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Harry Carey Jr., Western character actor, dies 91

Hollywood Walk of Fame

Harry Carey, Jr. (May 16, 1921 – December 27, 2012) was an American actor. He appeared in over 90 films (several were Westerns directed by John Ford) and numerous television series.

Carey made eleven films with actor John Wayne, starting with Red River and ending with Cahill U.S. Marshal.

Carey collaborated frequently with director John Ford, a close friend, and became a regular in what was commonly called the John Ford Stock Company. He appeared in such notable Ford films as 3 Godfathers (1948), She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949), Wagon Master (1950), Rio Grande (1950), The Long Gray Line (1955); Mister Roberts (1955), The Searchers (1956), Two Rode Together (1961), and Cheyenne Autumn (1964). Carey wrote a book about his experiences working with Ford titled "Company of Heroes: My Life as an Actor in the John Ford Stock Company", published in 1994.

Between 1955 and 1957, Carey appeared as ranch counselor Bill Burnett in the serial Spin and Marty, seen on Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Club.[1] In the 1960s, Carey appeared on such shows as Have Gun - Will Travel, The Legend of Jesse James, Wagon Train, Gray Ghost, Whispering Smith, Tombstone Territory, The Rounders, Bonanza, and Gunsmoke.

For his contribution to the television industry, Harry Carey Jr. was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6363 Vine Street. In 2003, he was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Harry Carey Jr. Cause of Death

Harry Carey Jr. died Thursday of natural causes.
Harry Carey Jr. was 91 years old at the time of his death

Harry Carey, Jr at the Lone Pine Film Festival, 2007

They Rode Their Trails Together: Ben Johnson Harry Carey Jr

Han Suyin, author of ‘A Many-Splendoured Thing,’ dies 95

Han Suyin (September, 12 1917 – November 2, 2012) was the pen name of Elizabeth Comber, born Rosalie Elisabeth Kuanghu Chow. She was a Chinese-born Eurasian author of several books on modern China, novels set in East Asia, and autobiographical works, as well as a physician. She lived in Lausanne until her death and wrote in English and French.

In 1955, her best-known work, A Many-Splendoured Thing, was made into a Hollywood film, with a musical theme that became popular song and won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. In her autobiography My House Has Two Doors, she distanced herself from the film, saying that although the film was shown for many weeks at the Cathay Cinema in Singapore to packed audiences, she never went to see it, and that the film rights were sold to pay for an operation on her adopted daughter who was suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis. Much later, the movie itself was made into a daytime soap opera, which ran from 1967 to 1973 on American TV.

Han Suyin cause of death

She died in Lausanne on 2 November 2012, aged 95. She is survived by two daughters, Tang Yung Mei and Chew Hui Im.

Matt Monro - Love is a many splendored thing

Hal David, Music Legend, 'Raindrops' Lyricist, Dies 91

grammy winnerOscar WinnerHollywood Walk of Fame

Harold Lane "Hal" David (May 25, 1921 – September 1, 2012) was an American lyricist. He grew up in Brooklyn, New York City. He was best known for his collaborations with composer Burt Bacharach and his association with Dionne Warwick.

Hal David and Burt Bacharach's hits included "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head", "This Guy's in Love with You", "I'll Never Fall in Love Again", "Do You Know the Way to San Jose", "Walk On By", "What the World Needs Now Is Love", "I Say a Little Prayer", "(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me", "One Less Bell to Answer", and "Anyone Who Had a Heart".

The duo's film work includes the Oscar-nominated title songs for "What's New Pussycat?" and "Alfie", "The Look of Love", from Casino Royale; and the Oscar-winning "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid In addition, "Don't Make Me Over", "(They Long to Be) Close to You", and "Walk On By" have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

David and Bacharach were awarded the 2011 Gershwin Prize for Popular Song bestowed by the Library of Congress, the first time a songwriting team was given the honor.  David and Bacharach won an Oscar for "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" (from the movie "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid"), and Grammys and Tonys for the songs from the hit Broadway musical "Promises, Promises."

Hal David's work with other composers includes Willie Nelson and Julio Iglesias's "To All the Girls I've Loved Before", with Albert Hammond; Sarah Vaughan's "Broken Hearted Melody", with Sherman Edwards; the 1962 Joanie Sommers hit "Johnny Get Angry". also with Edwards; and "We Have All the Time in the World", written with John Barry and sung by Louis Armstrong for the 1969 James Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service. With Paul Hampton, David co-wrote the country standard "Sea of Heartbreak", a hit for Don Gibson and others.

Hal David cause of death
David died of stroke
Hal David was 91 years old at the time of his death.

Hal David Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hal David was inducted to the Walk of Fame on Friday, October 14, 2011, at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard, in front of The Musicians Institute.

