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Paul Perschmann (born ? - died April 28, 2009) was an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring-name, "Playboy" Buddy Rose.
Death of "Playboy" Buddy Rose
On April 28, 2009, Rose was found dead in his home in Vancouver, Washington by his wife. The medical examiner attributed his death to natural causes. Rose was known to have problems with blood sugar and diabetes
Vern Gosdin (August 5, 1934 - April 28, 2009) was an American country music singer. He idolized The Louvin Brothers and The Blue Sky Boys as a young man and sang in a gospel quartet called The Gosdin Brothers. Nicknamed "The Voice," an inheritor of the soulful honky tonk style of Lefty Frizzell and Merle Haggard rose to the top of the business and notched hit after barroom hit. Some of these scored hits in the 1970s and 1980s, included "Chiseled in Stone," "Set 'em Up Joe," "I'm Still Crazy," "That Just About Does It," "If You're Gonna Do Me Wrong (Do It Right)," "Today My World Slipped Away," "Slow Burning Memory," "This Ain't My First Rodeo," "Way Down Deep" and "I Can Tell By The Way You Dance (You're Gonna Love Me Tonight)."
Death of Vern Gosdin
Gosdin, who suffered a stroke at the start of April 2009, died peacefully in his sleep at a Nashville hospital the evening of April 28, 2009 at the age of 74
Vern Gosdin - Chiseled in Stone
Beatrice “Bea” Arthur (May 13, 1922 - April 25, 2009) was an American comedian, actress and singer. In an ongoing career spanning seven decades, Arthur achieved success as the title character, Maude Findlay, on the 1970s sitcom Maude, and as Dorothy Zbornak on the 1980s sitcom The Golden Girls. Arthur won an Emmy for each of those roles.
Death of Bea Arthur
Arthur died peacefully at her Los Angeles home with her family at her side, family spokesman Dan Watt said. She had cancer, Watt said, declining to give further details ccording to
Arthur was born Bernice Frankel to Philip and Rebecca Frankel in New York City on May 13, 1922. Her family soon moved to Maryland where her parents operated a women's clothing shop. She attended the now-defunct Blackstone College in Blackstone, Virginia where she was active in drama productions. She became a medical technologist before World War II.
Arthur began her acting career as a member of an off Broadway theater group at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City in the late 1940s.
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Dorothy says Whoa! - Golden Girls
Bea Arthur's filmography & Television credits continues next page
Kraft Television Theatre (1951-1958)
Studio One (1951-1953)
Max Liebman Presents: Kaleidoscope (1955)
Caesar's Hour (regular performer 1954–1956)
The Seven Lively Arts (1958)
Hallmark Hall of Fame (1958)
The George Gobel Show (1959)
The Perry Como Show (1961)
All in The Family (1971 & 1972)
The 45th Annual Academy Awards (1973)
The Mike Douglas Show (1974 & 1980)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1974-1975-1976-1977-1980-1985-1986-1990)
Dinah (1975 & 1976)
Saturday Night Live (1976 & 1979)
CBS: On the Air (1978)
The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978)
The Mary Tyler Moore Hour (1979)
The Beatrice Arthur Special (1980)
History of the World Part I (1981)
Nights of 100 Stars (1982)
Broadway Plays Washington on Kennedy Center Tonight (1982)
Amanda's (1983) (canceled after 4 months)
a.k.a. Pablo (1984)
The Golden Girls (1985–1992)
Circus of the Stars #10 (1985)
NBC 60th Anniversary Celebration (1986)
Walt Disney World's 15th Birthday Celebration (1986)
Late Night with David Letterman (1986)
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (1986)
The 13th Annual People's Choice Awards (1987)
This is Your Life" (1987)
The 41st Annual Tony Awards (1987)
Comic Relief '87 (1987)
Family Comedy Hour (1987)
Irving Berlin's 100th Birthday Celebration (1988)
Circus of the Stars #13 (1988)
Empty Nest (1989)
Aspel & Company (1990)
Night of 100 Stars III (1990)
The 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1990)
Dame Edna's Hollywood (1991)
The Howard Stern Show (1992)
Guest Night (1992)
6th Annual Americam Comedy Awards (1992)
The Golden Palace (1992)
This Joint Is Jumpin' (1993)
