Sunday, September 20, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
It's just been pointed out to me that in this month's 'stiffs' column I inadvertently printed a picture of teevee funnyman Simon Day instead of the dead, alcoholic ex-chat host Simon Dee.
Apologies to Dave Angel's wife who was called by the Daily Mail yesterday morning to inform her that her hubbie had died.
Sorry for any confusion/hurt caused.
Day: Not dead.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
A fairly quiet time for the grim reaper last month (tho' i've probably missed a few deaths seeing as I was a wee bit busy) but the ones I did remember included director, producer, writer and all round cinema God (I will always be in his debt for introducing me to the ginger joys of Mollie Ringwald) John Hughes, the man behind such classics as Ferris Bueller's Day Off; Weird Science; The Breakfast Club; Some Kind of Wonderful; Sixteen Candles; Pretty in Pink; Planes, Trains and Automobiles; Uncle Buck and Home Alone, who was joined in the big cinema in the sky by the uber-cool Shingo Yamashiro, one of the stars of the Babycart series (as Lord Kurdoa Naritaka), Battles Without Honor and Humanity and the Graveyard of Honor series amongst others.
Checking out of the Crossroads Motel one final time was John Bentley, famous for playing Hugh Mortimer, owner Meg Richardson's ill-fated husband and his appearances as Chief Inspector Paul Derek in African Patrol.
Ed Reimers, the stentorian-voiced announcer for Warner Brothers television series such as Cheyenne and Maverick and the gravely Admiral Fitzpatrick in 1967 in the Star Trek episode The Trouble with Tribbles beamed into the final frontier no doubt to be interviewed by the right honourable Cyril Nicholas Henty-Dodd (better known by his stage name Simon Dee), the Bruce Wayne like British former television interviewer and radio disc jockey who also shuffled off this mortal coil last month.
Phew! a smaller list than usual thankfully, tho' I did fail to mention the sad loss of a huge bit of bone/root removed from my jaw earlier in the month.
It will be missed.