Category Archives: Late Greats

Carol Channing, Broadway Icon, Dies @ 97

Carol Channing, synonymous with the role of Dolly Levi in the Broadway staple Hello, Dolly!, died early today at her Rancho Mirage, California, home, Broadway World reports. She was two weeks shy of her 98th birthday. "Raspberries!" (Image via Universal) Her publicist Harlan Boll released the following statement confirming her passing: It is with extreme…
Read more

Verna Bloom, ‘Animal House’ Cougar, Dies @ 80

Verna Bloom, perhaps most widely known as the libidinous wife of Dean Wormer (John Vernon, 1932-2005) in Animal House (1978), died Wednesday, January 9, in Bar Harbor, Maine, of complications of dementia, THR reports. She was 80. Verna Bloom: August 7, 1938-January 9, 2019 (Image via Universal) The actress made her Broadway debut in 1967's…
Read more

Celebs We’ve Lost in 2019 … So Far

Following is a list of the celebrated figures we've lost in 2019. Each name is followed by the deceased's age, birth and death dates, and a description. He was the Walrus. (Image via Hanna-Barbera) Bradley Bolke, 93 (October 1, 1925-January 15, 2019) Actor who voiced Nikita Khruschchev (1894-1971) on the classic comedy album The First…
Read more