Thursday, December 28, 2006

THE BUTCHER'S BILL 2006
As is my wont, here is just a little list of those famous fame-oids we lost this year:
Osa Massen, actress "Rocketship X-M"
Lou Rawls, singer "You're Gonna Miss My Lovin"
Shelley Winters, actress "Night of the Hunter", "Who Slew Auntie Roo", "The Poseidon Adventure"
Wilson Pickett, singer "In the Midnight Hour"
Fayard Nicholas, dancer "The Nicholas Brothers"
Chris Penn, actor "Reservoir Dogs"
Henry McGee, comedian "The Benny Hill Show"
Coretta Scott King, civil rights leader
Al Lewis, actor "The Munsters"
Moira Shearer, actress "Peeping Tom", "The Red Shoes"
Betty Friedan, author "The Feminine Mystique"
Franklin Cover, actor "The Jeffersons (Tom Willis)"
Peter Benchley, author "Jaws"
Akira Ifukube, film composer "Godzilla"
Phil Brown, actor "Uncle Owen in Star Wars"
Dennis Kirkland, producer "The Benny Hill Show"
Don Knotts, actor "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken", "The Andy Griffith Show"
Dennis Weaver, actor "Duel", "McCloud"
Darren McGavin, actor "The Night Stalker", "A Christmas Story"
King Floyd, musician "Groove Me"
Jack Wild, actor "H. R. Pufnstuf", "Oliver!"
Ali Farka Toure, musician
Gordon Parks, director "Shaft"
John Profumo, former Member of Parliament/Profumo Affair scandal
Slobodan Milosevic, former president of Yugoslavia
Peter Tomarken, game show host "Press Your Luck"
Richard Fleischer, director "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea", "Fantastic Voyage"
Buck Owens, singer "Hee Haw"
Dan Curtis, producer/director "Dark Shadows", "The Night Stalker", "Trilogy of Terror"
Caspar Weinberger, former Secretary of Defense
Gloria Monty, producer "General Hospital"
Gene Pitney, singer "Town Without Pity"
June Pointer, singer "The Pointer Sisters"
Alida Valli, actress "The Third Man"
Jennifer Jayne, actress "Dr. Terror's House of Horrors", "The Crawling Eye"
John Kenneth Galbraith, author
Maureen Stapleton, actress "Reds", "Johnny Dangerously"
Jay Presson Allen, writer, "Tru", "Deathtrap"
Louis Rukeyser, TV host, "Wall Street Week"
George Lutz, writer "The Amityville Horror"
Val Guest, director "The Quatermass Xperiment", "Quatermass 2"
Paul Marco, actor "Plan 9 From Outer Space", "Bride of the Monster"
Lloyd Bentsen, Former Senator/Vice Presidential Candidate
Desmond Dekker, singer "Israelites"
Alex Toth, comic artist "Space Ghost"
Paul Gleason, actor "The Breakfast Club"
Billy Preston, singer "Will It Go Round In Circles", "Nothing From Nothing"
Tim Hildebrandt, artist
Gyorgy Ligeti, composer
Arthur Franz, actor "Invaders From Mars", "Monster on the Campus"
Vincent Sherman, director "All Through the Night", "Return of Dr. X"
Moose, canine actor "Frasier", "My Dog Skip"
Aaron Spelling, producer "Charlie's Angels"
Kenneth Griffith, actor "The Prisoner", "Circus of Horrors", "I'm All Right, Jack"
Arif Mardin, producer "Beaches"
Kathy Wood, actress/widow of Ed Wood
Eileen Barton, singer "If I Knew You Were Coming I'd Have Baked A Cake"
Jan Murray, comedian
Kasey Rogers, actress "Bewitched"
Syd Barrett, musician "Pink Floyd"
June Allyson, actress "Till the Clouds Roll By", "Good News"
Barnard Hughes, actor "The Lost Boys", "Tales from the Darkside"
Red Buttons, actor "The Poseidon Adventure"
Mickey Spillane, author "Mike Hammer"
Jack Warden actor "Death On the Nile"
Robert Cornthwaite, actor "The Thing From Another World"
Michael Sellers, actor/son of Peter Sellers
Arthur Lee, musician "Love"
Mike Douglas, TV host
Bruno Kirby, actor "City Slickers", "The Godfather Part II"
Maynard Ferguson, jazz musician
Joseph Stefano, screenwriter "Psycho"
Gerald Green, author "Holocaust"
Glenn Ford, actor "Gilda", "Superman the Movie"
Nellie Connally, wife of former Texas Gov. John Connally
Steve Irwin, "The Crocodile Hunter"
Herbert Rudley, actor "The Mothers-in-Law"
Pat Corley, actor "Murphy Brown"
Mickey Hargitay, actor "Lady Frankenstein", "Bloody Pit of Horror"
Elizabeth Allen, actress "Thriller - The Hungry Glass", "Thriller - The Grim Reaper"
Edward Albert, actor "Butterflies are Free", "When Time Ran Out"
Sally Gray, actress "Green For Danger"
George Balzer, writer "The Jack Benny Program"
Tamara Dobson, actress "Cleopatra Jones"
Frances Bergen, actress "Eating", "Murphy Brown"
Charles L. Grant, author
Freddy Fender, singer
Jumpin' Gene Simmons, singer "Haunted House"
Phyllis Kirk, actress "House of Wax"
Jane Wyatt, actress "Father Knows Best", "Star Trek"
Christopher Glenn, newsman/narrator "In the News"
Nigel Kneale, writer "Quatermass Xperiment", "Quatermass 2", "Quatermass and the Pit"
Ed Bradley, CBS newsman
Jack Palance, actor "City Slickers"
John Hallam, actor "Dr. Who "Ghost Light", "EastEnders"
Milton Friedman, economist
Ruth Brown, singer "Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean"
Robert Altman, director "M*A*S*H*", "Gosford Park"
Dave Cockrum, comic artist "The Uncanny X-Men", "Legion of Super-Heroes"
Robert Lockwood Jr., blues artist "Can't You Hear the Wind Howl"
Betty Comden, songwriter "Singin' in the Rain"
Gerald Levert, singer "Levert"
Alan Freeman, actor/DJ "Dr. Terror's House of Horrors", "The Young Ones (as God)"
Emmett Kelly Jr., clown
Perry Henzell, director "The Harder They Come"
Jeane Kirkpatrick, politician
Martha Tilton, big band vocalist
Georgia Gibbs, singer
General Augusto Pinochet, Chilean dictator
Peter Boyle, actor "Young Frankenstein", "Everybody Loves Raymond"
Ahmet Ertegun, chairman of Atlantic Records
Joseph Barbera, cartoon director "Hanna-Barbera"
Mike Evans, actor "The Jeffersons", "All in the Family"
James Brown, singer "Say It Loud--I'm Black & I'm Proud"
Gerald R. Ford, former President
Saddam Hussein, long-time U.S.-backed flunky

6 comments:

Cheekies said...

All those gone and Michael Bolton still lives. Where is the justice?

Cerpts said...

It's not too late for you to off him!

Cheekies said...

Well, you gotta add another one, Saddam

PaxRomano said...

Please add my microwave oven, which entered immortality at 635 pm on Saturday night.

Cerpts said...

Oh dear oh dear. . .death flies on swift black wings to fuck up a brutha's reheating capabilities!

Cerpts said...

Oh dear, I forgot to mention that "adult film star" Jon Dough died in 2006 also. He was apparently known for his "double stream" and he apparently committed suicide last August.

Sorry, but I just don't have a joke to go here. You'll have to write your own.