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  1. Mendalla

    RIP, Christopher Plummer

    One of Canada's greatest actors, probably ever, has left us at 91. Christopher Plummer played myriad roles on stage, cinema, and television. They ranged from memorable performances in Shakespearean roles, including one of the most highly regarded Lears of recent years, to popular screen fare...
  2. Mendalla

    RIP, Dave Prowse, the man behind the mask

    One of the things that made the original Star Wars trilogy memorable, and that the prequels and sequels have never quite nailed, was its main onscreen villain. Darth Vader, the enforcer of the Galactic Empire, was a powerful presence right from the moment he first appeared in Star Wars in 1977...
  3. Mendalla

    Connery, Sean Connery - RIP at 90

    Sir Sean Connery did not start out playing James Bond. His first acting role was in a West End production of Rogers & Hammerstein's South Pacific, and his first on-screen lead (after working as an extra and supporting player) was in Blood Money, a BBC version of Requiem for a Heavyweight...
  4. Mendalla

    "All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die."

    Those were the last words of Roy Batty, played by Dutch actor Rutger Hauer in the eighties s-f classic Bladerunner. Now Hauer himself has taken his leave of the world, passing away at the age of 75. I was a fan of Hauer back in the day, enjoying his performances in a variety of roles and films...
  5. Mendalla

    Congrats to Sandra Oh

    Sandra Oh had a banner night last night. She was both the first Canadian and the first East Asian (her parents are Korean) to host the Golden Globes. By all accounts she did a good job, too. And she topped it off by winning best actress in a dramatic TV series for her role in Killing Eve...
  6. Mendalla

    RIP Douglas Rain

    The great Canadian stage actor Douglas Rain has passed away at 90. He was one of the few remaining members of founding company of the Stratford Festival, which began in 1952. He still lived in Stratford (or maybe nearby St. Mary's per another source). Actor, Stratford Festival pioneer Douglas...
  7. Mendalla

    Oh wow, that's sad, RIP Scott Wilson

    I'm not that familiar with actor Scott Wilson, but I just read about his death and it's a bit of a heartbreaker. They just announced yesterday at NY Comic Con that he was returning to his role on The Walking Dead, on which he was a regular from 2011-2014, and then he passed away hours later. He...
  8. Mendalla

    The Bandit races off into the sunset...RIP Burt Reynolds

    Combining talent and good ole boy charm, Burt Reynolds was the most bankable male star of the late seventies and early eighties. Deliverance, Smokey and the Bandit, The Longest Yard and more built him an impressive resume, capped with an Oscar nomination for Boogie Nights when his career revived...
  9. Mendalla

    Any other Night Court fans on here?

    Sad news for those of us who are. Harry Anderson, who starred as Judge Harry Stone on the show has passed away at 65. 'Night Court' actor Harry Anderson dies in Asheville Anderson was a very funny, entertaining actor and also a professional magician. He was kind of the ringmaster of one of the...
  10. Mendalla

    Game: Movie and actors

    Okay, stole this one from another board. First person names an actor. Second names a movie that actor was in (doesn't have to be a star, could be supporting or even a cameo) and gives another actor from the same movie . Third rinses and repeats using that actor (but a different movie). So: A...
  11. Mendalla

    Another bit of my childhood gone

    I has a bit of a sad as a fan of The Six Million Dollar Man. Richard Anderson, who played spy agency chief Oscar Goldman in both that series and spinoff The Bionic Woman, has died at 91. Richard Anderson, from Six Million Dollar Man and Bionic Woman, dead at 91 Anderson's role was a supporting...
  12. J

    Commander Koenig Out

    @Mendalla usually does such a great job of sharing with us when someone famous passes that I've been holding off on this. That said, it's sad news that... Martin Landau, star of screen and TV has died at age 89. He was famous for his work in such things as... Movies - including Ed Wood (for...
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