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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Recent Celebrity Deaths

Recent Celebrity Deaths:

  • Bob May (Jan. 20, 2009): the body inside the robot in "Lost in Space." He did not do the voice, Will Robinson!
  • Sir John Mortimer (Jan. 19, 2009): British playwright, screenwriter, novelist, and radio dramatist. He was a personal hero of mine for creating the character Horace Rumpole for Rumpole of the Bailey.
  • Ricardo Montalban (Jan. 14, 2009): He was Khan in "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan." Yes, he was the voice of fine Corinthian leather and Mr. Roarke, but mostly he was Khan, Jim!
  • Majel Barrett (Dec. 18, 2008): played Nurse Chapel and other characters in Star Trek, widow of Gene Roddenberry.
  • Forrest J. Ackerman (Dec. 10, 2008 ): a general sci-fi advocate, writer, magazine editor. He invented the term sci-fi and was an agent to some of the glitterati of science fiction, including Asimov, Bradbury, and, believe it or not, Ed Wood, Jr.

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