The 47th Annual Tony Awards (1993)
Boulevard Bio (1993)
Sean's Show (1993)
Jerry Herman's Broadway at the Hollywood Bowl (1994)
Bob Hope: Happy 91st Birthday, Bob (1994)
50 Years of Funny Females (1995)
The 50th Annual Tony Awards (1996)
Dave's World (cast member 1996 & 1997)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1997)
The RuPaul Show (1998)
Ellen: A Hollywood Tribute Part 1" (1998)
The 53rd Annual Tony Awards (1999)
Beggars and Choosers (1999)
The Martin Short Show (1999)
So Graham Norton (2000)
Intimate Portrait: Rue McClanahan (2000)
Malcolm in the Middle Dewey's babysitter in the season one finale (2000)
E! True Hollywood Story: All in the Family (2000)
Intimate Portrait: Estelle Getty (2001)
Futurama as "Femputer" in "Amazon Women in the Mood" (2001)
The View (2002)
CBS News Sunday Morning (2002)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (2002)
Good Morning America (2002)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (2002)
The Big O! True West Hollywood Story (2002)
TV Most Censored Moments (2002)
TV Tales: The Golden Girls (2002)
Open Mike with Mike Bullard (2002)
Because I Said So (2002)
Inside TV Land: Taboo Tv (2002)
Intimate Portrait: Bea Arthur (2003)
TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV (2003)
Rove Live (2003)
Through The Keyhole (2003)
Broadway: The Golden Age by the Legends Who Were There (2003)
The Golden Girls Their Greatest Moments (2003)
Today with Des and Mel (2003)*Richard and Judy (2003)
The Terry and Gaby Show (2003)
The Second Annual TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV (2004)
The Best of So Graham Norton (2004)
Inside TV Land: Primetime Politics (2004)
TV's Greatest Sidekicks (2004)
Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson (2005)
TV Land Confidential (2005)
Curb Your Enthusiasm as Larry David's mother on the season five finale (2005)
Entertainment Tonight (2006)
Biography: Bea Arthur (2006)
The View (2007)
TV Land Confidential (2007)
Entertainment Tonight (2007)
Back to the Grind (2007)
Entertainment Weekly & TV Land Present: The 50 Greatest TV Icons (2007)
Entertainment Tonight (2008)
The 6th Annual TV Land Awards (2008)
Entertainment Tonight (2008)
The Dog Beneath the Skin (1947)
No Exit (1948)
The Taming of the Shrew (1948)
Six Characters in Search of an Author (1948)
The Owl and the Pussycat (1948)
Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (1949)
Yes is for a Very Young Man (1949)
The Creditors (1949)
Heartbreak House (1949)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1951)
Personal Appearance (1951)
Candle Light (1951)
Love or Money (1951)
The Voice of the Turtle (1951)
The New Moon (1953)
The Threepenny Opera (1954)
What's the Rush? (1955)
Shoestring Revue (1955)
Plain and Fancy (1955)
Seventh Heaven (1955)
Mistress of the Inn (1956)
The Ziegfeld Follies (1956)
Nature's Way (1957)
Ulysses in Nighttown (1958)
The Gay Divorcee at the Cherry Lane (1960)
A Matter of Position (1962)
Fiddler on the Roof (1964)
The Floating Lightbulb (1981)
La Fille du Regiment (1994)
Bermuda Avenue Triangle (1995-1996)
Angela Lansbury - A Celebration (November 17, 1996) (benefit concert)
After Play (1997-1998)
Strike Up The Band (2000)
An Evening with Bea Arthur in Westport, Connecticut (July 28-30, 2000)
And Then There's Bea United States Tour (April 24, 2001 - January 13, 2002)
Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends in New York, New York (January 29, 2002 - April 14, 2002)
An Evening with Bea Arthur in Santa Fe, New Mexico (September 24, 2002)
And Then There's Bea in Melbourne, Australia (October 15-27, 2002)
And Then There's Bea in Sydney, Australia (October 29 - November 10, 2002)
Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends in Toronto, Canada (November 20 - December 8, 2002)
And Then There's Bea in Johannesburg, South Africa (August 12-24, 2003)
And Then There's Bea in Cape Town, South Africa (August 26 - September 7, 2003)
Bea Arthur at The Savoy in London, England (September 15 - October 18, 2003)
An Evening with Bea Arthur in Los Angeles, California (January 31 - February 1, 2004)
An Evening with Bea Arthur in Saugatuck, Michigan (May 22-23, 2004)
A Celebration of Life in Washington, D.C. (May 26, 2004)
