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Bob Flanigan, Four Freshmen Founder, Dies 84

Bob Flanigan (August 22, 1926 – May 15, 2011), was an American tenor vocalist and founding member of The Four Freshmen, a jazz vocal group

Flanigan, who was born in Greencastle, Indiana, was a respected trombonist, and also played bass guitar with the outfit for several decades, beginning on September 20, 1948, and sang the top part.

After retiring from performing in 1992, Flanigan maintained the band's name and was responsible for the group's changing cast of performers.

Bob Flanigan Cause of Death
Bob Flanigan died of congestive heart failure at his home in Las Vegas, Nevada, on May 15, 2011. Bob Flanigan was 84 years old at the time of his death.

Four Freshmen - Poinciana (1952) Bob Flanigan on Bass
You can see Beach Boys and Manhattan Transfer were influenced by their style.

 A Visit with Bob Flanigan of The Four Freshmen

Dolores Fuller, Ed Wood Star and Elvis Songwriter, Died 88

Dolores Fuller (born Dolores Eble; March 10, 1923 – May 9, 2011) was an American actress and songwriter best known as the one-time girlfriend of the low-budget film director Edward D. Wood, Jr. She played the protagonist's girlfriend in Glen or Glenda, co-starred in Wood's Jail Bait, and had a minor role in Bride of the Monster. Later, Elvis Presley recorded a number of her songs written for his films.

Ed Wood (1994 film)
Fuller was portrayed by Sarah Jessica Parker in Tim Burton's 1994 Wood biopic Ed Wood.

Dolores Fuller Cause of Death
Dolores Fuller died at her Las Vegas home after a long illness.
Dolores Fuller was 88 years old at the time of her death.

Jail Bait Preview

Anne Francis, 'Forbidden Planet', 'Honey West', actress dies 80

Anne Francis (September 16, 1930 – January 2, 2011) was an American actress, best known for her role in the science fiction film classic Forbidden Planet (1956), and as the female private detective in the television series Honey West (1965–66). She won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Emmy award for her role in Honey West. Francis holds the distinction of starring in the first TV series with a female detective character's name in the title.

Her first leading role was in Blackboard Jungle (1955).

Anne Francis found success in television, with several appearances on The Twilight Zone, including the title character in "Jess-Belle" and as Marsha White in "The After Hours." She was a frequent guest star in 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s TV movies and programs. She appeared in two episodes of the popular TV western The Virginian.

Anne Francis was treated for lung cancer in 2007-2008. She kept her followers informed of her progress on her official website.

Death of Anne Francis
Anne Francis died on January 2, 2011, due to complications of pancreatic cancer at a retirement home in Santa Barbara, California, a city in which she was a longtime resident.  Anne Francis was 80 years old at the time of her death

Movie Legends - Anne Francis

Bobby Farrell, Boney M's 'Daddy Cool' Dies 61

Roberto "Bobby" Alfonso Farrell (October 6, 1949 – December 30, 2010) was a dancer and performer, best known as the male member of the successful 1970s pop and disco group Boney M.

Death of Bobby Farrell
Bobby Farrell died in a hotel in St Petersburg. He was complaining of breathing problems after performing with his band the evening before. The cause of death is still unknown. Bobby Farrell was 61 years old at the time of his death

 BONEY M - DADDY COOL.  Bobby Farrell on far left

Fred Foy, 'Lone Ranger' announcer, dies 89

Frederick William Foy (March 27, 1921 – December 22, 2010) was an American radio and television announcer, who used Fred Foy as his professional name. He is best known for his narration of The Lone Ranger. Radio historian Jim Harmon described Foy as "the announcer, perhaps the greatest announcer-narrator in the history of radio drama."

Death of Fred Foy Fred Foy died on December 22, 2010 of natural causes. Fred Foy was 89 years old at the time of his death

Eddie Fisher, the most popular singer in the 50's, dies 82

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

Eddie Fisher - Oh My Papa [1954]

John Forsythe, 'Dynasty', 'Charlie's Angels', Dies 92

John Lincoln Freund
Born: January 29, 1918 Penns Grove, New Jersey, United States
Died: April 2, 2010 (aged 92) Santa Ynez, California

John Forsythe an American  stage, television and film actor. Forsythe starred in three television series, spanning three decades, as single playboy father Bentley Gregg in the 1950s sitcom Bachelor Father (1957–1962); as the unseen millionaire Charles Townsend on the 1970s crime drama Charlie's Angels (1976–1981), and as ruthless and beloved patriarch Blake Carrington on the 1980s soap opera Dynasty (1981–1989). He hosted World of Survival during the 1970s. Forsythe appeared each year to read children's fiction during the annual Christmas program near his home at the rural resort community of Solvang, California, north of Los Angeles.

