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    Don Kirschner died today at age 77. He brought us The Monkee's and Don Kirchner's Rock Concert which was one of the few venues for rock bands on television in the 1970's.

    Sargent Shriver, husband of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, age 95 also passed today. Shriver was the first director of the Peace Corps and was the brother-in-law to President Kennedy, Senator Ted Kennedy and Senator/Attorney General/Presidential Candidate Robert Kennedy. He is also the father of Maria Shriver Schwarzenagger.
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    I hadn't seen the news about Sargent Shriver. He sure lived a long, full life.
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    RIP, Mr. Shriver.
    You had to admire both he and Eunice - who passed not that long ago.

    What legacies they left.

    And I hadn't known of Kirchner's passing, too. I sure remember him fondly from my youth.
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    This is a man who practiced what he preached. RIP Jack LaLanne.

    Jack LaLanne, the fitness guru who inspired television viewers to trim down and pump iron for decades before exercise became a national obsession, died Sunday. He was 96.

    LaLanne died of respiratory failure due to pneumonia Sunday afternoon at his home in Morro Bay on California's central coast, his longtime agent Rick Hersh said.

    Lalanne ate healthy and exercised every day of his life up until the end, Hersh said.
    FoxNews.com - Fitness Guru Jack LaLanne Dies at 96
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    WOW!!
    What an icon he was!
    I so remember him from my youth.
    I also remember that my Dad so incorporated Mr. LaLanne's philosophy. He, too, exercised daily, and ate healthy. I am thankful for the 2 of them.
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    I remember my great aunt, with whom I would stay after school, getting in front of the television and doing exercises with him. I found it hilarious!! I was in grades 2-4 when I stayed with her. She'd be grunting and straining, with her pearls on!!
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    Now that's the best tribute I've heard to Mr. LaLanne yet! May he rest in peace. I, too, very much remember him from my youth.
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    After suffering complications from a stroke in 2010, Gladys Horton of the Marvelettes fame died yesterday at a Sherman Oaks, Calif., nursing home where she was recovering, according to Reuters.
    As lead singer of the all-girl group, Horton belted the Marvelettes' first hit, 'Please Mr. Postman,' in 1961 when she was only 17 years old. The single was credited with being the first Motown hit to land on the pop charts -- a great feat for the label. Horton went on to sing lead vocals on tracks like 'Playboy,' 'Beechwood 4-5789' and 'Too Many Fish in the Sea.
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    RIP, Ms. Horton,

    I still have Please Mr. Postman on my MP3.
    Too many of these Motown singers are dying way too early.
    Very sad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prhoshay;4160999;
    I remember my great aunt, with whom I would stay after school, getting in front of the television and doing exercises with him. I found it hilarious!! I was in grades 2-4 when I stayed with her. She'd be grunting and straining, with her pearls on!!
    You have totally made me laugh with that image!!!
    My Dad told me my mom used to watch Jack lalane too , right after `The Galloping Gourmet' (fancy french cooking guy who was British). That's an interesting combo.
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