Bea Arthur at the El Portal in North Hollywood, California (August 5-8, 2004)
An Evening with Bea Arthur in Provincetown, Massachusetts (August 21, 2004)
An Evening with Bea Arthur in Columbus, Georgia (October 30, 2004)
An Evening with Bea Arthur in Nyack, New York (March 4-6, 2005)
An Evening with Bea Arthur in Fort Wayne, Indiana (April 17, 2005)
An Evening with Bea Arthur in Mount Pleasant, Michigan (April 19, 2005)
An Evening with Bea Arthur in Atlantic City, New Jersey (June 3-4, 2005)
An Evening with Bea Arthur in Holmdel, New Jersey (June 7, 2005)
An Evening with Bea Arthur in Las Vegas, Nevada (August 27, 2005)
An Evening with Bea Arthur in Hampton, Virginia (September 16-17, 2005)
An Evening with Bea Arthur in Alexandria, Virginia (September 22, 2005)
An Evening with Bea Arthur in Geneva, New York (September 24, 2005)
Bea Arthur Back on Broadway (at 95th Street) in New York, New York (November 21, 2005)
An Evening with Bea Arthur in San Francisco, California (January 7, 2006)
An Evening with Bea Arthur in Salem, Oregon (January 21, 2006)
Bea Arthur Back at the El Portal in North Hollywood, California (February 16-19, 2006)
An Evening with Bea Arthur in Scottsdale, Arizona (February 24-25, 2006)
An Evening with Bea Arthur in University Park, Illinois (March 19, 2006)
That Kind of Woman (1959)
Lovers and Other Strangers (1970)
History of the World: Part I (1981) (cameo)
My First Love (1988)
For Better or For Worse (1996)
Casper: A Spirited Beginning (1997) (cameo)
Enemies of Laughter (2000)
Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There (2003) (documentary)
Broadway: Beyond The Golden Age (2009) (documentary)
Awards & Nominations
GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS
1989 Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical for: "The Golden Girls"
1988 Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical for: "The Golden Girls"
1987 Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical for: "The Golden Girls"
1986 Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical for: "The Golden Girls"
1978 Nominated Best TV Actress - Musical/Comedy for: "Maude"
1976 Nominated Best TV Actress - Musical/Comedy for: "Maude"
1975 Nominated Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture for: Mame
1974 Nominated Best TV Actress - Musical/Comedy for: "Maude"
1973 Nominated Best TV Actress - Musical/Comedy for: "Maude"
2000 Nominated Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for: "Malcolm in the Middle" For playing "Mrs. White".
1989 Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for: "The Golden Girls"
1988 Won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for: "The Golden Girls"
1987 Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for: "The Golden Girls"
1986 Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for: "The Golden Girls"
1978 Nominated Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Variety or Music for: "Laugh-In"
1978 Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for: "Maude"
1977 Won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for: "Maude"
1976 Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for: "Maude"
1974 Nominated Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for: "Maude"
1973 Nominated Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series for: "Maude"
On April 22, 2009 Leno left NBC's studios during midday according to his spokesman Dick Guttman and was admitted to Providence Saint Joseph's Medical Center in Burbank after he stated he wasn't feeling well. He is in the hospital "for observation." Guttman characterized Leno's ailment, which he couldn't identify, as "mild." AP His representative Tracy St. Pierre would not disclose the nature of Leno's illness but did state that "Jay Leno is doing just fine," NBC spokeswoman Tracy St. Pierre told E! News this afternoon Even feeling sick, he made phone calls and wrote jokes on Thursday, Guttman said. Leno, who turns 59 on Tuesday, will leave the The Tonight Show show May 29 after 17 years. No further information was available about Leno's condition, but Access Hollywood, which first reported the situation, mentioned possible food poisoning.