Rain Drops keep falling on my head - Written by David & Bacharach

Herb Reed, last original member of the Platters, dies 83

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''

Harry Morgan, Colonel Potter on ‘M*A*S*H,’ Dies 96

Harry Morgan (April 10, 1915 – December 7, 2011) was an American actor known for his roles as Colonel Sherman T. Potter in M*A*S*H (1975–1983), Pete Porter in both Pete and Gladys (1960–1962) and December Bride (1954–1959), Detective Bill Gannon on Dragnet (1967–1970), and Amos Coogan on Hec Ramsey (1972–1974). He appeared in more than 100 films.

Harry Morgan Cause of Death
Harry Morgan died after treated for Pneumonia.
Harry Morgan was 96 years old at the time of his death.

Blues legend Hubert Sumlin dies 80

Hubert Sumlin (November 16, 1931 – December 4, 2011) was an American Chicago blues and electric blues guitarist and singer. He was best known for his celebrated work, from 1955, as guitarist in Howlin' Wolf's band. His singular playing was characterized by "wrenched, shattering bursts of notes, sudden cliff-hanger silences and daring rhythmic suspensions". Sumlin was listed as number 43 in the Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.

Hubert Sumlin cause of death
Hubert Sumlin died on December 4, 2011, in a hospital in Wayne, New Jersey, of heart failure
Hubert Sumlin was 80 years old at the time of his death.

Hubert Sumlin & David Johansen - Killing Floor (Hubert Sumlin on guitar)

Hideki Irabu, ex Yankees's pitcher, found dead by hanging 42

Hideki Irabu (May 5, 1969 – July 27, 2011) was a professional baseball player of Okinawan and American mixed ancestry. He played professionally in both Japan and the United States.

Irabu made his highly publicized debut in The US on July 10, 1997.  He played with the Yankees from 1997 through 1999, winning two World Series rings (1998, 1999).  1998 was Irabu's best season in MLB, featuring career bests in games started (28), complete games (2), innings pitched (173), wins (13), and ERA (4.06).

After the 1999 season, he was traded to the Montreal Expos. He started only 14 games for the Expos in 2000 and 2001. In 2002, he signed as a free agent to pitch for the Texas Rangers as a closer. At the end of the year, Irabu moved back to Japan.

Hideki Irabu cause of death
Hideki Irabu was found dead in his home near Los Angeles on July 27, 2011 in an apparent suicide by hanging.

Hazel Dickens, bluegrass singer-songwriter, dies 75

Hazel Jane Dickens (June 1, 1935 – April 22, 2011) was a female American bluegrass singer, songwriter, double bassist and guitarist. She was the eighth child of an eleven-child mining family in West Virginia. Her music is characterized not only by her high, lonesome singing style, but also by her provocative pro-union, feminist songs.

Dickens was born in Mercer County, West Virginia. She met Mike Seeger, younger half-brother of Pete Seeger and founding member of the New Lost City Ramblers and became active in the Baltimore-Washington area bluegrass and folk music scene during the 1960s. During this time she also established a collaborative relationship with Mike Seeger's wife, Alice Gerrard, and as "Hazel & Alice" recorded two albums for the Folkways label: Who's That Knocking (And Other Bluegrass Country Music) (1965) and Won't You Come & Sing for Me (1973). Dickens and Gerrard were bluegrass bandleaders at a time when the vast majority of bluegrass bands were led by men.

Hazel Dickens Cause of Death
Hazel Dickens died in Washington, DC, of complications from pneumonia.
Hazel Dickens was 75 years old at the time of her death

Hazel Dickens - A Few Old Memories 

Hugh Martin, Composer of Meet Me in St. Louis, Dies 96

Hugh Martin (August 11, 1914 – March 11, 2011) was an American musical theatre and film composer, arranger, vocal coach, and playwright. He is best known for his score for the classic 1944 MGM musical Meet Me In St. Louis, in which Judy Garland sang three Martin songs, "The Boy Next Door", The Trolley Song, and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. The last of these has become a Christmas season standard in the United States and around the English-speaking world and is widely considered one of the greatest Christmas songs of all-time. Martin became a close friend of Garland and was her accompanist at many of her concert performances in the 1950s including her legendary stint at the Palace Theater.

Death of Hugh Martin
Hugh Martin died of natural causes.
Hugh Martin was 96 years old at the time of his death

JUDY GARLAND: 'THE TROLLEY SONG'.

 Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Judy Garland

Górecki, one of the best-selling classical artists, dies 76

Henryk Mikolaj Górecki (December 6, 1933 – November 12, 2010) was a composer of contemporary classical music.

