Ernest Borgnine, born Ermes Effron Borgnino, (January 24, 1917 – July 8, 2012) was an American actor of television and film. His career spanned more than six decades. He was an unconventional lead in many films of the 1950s, including his Academy Award-winning turn in the 1955 film Marty. On television, he played Quinton McHale in the 1962–66 series McHale's Navy and co-starred in the mid-1980s action series Airwolf, in addition to a wide variety of other roles. Borgnine was also known for his role as Mermaid Man in the animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. Borgnine earned an Emmy Award nomination at age 92 for his work on the series ER. He was also known for his love of Mexican food.
Ernest Borgnine cause of death Borgnine died of renal failure (kidney failure) on 2012 July 8 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles, California. His wife and children were at his side. Ernest Borgnine was 95 years old at the time of his death
Ernest Borgnine has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6324 Hollywood Blvd. In 1996, Borgnine won the 1955 Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Marty Piletti in the film Marty.
*Earl Scruggs created that classic banjo picking style
Earl Eugene Scruggs (January 6, 1924 – March 28, 2012) was an American musician noted for perfecting and popularizing a three-finger banjo-picking style (now called Scruggs style) that is a defining characteristic of bluegrass music. Although other musicians had played in three-finger style before him, Scruggs shot to prominence when he was hired by Bill Monroe to fill the banjo slot in his group, the Blue Grass Boys.
On September 24, 1962, Scruggs recorded "The Ballad of Jed Clampett" for the TV show The Beverly Hillbillies, which became an immediate country music hit.
Earl Scruggs Cause of Death Scruggs died from natural causes on March 28, 2012, in a Nashville hospital
Earl Scruggs Breakdown
The Ballad Of Jed Clampett (1962) - Earl Scruggs on banjo
Etta James (born Jamesetta Hawkins; January 25, 1938 - January 20, 2011) was an American singer whose style spanned a variety of music genres including blues, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, soul, gospel and jazz. Starting her career in the mid 1950s, she gained fame with hits such as "Dance With Me, Henry", "At Last", "Tell Mama", and "I'd Rather Go Blind" for which she claimed she wrote the lyrics. She faced a number of personal problems including drug addiction before making a musical resurgence in the late 1980s with the album, The Seven Year Itch.
She is regarded as having bridged the gap between rhythm and blues and rock and roll, and is the winner of six Grammys and seventeen Blues Music Awards. She was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, the Blues Hall of Fame in 2001, and the Grammy Hall of Fame in both 1999 and 2008. Rolling Stone ranked James number twenty-two on their list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time and number sixty-two on the list of the 100 Greatest Artists.
Etta James cause of death Etta James died of Cancer (Leukemia). Leukemia is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow, Etta James was 73 years old at the time of her death
Related Death: Etta James was discovered by Johnny Otis. He died a day before Etta James' death
Recent quote from Etta James on Beyonce (when Beyonce sang 'At Last' for president Obama on February 2009) "I can't stand Beyonce. She has no business up there, singing up there on a big ol' president day ... singing my song that I've been singing forever."
Gene McDaniels (February 12, 1935 – July 29, 2011) was an American singer and songwriter, who had his greatest recording success in the early 1960s.
Born Eugene Booker McDaniels had six Top 40 hits in the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The two that went into the Top 5 were 1961's "Tower of Strength" (#5 on the pop chart) and "A Hundred Pounds of Clay," which reached #3 on the pop chart, and sold over one million records, earning gold disc status.
In 1974, Roberta Flack reached #1 with McDaniels' "Feel Like Makin' Love", which she won a Grammy Award.
Eugene McDaniels cause of death Eugene McDaniels died after a brief illness. Eugene McDaniels was 76 years old at the time of his death.
A Hundred Pounds of Clay - Eugene McDaniels
Feel Like Makin' Love - Written by Eugene McDaniels
Elmer Lynn Hauldren (April 1, 1922 in Missouri - April 26, 2011) was a former advertising copywriter based out of Chicago who was best known for originating the television character The Empire Man, the spokesman for Empire Today. He resided in Evanston, Illinois.
Hauldren was working on the Empire Carpet account in 1977 and could not find an actor the company approved of for the role of The Empire Man in a commercial scheduled to be shot. Instead, then company owner Seymour Cohen asked Hauldren to play the role of The Empire Man himself.
Elmer Lynn Hauldren Cause of Death Elmer Hauldren died at the age of 89. A cause of death wasn't given but the spokeswoman said he had been sick.
Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, DBE (February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011), also known as Liz Taylor, was an English-American actress. A former child star, she grew to be known for her acting talent and beauty, as well as her Hollywood lifestyle, including many marriages. Taylor was considered one of the great actresses of Hollywood's golden age. The American Film Institute named Taylor seventh on its Female Legends list.
Elizabeth Taylor Cause of Death Elizabeth Taylor dealt with various health problems over the years. In 2004 it was announced that she was suffering from congestive heart failure, and in 2009 she underwent cardiac surgery to replace a leaky valve. In February 2011 new symptoms related to congestive heart failure caused her to be admitted into Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for treatment.
Elizabeth Taylor died on 23 March 2011 surrounded by her four children at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California Elizabeth Taylor was 79 years old at the time of her death.
Elizabeth Taylor's Twitter Account (last 5 tweets)
Eddie Fisher is the father of actress Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia from Star Wars)
Edwin Jack "Eddie" Fisher (August 10, 1928 – September 22, 2010) was an American singer and entertainer, who was one of the world's most famous and successful singers in the 1950s, selling millions of records and having his own TV show. He has the distinction of having been married to Debbie Reynolds, Elizabeth Taylor, and Connie Stevens. His divorce from his first wife, Debbie Reynolds, to marry his best friend's widow, Elizabeth Taylor, garnered scandalously unwelcome publicity at the time.
Fisher has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for Recording, at 6241 Hollywood Boulevard, and one for TV, at 1724 Vine Street.
Death of Eddie Fisher Fisher died on September 22, 2010, of complications from hip surgery at a hospital in Berkeley, CA. Eddie Fisher was 82 years old at the time of his death
Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy (February 22, 1932 – August 26, 2009) was the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the Democratic Party. In office since November 1962, Kennedy was in his eighth full (and ninth overall) term in the Senate. At the time of his death, he was the second most senior member of the Senate, after Robert Byrd of West Virginia, and the third-longest-serving senator of all time. For many years the most prominent living member of the Kennedy family, he was the youngest brother of President John F. Kennedy and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, both victims of assassinations, and the father of Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy.
Death On May 17, 2008, Kennedy suffered a seizure, and then another one as he was rushed from the Kennedy Compound to Cape Cod Hospital and then by helicopter to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. On May 20, doctors announced that Kennedy had a malignant glioma, a type of cancerous brain tumor.
Kennedy died on August 25, 2009 at his home in Hyannisport, Massachusetts.
Eunice Mary Kennedy Shriver (July 10, 1921- August 11, 2009) was a member of the Kennedy family and helped to found Special Olympics in the 1960s as a national organization. Born in Brookline, Massachusetts, she was the fifth of nine children of Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. and Rose Kennedy.
Shriver actively campaigned for her elder brother, U.S. President John F. Kennedy, during his successful 1960 U.S. presidential election.
In 1968, she helped Ann McGlone Burke nationalize the Special Olympics movement and is the only woman to have her portrait appear, during her lifetime, on a U.S. coin – the 1995 commemorative Special Olympics silver dollar.
Her daughter, Maria Shriver, is married to actor and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger who is currently Governor of California (elected 2003).
Death of Eunice Shriver In the early morning of August 11, 2009, Shriver died at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, Massachusetts. The immediate cause of her death has not yet been disclosed, but she was 88 years of age and had suffered from Addison's Disease for many years. The news of her death was first broadcast on MSNBC's morning show Morning Joe, following an e-mail to Time magazine guest Mark Halperin
Edward Leo Peter "Ed" McMahon, Jr. (March 6, 1923 – June 23, 2009) was an American comedian, game show host, announcer, and television personality. Most famous for his work on television as Johnny Carson's announcer on Tonight Show from 1962 to 1992, and as the host of the talent show Star Search from 1983 to 1995, he later also became well-known as the presenter of American Family Publishers sweepstakes, which arrives unannounced at the homes of winners. He subsequently made a series of Neighborhood Watch Public Service Announcements parodying that role.
The Tonight Show McMahon and Johnny Carson first worked together as announcer and host on the daytime game show Who Do You Trust? (1957-1962). McMahon and Carson left to join The Tonight Show in 1962.
He describes what happened when the pair first met, the whole meeting being "about as exciting as watching a traffic light change".
For more than 30 years, McMahon introduced the Tonight Show with a drawn-out "Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeere's Johnny!" His booming voice and constant laughter alongside the "King of Late Night" earned McMahon the nickname the Human Laugh Track and "Toymaker to the King".
