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Monday, December 31, 1979

1979


JACK SOO - January 11

Played a really bad coffee-maker
on the detective comedy Barney Miller.
(Age: 61. C.O.D.: Cancer.)
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TED CASSIDY - January 16

Played Lurch on The Addams Family.
(Age: 46. C.O.D.: Heart attack during heart surgery.)      
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NELSON ROCKEFELLER - January 26

This New York governor also became
vice-president under Gerald Ford.
(Age: 69. C.O.D.: Heart attack.)      
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SID VICIOUS - February 2

Murdered his equally drugged-out girlfriend,
then died during the trial about it.  
(Age: 21. C.O.D.: Drug overdose of heroin.)      
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MR. ED - February 28

"Hello, I'm Mr. Dead."
The stallion star of the 1960s TV comedy series Mr. Ed,
which featured a delightfully sarcastic talking horse.
(Age: 23 - in horse years. C.O.D.: Neigh-tural causes.)      
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EMMETT KELLY - March 28

He played Weary Willie, one of the most
recognizable clowns of the 20th century, in circus, TV and film roles.
(Age: 80.)      
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EDGAR BUCHANAN - April 4

Played tons of character parts in films,
and on TV was Uncle Joe in Petticoat Junction.
(Age: 76.)      
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LESTER FLATT - May 11

Country musician who played the banjo
in a duo-led band with Earl Scruggs.
They called themselves... Flatt And Scruggs.
(Age: 65.)      
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MARY PICKFORD - May 29

Iconic actress during the silent era of films.
She also married fellow star Buddy Rogers.
(Age: 87. C.O.D.: Cerebral hemmorrhage.)      
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JIM HUTTON - June 2

Appeared in Cary Grant's last film Walk, Don't Run,
and starred in the TV mystery series Ellery Queen.
Also the father of actor Timothy Hutton.
(Age: 45. C.O.D.: Cancer.)      
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JACK HALEY - June 6

Played the Tin Man in The Wizard Of Oz.
(Age: 79. C.O.D.: Cancer.)      
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JOHN WAYNE - June 11

Duke, the archtypical Western actor,
won an Oscar for True Grit.
(Age: 72. C.O.D.: Cancer.)      
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ARTHUR FIEDLER - July 10

Colorful conductor of the
Boston Pops for 50 years.
(Age: 84. C.O.D.: Cancer.)      
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MINNIE RIPERTON - July 12

Singer with a five-octave range,
her biggest hit was Lovin' You.
Also the mother
of SNL comic Maya Rudolph.
(Age: 31. C.O.D.: Cancer.)      
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VIVIAN VANCE - August 17

Played Lucy's sidekick Ethel in I Love Lucy.
(Age: 70. C.O.D.: Cancer.)      
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SALLY RAND - August 31

Noted actress and fan dancer appearing
on many stages throughout the country.
Not technically an actual stripper,
since there was nothing to strip -
behind her waving feathered fans,
she was already totally nude.(Wow!)
(Age: 76. C.O.D.: Heart attack.)      
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JEAN SEBERG - September 8

Controversial American actress who
was more at home in French movies.
She also hounded by FBI due to her
support of the Black Panthers movement.
(Age: 40. C.O.D.: Suicide.)      
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EMMALINE HENRY - October 8

Co-starred in I'm Dickens, He's Fenster,
but was mostly known for playing the older
but sexy Amanda (the wife of Dr. Bellows)
on the TV series I Dream Of Jeannie.
(Age: 48. C.O.D.: Cancer.)      
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MERLE OBERON - November 23

Actress most prominently known co-starring
in Wuthering Heights with Lawrence Olivier.
(Age: 68.)      
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ZEPPO MARX - November 30

This Marx Brother played a straight man in the group,
before retiring early to invent medical devices.
His second wife Barbara later married Frank Sinatra.  
(Age: 78. C.O.D.: Cancer.)      
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DARRYL F. ZANUCK - December 22

Produced The Longest Day, The King And I, and Lifeboat.  
(Age: 77. C.O.D.: Pneumonia.)      
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JOAN BLONDELL - December 25

Appeared in many movies in the 1930s,
like Public Enemy, and starred in the
1960s TV show Here Come The Brides.
But you know how older actresses often say they were
red hot when they were young, but they really weren't?
Well, in this case Joan wasn't lyin'!
Merry Christmas Day - you're dead!  
(Age: 73. C.O.D.: Leukemia.)      
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RICHARD RODGERS - December 30

Composer who collaborated with Oscar Hammerstein on South Pacific,
The Sound Of Music, Oklahoma and other great stage and film musicals.
Happy day before New Years Eve - you're dead!
(Age: 77.)      
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