Death of Henryk Mikolaj Górecki
Henryk Mikolaj Górecki died on 12 November 2010, in his home city of Katowice, of complications due to a lung infection. Henryk Mikolaj Górecki was 76 years old at the time of his death.

Henryk Górecki - Symphony of Sorrowful Songs

Harold Gould, 'Mary Tyler Moore' "Golden Girls' actor, dies 86

Harold V. Goldstein (December 10, 1923 – September 11, 2010), best known by his stage name Harold Gould, was an American actor best known for playing Martin Morgenstern in the 1970s sitcoms Rhoda and The Mary Tyler Moore Show and as Miles Webber on The Golden Girls. Gould acted in film and television for nearly 50 years, appearing in more than 300 television shows, 20 major motion pictures, and over 100 stage plays, and received Emmy Award nominations five times. He is known for playing elegant, well-dressed men, and he regularly played Jewish characters and grandfather-type figures on television and film

Gould worked steadily in television in the 1960s and early 1970s, including roles in Dennis the Menace, Dr. Kildare, Hazel, The Twilight Zone, Get Smart, Hogan's Heroes, The F.B.I., The Big Valley, Cannon and Mission: Impossible.

Gould played Miles Webber, the steadfast boyfriend of Rose Nylund (Betty White) on the NBC series The Golden Girls  (he also played a different boyfriend of Rose's named Arnie in the show's first season). He portrayed the father of a villain called The Prankster on Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and made guest appearances on television series such as Felicity, The King of Queens, Touched by an Angel, and Judging Amy. Gould's film roles in the 1990s and 2000s include appearances in Stuart Little, Patch Adams, Master of Disguise, the 2003 remake of Freaky Friday, Nobody's Perfect, and Whisper of the Heart.

Death of Harold Gould
Gould lived in Los Angeles with his wife, Lea. Harold Gould died from prostate cancer on September 11, 2010. He is survived by two sons, Joshua and Lowell, and a daughter, Deborah.  Harold Gould was 86 years old at the time of his death.

Harold Gould

Hank Cochran, country music songwriter, dies 74

Garland Perry "Hank" Cochran (August 2, 1935 – July 15, 2010) was an American country music singer and songwriter. Starting in the 1960s, Cochran has been a prolific songwriter in the genre, including major hits by Patsy Cline, Ray Price, Eddy Arnold and others. Cochran was also a recording artist between 1962 and 1980, charting seven times on the Billboard country charts, with his highest solo peak being the #20 "Sally Was a Good Old Girl."

Rough Childhood
Born during the Great Depression in Isola, Mississippi, he contracted pneumonia, whooping cough, measles and mumps all about the same time at age 2. The doctor didn't think that he would survive. His parents divorced when he was 9, he moved with his father to Memphis, Tennessee, but then went to an orphanage. He was sent to live with his grandparents, in Waynesboro, Mississippi, after he had run away from the orphanage twice.  He started to work at the oil rig when he was 16.

Then he quickly took over the County Music scene and became a legend.
Hank Cochran wrote a lot of songs for many artists.

Death of Hank Cochran
He had cancerous tumors surgically removed from his pancreas and lymph node at a Nashville Hospital in July 2008. Cochran had a grapefruit-sized aortic aneurysm removed at a Nashville hospital in April 2010. He passed away on July 15, 2010.

 THE LEGEND HANK COCHRAN

 
 Notable artists who have recorded his songs include:
 
    * Eddy Arnold
    * Patsy Cline
    * Natalie Cole
    * Elvis Costello
    * Bing Crosby
    * Ella Fitzgerald
    * Mickey Gilley
    * Vern Gosdin
    * Merle Haggard
    * Emmylou Harris   
    * Rebecca Lynn Howard
    * Burl Ives
    * George Jones
    * Norah Jones
    * Loretta Lynn
    * Henry Mancini
    * Dean Martin
    * Reba McEntire
    * Ronnie Milsap
    * Brad Paisley
    * Johnny Paycheck
    * Elvis Presley
    * Ray Price
    * Jim Reeves
    * Linda Ronstadt
    * Dinah Shore
    * Nancy Sinatra
    * George Strait
    * Hank Williams Jr
    * Lee Ann Womack

As The World Mourns- Helen Wagner, aka Nancy Hughes dies 91

* Thank you Tinpan Chuck

Helen Wagner (September 3, 1918 – May 1, 2010) was an American  actress. She was born in Lubbock, Texas. She is best known for her long running role as Nancy Hughes on the soap opera As the World Turns. Wagner also played the role of Trudy Bauer during the first few television years of Guiding Light in the early 1950s. Wagner died on May 1, 2010, at the age of 91.

Henry Gibson, original 'Laugh-In' cast member, dies 73

Henry Gibson (September 21, 1935 – September 14, 2009) was an American actor and songwriter, best known as a cast member of Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In and for his recurring role as Judge Clark Brown on Boston Legal.

