Sunday, January 02, 2011

Gone in 2010

Some celebrity deaths in 2010 that for whatever reason I didn't comment on at the time, but wish I had...
Barbara Billingsley - I grew up watching her (in reruns) on TV. With her perfect hair, dress and pearls she was the flawless television Mom in the fairy tale suburban world of the TV series Leave it to Beaver.

Tom Bosley - Actor that was in many productions in a career that lasted over 50 years but is best known for his work on television series like Murder, She Wrote, Father Dowling Mysteries and for many of us his role as father Howard Cunningham on the long running comedy Happy Days.

Maury Chaykin - Wonderful character actor that appeared in numerous productions but is best known in a rare starring role portraying legendary detective Nero Wolfe in the television series A Nero Wolfe Mystery. A favorite of mine would have to be his small part as a wacko neighbor in A Life Less Ordinary.

Dino De Laurentiis - Italian film producer that brought us many memorable movies, some of them include - Death Wish (1974) - The Shootist (1976) - Conan the Barbarian (1982) - The Dead Zone (1983) - Blue Velvet (1986) and Army of Darkness (1992)

Patricia Neal - Great actress, and one of few that could go toe to toe with John Wayne and be believable. Some of my favorites from her include - The Fountainhead (1949) - Operation Pacific and The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) - A Face in the Crowd (1957) - Hud (1963) and In Harm's Way (1965)

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