Death of Ed McMahon Ed McMahon died in his sleep at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center just after midnight on June 23, 2009. Ed McMahon had a "multitude of health problems the last few months" including broken neck from a fall last year. Unconfirmed report says he also had a bone cancer. McMahon was 86 years old at the time of his death
Wayne "Ean" Evans (died May 6, 2009) was the bassist for Lynyrd Skynyrd from 2001 until his death. He joined the band following the death of Leon Wilkeson.
Death of Ean Evans In late 2008 Ean was diagnosed with cancer. Lynyrd Skynyrd is carrying on their 2009 tour with a replacement and Johnny Van Zant asked audiences to pray for Evans.
Evans died on May 6, 2009 in Mississippi, following his battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Eva and their two daughters, Sydney and Andrea.
Lynyrd Skynyrd Following the death of Lynyrd Skynyrd bassist Leon Wilkeson, the call came to Ean to continue on for his fallen friend. He joined the current line up of Lynyrd Skynyrd on August 11, 2001 in Las Vegas, Nevada, carrying on for Leon, beginning his own chapter of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Legacy.
Estelle Bennett (July 22, 1941 - February 11, 2009) was a member of the girl group The Ronettes, along with her sister Ronnie Spector and cousin Nedra Talley. After the Ronettes' 1966 break-up, she recorded a single for Laurie Records, "The Year 2000/The Naked Boy". She then quit the music business and had rarely been seen since. She got married (last name Dong) and raised a family.
In 2007, when the group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, she refused to perform with them, and spoke only a brief two sentences during her acceptance speech, "I would just like to say, thank you very much for giving us this award. I'm Estelle of the Ronettes, thank you."
Death of Estelle Bennett Estelle Bennett died on February 11, aged 67
Merry Christmas Singer of "Santa Baby" Eartha Kitt dies on Christmas Day 2008
Eartha Mae Kitt (January 17, 1927 – December 25, 2008) was an American actress, singer, and cabaret star. She was perhaps best known for her role as Catwoman in the 1960s TV series Batman, and for her 1953 Christmas song "Santa Baby". Orson Welles once called her the "most exciting woman in the world".
Death of Eartha Kitt Eartha Kitt died of colon cancer on Christmas Day, December 25, 2008. Ironically as she is mostly known for her Christmas hit Santa Baby.
Career Kitt started her career as a member of the Katherine Dunham Company and made her film debut with them in Casbah (1948). A talented singer with a distinctive voice, her hits include "Let's Do It", "Champagne Tatse", "C'est si bon", "Just an Old Fashioned Girl", "Monotonous", "Je cherche un homme", "Love for Sale", "I'd Rather Be Burned as a Witch", "Uska Dara", "Mink, Schmink", "Under the Bridges of Paris", and her most recognizable hit, "Santa Baby". Kitt's unique style was enhanced as she became fluent in the French language during her years performing in Europe. She had some skill in other languages too, which she demonstrates with finesse in many of the live recordings of her cabaret performances
Eartha Kitt - Santa Baby
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Awards and nominations
1960 Hollywood Walk of Fame - 6656 Hollywood Boulevard.
2001 Annie Award for Best Voice Acting by a Female Performer in an Featured Film - The Emperor's New Groove
2007 Annie Award for Best Voice Acting in an Animated Television Production - The Emperor's New School
2007 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program - The Emperor's New School
2008 Annie Award for Best Voice Acting in an Animated Television Production - The Emperor's New School
2008 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program - The Emperor's New School
1966 Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Drama - I Spy
1978 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical - Timbuktu!
1996 Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Living Single
2000 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical - The Wild Party
2000 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - The Wild Party
Filmography Casbah (1948) New Faces (1954) The Mark of the Hawk (1958) St. Louis Blues (1958) Anna Lucasta (1959) Saint of Devil's Island (1961) Uncle Tom's Cabin (1965) (voice) Synanon (1965) All About People (1967) (short subject) (narrator) Up the Chastity Belt (1971) Friday Foster (1975) All By Myself: The Eartha Kitt Story (1983) The Serpent Warriors (1985) The Pink Chiquitas (1987) (voice) Dragonard (1987) Master of Dragonard Hill (1989) Erik the Viking (1989) Living Doll (1990) Ernest Scared Stupid (1991) Boomerang (1992) Fatal Instinct (1993) Unzipped (1995) Harriet the Spy (1996) Ill Gotten Gains (1997) I Woke Up Early the Day I Died (1998) The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story (1998) (voice) The Emperor's New Groove (2000) (voice of Yzma) The Making and Meaning of We Are Family (2002) The Sweatbox (2002) (documentary) Anything But Love (2002) Holes (2003) On the One (2005) Preaching to the Choir (2005) Kronk's New Groove (2005) (voice of Yzma) And Then Came Love (2007)
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