Jack Greene (January 7, 1930 – March 15, 2013) was an American country musician. Nicknamed the "Jolly Greene Giant" due to his height and deep voice, Greene was a long time member of the Grand Ole Opry. A three-time Grammy Award nominee, Greene is best-known for his 1966 hit "There Goes My Everything." The song dominated the Country music charts for nearly two months in 1967 and earned Greene "Male Vocalist of the Year", "Single of the Year", "Album of the Year" and "Song of the Year" honors from the Country Music Association. Green had a total of five #1 Country hits and three others that reached the Top Ten. Billboard magazine named Greene one of the Top 100 "Most Played Artists".
Jack Greene cause of death
Jack Greene died at home on March 15, 2013, from complications of Alzheimer's disease. Jack Greene was 82 years old at the time of his death.
The Platters was also known as "Herb Reed's Platters"
Herb Reed (August 7, 1928 – June 4, 2012) was an American musician, vocalist and founding member of The Platters, who were known for their hits during the 1950s and 1960s. Reed, who was the last surviving original member of the group, which he co-founded with four other musicians in 1953, is credited with creating The Platters' name. Reed thought of the group's name after noticing that DJs in the 1950s called their records, "platters."
Herb Reed cause of death Reed toured throughout his career. He performed as many as 200 concerts per year until 2012, when he stopped due to declining health. He died from complications from several ailments, including heart disease, at a hospice in Boston on June 4, 2012. Herb Reed was 83 year old at the time of his death.
The Platters were one of the most successful vocal groups of the early rock and roll era. Their distinctive sound was a bridge between the pre-rock Tin Pan Alley tradition and the burgeoning new genre. The act went through several personnel changes, with the most successful incarnation comprising lead tenor Tony Williams, David Lynch, Paul Robi, Herb Reed, and Zola Taylor. The group had 40 charting singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart between 1955 and 1967, including four # 1 hits.
Herb Reed Tells the Platters Story
The Platters and the voice of Herb Reed in ''Blues in the night''
George Lindsey (December 17, 1928 – May 6, 2012) was an American character actor, best known for his role as "Goober Pyle" on The Andy Griffith Show and his subsequent tenure on Hee-Haw.
In 1964, he got his big break as the slow-witted but kindly "Goober Beasley" on the now legendary The Andy Griffith Show. His character was eventually renamed "Goober Pyle" to retain the same name as his cousin Gomer Pyle, another slow-witted yokel played by Jim Nabors, another Alabamian. Goober's antics frequently included his exaggerated "Goober Dance" and his comically bad Cary Grant impression ("Judy, Judy, Judy").
As Lindsey started his portrayal as Goober, he also had a minor role in the Walter Brennan series The Tycoon on ABC. Lindsey also had a role in Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea entitled Submarine Sunk Here. He played a blackmailing taxicab driver in the "Bed of Roses" episode of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.
George Lindsey cause of death George Lindsey died in Nashville after a brief illness. George Lindsey was 83 years old at the time of his death
Clare Fischer (October 22, 1928 – January 26, 2012) was an American keyboardist, composer, arranger, and bandleader. After graduating from Michigan State University, he became the pianist and arranger for the vocal group The Hi-Lo’s in the late 1950s. Fischer went on to work with Dizzy Gillespie and Donald Byrd, and became known for his Latin and bossa nova recordings in the 1960s. He composed the jazz standard, "Pensativa". Fischer was nominated for eleven Grammy Awards, winning two for his albums, Clare Fischer and Salsa Picante Present 2+2 (1981) and Free Fall (1986), where he merged Latin and vocal music. Fischer also became an in-demand arranger for pop albums, working with Prince, Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, Celine Dion, Robert Palmer, and many others.
Fischer wrote for Prince and many other renowned artists including Michael Jackson, Amy Grant, João Gilberto, Paula Abdul, Natalie Cole and more recently Chaka Khan and Branford Marsalis.
Clare Fischer cause of death On January 8, 2012, Fischer suffered a cardiac arrest in Los Angeles, following a minor surgery a few days before. His wife of 18 years, Donna, was at his side and performed CPR, which saved his life. He remained in ICU on life support, and died on January 26, 2012. Clare Fischer was 83 years old at the time of his death.