In 1947, Forsythe joined the initial class of the soon-to-be prestigious Actors Studio, where he met other promising young actors including Marlon Brando and Julie Harris. During this time he appeared on Broadway in Mister Roberts and The Teahouse of the August Moon.

In 1955, Alfred Hitchcock cast Forsythe in the movie The Trouble with Harry, with Shirley MacLaine in her first movie appearance. The film was unsuccessful at the box office.

Death of John Forsythe
John Forsythe died from complication of pneumonia.
John Forsythe was 92 years old at the time of his death

John Forsythe & Linda Evans on Donny & Marie

 John Forsythe's Filmography & TV work continues next page

Filmography

    * Northern Pursuit (1943)
    * Destination Tokyo (1943)
    * The Captive City (1952)
    * It Happens Every Thursday (1953)
    * The Glass Web (1953)
    * Escape from Fort Bravo (1953)
    * American Harvest (Revised Edition) (1955) (short subject) (narrator)
    * The Trouble with Harry (1955)
    * The Ambassador's Daughter (1956)
    * Everything But the Truth (1956)
    * Dubrowsky (1959)
    * Kitten with a Whip (1964)
    * Madame X (1966)
    * In Cold Blood (1967)
    * Silent Treatment (1968)
    * Murder Once Removed (1971)
    * Topaz (1969)
    * The Happy Ending (1969)
    * Goodbye and Amen (1977)
    * ...And Justice for All (1979)
    * Scrooged (1988)
    * Stan and George's New Life (1991)
    * We Wish You a Merry Christmas (1999) (voice) (direct-to-video)
    * Charlie's Angels (2000)
    * Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003)

Television work

    * Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955)
    * Bachelor Father (1957–1962)
    * The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962)
    * See How They Run (1964)
    * The John Forsythe Show (1965–1966)
    * A Bell for Adano (1967)
    * Shadow on the Land (1968)
    * To Rome With Love (1969–1971)
    * Murder Once Removed (1971)
    * The World of Survival (1971–1977) (narrator)
    * The Letters (1973) (unsold pilot)
    * Lisa, Bright and Dark (1973)
    * Cry Panic (1974)
    * The Healers (1974)
    * Terror on the 40th Floor (1974)
    * The Deadly Tower (1975)
    * Charlie's Angels (1976–1981)
    * Amelia Earhart (1976)
    * Tail Gunner Joe (1977)
    * Emily, Emily (1977)
    * Never Con a Killer (1977) (pilot for The Feather and Father Gang)
    * Cruise Into Terror (1978)
    * With This Ring (1978)
    * The Users (1978)
    * A Time for Miracles (1980)
    * Dynasty (1981–1989)
    * Sizzle (1981)
    * Mysterious Two (1982)
    * On Fire (1987)
    * Miss Universe Pageant (1989)
    * Opposites Attract (1990)
    * Dynasty: The Reunion (1991)
    * The Powers That Be (1992–1993)
    * I Witness Video (host from 1993–1994)
    * People's Century (1995) (miniseries) (narrator in U.S. version)
    * Dynasty Reunion: Catfights & Caviar (2006)

Swimsuit Model Jasmine Fiore Murdered - Suspect Found Hung

Jasmine Kinkade (AKA Jasmine Fiore) (February 18, 1981 - August 15, 2009) from Santa Cruz, California, was a swimsuit model, events promoter, and Las Vegas socialite. Fiore had also obtained a real estate license and was about to open a gym and personal training center. Her body was discovered on August 15, 2009 strangled and stuffed into a suitcase. A former reality show contestant, Ryan Alexander Jenkins (? – August 23, 2009), was named the suspect. Jenkins was found dead in a Hope, British Columbia hotel room on August 23, 2009 of an apparent suicide.

