook, Connecticut, USA


    Pcture of Katharine Hepburn R.I.P.

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    Herbie Mann Jazz flautist has dies age 73. 6years ago he had been diagnosed with inoperable prostrate cancer. Herbie’s real name Hebert Jay Solomon He was the pioneer who brought the flute as a main instrument in this music style, he also was an innovator who fused different styles of music with jazz such as African, Brazilian Disco, Rock, Reggae etc.(I’m just listening to his 1975 LP Discotheque which is a jazz, disco, funk fusion).
    The hit he had with Hijack was recently sampled for the Jennifer Lopez hit ‘Jenny from the Block’.
    His first instrument was the saxophone but in an overcrowded market he decided to create virtually an un-tapped area of specialisation on the flute.

    Born 16.4.1930 Brooklyn, New York, USA : Dies 2.7.2003 Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.


    Picture of Herbie Mann. RIP

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    Barry White

    A true legend and a great loss

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    :( RIP Barry :(
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    Barry White Singer, Writer and Producer. has died age 58.
    Sad loss I one took a very hectic weekend of to London to see him in concert with the Love Unlimited, and the Love unlimited Orchestra, I have about 8 albums of them.
    He was also behind many other artist such as Felice Taylor’s 67 hit I Feel Love Comin On. before having true success as an artist himself.
    His albums where far better than his singles work and did a brilliant 8 minute version Standing in the Shadows of Love on his first album. I’ve Got So Much To Give.
    Other hits include
    Im Gonna Love Yoe Just A Little More Baby in 73
    Never Never Gonna Give You Up Babe 74
    Cant Get Enough Of Your Love Babe 74
    You’re the First The Last My Everything 74
    What Am I Gonna Do With You 75
    I’ll Do Anything You Want Me To 75
    Let The Music Play 75
    You See The Trouble With Me 76
    Just The Way You Are 78
    Not Forgetting Love Unlimited, and Orchestra.
    Love Theme 74
    Walking In The Rain With The One I Love 72
    It May Be Winter Out Side (But In My Heart It Spring) 75

    Thanks for all the great music Barry :smashin:

    Born 12.9.1944 Galvaston, Texas, USA. Died Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre, Los Angeles, USA 4.7.2003

    Picture of Barry White (on his first album) RIP

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    Buddy Ebsen actor also singer and dancer has died.
    Buddy Ebsen was born Christian Rudolph Ebsen, Jr. was born to Danish-German and Latvian extraction.
    He originally was studying to become a medic but left to try his hand at dancing and joined Ziegfield as a song and dance man. Later on he went to Hollywood with his sister and they made ther debue in the film Brodway Melody in 1933. He was 6 foot 3 inches tall, and was originally chose to play the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz but had to quite the role as he was allergic to the costume.
    In the fifties he moved into TV and stared in a couple of TV series. But he is manly known for his role as Jed Clampett they head of the family in The Beverley Hillbillies which was about some Hillbillies coming in to a fortune when oil is found on there property, then moving to Beverly Hills and being totally out of there depth which led to allsorts of funny mistakes. The highly successful series ran from 1962-1971.
    He then when on to star in Barnaby Jones in the title role which ran from 1973-1980 in which he played an aging detective who came out of retirement when his son was killed. To me this was one of the best detective series which he combined detective work with forensics, with a bit of home spun philosophy and glasses of milk. It also stared the lovely Lee Merewether as his daughter-in-law and had a cracking score by Jerry Goldsmith. (Come on BBC snap it up fore the afternoon detective spot). He reprieved the role as a cameo in the movie The Beverley Hillbillies in 1993. He also appeared in Matt Houston as Roy Houston from 1984-1985.
    For a more complete list of his roles go here http://us.imdb.com/Name?Ebsen, Buddy

    He also late in life turned his hand to painting as a successful business and also wrote a novel Kelly’s Quest which became a best seller.

    He seemed a very nice person and is an actor I will personally miss.


