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Obituaries...

Postby Quatermass » Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:50 pm

I've noticed that, when people die, there's either a dedicated thread to them, or else we post it in the 'Headlines that Left You Speechless' thread. I've decided that we need a dedicated thread. So, I'll start with a death that may not affect many, but will certainly affect Whovians. I've posted this elsewhere, but I might as well start with this one.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/doctorwho/articles/Christopher-Barry

Christopher Barry may not be a name most of you have heard of, but you may have seen his work. He co-directed the first Dalek story of Doctor Who, the debuts of two Doctors (the sadly missing The Power of the Daleks for Patrick Troughton, and Robot for Tom Baker), as well as classics like The Daemons and The Brain of Morbius.

RIP. :(

Now, I know that there's another very recent celebrity death, so I'll let someone else post it...
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Postby janet » Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:37 am

Can't manage an obituary but the hairs on the back of my neck prickled yesterday when I heard that Shirley Temple had handed in her tap shoes and shuffled off this mortal coil. My daughter and I had been watching an old M*A*S*H episode on Sunday night which included a sequence from a Temple movie and I'd been explaining about how huge a star she'd been. Not that I was a fan. She was before my time too! I'm ashamed to say that I know nothing about her political career as an adult and next to nothing about her infant acting career, but I'm sure that she brought joy to many and will be sorely missed.
Rest in peace, Shirley.
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Postby The Mad Collector » Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:45 am

This was a good obituary for Shirley Temple

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-26135627
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Postby janet » Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:48 pm

Nice one Mad :D There are many today who could learn from her example.
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:30 pm

We were talking about her the other day and I was somewhat surprised to find that she was the most popular film star of her time. It had a lot to do with her films being so light and cheerful during the Great Depression. People wanted escapism. RIP Shirley!
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Postby wicked woman » Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:12 pm

She made it look so easy, was a true professional even at that age. RIP Shirley.
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Postby Catch-up » Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:16 pm

RIP Shirley.

Great idea for this thread Q.
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Postby ChristianBecker » Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:42 pm

RIP
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Now, I've heard of Shirley Temple, but as Q suspected, never of Christopher Barry.
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Postby Catch-up » Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:40 pm

R.I.P. Wolf :cry:

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Postby janet » Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:35 pm

Oh no! That's so sad :cry: What happened? He's beautiful.
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:50 pm

RIP :(
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Postby wicked woman » Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:25 pm

Harold Ramis, who played scientist Egon Spengler, in Ghostbusters has died. He also co-wrote the film. :cry:
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Postby Ghost » Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:56 pm

RIP
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:24 pm

That's a shame. RIP.
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Postby raptornx01 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:20 pm

He also did Groundhog day, Nation Lampoon's Vacation, stripes and a crap load of others.

RIP :(

One of the artists I follow did this.

http://lionheartcartoon.deviantart.com/ ... -436450084
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