Relationship with Ryan Jenkins
Jasmine Fiore had met Canadian-born Ryan Jenkins at a Las Vegas casino. According to court records, Jenkins was charged in June 2009 in Clark County, Nevada, with a misdemeanor count of "battery constituting domestic violence" for hitting Fiore in the arm. Jenkins was expected to go on trial in December. The pair had reconciled shortly before Fiore's death and were reportedly traveling to Las Vegas for a poker game. Fiore's mother claims that the two fought frequently and that Jenkins had been jealous of Fiore's friendships with her ex-boyfriends.

Death of Jasmine Fiore
Fiore's badly beaten and crushed body was discovered in a suitcase that was placed inside of a dumpster in Buena Park, California, about 20 miles southeast of Los Angeles, on the morning of August 15, 2009. She had also been strangled. According to Buena Park police, Fiore's teeth and fingers had been removed before her nude body was stuffed into the suitcase.

Suspect Ryan Jenkins
On August 21 Jenkins arrived at the Thunderbird Motel in Hope, British Columbia in a vehicle with Alberta license plates, but stayed in the car while a young woman paid cash for 2 nights accomodation. After no one checked out on Sunday, August 23, and having noticed suspiciously little activity over the weekend, the motel manager and his nephew decided to check on the room. Jenkins was found deceased, apparently by suicide; the body was found hanging in the closet.

Charlie's Angels Farrah Fawcett, a Pop icon, dies of cancer 62

 

Farrah Leni Fawcett (February 2, 1947 - June 25, 2009) was an American actress. A multiple Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee, Fawcett shot to international fame in 1976 due in part to her role as private investigator Jill Munroe in the TV series Charlie's Angels. Fawcett went on to become a critically acclaimed actress, appearing off-Broadway and in highly rated television movies in roles often challenging (The Burning Bed, Nazi Hunter: The Beate Klarsfeld Story, Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story, Margaret Bourke-White) and sometimes unsympathetic (Small Sacrifices).

Fawcett was also a pop culture figure whose hairstyle was emulated by millions of young women and whose poster sales broke records, making her an international sex symbol in the 1970s and 1980s.

Fawcett was diagnosed with anal cancer in 2006, and began treatment, including chemotherapy and surgery

Death of Farrah Fawcett
Fawcett died on June 25, 2009, at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California
Farrah Fawcett was 62 years old at the day of her death

Charlie's Angels Minisode - Dirty Business

Farrah Fawcett's Cancer and Death 

Fawcett was diagnosed with anal cancer in 2006, and began treatment, including chemotherapy and surgery. Four months later, on her 60th birthday, the Associated Press wire service reported that Fawcett was, at that point, cancer free.

Less than four months later, in May 2007, Fawcett brought a small digital video camera to document a doctor's office visit. There, she was told a malignant polyp was found in the area where she had been treated for the initial cancer.

Fawcett traveled to Germany for treatments described variously in the press as "holistic", "aggressive", and "alternative".

In early April 2009, Fawcett, back in the U.S., was rushed to a hospital, reportedly unconscious and in critical condition. On April 6, the Associated Press reported that her cancer had metastasized to her liver.

On April 9, Fawcett was released from the hospital, picked up by longtime companion O'Neal, and, according to her doctor, was "walking and in great spirits and looking forward to celebrating Easter at home."

A month later, on May 7, Fawcett was reported as being critically ill, with Ryan O'Neal quoted as saying that she now spends her days at home, on an IV, often asleep. The Los Angeles Times reported that Fawcett was in the last stages of her cancer and had the chance to see her son Redmond in April 2009 under supervision, as he was then incarcerated.

Fawcett died at approximately 9:30 a.m. on June 25, 2009, in the intensive care unit of Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California, with O'Neal and Stewart by her side

Horton Foote, Academy winning Playwright & Screenwriter, Dies 92

screenplay 1962 To Kill a Mockingbird 

Horton Foote (March 14, 1916 - March 4, 2009) was an American playwright and screenwriter, perhaps best known for his screenplay for the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird, for which he received an Academy Award. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1995 for his play The Young Man From Atlanta.

