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    Re: Rest In Peace.

    Sadly Maury Chaykin has passed away - he was only 61 and he passed away on his birthday. He was Mr. Rattus' favourite actor, and in his honour I will have a mini-festival this weekend with Love and Death on Long Island, Owning Mahowny and Blindness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rattus;4009805;
    Sadly Maury Chaykin has passed away - he was only 61 and he passed away on his birthday. He was Mr. Rattus' favourite actor, and in his honour I will have a mini-festival this weekend with Love and Death on Long Island, Owning Mahowny and Blindness.
    I just read about this and am equally saddened. I remember him best in the Nero Wolfe and in My Cousin Vinny.
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    I shall miss listening to the commentaries of Daniel Schorr
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    And now we have lost Mitch Miller (I used to remember listening to - and singing along with - him and his show with my dad when I was a kid) But he had a long full life. Precursor to Karaoke.

    Conductor Mitch Miller dies at 99 - Entertainment - Music - TODAYshow.com

    NEW YORK Mitch Miller, the goateed orchestra leader who asked Americans to "Sing Along With Mitch" on television and records and produced hits for Tony Bennett, Patti Page and other performers, has died at age 99.

    His daughter, Margaret Miller Reuther, said Monday that Miller died Saturday in Lenox Hill Hospital after a short illness.

    Miller was a key record executive at Columbia Records in the pre-rock 'n' roll era, making hits with singers Bennett, Page, Rosemary Clooney and Johnny Mathis. As a producer and arranger, Miller had misses, too, famously striking out on projects with Frank Sinatra and a young Aretha Franklin and in general scorning the rise of rock.

    "Sing Along With Mitch" started as a series of records, then became a popular NBC show starting in early 1961. Miller's stiff-armed conducting style and signature goatee became famous. The TV show ranked in the top 20 for the 1961-62 season, and soon children everywhere were parodying Miller's stiff-armed conducting. An all-male chorus sang old standards, joined by a few female singers, most prominently Leslie Uggams. Viewers were invited to join in with lyrics superimposed on the screen and followed with a bouncing ball.

    "He is an odd-looking man," New York Times critic Brooks Atkinson wrote in 1962. "His sharp beard, twinkling eyes, wrinkled forehead and mechanical beat make him look like a little puppet as he peers hopefully into the camera. By now most of us are more familiar with his tonsils than with those of our families."

    Atkinson went on to say that as a musician, Miller was "first rate," praising "the clean tone of the singing, the clarity of the lyrics, the aptness of the tempos, the variety and the occasional delicacy of the instrumental accompaniment."

    An accomplished oboist, Miller played in a number of orchestras early in his career, including one put together in 1934 by George Gershwin. "Gershwin was an unassuming guy," Miller told The New York Times in 1989. "I never heard him raise his voice."

    Miller began in the recording business with Mercury Records in the late '40s, first on the classical side, later with popular music. He then went over to Columbia Records as head of its popular records division.

    Among the stars whose hits he worked on were Clooney, Page, Bennett, Frankie Laine and Jo Stafford. His decision to have Mathis switch from jazz to lushly romantic ballads launched the singer as a superstar. Bennett credits Miller with helping him become a superstar.

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    Wow. 99.
    Quite a full and long life.
    RIP Mr. Miller
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    Mitch Miller lived in my neighborhood when I was growing up, and I met him at our local bowling alley. I did bowl with him several times and he was very nice always pleasant. I also used to "Sing Along with Mitch," on tv.
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    Re: Rest In Peace.

    Patricia Neal has passed away
    Oscar-winning actress Patricia Neal dies at age 84
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    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. Patricia Neal, the willowy, husky-voiced actress who won an Academy Award for 1963's "Hud" and then survived several strokes to continue acting, died on Sunday. She was 84.

    Neal had lung cancer and died at her home in Edgartown, Mass., on Martha's Vineyard, said longtime friend Bud Albers of Knoxville.

    Neal was already an award-winning Broadway actress when she won her Oscar for her role as a housekeeper to the Texas father (Melvyn Douglas) battling his selfish, amoral son (Paul Newman).

