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Singer Dan Seals 'I'd Really Love to See You Tonight' dies 61

Danny Wayland Seals (February 8, 1948 - March 25, 2009) was an American musician. In the 1970s, he was the "England Dan" half of the soft rock duo England Dan and John Ford Coley, who are best known for their hit single "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight". He was also the younger brother of Jim Seals (from the duo Seals & Crofts).

After departing the duo, Seals began a solo career in country music. In his solo career, he released sixteen studio albums and charted more than twenty singles on the country charts. Eleven of his singles reached Number One: "Meet Me in Montana" (with Marie Osmond), "Bop" (also a #42 pop hit), "Everything That Glitters (Is Not Gold)", "You Still Move Me", "I Will Be There", "Three Time Loser", "One Friend", "Addicted", "Big Wheels in the Moonlight", "Love on Arrival", and a cover of Sam Cooke's "Good Times". Four more of Seals' singles also reached Top Ten on the country charts.

Death of Dan Seals
In 2008, Seals completed radiation treatments for lymphoma at Vanderbilt in Nashville and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and received a stem cell transplant in late 2008 at NIH in Maryland. Seals died on March 25, 2009 at his daughter's home, following treatment for mantle cell lymphoma.  Dan Seals was 61 years old at the time of his death.

I'd Really Love to See You Tonight (Dan Seals with guitar, left handed)

Buffalo Springfield drummer Dewey Martin dies 68

Dewey Martin (September 30, 1940 - January 31, 2009) was a Canadian rock drummer, best known for his work with Buffalo Springfield.

Death of Dewey Martin
Dewey Martin died of unknown causes.
Dewey Martin was 68 years old at the time of his death

Dewey Martin Biography
Dewey Martin (real name: Walter Milton Dwayne Midkiff) started playing drums when he was about 13-years-old. After leaving Canada in the early 1960s, Martin worked as an itinerant drummer for many of country music's greatest artists, including Carl Perkins, The Everly Brothers, Patsy Cline, Charlie Rich, Faron Young and Roy Orbison among others. In 1963, he travelled to Las Vegas with Faron Young's band and then Los Angeles where he decided to stay.

Dewey Martin staid with Buffalo Springfield from its inception in April 1966 to its disbandment on May 5, 1968. During his time with the group, Martin also did session work for The Monkees.

When the original band broke up Martin formed a new version in September 1968. Dubbed "New Buffalo Springfield".

Buffalo Springfield - For What Its Worth

David 'Fathead' Newman, jazz saxophonist, dies at 75

Jazz Musician DeathDavid "Fathead" Newman (February 24, 1933 - January 20, 2009) was an American saxophonist.

Death of David Newman
On January 20, 2009, Newman died from complications of pancreatic cancer

David Newman Biography
In 1954, David joined Charles in his band as the baritone saxophone player (although he is more famous as a tenor saxophone and flute player) and began a twelve year gig with Charles. He later joined Herbie Mann, with whom he played for another ten years.

Over the years up to 2008, Newman has recorded over thirty-eight albums under his own name, including his first, Ray Charles-Presenting David "Fathead" Newman (1959) and second, Wide Open Spaces, which was produced by Cannonball Adderley, the following year

David Fathead Newman & David Leonhardt - "Heads Up"

David "Fathead" Newman's discography on next page

David "Fathead" Newman Discography
Ray Charles-Presenting David "Fathead" Newman - 1959 (Atlantic Records)
Wide Open Spaces - 1960
Straight Ahead - 1962 (Atlantic Records)
House of David (Atlantic Records)
Captain Buckles (Atlantic Records)
Live at the Village Gate (Atlantic Records)
The Weapon - 1972
Teasin' - 1973 - Cornell Dupree
Mr. Fathead - 1976 (Warner Bros. Records)
Back To Basics - 1977 (Milestone)
The Atlantic Family Live at Montreux - 1977
Still Hard Times - 1982 (Muse)
Fire! Live at the Village Vanguard - 1988 (Atlantic Records)
Return to the Wide Open Spaces - 1990
Mr. Gentle Mr. Cool - 1994
Under a Woodstock Moon
I Remember Brother Ray - 2005
Kissing in 29 Days - 2006 - JW-Jones
Cityscape- 2006
Life - 2007

Classics IV Singer (Drummer) Dennis Yost "Spooky" "Stormy" dies 65

Dennis Yost passed away of respiratory failure, on December 7, 2008, at the age of 65 

Dennis Yost was a singer & a drummer of Classics IV, a pop rock band formed in Jacksonville, Florida, United States, in 1965. Their signature songs include "Spooky" and "Stormy".

