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Posted 03 June 2005 - 11:33 AM

Johan Marius Nicolaas Heesters (Johannes Heesters), born 5th Dec. 1903.
He is a Dtch actor who was quite famous in Germany between 1940 and 1960. He is still on stage but to my impression his health is going down rapidly. He is not so aware of the things that happen to him since he was 2 or 3 years ago. I think he will survive this year but he might be a good candidate for 2006.

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Posted 03 June 2005 - 11:37 AM

We have had Joopi Heesters before here. As you might have had a chance of knowing, had the search box been working.

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Posted 05 June 2005 - 10:01 PM

At a loose end this weekend. Here is a list of people (some of whom I know have already featured) who were born in 1920 and are still kicking around:

Javier Pérez de Cuéllar (former UN secretary general) b. 19 Jan
Ronald Searle (cartoonist) b. 03 Mar
James Doohan (actor) b. 03 Mar
Lewis Gilbert (director) b. 06 Mar
Eric Rohmer (director) b. 04 Apr
Ravi Shankar (musician) b. 07 Apr
Ronald Magill (actor) b. 21 Apr
Renée Asherson (actress) b. 19 May
Betty Driver (actress) b. 20 May
Jan Rubes (actor) b. 06 Jun
Ian Carmichael (actor) b. 18 Jun
Ray Harryhausen (special effects) b. 29 Jun
Juan Antonio Samaranch (sports administrator) b. 17 Jun
P D James (Writer) b. 03 Aug
Maureen O'Hara (actress) b. 17 Aug
Shelley Winters (actress) b. 18 Aug
Ray Bradbury (writer) b. 22 Aug
G D Spradlin (actor) b. 31 Aug
Dinah Sheridan (actress) b. 17 Sep
Jack Warden (actor) b. 18 Sep
Mickey Rooney (actor) b. 23 Sep
Dick Francis (jockey / writer) b. 31 Oct
Ricardo Montalban (actor) b. 25 Nov
Dave Brubeck (musician) b. 06 Dec
George Shultz (politician) b. 13 Dec
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Posted 06 June 2005 - 01:23 PM

And here's a list from 1919:

Sheila Mercier (actress) b. 01 Jan ("Emmerdale")
J. D. Salinger (writer) b. 01 Jan
Lisa della Casa (soprano) b. 02 Feb
Red Buttons (actor) b. 05 Feb
Jack Palance (actor) b. 18 Feb
Jennifer Jones (actress) b. 02 Mar
Frank Campanella (actor) b. 12 Mar
Celeste Holm (actress) b. 29 Apr
Pete Seeger (musician) b. 03 May
Frank Middlemass (actor) b. 28 May ("The Archers")
Lord Carrington (politician) b. 06 Jun
Richard Todd (actor) b. 11 Jun
Louis Jourdan (actor) b. 19 Jun
Al Molinaro (actor) b. 24 Jun ("Happy Days")
Ward Costello (actor) b. 05 Jul
Ernst Haefliger (tenor) b. 06 Jul
Sir Edmund Hilary (mountaineer) b. 20 Jul
Nehemiah Persoff (actor) b. 02 Aug
Dino De Laurentiis (producer) b. 08 Aug
Doris Lessing (writer) b. 22 Oct
Sir Ludovic Kennedy (writer / broadcaster) b. 03 Nov
Lisa Otto (soprano) b. 14 Nov
Gillo Pontecorvo (writer / director) b. 19 Nov ("Battle of Algiers")
Alan Young (actor) b. 19 Nov (played Wilbur Post in "Mr. Ed")
Dulcie Gray (actress) b. 20 Nov
Cliff Michelmore (braodcaster) b. 11 Dec
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Posted 06 June 2005 - 07:35 PM

and 1918:

Oral Roberts (evangelist) b. 24 Jan
John Forsythe (actor) b. 29 Jan
Muriel Spark (writer) b. 01 Feb (Prime of Miss Jean Brodie)
Joey Bishop (actor) b. 03 Feb
Hank Locklin (country musician) b. 15 Feb
Patty Andrews (singer / sister) b. 16 Feb
Peter O'Sullevan (racing commentator) b. 03 Mar
Mickey Spillane (writer) b. 09 Mar
Betty Ford (former "first lady") b. 08 Apr
Birgit Nilsson (soprano) b. 17 May
Barry Morse (actor) b. 10 Jun
Ingmar Bergman (director) b. 14 Jul
Nelson Mandela (activist / politician) b. 18 Jul
Richard Pearson (actor) b. 01 Aug
Geoffrey Keen (actor) b. 21 Aug
Billy Graham (evangelist) b. 07 Nov
Efrem Zimbalist Jr (actor) b. 30 Nov
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (activist) b. 11 Dec
Kurt Waldheim (politician) b. 21 Dec
Helmut Schmidt (politician) b. 23 Dec

by the way, I'm relying on good ol' IMDB for info on dates of birth and (lack of) dates of death. It tends to be reliable in the main, but I nearly put the conductor Norman del Mar down, but checked on another site and found (as I suspected) that he's been waving a celestial baton since 1994, so not 100% reliable. I'm open to any corrections!
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Posted 06 June 2005 - 09:03 PM

1917:

Ernest Borgnine (actor) b. 24 Jan
Zsa Zsa Gabor (actress) b. 06 Feb
Sidney Sheldon (writer) b. 11 Feb
Googie Withers (actress) b. 12 Mar
Dame Vera Lynn (singer) b. 20 Mar
Dabbs Greer (actor) b. 02 Apr
Sven Hassel (writer) b. 19 Apr
Danielle Darrieux (actress) b. 01 May
George Gaynes (actor) b. 16 May (Police Academy)
Leslie Gilliat (producer) b. 29 May
Lena Horne (singer) b. 30 Jun
Phyllis Diller (actress) b. 17 Jul
Caspar Weinberger (politician) b. 18 Aug
Mel Ferrer (actor) b. 25 Aug
Lord Denis Healey (politician) b. 30 Aug
Herbert Lom (actor) b. 11 Sep
June Allyson (actress) b. 07 Oct
Joan Fontaine (actress) b. 22 Oct
Michael Gough (actor) b. 23 Nov
Arthur C. Clarke (writer) b. 16 Dec
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Posted 07 June 2005 - 10:37 AM

Sir Freddie Laker, of 1970s Skytrain fame, will be 83 this year. Famous enough, I would suggest, though I can't vouch for his state of health.

