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More Notable Folks We Lost in 2009

  • Jan 8, 2010
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Some were only minor TV stars or character actors, some of you may not recognize them at all, but here are my additions to the list.
1
Dan O'Bannon
Probably best known for his screenplays for ALIEN, RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD, and TOTAL RECALL. O'Bannon was only 63.
2
Paul Naschy
A legend in the world of of European horror films.
3
Gene Barry
He starred in the original WAR OF THE WORLDS as well as his own TV a couple of his own series which included "Bat Masterson".
4
Liam Clancy
Irish folk singer and member of the Clancy Brothers who often sang with the legendary pete Seeger.
5
Soupy Sales
The classic pie in the face comic.
See the full review, "The Pie Man".
6
Carl Ballantine
Best know for his TV work on McHale's Navy and the Partridge Family--and as a comedic magician.
7
Arnold Stang
The ultimate geek in films and on TV long before the word geek even existed. Take a look at his later work HERCULES IN NEW YORK if you doubt me.
8
Jennifer Jones
Academy Award winning actress.
9
Connie Hines
Co-star of TV's "Mr. Ed".
11
Dennis Cole
TV actor best know for "Medical Center", "Police Story", and numerous appearances on "Fantasy Island", and "The Love Boat".

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January 10, 2010
Thanks for shining light on some losses that we didn't get to see in mainstream media!
January 12, 2010
I was astonished to hear that Liam Clancy had died. I was a big fan. I'd been listening to the Clancy brothers since 1962. I couldn't let him pass unnoticed.
 
January 09, 2010
Paul Naschy :-(
January 12, 2010
It can't be long until we lose Christopher Lee.
 
January 08, 2010
Had nothing to say about Roy Disney?
January 09, 2010
I thought everyone could figure out for themselves who he was. What surprised me was O'Bannon. I hadn't heard about him.
January 09, 2010
Oh, okay. I thought you specifically chose not to say anything about him for a different reason.
 
January 08, 2010
Roy :(
 
January 08, 2010
Nice to see your version of this list, Karen. Sound like extraordinary people that I wish I got to see more of.  I'll have to check out Hercules in New York to see the geeks of all geeks :)
January 09, 2010
Arnold and Ahnold in the same flick!
 
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