Dennis Yost became seriously ill. On July 11, 2006, while recovering at home in a suburb of Cincinnati, Yost fell down a flight of stairs and suffered serious brain trauma. Although Yost subsequently underwent a significant amount of rehabilitation, he was never again able to perform. Since Yost's unique voice was integral to the Classics IV sound, his injury effectively placed the group on hiatus.

To assist Yost and his wife with their medical bills, a benefit concert was held on March 25, 2007, at Rhino's Live in Cincinnati, Ohio, the benefit was originally thought up by Yost's close friend Jon "Bowser" Bauman. Many musical entertainers and some surprise guests from the 1950’s through the 70’s performed some of their biggest chart-topping hits in tribute to Dennis Yost, backed by local favorites, BlueStone Ivory and Classics IV guitarist Brian Correll. An interesting note to the benefit concert is that it didn't benefit Dennis or his wife financially. Without question the benefit was a huge boost for Dennis allowing him to see and visit with so many old friends, but the expenses far exceeded the money raised leaving the whole event in the red.

Dennis Yost passed away of respiratory failure, on December 7, 2008, at the age of 65

Child actor, news photographer Delmar Watson dies 82

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Soul singer Dee Dee Warwick (Dionne's sister) dies 63

Dee Dee Warwick (September 25, 1945 - October 18, 2008), was an African-American soul singer. She was born Newark, New Jersey as Delia Mae Warrick. Following the example of her elder sister, Dionne Warwick, she changed her surname from Warrick to Warwick in the early 1960s.

She is best-known for her hits during the 1960s, including the #13 R&B hit I'm Gonna Make You Love Me, co-written by Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff and later covered by Diana Ross & the Supremes, The Temptations, and Play. She is also a two time Grammy nominee for "Foolish Fool" and "She Didn't Know".

Recordings of both her Mercury Records years and her Atco years are available on CD and hopefully her RCA, Kama Sutra, Heritage and Private Stock Records will follow. In late 2006 Dee Dee returned to much success singing background for Dionne in concert and also was part of the "Family First" song in the Tyler Perry movie and soundtrack for "Daddy's Little Girls"

In January 2008 Dee Dee is featured in the title song from Dionne's gospel album "Why We Sing" and was continuing background work with her sister

In February 2008, Dee Dee continued her background vocals for Dionne's one woman show "My Music and Me" in Europe.

Warwick was the niece of gospel singer Cissy Houston and a cousin of Whitney Houston

Dee Dee Warwick - I'll Be Better Off...

Dee Dee Warwick's discography on next page 

Chart singles
1963: You're No Good (Jubilee) (#117 US) - The original recording of this song. It was later covered by Betty Everett, The Swinging Blue Jeans and Linda Ronstadt, all of whom had hits with it.
1965: Do It With All Your Heart (Blue Rock) (#124 US)
1965: We're Doing Fine (Blue Rock) (#96 US, #28 R&B)
1966: I Want To Be With You (Mercury) (#41 US, #9 R&B)
1966: I'm Gonna Make You Love Me (Mercury) (#88 US, #13 R&B) - The original recording of this song. Later jointly covered by Diana Ross & The Supremes and The Temptations, who took it to the US top 10.
1967: When Love Slips Away (Mercury) (#92 US, #43 R&B)
1969: That's Not Love (Mercury) (#106 US, #42 R&B)
1969: Ring of Bright Water (Mercury) (#113 US)
1969: Foolish Fool (Mercury) (#57 US, #14 R&B)
1970: She Didn't Know (She Kept On Talking) (Atco) (#70 US, #9 R&B)
1970: Cold Night In Georgia (Atco) (#44 R&B)
1971: Suspicious Minds (Atco) (#80 US, #24 R&B)
1975: Get Out Of My Life (Private Stock) (#73 R&B)

Don LaFontaine, Legendary Movie Trailer Voice, Dies at 68

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The most famous voice from many movie trailers

Voice Actor DeathDonald LaFontaine (August 26, 1940 – September 1, 2008) was an American voice actor famous for recording over 5,000 movie trailers, television commercials, network promotions, and video game trailers. His signature voice was both ominous and sonorous. Due to the sheer volume of trailer voiceovers LaFontaine recorded, he became identified with the phrase "In a world...", which has been used in movie trailers so frequently that it has become a cliché. He also parodied this cliché several times, more recently in a commercial for GEICO insurance.

