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  • Originally posted by EasyDisease View Post

    Also had a stress-induced seizure and suffered a spinal compression fracture, so yeah, 2020 is off to a roaring start. But that's enough about my private life. Shitty month, though.
    Well, it can only get better from here, right? Sorry about the run of terrible stuff.

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    • Damn. Sorry to hear that, ED.

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      • Kirk Douglas, aged 103


        Kirk Douglas ( Issur Danielovitch; December 9, 1916 – February 5, 2020) was an American actor, producer, director, and author. A centenarian, he was one of the last surviving stars of the film industry's Golden Age.[2] After an impoverished childhood with immigrant parents and six sisters, he made his film debut in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) with Barbara Stanwyck. Douglas soon developed into a leading box-office star throughout the 1950s, known for serious dramas, including westerns and war movies. During his career, he appeared in more than 90 movies. Douglas was known for his explosive acting style, which he displayed as a criminal defense attorney in Town Without Pity (1961).

        Douglas became an international star through positive reception for his leading role as an unscrupulous boxing hero in
        Champion (1949), which brought him his first nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor. Other early films include Young Man with a Horn (1950), playing opposite Lauren Bacall and Doris Day, Ace in the Hole opposite Jan Sterling (1951), and Detective Story (1951), for which he received a Golden Globe nomination as Best Actor in a Drama. He received a second Oscar nomination for his dramatic role in The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), opposite Lana Turner, and his third nomination for portraying Vincent van Gogh in Lust for Life (1956), which landed him a second Golden Globe nomination.

        In 1955, he established
        Bryna Productions, which began producing films as varied as Paths of Glory (1957) and Spartacus (1960). In those two films he collaborated with the then-relatively-unknown director Stanley Kubrick, taking lead roles in both films. Douglas has been praised for helping to break the Hollywood blacklist by having Dalton Trumbo write Spartacus with an official on-screen credit.[3] He produced and starred in Lonely Are the Brave (1962), considered a classic, and Seven Days in May (1964), opposite Burt Lancaster, with whom he made seven films. In 1963, he starred in the Broadway play One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, a story that he purchased and later gave to his son Michael Douglas, who turned it into an Oscar-winning film.

        As an actor and philanthropist, Douglas received three
        Academy Award nominations, an Oscar for Lifetime Achievement, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. As an author, he wrote ten novels and memoirs. He is No. 17 on the American Film Institute's list of the greatest male screen legends of classic Hollywood cinema, the highest-ranked living person on the list until his death. After barely surviving a helicopter crash in 1991 and then suffering a stroke in 1996, he focused on renewing his spiritual and religious life. He lived with his second wife (of 65 years), Anne Buydens, a producer, until his death on February 5, 2020, at age 103.

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        • Dude was old as fuck.

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          • I bet Kobe wishes he survived a helicopter crash and lived to be 103.

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            • Originally posted by FrobozMumbar View Post
              I bet Kobe wishes he survived a helicopter crash and lived to be 103.
              Kobe's dead!?!?

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                • Orson Bean (born Dallas Frederick Burrows; July 22, 1928 – February 7, 2020) was an American film, television, and stage actor, and a comedian, writer, and producer. He appeared frequently on televised game shows from the 1960s through the 1980s and was a long-time panelist on the television game show To Tell the Truth. He was a favorite of Johnny Carson, appearing on The Tonight Show 128 times, with 91 of the appearances during Johnny's tenure as host. He was a veteran actor of stage, television and cinema, and a game show host.

                  On February 7, 2020, while walking near Venice Boulevard and Shell Avenue, in Venice, Los Angeles, Bean was struck by two drivers, with the second vehicle striking him fatally. "The car coming westbound did not see him and clipped him and he went down," said Los Angeles Police Department Captain Brian Wendling. "A second vehicle was coming up, was distracted by people trying to slow him down and then looked up and then a second traffic collision occurred and that one was fatal.


                  On "The Twilight Zone"

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                  • Robert Conrad (born Conrad Robert Falk; March 1, 1935 – February 8, 2020) was an American film and television actor, singer, and stuntman. He is best known for his role in the 1965–69 television series The Wild Wild West, playing the sophisticated Secret Service agent James T. West. He portrayed World War II ace Pappy Boyington in the television series Baa Baa Black Sheep (later syndicated as Black Sheep Squadron). In addition to acting, he was a singer, and recorded several pop/rock songs in the late 1950s and early 1960s as Bob Conrad. He hosted a weekly two-hour national radio show (The PM Show with Robert Conrad) on CRN Digital Talk Radio since 2008.

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                    • Originally posted by MissTCShore View Post
                      Orson Bean (born Dallas Frederick Burrows; July 22, 1928 – February 7, 2020) was an American film, television, and stage actor, and a comedian, writer, and producer. He appeared frequently on televised game shows from the 1960s through the 1980s and was a long-time panelist on the television game show To Tell the Truth. He was a favorite of Johnny Carson, appearing on The Tonight Show 128 times, with 91 of the appearances during Johnny's tenure as host. He was a veteran actor of stage, television and cinema, and a game show host.

                      On February 7, 2020, while walking near Venice Boulevard and Shell Avenue, in Venice, Los Angeles, Bean was struck by two drivers, with the second vehicle striking him fatally. "The car coming westbound did not see him and clipped him and he went down," said Los Angeles Police Department Captain Brian Wendling. "A second vehicle was coming up, was distracted by people trying to slow him down and then looked up and then a second traffic collision occurred and that one was fatal.


                      On "The Twilight Zone"
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                      • Originally posted by MissTCShore View Post
                        Orson Bean (born Dallas Frederick Burrows; July 22, 1928 – February 7, 2020) was an American film, television, and stage actor, and a comedian, writer, and producer. He appeared frequently on televised game shows from the 1960s through the 1980s and was a long-time panelist on the television game show To Tell the Truth. He was a favorite of Johnny Carson, appearing on The Tonight Show 128 times, with 91 of the appearances during Johnny's tenure as host. He was a veteran actor of stage, television and cinema, and a game show host.

                        On February 7, 2020, while walking near Venice Boulevard and Shell Avenue, in Venice, Los Angeles, Bean was struck by two drivers, with the second vehicle striking him fatally. "The car coming westbound did not see him and clipped him and he went down," said Los Angeles Police Department Captain Brian Wendling. "A second vehicle was coming up, was distracted by people trying to slow him down and then looked up and then a second traffic collision occurred and that one was fatal.


                        On "The Twilight Zone"
                        We used to go to the same church. I didn’t know him, but some of my friends knew him well.

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