Cause of Hospitalization announced (2 weeks later)
Jay Leno told People that the cause of his hospitalization, which he was embarrassed to admit, was exhaustion
Marilyn Monroe described him as "the best in the world".
Jack Cardiff OBE, B.S.C. (September 18, 1914 - April 22, 2009) was a British cinematographer, director and photographer.
His career spanned the development of cinema, from silent film, through early experiments in Technicolor (and, less successfully, Smell-o-vision), to filmmaking in the 21st century. He was best known for his influential cinematography for directors such as Powell, Huston and Hitchcock.
In 2000 he was awarded an OBE and in 2001 he was awarded an Honorary Oscar for his contribution to the cinema.
Born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, Cardiff's parents were music hall entertainers. He worked as an actor from an early age, both in the music hall and in a number of silent films: My Son, My Son (1918), Billy's Rose (1922), The Loves of Mary, Queen of Scots (1923) and Tiptoes (1927). At 15 he began working as a camera assistant, clapper boy and production runner for British International Pictures, including Hitchcock's The Skin Game
Cause of death: unknown
Jack Cardiff's Cinematography & Directoral work continues next page
A Matter of Life and Death (1946) directed by Powell and Pressburger
Black Narcissus (1947) directed by Powell and Pressburger
The Red Shoes (1948) directed by Powell and Pressburger
Under Capricorn (1949) directed by Alfred Hitchcock
The Black Rose (1950) starring Orson Welles
The Magic Box (1951) a biopic of William Friese-Greene
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951)
The African Queen (1951) directed by John Huston
The Barefoot Contessa (1954)
War and Peace (1956)
The Prince and the Showgirl (1957) directed by Laurence Olivier
Legend of the Lost (1957)
The Vikings (1958)
Death on the Nile (1978)
The Awakening (1980)
Ghost Story (1981)
The Dogs of War (1981)
Conan the Destroyer (1984)
Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
Web of Evidence (1959)
Scent of Mystery (1960) — the first production in Smell-o-vision
My Geisha (1962)
The Long Ships (1963)
Young Cassidy (1965)
The Mercenaries (1968)
The Girl on a Motorcycle (1968) starring Marianne Faithfull
The Mutations (1973) starring Donald Pleasence
Penny Gold (1973)
David B. Kellermann (August 1967 - April 22, 2009) was the acting CFO of Freddie Mac in early 2009.
He was found dead from hanging in the basement of his home in Vienna, Virginia, on April 22, 2009. Kellermann's wife reported his death as a suicide, and officers at the scene said there were no signs of foul play
Freddie Mac lost more than $50 billion last year, and the Treasury Department has pumped in $45 billion to keep the company afloat. Last month, David Moffett, the government-appointed chief executive, resigned apparently frustrated by strict oversight.
Ken Annakin, OBE (August 10, 1914 – April 22, 2009) was an English film director. His career in films followed his work experience in documentaries. He made his directing debut in 1947 at the Rank Organisation, although the following year he moved to Gainsborough Pictures to direct three films about the Huggetts, a working class family living in suburban England. Annakin became known for a series of Walt Disney adventures including The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men (1952), The Sword and the Rose (1953) and Swiss Family Robinson (1960).
Annakin was a friend of George Lucas, and was Lucas's inspiration for the naming of the character Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars.
He died on 22 April 2009, the same day as Jack Cardiff, who had been his cinematographer on the 1979 film The Fifth Musketeer.
