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« Reply #100 on: March 16, 2010, 03:08:31 pm »

I wonder if he was in Honey I Shrunk the Kids  Undecided
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« Reply #101 on: March 23, 2010, 11:26:47 am »

Nanaia Mahutas mum, Raiha has passed away this morning. RIP dear lady.
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« Reply #102 on: March 27, 2010, 11:34:26 pm »

Fess Parker, actor, was born on August 16, 1924. He died on March 18, 2010, aged 85

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« Reply #103 on: April 05, 2010, 02:38:10 pm »

 US actor John Forsythe, who enjoyed a long career on stage, film and on television shows such as "Dynasty," has died after a battle with cancer, his family said in a statement.

"He was 92 years old and, thankfully, he died as he lived his life ... with dignity and grace, after a year-long struggle with cancer," the statement said.

Forsythe passed away on April 1 in Santa Ynez, California, northwest of Los Angeles, near Santa Barbara, after having suffered a bout of pneumonia.

The actor's career spanned more than five decades as he started work in New York on Broadway in plays such as the Pulitzer Prize winning "Teahouse of the August Moon" and on live television shows like "Studio One."

Forsythe moved to Los Angeles and began working in TV where his association with Hollywood producer Aaron Spelling led to his role as Blake Carrington in "Dynasty," for which he won two Golden Globe best actor awards.

He was the voice of "Charlie" in the original 1970s TV series "Charlie's Angels" and in two feature films, "Charlie's Angels" and "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle."

Forsythe is survived by his wife, Nicole, son, two daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/3545519/Actor-John-Forsythe-dies
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« Reply #104 on: April 09, 2010, 09:21:16 pm »

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/music/3564257/Punk-pioneer-Malcolm-McLaren-dies

gone to the "great swindle" in the sky..........hope he catches up with sid Grin
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« Reply #105 on: May 23, 2010, 10:07:47 pm »


Jazz singer Beaver dies, aged 59

NZPA | 7:30PM - Sunday, 23 May 2010

Beverley “BEAVER” Jean Morrison — R.I.P.
Beverley “BEAVER” Jean Morrison — R.I.P.

Well-known New Zealand jazz singer and actress Beverley "Beaver" Jean Morrison has died.

The 59-year-old entertainer was known for her involvement in theatre troupe Blerta and for singing the theme song for soap opera Gloss in the 1980s.

She also appeared in New Zealand films Skin Deep and Should I Be Good, about the Mr Asia drug syndicate.

Beaver died this morning after a six-year battle with sarcoma, TVNZ reported.

She had two daughters with actor Bill Stalker.

Her Should I Be Good co-star Hammond Gamble told NZPA he had been informed of Beaver's death by one of her daughters this morning.

Her friends and family had not expected Beaver to be with them much longer, Mr Gamble said.


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« Reply #106 on: May 29, 2010, 09:52:18 am »

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/celebrities/3749229/TV-star-Gary-Coleman-dies-at-42
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« Reply #107 on: May 29, 2010, 07:56:30 pm »

 

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« Reply #108 on: May 30, 2010, 10:29:37 am »

Acting legend Dennis Hopper dies

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« Reply #109 on: May 30, 2010, 12:22:38 pm »

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/3755087/Dame-Pat-Evison-dies-at-85

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« Reply #110 on: June 01, 2010, 01:21:56 am »

Prominent Maori film maker dies
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May 31, 2010, 5:28 pm

Prominent New Zealand film director Merata Mita died after collapsing outside Maori Television's Auckland studios today.

Mita collapsed at around 1.15pm in Newmarket and died after resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful, Maori Television spokeswoman Sonya Haggie said.

Mita was known for her documentary films such Bastion Point and Patu, about the 1981 Springbok rugby tour of New Zealand, and the feature film Mauri.

"The staff and management of Maori Television wish to pass on their sincere condolences to her whanau," Ms Haggie said.

Ms Haggie was not aware of the cause of her death and said the broadcaster did not wish to say anything else out of respect for Mita's family.

NZ On Screen said Mita was "a passionate advocate for Maori creative control" and a "key figure in the story of Maori filmmaking".

She was made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the latest New Year Honours for services to the film industry.

http://nz.news.yahoo.com/a/-/newshome/7321309/prominent-maori-film-maker-dies/
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« Reply #111 on: August 02, 2010, 04:49:45 pm »


‘Double All Black’ Eric Tindill dies aged 99

By MARK GEENTY - The Dominion Post | 11:46AM - Monday, 02 July 2010

FINAL INNINGS: Former New Zealand rugby and cricket test player Eric Tindill is pictured in a 2003 photo at an exhibition of rugby photos. — CRAIG SIMCOX/Dominion Post.
FINAL INNINGS: Former New Zealand rugby and cricket test
player Eric Tindill is pictured in a 2003 photo at an exhibition
of rugby photos. — CRAIG SIMCOX/Dominion Post.


ERIC TINDILL, who was the oldest surviving All Black and test cricketer, died yesterday. He was 99 years and 226 days.

His passing was confirmed today by Paul Tindill, his oldest son.

Born in Nelson on December 18, 1910, Eric Tindill last year overtook Englishman Francis McKinnon, who lived to be 98 years and 324 days, as the world's oldest surviving test cricketer. The oldest surviving test rugby player was Scotland's Mac Henderson, who was 101 years and 309 days when he died last year.

Nicknamed Snowy, Tindill achieved the unique distinction of playing both rugby and cricket tests for New Zealand, and later refereeing test rugby and umpiring test cricket.