Bud Shank & Clare Fischer 'Wistful Samba' on Franly Jazz
Mary Fickett (May 23, 1928 – September 8, 2011) was an American actress, best-known for her roles in the American television dramas, The Edge of Night — as Sally Smith (1961), and as Dr. Katherine Lovell (1967-68) — and as Ruth Parker Brent on All My Children (1970-1996; 1999-2000).
Mary Fickett cauase of death In 2007, Fickett moved in with her daughter, Bronwyn Congdon, in Colonial Beach, Virginia, where she remained bedridden. Fickett died September 8, 2011, aged 83, at her Callao, Virginia home, from complications of Alzheimer's disease.
All My Children: After the Tornado, Ruth and Joe Find Tad Mary Fickett as Ruth
Tom Aldredge (February 28, 1928 – July 22, 2011) was an American actor. He achieved notice on television, in films and in theatre.
Tom Aldredge cause of death Tom Aldredge died July 22, 2011 in a hospice in Tampa, Florida from lymphoma, Lymphoma is a cancer in the lymphatic cells of the immune system. Tom Aldredge was 83 years old at the time of his death
Peter Michael Falk (September 16, 1927 – June 23, 2011) was an American actor, best known for his role as Lieutenant Columbo in the television series Columbo. He appeared in numerous films and television guest roles, and has been nominated for an Academy Award twice (for 1960's Murder, Inc. and 1961's Pocketful of Miracles), and won the Emmy Award on five occasions (four for Columbo) and the Golden Globe award once.
In 1968 he starred with Gene Barry in a ninety-minute TV pilot about a highly-skilled, laid-back detective. Columbo eventually became part of an anthology series entitled, The NBC Mystery Movie, along with McCloud and McMillan And Wife.
Peter Falk Cause of Death Peter Falk died at his Beverly Hills home on June 23, 2011. According to his daughter, Catherine Falk, the actor had been suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Cause of death is not known.
Columbo Fantastic Interrogation Example Lower quality video, but this is also my favorite scene.
Carl Gardner (born Carl Edward Gardner; April 29, 1928 – June 12, 2011), was an American singer, best known as the foremost member and founder of The Coasters.
Gardner was born in Tyler Texas. He formed the group with Bobby Nunn in 1955, after leaving The Robins, at the behest of the songwriting/producing team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Gardner's son, Carl Jr., officially joined The Coasters in late 2005, after Gardner semi-retired, although Carl Jr. had been touring with them since at least 1998.
Carl Gardner Cause of Death Carl Gardner, Sr. died on June 12, 2011, after suffering with Congestive Heart Failure and Vascular Dementia. (Source: Coasters Website.) His son Carl, Jr., having taken over as lead singer of The Coasters, carries on with the group. Carl Gardner was 83 years old at the time of his death.
The Coasters - Poison Ivy. Lead Singer: Carl Gardner
Jacob "Jack" Kevorkian (May 26, 1928 – June 3, 2011) was an Armenian-American pathologist, right-to-die activist, painter, composer, and instrumentalist. He is best known for publicly championing a terminal patient's right to die via physician-assisted suicide; he claimed to have assisted at least 130 patients to that end. He famously said that "dying is not a crime".
Between 1990 and 1998, Kevorkian assisted in the deaths of 130 terminally ill people.
Beginning in 1999 Kevorkian served eight years of a 10-to-25-year prison sentence for second-degree murder. He was released on parole on June 1, 2007, on condition that he would not offer suicide advice to any other person.
An oil painter and a jazz musician, Kevorkian marketed limited quantities of his visual and musical artwork to the public.
Jack Kevorkian Cause of Death Jack Kevorkian was hospitalized for pneumonia and a kidney-related ailment. He died when a blood clot broke from his leg and became lodged in his heart.
Jack Kevorkian : Dr. Death - "I Am Honest And Is There A God ?"
Sada Carolyn Thompson (September 27, 1927 — May 4, 2011) was an American stage, film and television actress.
Sada Thompson was nominated for the Emmy Award nine times in total. Additional television credits include Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law, The Love Boat, Father Dowling Mysteries, Andre's Mother, Cheers, Indictment: The McMartin Trial, and Law & Order.
Thompson's feature films include The Pursuit of Happiness, Desperate Characters and Pollock.