Personal life of Henry Gibson
On April 6, 1966, he married Lois Joan Geiger, with whom he had three sons: Jonathan David Gibson, Charles Alexander Gibson and James Gibson.She died on May 6, 2007

Gibson spent three years as part of the Laugh-In television show's cast. He often played "The Poet," reciting poems with "sharp satirical or political themes".Gibson would emerge from behind a stage flat, wearing a Nehru jacket and "hippie" beads and holding an outlandishly large artificial flower. He would state the "[Title of poem] — by Henry Gibson", bow stiffly from the waist, recite his poem, and return behind the flat

Death Henry Gibson
On September 14, 2009, Gibson died of cancer at his home in Malibu, California, a week before his 74th birthday.

The Poetry Of Henry Gibson: A Tribute

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Filmography
The Nutty Professor (1963)
Kiss Me, Stupid (1964)
The Outlaws Is Coming (1965)
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1968-1971)
Evil Roy Slade (1972)
Every Man Needs One (1972)
Charlotte's Web (1973) - Wilbur (voice)
The Long Goodbye (1973)
The Mini-Munsters (1973) - Mr. Grundy (voice)
Nashville (1975)
The New Original Wonder Woman (1975) - Nickolas
The Last Remake of Beau Geste (1976)
The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)
Escape from Bogen County (1977)
Halloween is Grinch Night (1977)
The Night They Took Miss Beautiful (1978)
Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill (1979)
A Perfect Couple (1979)
The Halloween That Almost Wasn't (1979) - Igor, Count Dracula's butler
The Blues Brothers (1980) - Head Nazi
For the Love of It (1980)
HealtH (1980)
The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981)
The Smurfs (1981)
Tulips (1981)
Nashville Grab (1981)
The Biskitts (1982)
Quincy M.E. (ep. "Murder on Ice") (1983)
The Wuzzles (1985)
Slow Burn (1986)
The Blinkins (1986)
Galaxy High School (1986)
Monster in the Closet (1987)
Long Gone (1987)
Innerspace (1987)
Switching Channels (1988)
The 'Burbs (1989)
 Around the World in 80 Days (1989)
Night Visitor (1989)
Brenda Starr (1989)
The Magic Balloon (1990)
Return to Green Acres (1990)
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
Tune in Tomorrow... (1990)
Tom and Jerry: The Movie (1993)
Vault of Horror I (1994)
AAAHH!!! Real Monsters (1994)
The Bears Who Saved Christmas (1994)
Cyber Bandits (1995)
Daisy-Head Mayzie (1995) - The Cat in the Hat (voice)
Escape to Witch Mountain (1995) - Ravetch
Santo Bugito (1995)
Color of a Brisk and Leaping Day (1996)
Bio-Dome (1996)
Mother Night (1996)
Asylum (1997)
Stranger in the Kingdom (1998)
Rocket Power (1999)
Magnolia (1999)
Sunset Beach (1999)
Mullitt (2000)
The Luck of the Irish (2001) (TV)
Rocket Power: Race Across New Zealand (2002)
The Year That Trembled (2002)
Teddy Bears' Picnic (2002)
No Prom for Cindy (2002)
The Commission (2003)
The Goldfish (2003)
Never Die Alone (2004)
Boston Legal (2004-2008)
Wedding Crashers (2005)
Trapped Ashes (2006)
Big Stan (2008) 

Harve Presnell, 'Fargo' Actor, Golden Glove Winner, dies 75

 

Harve Presnell (September 14, 1933 - June 30, 2009) was a Golden Globe-winning American film, stage and television actor.

Early life
Presnell was born as George Harvey Presnell in Modesto, California. in Modesto, California, and attended the University of Southern California. He made his stage debut at the age of sixteen, singing in an opera.

His height, booming voice, and operatic training landed him the role of Johnnie Brown in Meredith Willson's musical The Unsinkable Molly Brown on stage which premiered on Broadway in 1960. He later reprised the role in the 1964 film version. He appeared as a cavalry scout in The Glory Guys (1965) and sang the stirring "They Call the Wind Maria" in the 1969 film Paint Your Wagon.

His film career was revived when he played William H. Macy's father-in-law in Fargo (1996). Subsequent parts included General George C. Marshall in Saving Private Ryan, Mr. Parker on The Pretender, Dr. Sam Lane on Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, and A.I. Brooks on Dawson's Creek. He starred in NBC's Andy Barker, P.I.

Death of Harve Presnell
Harve Presnell died of pancreatic cancer.
Harve Presnell was 75 years old at the time of his death

The Unsinkable Molly Brown - Trailer

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