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Betty Garrett, actress in Film, TV, Broadway, Dies 91

Betty Garrett (May 23, 1919 – February 12, 2011) was an American actress, comedienne, singer and dancer who originally performed on Broadway before being signed to a film contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. While there, she appeared in several musical films before returning to Broadway and making guest appearances on several television series.

Later, she became known for the roles she played in two prominent 1970s sitcoms: Archie Bunker's liberal neighbor Irene Lorenzo in All in the Family and landlady Edna Babish in Laverne & Shirley.

In later years, Garrett appeared in television series such as Grey's Anatomy, Boston Public and Becker as well as in several Broadway plays and revivals.

Betty Garrett won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film for a role of landlady Edna Babish in Laverne & Shirley.

Death of Betty Garrett
Betty Garrett died of an aortic aneurysm in Los Angeles on February 12, 2011,
Betty Garrett was 91 years old at the time of her death.

Betty Garrett Montage - Betty Garrett's 90th Birthday Bash

Harvey Korman (81) - Blazing Saddles, Carol Burnett Show

 

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Harvey KormanHarvey Herschel Korman (February 15, 1927 – May 29, 2008), was an American actor. He performed in television and movie productions in the U.S. since 1960. His big break was being a featured performer on The Danny Kaye Show, but he was probably best remembered for his performances on The Carol Burnett Show and in the comedy films of Mel Brooks, most notably Blazing Saddles.

Death of Harvey Korman
Harvey Korman died on May 29, 2008 at UCLA Medical Center as the result of complications from a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm he had suffered four months previously. Harvey Korman was 81 years old at the time of his death.

Korman was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Ellen (née Blecher) and Cyril Raymond Korman.[1] He was Jewish. He was married to Donna Ehlert (1960–1977) and they had two children together: Chris and Maria Korman. He married Deborah Korman in 1982. They have two daughters together, Kate and Laura Korman.

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Harvey Korman Biography

Career
His early television work included voice-over work on Tom and Jerry and as the Great Gazoo on The Flintstones. He did voice work for the live-action movie The Flintstones as well as the animated The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue. He also starred in the short-lived Mel Brooks TV series The Nutt House.

Korman was nominated for six Emmy Awards, and won four (in 1969, 1971 (for Outstanding Achievement by a performer in music or variety), 1972, and 1974). He was also nominated for four Golden Globes, winning in 1975.

Personal life
Korman was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Ellen (née Blecher) and Cyril Raymond Korman. He was Jewish. He was married to Donna Ehlert (1960–1977) and they had two children together: Chris and Maria Korman. He married Deborah Korman in 1982. They have two daughters together, Kate and Laura Korman. 

Filmography
Blazing Saddles (1974) — Hedley Lamarr
Huckleberry Finn (1974) — The King of France
The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976) (deleted scene) Professor Balls
High Anxiety (1977) — Dr. Charles Montague
The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978) — Chef Gormaanda, Krelman, and Toy Video Instructor
Americathon (1979) — Monty Rushmore
Herbie Goes Bananas (1980) — Captain Blythe
First Family (1980) — U.N. Ambassador Spender
History of the World, Part I (1981) — Count de Monet
Trail of the Pink Panther (1982) — Professor Balls
Radioland Murders (1994)
Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995) — Dr. Jack Seward
Together Again: Conway & Korman (2006) (DVD) — in various skits

Screamin' Jay Hawkins - I put a spell on you

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Screamin' jay hawkinsJalacy Hawkins, best known as Screamin' Jay Hawkins (July 18, 1929 – February 12, 2000) was an African-American singer. Famed chiefly for his powerful, operatic vocal delivery & wildly theatrical performances of songs such as "I Put a Spell on You" and "Constipation Blues," Hawkins sometimes used macabre props onstage, making him perhaps the first shock rocker.

"I Put A Spell On You"
His most successful recording, "I Put a Spell on You" (1956), was selected as one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.

Death of Screamin' Jay Hawkins
Hawkins died on February 12, 2000 after surgery to treat an aneurysm. He left behind many children by many women; about 55 were known (or suspected) upon his death, and upon investigation, that number "soon became perhaps 75 offspring", according to this website. News of Hawkins' death was largely overshadowed by the deaths of Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz, Dallas Cowboys football coach Tom Landry, and pop singer Oliver on that same day.

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Early career
Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Hawkins originally set out to become an opera singer, and has regularly cited Paul Robeson as his idol. When his initial ambitions failed, he began his career as a conventional blues singer and pianist.