Sada Thompson Cause of Death Sada Thompson died in Danbury, Connecticut of lung disease. Sada Thompson was 83 years old at the time of her death. In addition to her daughter, Liza, she was survived by her husband, a former executive for Pan American Airlines, and a brother, David.
Family (1976) ABC - Kate has Nancy's number Sada Thompson as Mother, Kate Lawrence (Emmy Awarded Role)
Charlie Callas (December 20, 1924 — January 27, 2011) was an American comedian and actor most commonly known for his work with Mel Brooks, Jerry Lewis, and Dean Martin and his many stand-up appearances on television talk shows in the 1970s. He was also known for his role as Malcolm Argos, the restaurant owner of Eddie Albert's and Robert Wagner's characters on Switch.
Charlie Callas was a big-band drummer in the 1940s
Appearing on an episode of The Merv Griffin Show in 1967, one of the guests, Jerry Lewis, practically fell off his chair in hysterics as Callas performed his hunting routine. Lewis turned to Griffin and said he had to use Callas in his current project. The one appearance on the Griffin show landed Callas a role in Lewis' film, The Big Mouth. Lewis recalled the story on his short lived 1984 talk show in which Callas served as his sidekick and performed the hunting routine.
Familiar from his many appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson (from which he was eventually permanently banned by Carson himself, on air, for shoving Carson in a desperate attempt to generate laughs while bombing), he is known for his rubbery face, trademark nervous chattering and dark comedy. He appeared on The Andy Williams Show at various times as "Captain Weird", a parody of superheroes. Aside from comedy, his only known dramatic role was that of a restaurant owner, Malcolm Argos, in the popular 1970s show, Switch. He was also a regular performer on The ABC Comedy Hour in 1972.
Death of Charlie Callas Charlie Callas died from natural causes. Charlie Callas was 86 years old at the time of his death
Thomas Edward "Tom" Bosley (October 1, 1927 - October 19, 2010), was an American actor, best known for his starring and supporting roles on the television shows Happy Days, Murder, She Wrote, and Father Dowling Mysteries, as well as the title role in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Fiorello!
Bosley's best known role is the character Howard Cunningham, Richie Cunningham's father, in the long-running sitcom Happy Days. Bosley was also known for portraying Sheriff Amos Tupper on Murder, She Wrote. He also portrayed the titular Father Frank Dowling on the TV mystery series, Father Dowling Mysteries. In 2004, Bosley guest starred as a toy maker named Ben-Ami on the series finale of the Christian video series K10C: Kids' Ten Commandments. Among myriad television appearances, one notable early performance was in the "Eyes" segment of the 1969 pilot episode of Rod Serling's Night Gallery, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Joan Crawford.
Death of Tom Bosley Tom Bosley is died of Lung Cancer Tom Bosely was 83 years old at the time of his death
Tom Bosley in Commercial - (Blue Jacket & Glasses)
Born: Peter Aurness March 18, 1926 Minneapolis, Minnesota Died: March 14, 2010 (aged 83) Pacific Palisades, California
Peter Graves was an American film and television actor. He was known for his starring role in the television series Mission: Impossible from 1967 to 1973, and its revival, from 1988 to 1990. He was the younger brother of character actor James Arness.
Death of Peter Graves Graves died on March 14, 2010, just four days prior to his 84th birthday. He collapsed outside his home in Pacific Palisades, shortly after returning from a Sunday brunch with his family. His daughter tried to revive him, but failed. According to Graves' business manager, Graves died of a heart attack
Awards Peter Graves won a Golden Globe Award in 1971 for his role as Jim Phelps in the series Mission: Impossible. He won an Emmy Award for outstanding informational series in 1997 as host of A&E Biography
Hollywood Walk of Fame Peter Graves' star was added just 5 months before his death
Airplane - Trailer
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Peter Grave Filmography
* Winning Your Wings (1942) (short subject) * Up Front (1951) * Fort Defiance (1951) * The Congregation (1952) * Red Planet Mars (1952) * Stalag 17 (1953) * War Paint (1953) * East of Sumatra (1953) * Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953) * Killers from Space (1954) * The Yellow Tomahawk (1954) * The Raid (1954) * Black Tuesday (1954) * Fort Yuma (1955) * The Long Gray Line (1955) * Robbers' Roost (1955) * Wichita (1955) * The Naked Street (1955) * The Night of the Hunter (1955) * The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955) * It Conquered the World (1956) * Hold Back the Night (1956) * Canyon River (1956) * Beginning of the End (1957) * Bayou (1957) * Death in Small Doses (1957)
* Wolf Larsen (1958) * A Stranger in My Arms (1959) * A Rage to Live (1965) * Texas Across the River (1966) * The Ballad of Josie (1967) * Mission: Impossible vs. the Mob (1968) (compilation of episodes released to European theaters) * Sergeant Ryker (1968) * The Five Man Army (1969) * Where Have All The People Gone? (1974) (TV movie) * Scream of the Wolf (1974) * Sidecar Racers (1975) * The Mysterious Monsters (1976) (documentary) (narrator) * High Seas Hijack (1978) (in English version) * The Clonus Horror (1979) * Survival Run (1980) * Airplane! (1980) * The Guns and the Fury (1981) * Savannah Smiles (1982) * Airplane II: The Sequel (1982) * The Winds of War (1983) * Number One with a Bullet (1987) * War and Remembrance (1988) * Addams Family Values (1993) * House on Haunted Hill (1999) * Men in Black II (2002) * Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)
Lionel Charles Jeffries (June 10, 1926 – February 19, 2010) was a British actor, screenwriter and film director.
