Category Archives: Late Greats

Dabney Coleman, King of Playing Delicious Villains, Dies @ 92

May 17, 2024 Sadly, venerated character actor Dabney Coleman died May 16, 2024. Dolly's Doralee sizing up Dabney's Mr. Hart in 9 to 5 (Image via 20th Century Fox) His death, at age 92, was confirmed by his grieving daughter Quincy Coleman: "My Father, Dabney Wharton Coleman, took his last earthly breath peacefully and exquisitely…
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Duane Eddy, Guitar God, Dies @ 86

May 1, 2024 Duane Eddy, the wildly influential rock guitarist who made a '50s TV theme song into an iconic hit recognizable to listeners nearly 70 years later, died April 30, 2024, at 86. One of the greats (Image via Jamie) Eddy, whose "Peter Gunn" was a twangy smash in 1960 and again, with Art…
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Barbara Rush Dies @ 97

March 31, 2024 Old Hollywood star Barbara Rush, renowned for her regal beauty and for her work on the TV series Peyton Place and in the sci-fi classic It Came from Outer Space, died on Easter at 97. Lovely Rush contemplating space invaders (Image via Universal) Fox News reporter Claudia Cowan, her daughter by the…
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‘Blood Simple’ Actor M. Emmet Walsh Dies at 88

March 20, 2024 M. Emmet Walsh, one of the most prolific and highly regarded character actors in Hollywood history, died March 19 after suffering a heart attack while hospitalized for an undisclosed illness. He was just three days shy of 89. Born March 22, 1935, in Ogdensburg, New York, he initially studied business administration, but…
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Richard Lewis, Stand-Up Legend, Dies @ 76

February 28, 2024 Richard Lewis, acknowledged as one of the greatest stand-up comics of all time, died at 76 of a heart attack on February 27, 2024. This 1974 appearance kicked off 50 years of Richard Lewis. (Image via NBC) His death comes less than a year after he retired from stand-up due to a…
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Joyce Randolph, Last Surviving ‘Honeymooners’ Star, Dies @ 99

On Saturday, January 13, 2024, we lost Joyce Randolph, one of the last remaining connectors to '50s TV. (Images via CBS & and by Matthew Rettenmund) The original Trixie on The Honeymooners (1955-1956) — after replacing Elaine Stritch in the role on Cavalcade of Stars (1951-1952) sketches — died at 99 at her NYC home.…
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Shecky Greene, Iconic Las Vegas Stand-Up King, Dies @ 97

January 1, 2024 Shecky Greene, a Las Vegas legend for a stand-up career that left his name synonymous with laughter, died at his home on New Year's Eve. He was 97. Mugging in History of the World Part I (Image via 20th Century Fox) Greene died of natural causes, his wife told The Las Vegas Review-Journal.…
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