Apologies if he's been mentioned before, but I did try the search engine, for what it's worth.
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Posted 07 June 2005 - 02:04 PM

Cerberus, on Jun 7 2005, 11:37 AM, said:

Sir Freddie Laker, of 1970s Skytrain fame, will be 83 this year. Famous enough, I would suggest, though I can't vouch for his state of health.

Apologies if he's been mentioned before, but I did try the search engine, for what it's worth.
Last I heard Freddie was running an airline in the Bahamas or somewhere similar. Doing OK and making a living. Great guy, I wish him well.
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Posted 07 June 2005 - 04:31 PM

Born in 1916:

Henri Dutilleux (composer) b. 22 Jan
Harry Rabinowitz (conductor) b. 26 Mar
Eugene McCarthy (senator) b. 29 Mar
Glenn Ford (actor) b. 01 May
Olivia de Havilland (actress) b. 01 Jul
Sir Edward Heath (politician) b. 09 Jul
Reg Varney (actor) b. 11 Jul
Gough Whitlam (politician) b. 11 Jul (former Aussie PM)
Ronald Leigh-Hunt (actor) b. 05 Oct
Pearl Hackney (actress) b. 28 Oct
Walter Cronkite (presenter) b. 04 Nov
June Havoc (actress) b. 08 Nov
Sherwood Schwartz (writer) b. 14 Nov (Gilligan's Island. The Brady Bunch)
Kirk Douglas (actor) b. 09 Dec
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Posted 07 June 2005 - 06:50 PM

Born in 1915:

Norman Wisdom (comedian / actor) b. 04 Feb
Harry Morgan (actor) b. 10 Apr (M*A*S*H)
Peter Copley (actor) b. 20 May
Herman Wouk (writer) b. 27 May
Les Paul (guitarist) b. 09 Jun
Meinhardt Raabe (actor) b. 02 Sep (Wizard of Oz)
Augusto Pinochet (dictator) b. 25 Nov
Eli Wallach (actor) b. 07 Dec
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano) b. 09 Dec
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Posted 08 June 2005 - 02:00 PM

Jimmy Savill must checking in soon. Not heard about him for a while?? :banghead:
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Posted 08 June 2005 - 07:01 PM

Saint Peter, on Jun 8 2005, 03:00 PM, said:

Jimmy Savill must checking in soon.  Not heard about him for a while?? :banghead:
If you check the Jimmy Savile thread, you will probably find that we have heard more than enough about him... ;)
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Posted 09 June 2005 - 12:50 AM

For some reason, I was almost certain that Cliff Michelmore was deceased, but a quick google has failed to uncover evidence of that - maybe I was thinking of someone else.

And I was at school with a nephew of Harry Rabinowitz - Jason I think his name was.
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Posted 09 June 2005 - 06:36 AM

Cerberus, on Jun 9 2005, 12:50 AM, said:

For some reason, I was almost certain that Cliff Michelmore was deceased
Yes, as I hinted, some of these names make you think to yourself "I'm sure he popped it ages ago!". Good ol' Cliff, eh!

Karl Malden (b. 1912) is also giving us a fine run for our money!
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Posted 09 June 2005 - 10:14 AM

Cerberus, on Jun 9 2005, 12:50 AM, said:

For some reason, I was almost certain that Cliff Michelmore was deceased, but a quick google has failed to uncover evidence of that - maybe I was thinking of someone else.

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You are probably thinking of Cliff Mitchelmore's wife Jean Metcalfe , ( radio and tv star ) who died in 2000

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 05:14 PM

Comedian Eric Sykes is "deaf, has failing eyesight, has suffered a stroke and undergone a heart bypass operation" according to the BBC. I'm not sure if he is famous enough internationally but he was the highest-paid scriptwriter of 1950s Britain and did the voiceover for the Teletubbies!

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 05:35 PM

Thats famous enough for me, get him on next years list!
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Posted 10 June 2005 - 04:31 AM

Dallas Star has rare blood disease http://channels.nets...scoop/np/3.html

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Posted 10 June 2005 - 06:54 AM

lospalmas7, on Jun 9 2005, 05:14 PM, said:

Comedian Eric Sykes is "deaf, has failing eyesight, has suffered a stroke and undergone a heart bypass operation" according to the BBC. I'm not sure if he is famous enough internationally but he was the highest-paid scriptwriter of 1950s Britain and did the voiceover for the Teletubbies!
The man is a genius. He would probably be much more famous than he is, except that he has tended to save his best efforts for work for which others would get the plaudits. He seems far too humble to accept well-deserved credit. Spike Milligan owed a huge debt to him, not only for all the work they did together, but also for his unbending support during Spike's many periods of doubt, depression and illness.

I salute him and wish him good health for many years to come.
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Posted 10 June 2005 - 12:04 PM

kuwaiti crown prince admitted to hospital





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