Death of Don LaFontaine
Don LaFontaine was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California with a blood clot in his lungs on August 22, 2008, and was reported as being in critical condition the following Tuesday. His family made a public appeal on the Mediabistro.com site. LaFontaine died September 1, 2008 following complications from pneumothorax

Dan Fogelberg

Dan FogelbergDaniel Grayling "Dan" Fogelberg (August 13, 1951 - December 16, 2007) was an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, whose music was inspired by sources as diverse as folk, pop, classical, jazz, and bluegrass music.

Death Dan Fogelberg
Dan Fogelberg died of cancer on December 16, 2007
Dan Fogelberg was 56 years old at the time of his death

Dan FogelbergIn May 2004, Dan Fogelberg was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer. He underwent hormonal therapy and achieved a partial remission, which did not eliminate his cancer, but reduced it and stopped its spread. On August 13, 2005, his 54th birthday, Fogelberg announced the success of his cancer treatments and he thanked fans for their support, but said that he had no immediate plans to return to making music, but was keeping his options open, and enjoying spending time with his wife, musician Jean Fogelberg.

He lost his battle against cancer on December 16, 2007 at his home in Maine with his wife, Jean, by his side.

Dan Fogelberg singing Leader of the Band

Dick Wilson - Mr. Whipple, Charmin tissue commercial

Dick WilsonDick Wilson (born Riccardo DiGuglielmo; July 30, 1916 – November 19, 2007), was a British-born American character actor who played the role of finicky grocery store manager Mr. (George) Whipple in over 500 Charmin toilet paper television commercials (1965–1989, 1999). In appreciation for his performance of the recognizable character, Procter & Gamble famously provided Wilson with a free lifetime supply of Charmin

Death
Wilson died at the Motion Picture and Television Hospital in Woodland Hills, California, United States. Cause of death was not specified.  Dick Wilson was 91 years old at the time of his death.  Wilson was survived by his wife Meg, daughters Wendy and actress Melanie Wilson of the ABC sitcom Perfect Strangers, and five grandchildren. He was Buried at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles.

Charmin Commercial - Dick Wilson as Mr. Whipple

Deborah Kerr

 


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Keborah Kerr RememberDeborah Kerr, CBE (September 30, 1921 – October 16, 2007) was a Golden Globe Award-winning Scottish actress who was also awarded an honorary Academy Award and BAFTA recognition.

Debora Kerr - Cause of Death
Debora Kerr died of the effects of Parkinson's disease on October 16, 2007. Debora Kerr was 86 years old at the time of her death.

Deborah Kerr was appointed a Commander of the British Empire in 1998, but was unable to accept the honour in person due to ill health.

For her contributions to the motion picture industry, she has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1709 Vine Street.

She was admitted as a member of the BAFTA Fellowship in 1991.

She was awarded an Honorary Oscar at the Academy Awards in 1993 in recognition of the "perfection, discipline and elegance" of her screen work.

Remember Dead Celebrities, Deborah Kerr from An Affair to Remember

Dabbs Greer, actor

dabbs greerRobert William "Dabbs" Greer (April 2, 1917 — April 28, 2007) was an American character actor who performed many diverse supporting roles in film and television for about 50 years.

Greer was born in Fairview, Missouri and attended Drury University, where he was a member of Theta Kappa Nu. His Southern voice fitted well in shows featuring rustic characters, such as Westerns.
 
Dabbs Greer in 1999He was recognizable to fans of The Adventures of Superman, as he appeared in three separate episodes on that show, including the series' inaugural entry, Superman on Earth (1952). He was the major guest star, as a man framed for capital murder in Five Minutes to Doom (1954 - see photo on right), and as an eccentric millionaire in The Superman Silver Mine (1958).

Greer had a prominent continuing role in the NBC TV series Little House on the Prairie as Reverend Alden from 1974 to 1983. Often cast as a minister, he performed the marriages of Rob and Laura Petrie on The Dick Van Dyke Show and of Mike and Carol Brady on The Brady Bunch, and he tended to the spiritual needs of the townfolk in fictional Rome, Wisconsin, as Reverend Henry Novotny in Picket Fences.

In the 1958 film I Want to Live! he played the San Quentin captain who finished strapping down Barbara Graham in the gas chamber prior to her execution and was the last person to speak to her. He had a similar role in the 1999 film The Green Mile, in which he played the elderly version of Tom Hanks' Death Row officer Paul Edgecomb.