    Born 2.4.1908 Belleville, Illinois, USA: Died 6.7.2003 Torrance Memorial Medical Centre, Torrance, Calafornia USA

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    Winston Graham Author has died age 93
    He wrote a number of novel, 40 in total which included Marnie which was made into a film by Alfred Hitchcock, but will be best remembers for writing the Poldark series of books which where made into the immensely popular TV drama on the BBC in the 70’s.
    He was awarded the OBE in 1983

    Born 30.6.1910 Manchester England: Died Abbotswood Nursing Home, Sussex, England 10.6.2003


    Picture of Winston Graham R.I.P. (Winston Graham centre with some of the cast of Poldark)

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    Alexander Walker, Evening Standard film critic, aged 73. I disagreed with most of his opinions, but he wrote a fine book about Peter Sellers (maybe a touch sycophantic). He was respected by some.
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    Suzy Parker Actress and early super model has died age 69.
    Suzy was originally a model and started modelling at the age of 14 and soon became the face for Coco Chanel.
    She was the top model of the 50’s and was earning in the region of $200 an hour which had not been heard of before for a model. In 1957 she moved in to acting and had a role in the film Funny Face, with Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn. Her last film was in the horror film Chamber of Horrors in 1966. She also guest stared in TV programmes as well. See here http://us.imdb.com/Name?Parker, Suzy (I)
    She was married 3 time the last time in 1963 to actor Bradford Dillman till her death.


    Born 28.10,1932 Long Island, New York, USA: Died 6.5.3003 Montecito, California, USA.

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    Director John Schlesinger - 1926-2003

    The AP is reporting that director John Schlesinger has passed away at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, California. Mr. Schlesinger was 77. Schlesinger was born in 1926 and spent the early part of his career as a bit actor. He then made a successful move behind the lens, becoming one of the "angry young men" associated with the Kitchen Sink school of British filmmaking, along with Karel Reisz and Tony Richardson. Schlesinger crafted the well-received Billy Liar, Darling, and Far from the Madding Crowd before making the film that brought him to prominence in America, Midnight Cowboy. Cowboy, which was nominated for seven Academy AwardsR, remains the only X-rated film to win the Oscar for Best Picture; it also garnered Schlesinger the Best Director Nod, as well as Best Adapted Screenplay for Waldo Salt. Schlesinger never equaled the critical and popular success of Cowboy though he continued to make quality films over the years such as the violent thriller Marathon Man, the creepy suspense/horror film The Believers and the sublime satire Cold Comfort Farm. Schlesinger had suffered a debilitating heart attack in 2000 which led to declining health. He was removed from life support yesterday (Thursday, 7/24). Schlesinger lived the last 30 years in Palm Springs with his companion, photographer Michael Childers.

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    Bob Hope dies

    Legendary entertainer Bob Hope has died, aged 100.
    The comic and film star, regarded as one of the United States' greatest stars, celebrated his centenary in May.

    Hope had failing eyesight and hearing and was not well enough to attend public birthday celebrations.

    The performer, who was born in London but moved to the US aged four, received more than 2,000 birthday cards.

    Hope, known as the king of the wisecrack, became one of the United States' favourites through scores of films and television shows.

    He hosted more Academy Award ceremonies than anyone else, and is known for entertaining troops from World War II to the first Gulf War.

    From http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertai...biz/3103751.stm

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    Steve Hislop, the reigning British Superbike Champion has been killed in a helicopter crash, at the age of just 41

    A brave and daring rider - may he RIP
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    Very sad news. One of the greatest talents we had just a shame he never did more on the world biking scene.:(
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    Don Estelle Actor/Singer has died age 70
    Stared in ‘It Ain’t H Hot Mum’ as Lofty which ran for 8 years. As a singer he had a number one hit in with Windsor Davis with ‘Whispering Grass’ in 1975.