Of the country's other double rugby-cricket internationals, George Dickinson and Curly Page played only in cricket tests, Charlie Oliver, Jeff Wilson and Brian McKechnie played only in rugby tests and Bill Carson never played a test in either sport.

A halfback and five-eighth, Tindill emerged from Wellington's Athletic rugby club.

His solitary All Blacks test was against England in London in January 1936, which they lost 13-0. The match was forever known for Russian Prince Alex Obolensky's two tries for England. Tindill made 14 appearances on that British tour and played 16 All Blacks matches in all.


ON THE DRIVE: Eric Tindill the cricketer on the drive in a picture from the 1930s. HAPPY BIRTHDAY: All Blacks halfback Piri Weepu presents Eric Tindill with a birthday cake to mark the “double All Blacks'” 99th birthday in 2009. — CRAIG SIMCOX/Dominion Post.
ON THE DRIVE (left): Eric Tindill the cricketer on the drive in a picture from the 1930s.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY (right): All Blacks halfback Piri Weepu presents Eric Tindill with a
birthday cake to mark the “double All Blacks'” 99th birthday in 2009.
 — CRAIG SIMCOX/Dominion Post.


A left-handed batsman and wicketkeeper, Tindill's international cricket career spanned nearly a decade, either side of World War Two in which he served as a member of the NZEF.

He played five tests between 1937 and 1947. He toured England in 1937 and Australia in 1937-38 as well as playing in home series in 1936-37, 1938-39, 1945-46 and 1946-47.

Tindill also had the distinction of catching the great Australian batsman Sir Don Bradman off the bowling off Jack Cowie in Adelaide in 1937-38. It was the only time Bradman played against a New Zealand side.

An outstanding sporting allrounder, Tindill also played football and table tennis for Wellington.

On retirement he continued to play a big role on the national sporting scene.

Tindill refereed the All Blacks' first two tests against the touring Lions in 1950 in Dunedin and Christchurch and then the second test against the Wallabies in Dunedin in 1955.

Then, in the 1958-59 season he returned to Lancaster Park and umpired New Zealand's cricket test against England.

He served as secretary of the Wellington Cricket Association and became a a selector for both Wellington and New Zealand.

In 1995 Tindill was inducted into the New Zealand sports hall of fame.

In 2005 he was officially recognised as a legend of Wellington sport in one of his last public appearances.

According to the allblacks.com website, the oldest surviving All Black is now Maurice McHugh, 93, who played three tests between 1946-49.


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« Reply #112 on: October 06, 2010, 08:59:57 am »

British slapstick star Norman Wisdom dies at 95

Norman Wisdom, the British comedian and actor best known for his slapstick comedy roles, has died at the age of 95.
Wisdom, who had suffered from a series of strokes in the past six months, died peacfully Monday evening at Abbotswood Nursing Home on the Isle of Man, according to his family.

"He was a superstar," former British broadcasting executive Michael Grade told British media.
"He was the second [Charlie] Chaplin. Norman was a comic genius."

The London-born Wisdom, who Chaplin called his "favourite clown," was bitten by the performance bug while serving in the army and acting in revues. At one gig, he caught the eye of acting legend Rex Harrison, who urged him to pursue a career in show business.




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« Reply #113 on: October 12, 2010, 10:39:16 am »

Farewell Joan.

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« Reply #114 on: October 12, 2010, 06:40:51 pm »

British slapstick star Norman Wisdom dies at 95


I saw a few Norman Wisdom movies when I was a kid.

He was hillariously funny, although I suspect his form of humour probably wouldn't be appreciated today.
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« Reply #115 on: October 12, 2010, 09:23:56 pm »

Joan Sutherland - great diva and fine human being. Could teach Kiri Te K a lot about humility.
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« Reply #116 on: November 03, 2010, 06:25:02 pm »

http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/4303035/Triple-world-surfing-champ-Andy-Irons-dies

shit i saw this dude a few weeks ago surfing and he was full on.RIP andy and thanks for the shows Angry
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« Reply #117 on: November 03, 2010, 06:29:02 pm »

How tragic.
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« Reply #118 on: November 03, 2010, 06:37:29 pm »

Goes to show... anybody, anytime, anyplace...
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« Reply #119 on: November 29, 2010, 03:41:11 pm »

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/film/4402861/Naked-Guns-Leslie-Nielsen-dies

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« Reply #120 on: November 29, 2010, 04:24:01 pm »



Airplane was a classic...
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« Reply #121 on: November 29, 2010, 10:06:01 pm »

Sorry he's gone but I always found his humour to be OTT
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« Reply #122 on: December 17, 2010, 09:58:42 pm »

Blake Edwards, Prolific Comedy Director, Dies at 88

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/17/movies/17edwards.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper
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« Reply #123 on: January 04, 2011, 07:49:34 am »

Pete Postlethwaite at 64.

He was wonderful in period dramas and latterly on Sky in Sharpe  as  Obadiah Hakeswill.   

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/celebrities/4510236/Oscar-nominated-actor-Pete-Postlethwaite-dies
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« Reply #124 on: January 04, 2011, 07:34:22 pm »

Pete Postlethwaite at 64.

He was wonderful in period dramas and latterly on Sky in Sharpe  as  Obadiah Hakeswill.   

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/celebrities/4510236/Oscar-nominated-actor-Pete-Postlethwaite-dies


There is a delightful movie called BRASSED OFF that he plays a lead role in. I've watched the movie a number of times - it is all about a Brass Band in a mining town. The music is great and a true British classic.
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