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msc

Posted 16 August 2015 - 06:51 PM

I'm hearing of the demise of Alex Howden, though can't find confirmation yet.

Gangs of New York? Paaaaah!

Best remembered for the Granton Star Cause...


 

Local obit


charon

Posted 16 August 2015 - 06:13 PM

I'm hearing of the demise of Alex Howden, though can't find confirmation yet.

Gangs of New York? Paaaaah!

Best remembered for the Granton Star Cause...



YoungWillz

Posted 09 August 2015 - 08:09 PM

David Nobbs, writer for many things but best known for The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin, has died according to John Cleese. https://twitter.com/...467448156880896 He was 80.

 

Edit: BBC have it now. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-33843336

 

Think I prefer Fairly Secret Army to Reggie Perrin, but hey.


YoungWillz

Posted 29 June 2015 - 11:40 PM

Jack Carter, American comedian, 93. http://www.hollywood...ian-dies-805852

 

Edit: Found this with Judy Garland: https://youtu.be/xraSgIqXzmg

 

Edit 2: UK Obit: http://www.dailymail...ic-dies-93.html

 

Blast, he was on my radar for next year's DDP.


mijkediablo

Posted 29 June 2015 - 12:02 PM

Chris Thompson, writer-producer responsible for Bosom Buddies, which gave Tom Hanks an early lead role, and Action.

 

http://variety.com/2...-63-1201530057/


YoungWillz

Posted 24 June 2015 - 11:19 PM

Pam Matteson, US comedienne, 61, cancer. http://thecomicscomi...rce=twitterfeed

 

She was well known for impersonating Cher. Except Cher is still alive. Well, the bits of Cher that remain Cher. Anyway, this isn't about Cher.


Sir Creep

Posted 20 June 2015 - 11:38 PM

American comedian and writer Phil Austin, dead at 74:
 
http://dangerousmind...ustin_1941_2015
 
He was a member of the comedy troupe The Firesign Theatre, mainly known for their comedy recordings.


I knew none of the individual members by name but Firesign Theatre was funny as hell. RIP
SC

gcreptile

Posted 20 June 2015 - 11:21 AM

American comedian and writer Phil Austin, dead at 74:

 

http://dangerousmind...ustin_1941_2015

 

He was a member of the comedy troupe The Firesign Theatre, mainly known for their comedy recordings.


Bibliogryphon

Posted 09 June 2015 - 12:39 PM

Lenny Henry is set to receive a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours List to be published on Friday.

 

I for one am very pleased.


YoungWillz

Posted 01 June 2015 - 02:32 AM

Don Smoothey, comedian and actor, 96. https://www.thestage...y-don-smoothey/

 

Worked with Dickie Valentine, Charlie Chester, Billy Dainty and Frankie Howard.


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