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Saturday, December 31, 1994

1994


CESAR ROMERO - January 1

Played the Joker in the Batman TV series.
Now here's a joke for you, Cesar:
Happy New Year - you're dead!
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PAT BUTTRAM - January 8

Comic relief sidekick in some movie westerns, but much
more known as Mr. Haney the junk salesman in Green Acres.
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HARRY NILSSON - January 15

Singer/songwriter. Also did the TV animation classic The Point.
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TELLY SAVALAS - January 22

Kojak.
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CLAUDE AKINS - January 27

Sheriff Lobo.
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JOSEPH COTTON - February 6

Actor in Citizen Kane.
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JACK KIRBY - February 6

(Same day as Joseph Cotton.)
Artist and writer in a career spanning over 60 years,
with Stan Lee he co-created many characters for Marvel:
The Fantastic Four, The Hulk, Thor, Sgt. Fury, and The Avengers.
(With Joe Simon he also created Captain America.)
Not surprisingly, Kirby was dubbed the king of comics!
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SORRELL BOOKE - February 11

Played Boss Hogg on the Dukes Of Hazzard.
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WILLIAM CONRAD - February 11

Movie character actor, star of the Nero Wolfe TV detective series, and voice over artist.
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BILL HICKS - February 26

One of the greatest standup comedians of all time,
ranked right up there with Bruce, Sahl, Pryor, Maher, and Carlin.
[C.O.D.: Pancreatic cancer.]
See, Billy boy? All that worrying you did
about smoking was a total waste of time!
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ANITA MORRIS - March 3

Actress.
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JOHN CANDY - March 4

SCTV alumni, who later also starred in Splash, Stripes, Summer Rental,
The Great Outdoors, Planes, Trains And Automobiles, and Delirious.
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MELINA MERCOURI - March 6

Star of classic Greek comedy Never On Sunday.
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MACDONALD CAREY - March 21

Did many films, and played Dr. Tom Horton on the
soap opera standard Days Of Our Lives for many years.
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DACK RAMBO - March 21

(Same day as MacDonald Carey.)
Co-star of The Guns Of Will Sonnet.
[C.O.D.: AIDS.]
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BETTY FURNESS - April 2

1950s "consumer reporter" (pitch woman) on many TV commercials.
(Missed April Fools Day by just 24 hours.)
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KURT COBAIN - April 8

Musician who headed up the grunge rock group Nirvana.
[C.O.D.: Suicide.]
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RICHARD NIXON - April 22

Crook who incorrectly became US President,
then correctly resigned.
(Long story, not worth our time to go into.)
[Age: 81.]
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DAVID LANGTON - April 25

Richard Bellamy in Upstairs, Downstairs.
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GEORGE PEPPARD - May 8

Co-star with Audrey Hepburn of Breakfast At Tiffany's,
and star of the A Team TV series..
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GILBERT ROLAND - May 15

Best known as an actor in The Miracle Of Our Lady Of Fatima.
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ROYAL DANO - May 15

(Same day as Gilbert Roland.)
Usually played country types, most notably
several stints as President Abraham Lincoln.
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HENRY MORGAN - May 19

Mainly known from the TV game show I've Got A Secret.
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JACKIE KENNEDY - May 19

(Same day as Henry Morgan.)
Widow of JFK and Aristotle Onasis.
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BARRY SULLIVAN - June 6

Character actor.
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HERBERT ANDERSON - June 11

Played the father on the Dennis The Menace TV series.
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HENRY MANCINI - June 14

Wrote popular and haunting movie and TV tunes, notably Moon River,
the themes for the Pink Panther, Peter Gunn, and Soldier In the Rain.
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CAMERON MITCHELL - June 29

Actor in many 1950s films, including Murders In The Rue Morgue.
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DICK SARGENT - July 8

Second actor to play husband Darren in the TV series Bewitched.
[C.O.D.: AIDS.]
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PETER CUSHING - August 11

Fine actor in British suspense films and the Star Wars movie series.
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DR. LINUS PAULING - August 19

Brilliant scientist who heavily contributed to the charting of DNA molecules.
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JAMES CLAVELL - September 7

Wrote Shogun, Tai-Pan and tons of other phonebook-sized tomes.
Did this guy ever take a coffee break? Sheesh!
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DENNIS MORGAN - September 7

(Same day as James Clavell.)
Old school actor.
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PATRICK O'NEAL - September 9

Actor.
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JESSICA TANDY - September 11

Actress in Driving Miss Daisy. Also acted for
many years with her husband Hume Cronyn.
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TOM EWELL - September 12

Played Marilyn Monroe's neighbor in The Seven Year Itch.
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JACK DODSON - September 16

Known mainly as TV's Howard Sprague,
the County Recorder on The Andy Griffith Show.
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JULE STYNE - September 20

Composer for the musical Gypsy, he also wrote standards like
"Don't Let It Rain On My Parade" and "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend."
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ROBERT BLOCH - September 23

Author of Psycho.
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HARRIET NELSON - October 2

Co-star of the TV series The Adventures Of Ozzie And Harriet.
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DUB TAYLOR - October 3

(Must have heard about Harriet Nelson the day before.)
Acted frequently in western movies, often seen wearing a goofy bowler hat.
[Age: 87.]
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MARTHA RAYE - October 19

Wide-mouthed comic film star from the 1930s and '40s.
[Age: 78.]
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BURT LANCASTER - October 20

Star of many great movies, including Elmer Gantry,
The Rainmaker, Trapeze, and Birdman Of Alcatraz.
[Age: 80.]
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ROBERT LANSING - October 23

Star of many B-movies, and the Twelve O'Clock High TV series.
Also played Gary Seven on an episode of Star Trek.
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RAUL JULIA - October 24

Played husband Gomez in two Addams Family movies.
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MILDRED NATWICK - October 25

(Must have heard about Raul Julia the day before.)
Old school actress, and relative of
Grim Natwick, creator of Betty Boop.
[Age: 86.]
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NOAH BEERY JR. - November 1

Played James Garner's dad on the popular
private eye TV series The Rockford Files.
[Age: 81.]
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MICHAEL O'DONOGHUE - November 8

Editor of the magazine National Lampoon, and writer
and semi-regular performer on Saturday Night Live.
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CARMEN MCRAE - November 10

Jazz singer who also acted in Roots: The Next Generation.
Plus she cut an album with Sammy Davis Jr.
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CAB CALLOWAY - November 18

Fabulous band leader featured in The Blues Brothers.
"This is the story of Minnie the Moocha -
she was a lowdown hoochie cootcha!"
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TOMMY BOYCE - November 23

Wrote songs for The Monkees rock group with his partner
Bobby Hart, most famously "The Last Train To Clarksville."
[C.O.D.: Suicide.]
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JERRY RUBIN - November 28

One of the "radicals" in the Chicago Seven,
who were put on trial during the '60s and WON.
[C.O.D.: Killed in a "traffic accident."]
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ROSSANO BRAZZI - December 24

Actor and singer who starred in the movie musical South Pacific.
Happy Christmas Eve - you're dead!
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