In the May 9, 1991, episode of L.A. Law called "On the Toad Again", he played a character who was addicted to a "high" produced by licking the skin secretions of psychoactive toads.

Death

Greer, a Missouri native, died April 28, 2007 at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena California after a battle with kidney and heart disease.  He was 90 years old

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Don Ho, Tiny Bubbles

Don Ho, Deceased SingerDon Ho, born Donald Tai Loy Ho (August 13, 1930 – April 14, 2007) was a Hawaiian musician and entertainer.

Life and career

Ho, of mixed Chinese, Hawaiian, Portuguese, Dutch, and German descent, was born in the small Honolulu neighborhood of Kakaiako, but he grew up in Kineiohe on the windward side of the island of O?ahu. He was a graduate of the Kamehameha Schools in 1949 and he attended Springfield College in 1950, but returned home to earn a bachelor's degree in sociology at University of Hawai'i in 1953. In 1954 Ho entered the United States Air Force and spent time flying fighter jets in both Texas and Hawaii.

Death

Don Ho died at 76. In September 2006, Ho married Haumea Hebenstreit, who produced his show at the Waikiki Beachcomber. Although he had a new pacemaker installed on September 16, 2006, Ho died in Waikiki from heart failure on April 14, 2007. On May 11, 2007 Ho's 51 year old daughter Dayna died in a friend's home in Waialua on the North Shore of O'ahu. The Honolulu medical examiner's office determined that the cause of death was an accidental methamphetamine overdose.

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Ho left the United States Air Force in 1959 due to his mother's illness and began singing at his mother's club, Honey's. In 1963, he moved from Kineiohe to Waikiki in Honolulu and played at a night club called Duke's owned by Duke Kahanamoku, where he caught the attention of record company officials.

Ho was originally signed to Reprise Records. Ho released his debut album, Don Ho Show, in 1965 and began to play high profile locations in Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, and New York City. In 1966 he released his second album, a live compilation called Don Ho — Again!, which charted in the early part of that year. In the fall of 1966, Ho released his most famous song, Tiny Bubbles, which charted on both the pop (#8 Billboard) and easy listening charts and caused the subsequent Tiny Bubbles LP to remain in the album Top 20 for almost a year. Another song that was familiar with Don was the song "Pearly Shells". Guest appearances on television shows such as I Dream of Jeannie, The Brady Bunch, Sanford and Son, Charlie's Angels, and Fantasy Island soon followed. Although his album sales peaked in the late 1960s, he was able to land a television spot on ABC from October 1976 to March 1977 with the Don Ho Show variety program which aired on weekday mornings

Ho was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy in 2005 and had a pacemaker installed. He contacted Theravitae, a biotechnology company specializing in treating heart conditions with adult stem cells working in conjunction with Dr. Amit Patel, a cardiac surgeon and pioneer of the use of adult stem cells for heart disease. On December 6, 2005, Ho had his own blood-derived stem cells injected into his heart by Patel with his surgeons in Thailand. The treatment went without incident. Later in the month, Ho said, "I'm feeling much better and I'm so happy I came up here to do it."

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Dennis Doherty - The Mamas & the Papas

Dennis Gerrard Stephen Doherty (November 29, 1940 – January 19, 2007) was a Canadian singer and songwriter. He was most widely known as a founding member of the 1960s musical group The Mamas & the Papas.

Dennis Doherty's Death:
Denny Doherty died on January 19, 2007 at his home in Mississauga, Ontario, from kidney failure following surgery on an abdominal aneurysm.

Actor Darren McGavin dies 83

1990 Outstanding Guest Star Comedy Series 

Darren McGavin (born William Lyle Richardson; May 7, 1922 - February 25, 2006) was an American actor best known for playing the title role in the television horror series Kolchak: The Night Stalker, and also his portrayal in the movie A Christmas Story of the grumpy father given to bursts of profanity that he never realizes his son overhears. He also appeared as the tough-talking, funny detective in the TV series Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer.

Death of Darren McGavin
Darren McGavin died of natural causes in a Los Angeles-area hospital.
Darren McGavin was 83 year old at the time of his death.

He was buried in Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles.