Ken Annakin's Filmography continues next page
Ken Annakin's Filmography
West Riding (1946)
It Began on the Clyde (1946)
Holiday Camp (1947)
Broken Journey (1948)
Here Come the Huggetts (1948)
Vote for Huggett (1949)
The Huggetts Abroad (1949)
Double Confession (1950)
Hotel Sahara (1951)
The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men (1952)
The Planter's Wife (1952)
The Sword and the Rose (1953)
You Know What Sailors Are (1954)
The Seekers (1954)
Value for Money (1955)
Loser Takes All (1956)
Three Men in a Boat (1956)
Across the Bridge (1957)
Nor the Moon by Night (1958)
Third Man on the Mountain (1959)
Swiss Family Robinson (1960)
Very Important Person (1961)
The Hellions (1961)
The Fast Lady (1962)
The Longest Day (1962)
Crooks Anonymous (1962)
The Informers (1963)
Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (1965)
Battle of the Bulge (1965)
The Long Duel (1967)
The Biggest Bundle of Them All (1968)
Monte Carlo or Bust! (1969)
The Call of the Wild (1972)
Paper Tiger (1975)
The Fifth Musketeer (1979)
Cheaper to Keep Her (1981)
The Pirate Movie (1982)
The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking (1988)
Gengis Khan (1992)
Genghis Khan: The Story of a Lifetime (2002)
Marilyn Chambers (April 22, 1952 - April 12, 2009) was an American pornographic actress, exotic dancer, and vice-presidential candidate. She was perhaps best known for her 1972 hardcore film debut Behind the Green Door.
Death of Marilyn Chambers
On April 12, 2009, Chambers was found dead in her trailer in Santa Clarita, California. She was discovered by her 17 year-old daughter, McKenna Marie Taylor. The coroner's report has not been submitted but no foul play is suspected. The report and exact cause of death remains pending.
Chambers had some chart success with the disco single "Benihana" in 1976, produced by Michael Zager on the Roulette Records label.
Nicholas James Adenhart (August 24, 1986 - April 9, 2009, born in Silver Spring, Maryland) is a Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He made his major league debut as the starting pitcher on May 1, 2008, against the Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, California.
Adenhart earned his first career victory on May 12, 2008, against the Chicago White Sox in Anaheim, giving up four earned runs in 5? innings en route to a 10-7 Angels victory.
He opened the 2009 season in the Angels' major league rotation.
Death of Nick Adenhart
Nick Adenhart was killed in a felony hit-and-run car accident, mere hours after he pitched in a game. Police reported that an individual driving a minivan blew through a red light, causing a 2 car crash which killed 3 people, including Adenhart. It was also reported that the the person driving the van fled the scene, but was later caught and charged with felony hit-and-run, and that one of the other men killed in the crash was also affiliated with the Angels organization. Adenhart was 22-years-old.
Joel Dee "Jody" McCrea (September 6, 1934 – April 4, 2009) was an American film and television actor; son of veteran film actors Joel McCrea and Frances Dee, who were married from 1933 until Joel McCrea's death in 1990. The eldest of three, his brothers are David McCrea and Peter McCrea.
He was the son of actors Joel McCrea and Frances Dee
Later career and death
He occasionally acted in community theater as well. McCrea retired from acting altogether in 1970 to become a rancher in Roswell, New Mexico, where he died in 2009 of cardiac arrest at age 74.
On Sunday, April 5, 2009 it was reported that Farrah Fawcett had been rushed to a hospital several days earlier.
Rumor says she was unconscious and in critical condition. Some tabloids even reported she was in comma. But Farrah Fawcett's doctor confirmed that she is not critically ill. She just needed to drain out blood following prior surgical procedure.
Farrah Fawcett's Health Problems:
On October 4, 2006, it was revealed that Fawcett was suffering from anal cancer, and was undergoing treatment, including chemotherapy and surgery. Thus, a possible Charlie's Angels reunion was put on hold.
The Associated Press wire service reported on her 60th birthday that Fawcett was, at that point, cancer free. Fawcett said in a statement, "This is an extraordinarily happy day for me and my family. I hope that my news might offer some level of inspiration to others who unfortunately must continue to fight the disease."
On Wednesday, May 16, 2007, it was reported that a malignant polyp was found in the area where Fawcett had been treated for the initial cancer. Doctors contemplated whether to implant a radiation seeder (which differs from conventional radiation and is used to treat other types of cancer). Fawcett, however, chose to travel to Germany (with O'Neal) for embryonic stem cell cancer treatment not available in the U.S. This treatment in Germany has been filmed for a possible reality television show