He served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Ocean during World War II, primarily as an entertainer, although he claimed to have been a POW. Hawkins was an avid and formidable boxer: in 1949, he was the middleweight boxing champion of Alaska.

In 1951, he joined guitarist Tiny Grimes for a while, and recorded a few songs with him. When Hawkins became a solo performer, he often performed in a very stylish wardrobe, featuring leopard skins, red leather and wild hats.

Later career
Hawkins had several further hits, including "Constipation Blues", "Orange Colored Sky", and "Feast of the Mau Mau". Nothing he released, however, had the monumental success of "I Put a Spell on You".

He continued to tour and record through the 1960s and 1970s, particularly in Europe, where he was very popular, but his career was not advancing in America until filmmaker Jim Jarmusch featured "I Put a Spell on You" on the soundtrack – and deep in the plot – of his film Stranger Than Paradise (1983) and then Hawkins himself as a hotel night clerk in his Mystery Train. This led to a few other movie performances, such as Álex de la Iglesia's Perdita Durango and Bill Duke's adaptation of Chester Himes' A Rage In Harlem.

His 1957 single "Frenzy" (found on the early 1980s compilation of the same name) was included in the compilation CD, "Songs in the Key of X: Music From And Inspired By The X-Files", in 1996. This song was featured in the show's season 2 episode "Humbug". It was also covered by the band Batmobile

In July 1991, Hawkins released his album Black Music for White People. The record features covers of two Tom Waits compositions; "Heart Attack and Vine" (which, later that year, was used in a European Levi's advertisement without Waits' permission, resulting in a lawsuit), and "Ice Cream Man" (which, contrary to popular belief, is a Waits original, and not a cover of the John Brim classic. Incidentally, Hawkins also covered the Waits tune "Whistlin' Past the Graveyard" for his album Somethin' Funny Goin' On.)

Hawkins also toured with The Clash and Nick Cave during this period, and not only became a fixture of blues festivals, but appeared at many film festivals as well.

His performance style earned him a loyal following — the use of a skull, a moving arm and, in his early days — a coffin added to his charisma.

Hawkins died on February 12, 2000 after surgery to treat an aneurysm. He left behind many children by many women; about 55 were known (or suspected) upon his death, and upon investigation, that number "soon became perhaps 75 offspring", according to this website. News of Hawkins' death was largely overshadowed by the deaths of Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz, Dallas Cowboys football coach Tom Landry, and pop singer Oliver on that same day.

Discography

Selected Singles
1956 I Put a Spell On You/Little Demon
1957 You Made Me Love You/Darling, Please Forgive Me
1957 Frenzy/Person to Person
1958 Alligator Wine/There's Something Wrong With You
1958 Armpit #6/The Past [Red Top 126]
1962 I Hear Voices/Just Don't Care
1962 Ashes/Nitty Gritty - w/ Shoutin' Pat
1966 Poor Folks / Your Kind of Love
1970 Do You Really Love Me/Constipation Blues
1973 Monkberry Moon Delight/Sweet Ginny

Albums
1958 At Home with Screamin' Jay Hawkins (Okeh/Epic) - other editions entitled Screamin' Jay Hawkins and I Put a Spell on You
1965 The Night and Day of Screamin' Jay Hawkins (Planet) - also entitled In the Night and Day of Screamin' Jay Hawkins
1969 What That Is! (Philips)
1970 Because Is in Your Mind (Armpitrubber) (Philips)
1972 Portrait of a Man and His Woman (Hotline) - also entitled I Put a Spell on You and Blues Shouter
1977 I Put a Spell on You (Versatile--recordings from 1966-76)
1979 Lawdy Miss Clawdy (Koala)
1979 Screamin' the Blues (Red Lightnin') - also entitled She Put the Wammee on Me
1983 Real Life (Zeta)
1984 Screamin' Jay Hawkins and The Fuzztones Live (Midnight Records) - live
1988 At Home with Jay in The Wee Wee Hours (Midnight Records) - live
1988 Live & Crazy (Blue Phoenix) - live
1990 The Art of Screamin' Jay Hawkins (Spivey)
1991 Black Music For White People (Bizarre/Straight Records/Planet Records)
1991 I Shake My Stick at You (Aim)
1993 Stone Crazy (Bizarre/Straight/Planet)
1994 Somethin' Funny Goin' On (Bizarre/Straight/Planet)
1993 Rated X (Sting S) - live
1998 At Last (Last Call)
1998 Live (Loudsprecher/Indigo) - live
1999 Live at the Olympia, Paris (Last Call) - live with one studio new song
2004 Live (Fremeaux & Associés) - live with two studio new songs

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