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Feego
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Re: Passages

#8576 Post by Feego » Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:46 am

Back in February, Paula Kelly passed away. She appeared in Sweet Charity and Soylent Green.

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#8577 Post by beamish14 » Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:20 pm

Former Universal Studios chairman Tom Pollock. A lawyer by trade who helped George Lucas' spectacularly beneficial deal on Star Wars ancillary rights, he also greenlit The Last Temptation of Christ (which netted him many death threats) and Do the Right Thing.

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Fred Holywell
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#8578 Post by Fred Holywell » Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:51 pm

Media Mogul Sumner Redstone.

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Reverend Drewcifer
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#8579 Post by Reverend Drewcifer » Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:22 pm

Feego wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:46 am
Back in February, Paula Kelly passed away. She appeared in Sweet Charity and Soylent Green.
Another RIP for the extended Night Court family.

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The Elegant Dandy Fop
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Re: Passages

#8580 Post by The Elegant Dandy Fop » Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:47 pm

According to Vinegar Syndrome on Twitter, Wings Hauser has passed away. If you haven't seen Vice Squad, I highly recommend it. Shot by John Alcott, it's a perfect slice of Los Angeles sleaze with Wings Hauser amped up to the max as the violent, western-clothed pimp, Ramrod.

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Feego
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Re: Passages

#8581 Post by Feego » Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:03 pm

The Elegant Dandy Fop wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:47 pm
According to Vinegar Syndrome on Twitter, Wings Hauser has passed away. If you haven't seen Vice Squad, I highly recommend it. Shot by John Alcott, it's a perfect slice of Los Angeles sleaze with Wings Hauser amped up to the max as the violent, western-clothed pimp, Ramrod.
Yes, his performance in Vice Squad is ace. Here's my write-up from the 80s list. Rest in peace to this colorful actor.

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mizo
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Re: Passages

#8582 Post by mizo » Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:42 pm

The Elegant Dandy Fop wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:47 pm
According to Vinegar Syndrome on Twitter, Wings Hauser has passed away
Actually, maybe not

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domino harvey
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#8583 Post by domino harvey » Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:37 pm

What is Vinegar Syndrome gonna do with all the casket slipcovers they just rushed into production

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Feego
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#8584 Post by Feego » Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:44 pm

mizo wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:42 pm
The Elegant Dandy Fop wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:47 pm
According to Vinegar Syndrome on Twitter, Wings Hauser has passed away
Actually, maybe not
Well that's good news.

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#8585 Post by MichaelB » Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:35 am

Guitarist and lutist Julian Bream, who along with John Williams (no, not that one) was arguably the most important proponent of the classical guitar since the death of Andres Segovia. He's clearly not going to be remembered primarily for his contribution to film, but his work has featured on the soundtracks of things like the 1978 Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and I also recall him presenting an excellent mid-80s Channel 4 series about the history of the guitar.

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L.A.
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#8586 Post by L.A. » Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:39 pm


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bdsweeney
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#8587 Post by bdsweeney » Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:34 pm

Not confirmed yet (I believe), but hearing reports that Linda Manz has died. Apart from Days of Heaven, I’m not overly familiar with her work.

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Dylan
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#8588 Post by Dylan » Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:48 pm

bdsweeney wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:34 pm
Not confirmed yet (I believe), but hearing reports that Linda Manz has died. Apart from Days of Heaven, I’m not overly familiar with her work.
No obituary yet - that I know of - but a GoFundMe has been set-up for her funeral services.

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Ovader
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#8589 Post by Ovader » Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:11 pm

One of my film buddies states Manz lost her battle with lung cancer.

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#8590 Post by Professor Wagstaff » Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:23 pm

bdsweeney wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:34 pm
Not confirmed yet (I believe), but hearing reports that Linda Manz has died. Apart from Days of Heaven, I’m not overly familiar with her work.
I really like her in Philip Kaufman's The Wanderers where she plays the trash-talking gang girl who act like the mother to the Baldies gang.

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Aunt Peg
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#8591 Post by Aunt Peg » Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:48 am

Linda Manz also appeared in Dennis Hopper's Out of the Blue (1980) & Harmony Korine's Gummo (1997). A singular talent that Hollywood didn't know what to do with.

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The Fanciful Norwegian
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Re: Passages

#8592 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:57 am

Tetsuya Watari, best known for his work in gangster films including Tokyo Drifter, Graveyard of Honor, the Outlaw series, and Kitano's Brother.

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#8593 Post by colinr0380 » Sun Aug 16, 2020 3:50 am

That's very sad to hear. Tokyo Drifter was my first introduction to yakuza films and still stands as out of one of the best of its genre, even more now that we can see a lot of the other films of the time to compare it to and how different it was.

I'd quite like to see 1997s Yukai (Kidnapping) some time, which appears to be a kind of crime film satire on the media reaction to an important business figure getting held to ransom. It looks as if he also appeared in a mid-90s biographical film of the life of novelist Kenji Miyazawa, most famous for his work Night on the Galactic Railroad.

Most recently Watari voiced the boss of the Kazuma family in the video games Yakuza 0 and the remasters of the first two games.

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#8594 Post by hearthesilence » Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:04 am

Jazz saxophonist Steve Grossman. A wonderful player on Miles Davis's great fusion albums, particularly A Tribute to Jack Johnson, which was recorded for a documentary film on the legendary boxer.

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#8595 Post by MichaelB » Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:14 pm

Ben Cross, whose starring role in Chariots of Fire at least kept him in regular work, even if by his own rueful admission nothing he did after that had anything like the same impact.

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colinr0380
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#8596 Post by colinr0380 » Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:50 pm

The other role that immediately comes to mind is the one that he played as the mostly absent in the real world but turning up in fantasy as the threatening father figure in Bernard Roses' Paperhouse.

I see from imdb that he also turns up as Spock's father in the 2009 Star Trek reboot too. And plays the extremely expendable role of the captain of the plane that Ray Liotta's psychopath takes over in that nuttily enjoyable thriller Turbulence!

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Buttery Jeb
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#8597 Post by Buttery Jeb » Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:00 pm

I remember him best as Barnabus Collins from the failed '90s reboot of Dark Shadows.

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Pavel
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#8598 Post by Pavel » Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:12 pm

I accidentally bumped into him at a club in Bulgaria roughly ten years ago. I was very young and it wasn't a long meeting, but he was very pleasant, from what I remember. Coincidentally, my father was set to interview him in the following days.

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The Fanciful Norwegian
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#8599 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:38 pm

Xie Yuan, star of King of the Children and later one of China's most popular comic actors.

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Blutarsky
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Re: Passages

#8600 Post by Blutarsky » Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:30 pm

Chi Chi Devayne of RuPaul's Drag Race and RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars. Reports say pneumonia, but since July she had a lot of health issues. Very sad. I wasn't a massive fan but her presence on the show always was welcomed.

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