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    I know he was found by a nurse; I don't know if there was any family. Rumor/talk was that he was gay. Obviously, he was a very private man.
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    If he was found by a nurse, that's pretty alone. I cant imagine making a choice not to get treatment, unless things were pretty far gone. According to wikipedia, he was shy, intensely private and avoided the Hollywood limelight.

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    Kind of interesting, isn't it, that Sherman Helmsley was so private IRL when his two best known television roles were as men who were anything but shy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cablejockey View Post
    If he was found by a nurse, that's pretty alone. I cant imagine making a choice not to get treatment, unless things were pretty far gone. According to wikipedia, he was shy, intensely private and avoided the Hollywood limelight.
    Sounds, to me, like he was choosing the lesser of 2 evils. They give you the facts and you make the decision. Since no one is going to live forever, I can understand choosing to choose your own exit. Lung diseases are no joke. I'm sure he was kept comfortable.
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    Al Freeman?

    I remember him best from "My Sweet Charlie" (that was SUCH a wonderful movie!) and as Ed Hall on OLTL.

    RIP, Al.
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    I remember him from Hot L Baltimore, a very racy show for that period of time. I don't think it's out on DVD so I might check the library for the book.
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    I remember him fondly as Ed Hall on OLTL. I watched that show from the time I was little. That role was pretty ground-breaking - there weren't many African Americans on daytime...maybe not ANY.
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    NBC news is report (via Facebook) that HELEN GURLEY BROWN, long-time editor-in-chief of Cosmo, has died. She was 90 years old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Florimel View Post
    I remember him from Hot L Baltimore, a very racy show for that period of time. I don't think it's out on DVD so I might check the library for the book.
    I remember that show. I was 10 at the time and my mom let me watch it! She was pretty good about letting me watch anything and it certainly didn't damage me.
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