Saturday, July 18, 2020

John Lewis 1940 – 2020

John Lewis died yesterday at the age of 80. He was a crusader for civil rights and voting rights. Continue his fight. Stand up for what is right. And vote , not only at the national and state level, but locally. That will honor his legacy and make our America better and stronger.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Elizabeth Edwards: July 3, 1949 — December 7, 2010

A life lived to the fullest with courage, hope, and inspiration for many came to an end today. Elizabeth Edwards died, after a six-year battle with cancer,  at her home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, surrounded by her family. The wife of disgraced politician John Edwards was only 61. More on Edwards’ life and struggles against incredible odds and obstacles in […]
Tuesday, June 23, 2009

“Tonight Show” sidekick Ed McMahon dies at 86

Photo: Wikipedia — Ed McMahon in November of 2005 “Heeeere’s Johnny!” The booming voice that made this introduction for “Tonight Show” host Johnny Carson thousands of times has been silenced. Famous announcer/talk show sidekick Ed McMahon  died today, reportedly after a battle with cancer. He was 86. He was born Edward Leo Peter McMahon in Detroit on March 6, 1923. McMahon and […]
Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Comedian/author Dom DeLuise dies at 75

  The entertainment industry is mourning the death of funnyman, Dom DeLuise. The actor’s son Michael told KNX 1070 newsradio that his father died in Santa Monica last night after a long illness. He was 75. During his long career, DeLuise was best known for his comic genius on television and in the movies. However, the entertainer was a published author as well. DeLuise  wrote several […]
Saturday, April 25, 2009

Stage and TV actress Bea Arthur dies at 86

Photo: Anne Cusack/Los Angeles Times (2001) Veteran actress of stage and TV, Bea Arthur, died today in Los Angeles. Arthur was truly one of a kind. She carried her tall frame proudly and with a deep voice and sharp wit, could deliver some of the best comedy one-liners ever.   Arthur acted on stage in local theater as well as on Broadway. She won […]
Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Actress Natasha Richardson dies at age 45

Natasha Richardson 1963 – 2009    Los Angeles Times Photo   Actress Natasha Richardson died today after apparently suffering a serious head injury in a ski accident on Monday. Media reports say Richardson took a tumble on a beginners’ slope at a resort near Montreal. Her husband, actor Liam Neeson, was shooting a film in Toronto at the time. Neeson was with his wife […]
Friday, December 12, 2008

Famous pin-up model Bettie Page dead at 85

Bettie (also known as Betty) Page’s sexy, but fun photos became all the rage in the 1950s. Page is credited with helping usher in the sexual revolution of the 1960s. Last night, Page died at a hospital in Los Angeles. Page had been battling pneumonia when she suffered a heart attack on December 2. Page’s most famous pictures showed her in high heels, swimsuits, […]