Cause of death was not released

Watergate 'Deep Throat', Mark, Felt Dies 95

deep throat Mark FeltWilliam Mark Felt, Sr. (August 17, 1913 – December 18, 2008) was a former agent of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation, who retired in 1973 as the Bureau's Associate Director. After thirty years of denying his involvement with reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, Felt revealed himself on May 31, 2005 to be the Watergate scandal whistleblower called "Deep Throat."

Death OF William Mark Felt
At 12:45pm on December 18, 2008, Felt died of congestive heart failure in his sleep at a hospice care facility in Santa Rosa, California. He was 95 years old. His death was reported in the Washington Post by Bob Woodward.

Emmy-nominated producer (Hawaii Five-O) William Finnegan dies 80

William R. Finnegan (June 29, 1928 Kansas City Missouri - November 28, 2008 Sag Harbor, Suffolk County New York) was a five times Emmy nominated TV & film producer.

William Finnegan's credits include "Hawaii Five-0," "The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd" and "The Fabulous Baker Boys,"

He co-produced movies such as; "Support Your Local Gunfighter" (1971), "North Shore" (1987), "The Fabulous Baker Boys" (1989), "White Palace" (1990), "The Babe" (1992), "CrissCross" (1992), "Reality Bites" (1994) and "Ed" (1996).

Death of William Finnegan
William Finnegan died of parkinson's disease at his home in Sag Harbor, N.Y.
William Finnegan was 80 years old at the time of his death.

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

Hal Fishman, News anchor

Hollywood Walk of Famer 

Hal Fishman is a minor celebrity.  But very famouse in Los Angeles and is one of my favorites.

Hal Fishman News AnchorHal Fishman (August 25, 1931 – August 7, 2007) was the longest-running news anchor in the history of American television, having served on-air for Los Angeles television stations continuously between 1960 and his death in 2007. He was also a record-holding aviator.

Death

Hal Fishman was 76 years old at the time of his death.

Fishman died August 7, 2007 at home, following recent treatment for a liver infection, which had detected cancer in his liver and colon. That morning the station interrupted its regular news schedule and dedicated much the entire Morning Show and Prime News broadcasts to Fishman. The reporters on Prime News did not break for commercials that evening. Hal Fishman's last broadcast was on July 30, 8 days before his death.

The night before Hal became ill, KTLA celebrated Hal's 47 years in television with a special gala at the Autry National Museum in Los Angeles, an event attended by such dignitaries as Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Los Angeles County Sherriff Lee Baca. The event was emceed by Morning Show Anchor Michaela Pereira. During the gala, Hal spoke to the audience about his time in television. Fishman appeared somewhat fatigued but little would be known about his health until the day after.   

Jerry Lamon Falwell

Jerry FalwellJerry Lamon Falwell, Sr. (August 11, 1933 – May 15, 2007) was an American fundamentalist Christian pastor and televangelist. He was the founding pastor of the Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Virginia. He founded Liberty University in 1971 and co-founded the Moral Majority in 1979.

Cause of Death - "cardiac arrhythmia, age 73

Falwell led services at Thomas Road Baptist Church, a megachurch in Lynchburg, Virginia. He changed affiliations from Baptist Bible Fellowship International to the mainly conservative Southern Baptist Convention, and ended his self-identification with fundamentalism in favor of evangelicalism.

In early 2005, Falwell was hospitalized for two weeks with a viral infection, discharged, and then rehospitalized on May 30, 2005, in respiratory arrest. President George W. Bush contacted Falwell to "wish him well." He was subsequently released from the hospital and returned to his duties. Later in 2005, a stent was implanted to treat a 70% blockage in his coronary arteries.

On May 15, 2007, CNN and USA Today reported Falwell had been found without pulse and unconscious in his office about 10:45 am after missing a morning appointment and was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital.

"I had breakfast with him, and he was fine at breakfast… He went to his office, I went to mine and they found him unresponsive." said Godwin, the executive vice president of Falwell's Liberty University.

His condition was initially reported as "gravely serious"; CPR was administered unsuccessfully. As of 2:10 pm, during a live press conference, a doctor for the hospital confirmed that Falwell had died of "cardiac arrhythmia, or sudden cardiac death." A statement issued by the hospital reported he was pronounced dead at Lynchburg General Hospital at 12:40 pm, EST. Falwell’s family, including his wife Macel and sons Jerry Falwell, Jr. and Jonathan Falwell, were with him at the hospital

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