Celebrity Death Thread 2021

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The Staple Singers formed in 1948 in Chicago. Their hits include Respect Yourself, Heavy Makes You Happy, I'll Take You There, New Orleans, Be What You Are, Let's Do It Again and If You're Ready (Come Go With Me). The Staple Singers were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 1999 and the Gospel Music Hall Of Fame in 2018.

 

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Simmons released ten albums as a bandleader. He recorded six albums with Carmen McRae and five albums with Joe Williams and played on albums by Etta Jones, Red Holloway, Dakota Staton, Betty Carter, Roy Eldridge, Johnny Griffin, Anita O'Day and others.

 

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The Staple Singers formed in 1948 in Chicago. Their hits include Respect Yourself, Heavy Makes You Happy, I'll Take You There, New Orleans, Be What You Are, Let's Do It Again and If You're Ready (Come Go With Me). The Staple Singers were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 1999 and the Gospel Music Hall Of Fame in 2018.

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Ed Bruce and his wife Patsy co-wrote Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys and his recording of the song reached #15 on Billboard's country chart in January 1976. A remake by Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson was number one for four weeks in March 1978. Ed and Patsy, with Bobby Borchers, wrote When I Die, Just Let Me Go To Texas, a #52 hit for Ed Bruce in September 1977 and, retitled Texas (When I Die), a #5 hit for Tanya Tucker in February 1979. Ed Bruce died January 8, 2021.

 

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Mooney was a writer for Richard Pryor. He also wrote two episodes of Sanford & Son and sketches for 16 episodes of In Living Color. Mooney appeared in Bamboozled, Bustin' Loose, Meet The Blacks, In The Army Now, The Ketchup King and Which Way Is Up? and portrayed Sam Cooke in The Buddy Holly Story.

 

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Mooney was a writer for Richard Pryor. He also wrote two episodes of Sanford & Son and sketches for 16 episodes of In Living Color. Mooney appeared in Bamboozled, Bustin' Loose, Meet The Blacks, In The Army Now, The Ketchup King and Which Way Is Up? and portrayed Sam Cooke in The Buddy Holly Story.


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Paul Mooney's real name was Paul Gladney. He took the name "Mooney" as a tribute to Paul Muni, who played Chicago gangster Antonio "Tony" Camonte in the 1932 movie Scarface – which is odd, because Paul Muni was not that actor's real name. It was Frederich Weisenfreund.
 

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"Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers and they've been known to pick a song or two," sang Lynyrd Skynyrd in their 1974 hit Sweet Home Alabama. The Swampers, properly known as the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, formed in 1962 and have played on hundreds of hit records including Respect, Think, Kodachrome, Mustang Sally, Tell Mama, Take A Letter Maria, I'm Your Puppet and When A Man Loves A Woman. Bassist/trombonist David Hood, 77, is now the last surviving original member.

 

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"Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers and they've been known to pick a song or two," sang Lynyrd Skynyrd in their 1974 hit Sweet Home Alabama. The Swampers, properly known as the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, formed in 1962 and have played on hundreds of hit records including Respect, Think, Kodachrome, Mustang Sally, Tell Mama, Take A Letter Maria, I'm Your Puppet and When A Man Loves A Woman. Bassist/trombonist David Hood, 77, is now the last surviving original member.

Damn. One left. Even if you haven't heard of this guy, you've heard of the band. 2nd.
 

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"Children. Give them an inch and they'll swim all over you." Wright voiced Sebastian in three Little Mermaid films and 31 episodes of the 1992-94 animated series. He played Officer Turk Adams in 18 episodes of the 1980-81 series Enos and appeared in multiple episodes of Ball Four, Law & Order and Jonny Zero.

 

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Warren, born Ilene Goldman and known as "The Knockers Up Gal," released 15 comedy albums between 1959 and 1977. Among them are Knockers Up!, More Knockers Up!, Bottoms Up!, Sexplosion, Sin-sational, Songs For Sinners and Rusty Warren Bounces Back.

 

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Awww. I think most of us read that book to our kids – along with Alexander & The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and all the Dr. Seuss books. Second.
 
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