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R.I.P. Actor James Garner

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Everyone else will point out Maverick, The Rockford Files, and other programs and movies.

I want you to see him in something most people haven’t seen.

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R.I.P. Felix Dennis

Felix Dennis dies aged 67

From his book:

… I published a series of eight-page full-colour, folded posters (with headlines and articles printed on the back) and charged the same cover price as magazines with ten times that number of pages. The result was dubbed a ‘poster-magazine‘ and sold millions of copies around the world. Nobody had told me it couldn’t be done because nobody had done it before.

The creation of the poster-magazine was absolute freakin genius back then. A then-friend and I marveled at how no one had ever done it before — and how much money the guy doing it must be raking in.

Additional:

Felix Dennis: “It’s really about sensing trends and having the arrogance to think, ‘I know I’m right.’ ”

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R.I.P. Actor Francis Matthews

Captain Scarlet voice actor Francis Matthews dies

Spectrum is R.I.P.

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R.I.P. D.J. Casey Kasem

Radio Legend Casey Kasem Dead at 82

Casey Kasem, the voice of pop radio for nearly four decades, died Sunday at St. Anthony’s Hospital near Seattle. He was 82. His death was confirmed by his daughter Kerri in a Facebook post.

A sad ending to a happy career.

Rest in peace.

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R.I.P. Comedian Rik Mayall

Rik Mayall dies aged 56

It is surreal, doing an obit post for someone who starred in The Young Ones.

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R.I.P. Actress Ann B. Davis

Ann B. Davis, Housekeeper Alice on ‘The Brady Bunch,’ Dies at 88

It’s a measure of the kind of world it once was that no one thought it strange that an “average family” on TV had a housekeeper.

And now, the lady herself:

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R.I.P. Writer Maya Angelou

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Maya Angelou, Lyrical Witness of the Jim Crow South, Dies at 86

University: Poet, author Maya Angelou dies at 86

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R.I.P. Artist H.R. Giger

RIP, HR Giger. Here is some of his most memorable art.

If someone is ever confused about the difference between corporate Work For Hire illustrations and art, just point to H.R. Giger.

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R.I.P. Actor Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.

Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Star of ‘The FBI,’ Dies

Yes, there was a time in America when a TV series about the FBI was top in the ratings.

It was a very different time (I’d like to say a very different FBI too — but No.).

He starred in two iconic TV series.

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R.I.P. Actor Bob Hoskins

There is just to no way to explain the impact of seeing Bob Hoskins for the first time in Dennis Potter’s Pennies from Heaven TV serial.

It would be hard enough for any actor to pull off miming songs yet he did it with such gusto that it was like watching life come into the world.

I remembered his name and when the movie The Long Good Friday was pimped and having its premiere (on Good Friday!) in New York City, I went to see it just to watch Hoskins. He was again revelatory, with a final shot of him that can’t be compared to anything else in film history.

Even when he had a minor role — such as a manic repairman in Brazil — you could feel the energy within him waiting to be unleashed.

He was amazing and one of a kind. He did great work and will be missed.

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