    Less than two years later, she suffered a series of strokes in 1965 at age 39. Her struggle to regain walking and talking is regarded as epic in the annals of stroke rehabilitation. She returned to the screen to earn another Oscar nomination and three Emmy nominations.

    The Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center that concentrates on helping people recover from strokes and spinal cord and brain injuries is named for her in Knoxville, where she grew up.

    "She never forgot us after she went to Hollywood," said the 85-year-old Albers, who graduated with Neal from Knoxville High School in 1943.

    Whenever she was in town, a bunch of her friends would always get together and have dinner, Albers said. Her family let him know of her death. She had wanted to be in town next week for a golf tournament that benefits the center, he said.

    "She was so courageous," he said of her battling back from her illnesses and losing her 7-year-old daughter to measles in 1962. "She always fought back. She was very much an inspiration."

    In her 1988 autobiography, "As I Am," she wrote, "Frequently my life has been likened to a Greek tragedy, and the actress in me cannot deny that comparison."

    Neal projected force that almost crackled on the screen. Her forte was drama, but she had a light touch that enabled her to do comedy, too.

    She had the female leads in the 1949 film version of Ayn Rand's novel "The Fountainhead," the classic 1951 science fiction film "The Day the Earth Stood Still" and Elia Kazan's 1957 drama "A Face in the Crowd."

    She made a grand return to the screen after her strokes in 1968, winning an Oscar nomination for her performance in "The Subject Was Roses."

    In 1971, she played Olivia Walton in "The Homecoming: A Christmas Story," a made-for-TV film that served as the pilot for the CBS series "The Waltons." It brought her the first of her three Emmy nominations.

    "You can't give up," she said in a 1999 Associated Press interview. "You sure want to, sometimes."

    In 1953, she married Roald Dahl, the British writer famed for "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," "James and the Giant Peach" and other tales for children. They had five children. They divorced in 1983 after she learned he was having an affair with her best friend and he died in 1990.

    Even before her own illness, her life often was touched by misfortune. Besides her daughter's death, an infant son nearly died in 1960 when his carriage was struck by a taxi.

    Neal also suffered a nervous breakdown, and had an ill-fated affair with Gary Cooper, who starred with her in "The Fountainhead."

    "I lived this secret life for several years. I was so ashamed," she told The New York Times in 1964.

    The strokes at first paralyzed her and impaired her speech. After recovering, she limped and had bad vision in one eye. A 1991 biopic about her travails starred Glenda Jackson as Neal.

    In 1999, she starred in her first feature film in 10 years in the title role in Robert Altman's "Cookie's Fortune."

    She said at the time that movie offers had been scarce in recent years.

    "I don't quite understand it, but nobody calls me and nobody wants me. But I love to act."

    Neal was born in a mining camp in Packard, Ky., the daughter of a transportation manager for the South Coal & Coke Co. After leaving Knoxville, she attended Northwestern University and then struck out for Broadway.

    Her broadway credits included "A Roomful of Roses," "The Miracle Worker" (as Helen Keller's mother, Kate) and a revival of Hellman's drama "The Children's Hour."

    She made her screen debut in 1949's "John Loves Mary," that also starred Jack Carson and Ronald Reagan.

    Her three Emmy nominations were all for roles in notable drama specials: Besides "The Homecoming," they were "Tail Gunner Joe," a 1977 drama about Sen. Joe McCarthy, and a version of the tragic World War I story "All Quiet on the Western Front."

    Among Neal's children is Tessa Dahl, who followed in her father's footsteps as a writer. Tessa Dahl's daughter is the model and writer Sophie Dahl.

    Friends said her sorrows gave her an inner toughness that brought new power to her screen portrayals.

    "I don't lie down. ... I'm fightin' all the way," she said in 1999.
    Oscar-winning actress Patricia Neal dies at age 84 - Yahoo! News
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    Crit, I'm sorry to read that. I always admired her so much for being able to overcome all the things that came her way.
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    She was a true source of inspiration to so many.
    RIP, you were a terrific actress and quite a lady!
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