Film Score Monthly
FSM HOME MESSAGE BOARD FSM CDs FSM ONLINE RESOURCES FUN STUFF ABOUT US  SEARCH FSM   
Search Terms: 
Search Within:   search tips 
You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2014 - 11:38 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

I would like to mention a few people who have passed on the past week that were not mention here- BOBBY WOMACK- Successful blues singer, passed away at the age of 70.MARY ROGERS, who did the music for the play ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, has died at 83, and STEVE ROSSI of the ALAN ROSSI mafia comedy team has died at the age of 82. R.I.P, to all of you.

 
 Posted:   Jun 27, 2014 - 11:44 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Of course Mary Rodgers was the daughter of the legendary composer Richard Rodgers, and her son and RR's grandson, Adam Guettel, composed the music for the Broadway show "Light In The Piazza." She was a longtime friend of Stephen Sondheim, who knew her father (but mainly Oscar Hammerstein) during his own childhood.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 28, 2014 - 1:02 AM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

Thank you, Dan. I had not known about Ms. Rodgers, and I read the obits every day in two major national newspapers. You have succeeded where they have failed.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 28, 2014 - 3:58 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

My favorite Bobby Womack song.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 28, 2014 - 4:05 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Allen and Rossi starred in one major film--1966's THE LAST OF THE SECRET AGENTS?.




Nancy Sinatra co-starred in the film and sang the title song (words and music by Lee Hazlewood):




Steve Rossi also sang a few songs in the film. Here he is on "You Are" (words and music by Neal Hefti).

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 28, 2014 - 4:32 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

For the youngsters who may never have seen Allen and Rossi, this is typical of their act:

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 28, 2014 - 9:13 AM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

Forgive me for inserting a non sequitor into the proceedings, but seeing Nancy Sinatra I can't resist sharing my memory of the sight of her at the funeral for Mel Torme. She was genuinely tearful in her speech, but she couldn't resist dressing bra-less in a blouse unbuttoned almost to her waist. One fellow's comment: "These boobs were made for gawking."

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 28, 2014 - 5:43 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

The humor of those 60's comic acts were always funny and sharp. As for the dance numbers I guess a bit dated for the young ones.

 
 Posted:   Jun 28, 2014 - 7:55 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Re: Forgive me for inserting a non sequitor into the proceedings, but seeing Nancy Sinatra I can't resist sharing my memory of the sight of her at the funeral for Mel Torme. She was genuinely tearful in her speech, but she couldn't resist dressing bra-less in a blouse unbuttoned almost to her waist. One fellow's comment: "These boobs were made for gawking."

One of these days those boobs are gonna walk all over you -- get the message?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 28, 2014 - 9:37 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

JOHNNY MANN passed away recently at the age of 85, his JOHNNY MANN SINGERS were known in the pop music field, He did the big hit UP UP AND AWAY, also did the ALVIN CHIPMUNKS music- R,I,P

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 29, 2014 - 6:48 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

SAM KELLY, British actor has died at the age of 70. he was in such TV shows as ALLO ALLO, PORRIDGE ETC

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2014 - 7:28 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

TERRY RICHARDS has died at the age of 81, He was in films like RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, TOMMOROW NEVER COMES[oh my, in a obit column that title reaps dark humor]

 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2014 - 12:17 PM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

SAM KELLY, British actor has died at the age of 70. he was in such TV shows as ALLO ALLO, PORRIDGE ETC

RIP Sam Kelly. I of course remember him as Captain Hans Geering from Allo Allo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSLaLnhdGC0

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2014 - 8:09 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

DAVID KLEIN has passed on at the age of 71.He was in such films as POLYESTER, DESPERATE LIVING ETC

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 1, 2014 - 10:17 AM   
 By:   Yen Fai   (Member)

Source: http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-et-mn-carla-laemmle-dies-20140613-story.html

Carla Laemmle, a dancer and actress whose uncle, Carl Laemmle, founded Universal Studios, where she grew up, died Thursday night, June 12, 2014, at her home in Los Angeles. One of the last links to Hollywood’s silent film era, Laemmle was 104.

“Her heart just stopped,” Laemmle’s great niece, Rosemary Hilb, said Friday morning, noting that she had been in good health.

Born in Chicago on Oct. 20, 1909, Laemmle moved to Los Angeles isn the early 1920s when her uncle invited his brother Joseph and his family to live in a bungalow on the movie lot.

Carla Laemmle lived on the Universal Studios lot, founded by her uncle Carl Laemmle, from 1923 to 1936.
She became a ballet dancer and actress and appeared in “The Phantom of the Opera” (1925) and “Dracula.” For that 1931 classic she spoke the film’s first lines: “Among the rugged peaks that frown down upon the Borgo Pass are found crumbling castles of a bygone age ... . “

In a 2012 interview with The Times, film historian Scott Essman called Laemmle nearly “the last tie to an era that is pretty much gone. When you talk about these great Universal films of that period — we are at a point now that it is all memory.”

At the time, Laemmle was looking forward to her 103rd birthday party.

"I never thought about age," she told The Times. "I always had a feeling that I was in my 20s."

More on Carla Laemmle will appear at latimes.com/obits

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 1, 2014 - 6:23 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Yes it is sad a era of live memories that are gone. We owe a lot of thanks to that family for sure one man who really set, the sense of wonder films going, Wherever he is. man he knows the better truth now, the truth we all search and love during our first journey on this planet.R,I,P-------R.I.P

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 1, 2014 - 6:27 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

JERRY WICKHAM has died at the age of 80. He appeared in such films as RAMSON, REMAINS OF THE DAY ETC.

 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2014 - 1:29 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

I'm a big fan of "Remains of the Day," but don't remember an actor named Jerry Wickham. I tried to find him in the credits for that film at IMDb, but it didn't show him, and when I did a search of his name, a picture came up and I immediately thought "He looks sooooooooo much like Jerry Weintraub!" Well, it WAS Jerry Weintraub and I couldn't find anything there about Wickham. At first I thought about Peter Vaughan, who plays Anthony Hopkins' father in that movie (who dies in the film), but he seems to still be alive. You're not thinking about Wickham from "Pride And Prejudice"?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2014 - 6:10 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Sorry, slight correction- this was the info I got-name was JEFFRY WICKHAM- BRITISH ACTOR IN MOVIES LIKE, RAMSON, REMAINS OF THE DAY, VERA DRAKE, ETC, HE ALSO WAS PRESIDENT OF EQUITY FROM 1992 TO 1994., maybe they edited out his scenes during final cut?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2014 - 2:23 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

Bob Hastings, Lieutenant Elroy Carpenter on "McHale's Navy", the voice of the raven in the second season of "The Munsters" and the voice of Archie Andrews in the Golden Days Of Radio, has died at age 89. And I just got word from Facebook that "Land Of The Giants" Don Matheson has also passed away.

 
You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
© 2014 Film Score Monthly. All Rights Reserved.