Entertainment Where are they now? They're dead...

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  1. TheLACritic

    TheLACritic Well-Known Member VIP

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    Seems like I often miss the obituaries of people who were once famous and well known and no longer in the public eye. I also am surprised when watching old tv shows and looking the actors up on IMDB and see that they died long ago or soon after the shows they were on aired.

    Jim Perry Card Sharks, Sale of the Century (1933-2015). He died two weeks ago and I missed the news.


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    Actor Richard Long, Big Valley, Nanny and the Professor. (1927-1974)
    I wondered why I didn't see him as an older actor as I was too young to have knowledge of his death. image.jpeg


    John Cazale (1935-1978). Fredo was dead long before I saw Godfather for the first time.

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  2. tHISisKiSSeL

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    I didn't know Jarod from Big Valley died so soon after the show. I looked up this guy because he was in so many tv shows including a villain on Columbo 2 or 3 times and he was so charismatic and good looking I wondered what happened to him:

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    Jack Cassidy

    Father, with Evelyn Ward of son David Cassidy. Father, with Shirley Jones, of sons Shaun Cassidy, Ryan Cassidy and Patrick Cassidy.

    In December 1974, Cassidy was hospitalized in a psychiatric facility for 48 hours. At that time, Jones found out that he had been previously diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

    In 1974, his neighbors were shocked to see him watering his front lawn naked in the middle of the afternoon. Cassidy's second wife Shirley Jones described a similar incident when she found him sitting naked in a corner, reading a book. Jones said to Cassidy that they had to get ready to do a show, and he calmly looked up and said, "I know now that I'm Christ".[.
    David Cassidy also claimed that his father was bisexual, citing attributed personal accounts and reports, both anecdotal and published, of his father's same-sex affairs, a fact neither he nor his siblings discovered until after Cassidy's death. In her 2013 memoir, Shirley Jones confirms that Cassidy had many same-sex affairs, including one with Cole Porter.

    A charred body, burned beyond recognition, was found in the doorway of Cassidy's apartment. As Cassidy's car was missing (it was later returned by a friend who had borrowed it), his family hoped that he had traveled to Palm Springs, which were his intended plans for the following day bur the body was then positively identified as Cassidy's by dental records and by a signet ring that he wore, bearing the Cassidy family crest.

    One of the most Tony-nominated musical actors in Broadway history.
    Received help entering show business from a family member who was a contortionist in the circus.
    He died when his couch, and subsequently apartment, caught fire after he fell asleep on it with a lit cigarette.
    Turned down the role of Ted Baxter on Mary Tyler Moore (1970), but did guest star as Ted Baxter's brother.
    Worked as a bell hop, counterman, dishwasher, chauffer, clothing salesman, postal clerk, hotel clerk, stable boy, coal and ice truck handler before getting his big break.

    While researching his Irish ancestry, he discovered his family's crest. He had 6 gold pinky rings made bearing the crest, and gave one to each of his 4 sons and one to his brother. His own ring helped authorities identify his remains. It was later stolen from his son, Patrick Cassidy's house.
     
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    Another Cassidy is on the CW often, in Arrow or Flash
     
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    Abe Vigoda, still doing fine!
     
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    That would be David's daughter Katie. C'mon get happy! :jackoff:

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    Headline should have read "Dick Long Dead"
     
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    Dan Blocker, Bonanza (1928-1972). image.jpeg
     
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    Who would have thought that David Cassidy could have a daughter prettier than he was.
     
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    Jack Cassidy was a hot mess.
     
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    He had to be the inspiration for Shrek.
     
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    That would be this guy:
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    "Fredo, you're my older brother, and I love you, but don't ever take sides with anyone against the family again, ever."
     
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    a death pool favorite!
     
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    Card Sharks was the best....

    HIGHER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    LOWERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    When i was in reno years ago i had to visit the ranch what a view of the lake Loved bonanza Hop Sing says hello
     
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    He really was. Quite the character and such a talented one, too. He was SO good as the villain on Columbo (in four appearances, I think). No one could do a sneering, dismissive, haughty psychopath better. And the guy was a renowned stage actor as well--pretty impressive.

    I saw a clip of Cassidy as a contestant on the old Match Game (or maybe To Tell The Truth?) show once where he'd affected this uppercrust British accent...uh, just for the hell of it, maybe? It's tough to tell but he kept the pretense up FOR THE ENTIRE SHOW. The guy was definitely a bit unhinged.
     
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    I first read about him when he was on the cover on an amazing punk album lagwagons "hoss"
     
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    Alan Hale Jr. 1921-1990

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