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gcreptile

Posted Today, 12:34 PM

Book has a potential unique DDP hit, now that Elisabeth Wiedemann is dead at 89:

 

http://www.tagesspie...n/11831978.html (link in german)

 

She played the wife of "Ekel Alfred" in the early german TV series (actually a sitcom long before they became a household name) "Ein Herz und Eine Seele" (A heart and a soul, meaning, sort of, beating as one heart). It was an iconic german TV-show of the 70s about a "typical" german family with "Alfred" as the always grumpy father. It was before my time, and it always seemed to me that this father was symbolic for the people who voted Hitler into office and the children had to life with these people. Elisabeth Wiedemann is the last of the core family to die since the actors of her two TV children died before her.

Wiedemann also had a couple of roles in some very prominent german TV movies, and the usual smaller roles in several series'.


CaptainChorizo

Posted Yesterday, 06:56 PM

Vicente Aranda  The Spanish Film Director of historical films Libertarias and Juana La Loca among others is dead at 88


Vinegar Tits

Posted 10 May 2015 - 03:10 PM

For anyone wanting an up date on Charles Aznavour - he was on Vivement Dimanche today on TV5 Monde (so it's a show from a couple of weeks ago). As I've mentioned earlier in this thread, he's currently on a 'farewell' tour. He does look quite frail - and definitely more so than a year or so ago, and his hands are a little shaky, but otherwise he's in fine fettle. Obviously a fall or a bout of illness could finish anyone his age off, but otherwise he's good for at least another five years in my opinion.

BuriedInCarolina

Posted 06 May 2015 - 02:06 AM

Patachou, a French Singer With a Habit of Snipping Neckties, Dies at 96

 

http://www.nytimes.c...dies-at-96.html


gcreptile

Posted 30 April 2015 - 10:21 AM

Frnech actor Jean Lescot is dead at 76:

 

http://www.20minutes...-star-wars-mort

 

Though judging from the headlines, his main claim to fame was to be the french voice of Star Wars' master Yoda.


gcreptile

Posted 28 April 2015 - 03:14 PM

French screenwriter/director/actor René Féret is dead at 69:

 

http://www.lemonde.f...23939_3476.html (french link)

 

Also dead, but at age 68, French guitarist Serge Koolenn of the group "Il était une fois":

 

http://www.huffingto..._n_7160472.html (french link)


stonecold

Posted 23 April 2015 - 07:15 AM

Cindy Yang, 24, Taiwanese actress, suicide by helium inhalation (http://en.wikipedia....Deaths_in_2015)

 

I guess she went out on a high note :)


Sir Creep

Posted 23 April 2015 - 01:05 AM

Russian film director Bakhtyar Khudojnazarov, aged only 49.
 
By using Scrabble scoring to add up the letters in his name, he comes up with a score greater than his age at death; 60 points.   I doubt there are many other people mentioned on this forum to whom the Scrabble deficit would apply.


I hope you scored that second K a zero and not a 5, as it would require the use of a blank.
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DevonDeathTrip

Posted 23 April 2015 - 12:04 AM

Russian film director Bakhtyar Khudojnazarov, aged only 49.

 

By using Scrabble scoring to add up the letters in his name, he comes up with a score greater than his age at death; 60 points.   I doubt there are many other people mentioned on this forum to whom the Scrabble deficit would apply. 


charon

Posted 07 April 2015 - 08:34 PM

Jean Germain, French politician accused of corruption, appears to have committed suicide pre-trial. http://www.bbc.co.uk...europe-32202429

 
ALL the main news sources are reporting it as suicide and Wiki has it as death by firearm, all ahead of a trial about his - alleged - profiteering from a marriage scam.
 
Our kinda guy, then. Was anyone hereabouts prescient enough to have snagged him in a pool?

Barrymore doesn't post anymore as far as I know....

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