He built a successful career in British films mainly in comic character roles and as he was prematurely bald he often played characters older than himself, such as the role of father to Caractacus Potts (played by Dick Van Dyke) in the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968), although Jeffries was actually six months younger than Van Dyke, who was born on December 13, 1925. His acting career reached a peak in the 1960s with leading roles in other films like Two-Way Stretch (1960), The Trials of Oscar Wilde (1960), First Men in the Moon (1964) and Camelot (1967).
Death of Lionel Jeffries Following a long illness, Jeffries died in a nursing home in Poole, Dorset, on 19 February 2010 at the age of 83. He was married to Eileen Mary Walsh from 1951 until his death. Their son and two daughters survive him.
Lionel Jeffries sings Posh! - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
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Selected filmography As actor
* Stage Fright (1950) * Will Any Gentleman...? (1953) * The Black Rider (1958) * Windfall (1955) * The Colditz Story (1955) * The Quatermass Xperiment (1955) * No Smoking (1955) * All for Mary (1955) * Bhowani Junction (1956) * Jumping for Joy (1956) * Up in the World (1956) * The Baby and the Battleship (1956) * Eyewitness (1956) * Lust for Life (1957) * High Terrace (1956) * Hour of Decision (1957) * Doctor at Large (1957) * The Vicious Circle (1957) * The Man in the Sky (1957) * Blue Murder at St Trinian's (1957) * Barnacle Bill (1957) * Behind the Mask (1958) * Girls at Sea (1958) * The Revenge of Frankenstien (1958) * Dunkirk (1958) * Up the Creek (1958) * Further up the Creek (1958) * Orders to Kill (1958) * Nowhere to Go (1958) * Law and Disorder (1958) * The Nun's Story (1959) * Please Turn Over (1959) * Bobbkins (1959) * Idle on Parade (1959) * Jazz Boat (1960) * Life is a Circus (1960) * Let's Get Married (1960) * Two-Way Stretch (1960) * Tarzan the Magnificent (1960) * The Trials of Oscar Wilde (1960) * The Hellions (1961) * Fanny (1961) * Mrs. Gibbon's Boys (1962) * Operation Snatch (1962) * The Notorious Landlady (1962) * Kill or Cure (1962) * The Wrong Arm of the Law (1963) * The Scarlet Blade (1963) * Call me Bwana (1963) * Murder Ahoy! (1964) * The Long Ships (1964) * The Truth About Spring (1964) * First Men in the Moon (1964) * You Must Be Joking! (1965) * The Secret of My Success (1965) * The Spy with a Cold Nose (1966) * Drop Dead Darling (1966) * Rocket to the Moon (1967) * Camelot (1967) * Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) * 12 + 1 (1969) * Twinky (1969) * Eyewitness (1970) * Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (1971) * What Changed Charley Farthing? (1974) * Royal Flash (1975) * The Prisoner of Zenda (1979) * Better Late Than Never (1982) * A Chorus of Disapproval (1988) * Abel's Island (1988)
* The Railway Children (1970) * Baxter! (1972) * The Amazing Mr Blunden (1972) * Wombling Free (1977) * The Water Babies (1978)
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