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Old 23-03-2013, 18:31
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Jim Davidson - last of the comedians who thought it was hilarious to tell racist, sexist and homophobic jokes.
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Old 23-03-2013, 18:56
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Robert Vaughn (80)
David McCallum (79) (from 1958 classic Titanic film A Night to Remember to Ducky in NCIS, via The Great Escape, The Greatest Story Ever Told, The Man From Uncle, Colditz, Sapphire & Steel)
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Old 23-03-2013, 19:03
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Last of the great American singers? Bruce Springsteen fans might have something to say about that. Last of the old school easy listening singers might be a better way of putting it.
And I'd be one of those Boss fans. Bruce is a true all time great, a titan.
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Old 23-03-2013, 19:39
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Sir David's older brother Lord Richard will also be sadly missed, a big name in the British cinema since the 1940's. He will be 90 in August and now lives in an Actors Rest Home.
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Old 23-03-2013, 19:48
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Sir David's older brother Lord Richard will also be sadly missed, a big name in the British cinema since the 1940's. He will be 90 in August and now lives in an Actors Rest Home.
An incredibly talented family really. And I've never heard a bad thing said about either of them.
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Old 23-03-2013, 19:57
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Christopher Lee

The last great classic Horror icon. For me personally when I think classic horror I think

Bela Lugosi
Boris Karloff
Vincent Price
Peter Cushing
Christopher Lee (the only one still alive)
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Old 23-03-2013, 19:58
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Old 23-03-2013, 20:00
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Old 23-03-2013, 20:00
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Gonna be gutted when Joan Rivers dies. Who will take over Fashion Police?
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Old 23-03-2013, 20:04
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Christopher Lee

The last great classic Horror icon. For me personally when I think classic horror I think

Bela Lugosi
Boris Karloff
Vincent Price
Peter Cushing
Christopher Lee (the only one still alive)
I know what you mean. The trouble is, people don't find those kind of movies scary anymore. They're almost family films now.
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Old 23-03-2013, 20:19
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Ronnie Corbett
Barbara Windsor
Joan Collins
Ralph Waite - the Waltons
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Old 23-03-2013, 20:19
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Old 23-03-2013, 20:24
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Old 23-03-2013, 20:30
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Old 23-03-2013, 20:41
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Old 23-03-2013, 20:48
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Old 23-03-2013, 21:12
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A good example of this would be Bruce Forsyth he,s one of the last titans of old school and it will truly be the end of an era
Yeah I would have said Brucie, and David Jason.
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Old 23-03-2013, 23:10
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I know she's retired and in incredibly poor health but the passing of ZaZa Gabor will mark the end of an era.
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Old 23-03-2013, 23:17
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I know she's retired and in incredibly poor health but the passing of ZaZa Gabor will mark the end of an era.
What era would that be? Not as if she was a major actress.

Now Lauren Bacall is a different story.
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Old 23-03-2013, 23:52
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I know she's retired and in incredibly poor health but the passing of ZaZa Gabor will mark the end of an era.
I know I've mentioned this before but its now two and a half years since my husband died, We were in the car with the radio on one day, months before he died, and Zsa-Zsa was mentioned. My husband remarked............Jeez is she not deed yet.

.......and she's still hangin on in there.
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Old 24-03-2013, 00:10
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What era would that be? Not as if she was a major actress.

Now Lauren Bacall is a different story.
The era of the Hollywood glamorous face. I'm thinking more of the reaction rather than actual impact.
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Old 24-03-2013, 00:26
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Madonna

When she goes it'll be MASSIVE.

Hopefully wont be for a looooong time!
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Old 24-03-2013, 00:29
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Big celeb deaths that'll be before Madonnas:

Vera Lynn
David Attenborough
Maggie Thatcher

There'll be wall to wall coverage when these people die

It'll be interesting what its like when the Queen goes, as most of us on DS will never have witnessed the death of and coronation of a monarch.

I can imagine that all television will be a BORE for 2-3 days as wall to wall TV mourning mode will be activated.
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Old 24-03-2013, 00:45
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When Attenborough dies the BBC will make an even bigger deal of it than they did with Jimmy Savile.
Let's hope they don't end up regretting it very soon afterwards in the same way...........
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Old 24-03-2013, 00:45
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Bruce Forsyth.
Ken Dodd.
Cliff Richard (both the polite official tributes and all the stuff hitting the fan, I shouldn't wonder.....)
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