Dead Celebrity

He’s been in hospice, so it was only a matter of time, but still…what a loss for Chicago:

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Laughter is the best medicine?

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I knew this author only from his most famous novel, Hatchet, which I remembered fondly from my childhood and more recently experienced as an audiobook with my children as we were driving across the country. I’m only now learning he wrote sequels to Hatchet among his other novels, I guess I ought to check those out.

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Ruthie Tompson’s career as an early Disney artist is even more impressive when one considers the sexist studio policies of the time. Other women who applied were summarily rejected via form letters stating “women do not do any of the creative work preparing the films for the screen, as that work is done entirely by young men.”

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Wow. My first thought was to wonder if it was real, but I really shouldn’t be surprised.

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It’s being talked about in other topics, but I’ll put this here

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Alan Hawkshaw the library music maestro is dead. His music will be very familiar to people who grew up watching British TV as well as crate digging hip hop producers for gems like this:

And this

And this

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Had no idea The Champ was a british production, wow.

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You forgot this

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That was unforgivable of me. Sound of student Life that is.

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Did he do the original Newsround as well, it has a similar sound.

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Ted Heath apparently. Big band leader for decades. I’m sure I have something by him. His records were ubiquitous in charity shops when you were digging for Alan Hawkshaw!

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Barney’s Thelma Lou.

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RIP, Sister…

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Rest in Power Dorothy!

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