Celebrity Death Thread 2019

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Hatten appeared on ABC-TV's Space Patrol before joining KTLA-Channel 5 in Los Angeles in 1952. He co-hosted several Rose Parade telecasts, hosted a Popeye cartoon show 1956-64 and 1976-88, hosted the weekend Family Film Festival 1978-92, played Franklin Roosevelt in a 1990s touring production of Annie and worked as an entertainment reporter at KNX from 1986 to 2007. He also acted in summer stock, wrote for several game shows, had roles in several 1960s-70s tv series and played General Miegs in the 1985 movie Spies Like Us. Whew!

Longtime Los Angeles TV Personality Tom Hatten Dies at 92
 

semipenguin

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Hatten appeared on ABC-TV's Space Patrol before joining KTLA-Channel 5 in Los Angeles in 1952. He co-hosted several Rose Parade telecasts, hosted a Popeye cartoon show 1956-64 and 1976-88, hosted the weekend Family Film Festival 1978-92, played Franklin Roosevelt in a 1990s touring production of Annie and worked as an entertainment reporter at KNX from 1986 to 2007. He also acted in summer stock, wrote for several game shows, had roles in several 1960s-70s tv series and played General Miegs in the 1985 movie Spies Like Us. Whew!

Longtime Los Angeles TV Personality Tom Hatten Dies at 92
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I grew up watching the Popeye Show
 

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Squiggles were a regular feature of Hatten's Popeye shows. On each program, Hatten would draw a squiggle on two sketch pads and two children from the studio audience would have to make a drawing incorporating the squiggle. Low-tech fun in the days before video games and computers.

And now we have the death of Richard Erdman. He appeared in 175 movies and tv series including Tora! Tora! Tora!, Where's Raymond, Saints & Sinners and The Tab Hunter Show and voiced chatacters in Popeye, Yogi Bear, DuckTales, Jonny Quest, The Smurfs, The Jetsons, The Flintstone Kids and several other animated series.

Richard Erdman, Actor in 'Stalag 17' and TV's 'Community,' Dies at 93
 

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Squiggles were a regular feature of Hatten's Popeye shows. On each program, Hatten would draw a squiggle on two sketch pads and two children from the studio audience would have to make a drawing incorporating the squiggle. Low-tech fun in the days before video games and computers.

And now we have the death of Richard Erdman. He appeared in 175 movies and tv series including Tora! Tora! Tora!, Where's Raymond, Saints & Sinners and The Tab Hunter Show and voiced chatacters in Popeye, Yogi Bear, DuckTales, Jonny Quest, The Smurfs, The Jetsons, The Flintstone Kids and several other animated series.

Richard Erdman, Actor in 'Stalag 17' and TV's 'Community,' Dies at 93
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I didn't realize that was him in Community.
 

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David White was an original member of Danny & The Juniors and co-wrote their hits At The Hop and Rock & Roll Is Here To Stay. White also co-wrote Len Barry's 1-2-3, Chubby Checker's The Fly, Lesley Gore's You Don't Own Me, the Secrets' The Boy I Love and Crystal Mansion's The Thought Of Loving You. In 1965, White formed a new group, The Spokesmen, and co-wrote their hit The Dawn Of Correction, an answer song to Barry McGuire's pessimistic Eve Of Destruction.

Danny & The Juniors' David White dies at 79

David White, 'At the Hop,' 'You Don't Own Me' Songwriter, Dies - Best Classic Bands
 

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Zephire Andre Williams, who understandably chose to not use his first name professionally, had a #9 R&B hit in 1957 with Bacon Fat and wrote Shake A Tail Feather, which became a hit for The Five Du-Tones in 1963 and James & Bobby Purify in 1967. He also co-wrote the instrumental Twine Time, which became a hit for Alvin Cash & The Crawlers in 1965.

Andre Williams, edgy and influential Detroit R&B singer, dies at 82
 

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Mister scotch, several sources, including KABC-TV, KTRK-TV and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reported that the gun had been used as a prop in a music video. I assumed Texans would be smart enough to not use a real gun as a prop -- especially a loaded gun. Obviously I assumed wrong. Here is Justin Carter:

 

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DuBarry owned a yoga studio in Malibu, 1986-90, before moving to Palm Springs. In 2017, she had a role as a golfer in the movie Senior Moments, which stars William Shatner and Christopher Lloyd and was filmed in and around Palm Springs. It still has not been released. How bad must it be? DuBarry also appeared in Being There, Monster In The Closet and The Devil & Max Devlin.

Denise DuBarry, Producer and 'Black Sheep Squadron' Actress, Dies at 63
 

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DuBarry owned a yoga studio in Malibu, 1986-90, before moving to Palm Springs. In 2017, she had a role as a golfer in the movie Senior Moments, which stars William Shatner and Christopher Lloyd and was filmed in and around Palm Springs. It still has not been released. How bad must it be? DuBarry also appeared in Being There, Monster In The Closet and The Devil & Max Devlin.

Denise DuBarry, Producer and 'Black Sheep Squadron' Actress, Dies at 63
I am imagining how bad that movie might be. I wonder if Shatner also sung the theme songs?

As to the producer, I cannot second as I have never heard of her.