Oh Fudge! - from the movie "A Christmas Story"
Darren McGavin is the father

Darren McGavin Filmography continues on next page

Darren McGavin Filmography

1940-1970
A Song to Remember (1945)
Counter-Attack (1945)
Kiss and Tell (1945)
She Wouldn't Say Yes (1946)
Fear (1946)
Queen for a Day (1951)
Summertime (1955)
The Man with the Golden Arm (1955)
The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955)
A Word to the Wives (1955)
The Delicate Delinquent (1957)
Beau James (1957)
The Case Against Brooklyn (1958)
Bullet for a Badman (1964)
The Great Sioux Massacre (1965)
Gunsmoke" Joe Bascome (1966)
African Gold (1966)
Mission Mars (1968)
Anatomy of a Crime (1969)
The Challenge (1970)

1971-1990
Mooch Goes to Hollywood (1971)
Mrs. Pollifax - Spy (1971)
Happy Mother's Day, Love George (1973) (also director and producer)
43: The Richard Petty Story (1974)
B Must Die (1975)
The Demon and the Mummy (1976)
No Deposit, No Return (1976)
Airport '77 (1977)
Hot Lead and Cold Feet (1978)
Zero to Sixty (1978)
Hangar 18 (1980)
Firebird 2015 AD (1981)
A Christmas Story (1983)
The Natural (1984)
Turk 182 (1985)
Flag (1986)
Raw Deal (1986)
From the Hip (1987)
Dead Heat (1988)
In the Name of Blood (1990)

1991-1999
Captain America (1991)
Blood and Concrete (1991)
Perfect Harmony (1991)
Happy Hell Night (1992)
Billy Madison (1995)
Still Waters Burn (1996)
Small Time (1996)
Pros and Cons (1999)

Television work
Crime Photographer (1951 – 1952)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955. Episode 13 : The Cheney Vase)
Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer (1956 – 1959)
Riverboat (1959 – 1961)
The Legend of Jud Starr (1967)
Custer, ABC series with Wayne Maunder (1967)
Mission: Impossible (1967)
The Outsider (1967) (pilot episode)
The Outsider (1968 – 1969)
The Forty-Eight Hour Mile (1970)
The Challenge (1970)
The Challengers (1970)
Berlin Affair (1970)
Tribes (1970)
Banyon (1971) (pilot episode)
The Death of Me Yet (1971)
The Night Stalker (1972)
Something Evil (1972)
The Rookies (1972) (pilot episode)
Here Comes the Judge (1972)
Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole (1972)
The Night Strangler (1973)
The Six Million Dollar Man (1973) (pilot episode)
Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974 – 1975)
Crackle of Death (1976)
Brinks: The Great Robbery (1976)
Ike: The War Years (1978)
The Users (1978)
A Bond of Iron (1979)
Donovan's Kid (1979)
Ike (1979) (miniseries)
Not Until Today (1979)
Love for Rent (1979)
Waikiki (1980)
The Martian Chronicles (1980) (miniseries)
Magnum, P.I. (1981)
Freedom to Speak (1982) (miniseries)
Small & Frye (1983) (canceled after six episodes)
The Baron and the Kid (1984)
The Return of Marcus Welby, M.D. (1984)
My Wicked, Wicked Ways: The Legend of Errol Flynn (1985)
The O'Briens (1985) (sitcom pilot)
Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Natica Jackson (1987)
Tales from the Hollywood Hills: A Table at Ciro's (1987)
Inherit the Wind (1988)
The Diamond Trap (1988)
Murphy Brown (1989)
Around the World in 80 Days (1989) (miniseries)
Kojak: It's Always Something (1990)
Child in the Night (1990)
By Dawn's Early Light (1990)
Clara (1991)
Perfect Harmony (1991)
Miracles and Other Wonders (1992–199?)
Mastergate (1992)
The American Clock (1993)
A Perfect Stranger (1994)
Fudge-A-Mania (1995)
Derby (1995)
Touched by an Angel ([1997, guest appearance)
X-Files ([1999, two episodes)

Dennis Weaver, McCloud, died of cancer 81

1959 Gunsmoke6822 Hollywood Blvd 

William Dennis Weaver (June 4, 1924 - February 24, 2006) was an Emmy Award-winning American actor, best known for his work in television, including roles on Gunsmoke, as Marshal Sam McCloud on the NBC police drama McCloud and in Steven Spielberg's feature-length directorial debut, the cult TV movie Duel in 1971.

Death of Dennis Weaver
Dennis Weaver died of complications from cancer, in Ridgway, Colorado, United States.  Dennis Weaver was 81 year old at the time of his death.

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Dennis Weaver - Duel (1971)

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