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    Marie Trintignant died over the weekend apparently beaten to death by her boyfriend,
    full story.
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    Don Estelle Update

    Early in Don career he met Windsor Davis and they formed a double act. And his first appearance on TV was in Dads Army, but the second time he appeared was in the long running It Ain't Half Hot Mum as Lofty teaming up with Windsor Davis again. One of his last roles was in League of Gentelmen.

    He was in film such as Not Now Comrade , Private Function and Santa Claus The Movie.

    He also did work in adverts the fist being Smiths Quavers in 1976. also Typhoo Tea and more recently Nestle Fruit Pastille Lolly in 1999.

    But his true love was his singing which he first used at St Peters Church as a boy soprano in Darwin, which town he was evacuated to during the Second World War.
    Once again he teamed up with Windsor Davis, making a single and taking it to number one with Whispering Grass, and No 41 later that year with Paper Doll.
    He has a number of singles out also albums which album Sing Lofty was a top ten album..


    Born 1933 Manchester England: Died 1.8.2003 Rochdale Infirmary, England

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    Gregory Hines actor/tap dancer/director and producer. has died age 57 of cancer.
    He learned his tap dancing skills of his elder brother who was taking lessons, the later they performed together at the Apollo Theatre Gregory was 6 at the time.
    First role was in the film history of the World Pt 1. But will probably be best known for his role in Francis Ford Coppola's The Cotton Club in 1984.
    He also appeared on Broadway earning him a Tony award. His TV work also did not go unnoticed and was nominated foe several Emmy’s and won a Daytime Emmy.
    He was given his own TV show in 1997 but it did not fare too well. And was dropped the following year. He fared better in a role on the show Will & Grace.
    Gregory (notably), mainly always had a moustache


    Born 14.2.1946 New York, USA. Died 10.8.2003 Los Angeles, USA

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    Ed Townsend Songwriter has died aged 74 of an heart attack.
    Wrote more than 200 songs in his lifetime. Initially he was a balladeer and had a hit with He also wrote for Nat King Cole and Etta James. For Your Love which he recorded himself in 1958. But moved in to writing for others which he had more success such as Nat King Cole and Etta James.
    He wrote with Marvin Gaye more than half the tracks on his outstanding album Lets Get It On in 1973 including the title track, which at the time was considered controversial for its suggestive lyrics, but it was denied by Ed as just getting on with life rather than the sexual connotations.

    Born 16.4.1929 Fayetteville, Tennessee, U.S.A. Died 13.8.2003 Sun City, California, USA

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    Charles Bronson Actor most noted for his tough guy roles. has died age 81 of pneumonia on Saturday at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles where Barry White died in July this year.

    He once described his face as a rock quarry that some dynamite had gone of in.

    He had been married 3 times, the second time to fellow actress Jill Ireland (whom herself previously had been married to David McCallum) in 1968 till here death in 1990. He leaves behind widow Kim Weeks who he married in 1998.
    His real name was Charles Buchinski and was born of immigrant’s from Lithuania and was one of 15 children.
    Before acting he had worked as a coal miner and served in World War II.
    He stared in a number of TV series and films but he was really noticed by the public as one of the Magnificent Seven, and a few years later The Great Escape as Danny 'The Tunnel King', which he starred again with fellow actor Steve McQueen.
    He became linked with Michel Winner in a string of film in the 70s such as The Mechanic 72, The Stone Killers73, and most notably Deathwish 74 which he stared as Paul Kersey who was an architect who turned vigilantly after his wife was killed and daughter raped. He reprieved the role 4 more times twice with director Michel Winner in II and III. The last time out in the role Deathwish V was only in 94 which was his last film role. He then went on to star in series of 3 TV movies called Family of Cops as the head of the family and policeman. The last Family of Cops III was his last role in 99 when he was 78.
    You knew if you went to a Charles Bronsan film you were in for some action and thrills which he still played this role to the end of his career.

    For a full run down on his roles click here

    Born 3.11.1921 Ehrefelf, Pennsylvania, USA : Died 30.8.2003 Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre, Los Angeles, USA

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