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I’m always on a mountain when I fall

I hate to say I’m givin’ up but I believe Losin’s just become a way of life with me Losin’ wouldn’t be so bad at all But I’m always on a mountain when I fall He didn’t write the song—that honor goes to Chuck Howard, a songwriter who also penned Waylon Jennings’ Come with Me and Conway… Continue reading I’m always on a mountain when I fall

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The passings parade

This week’s edition of TDOY’s roundup of celebrity notables who’ve left this world for a better one will be a day later—and a bit shorter—due to the fact that I nearly forgot about the Vivien Leigh-Laurence Olivier Blogathon taking place this weekend at Viv and Larry.com.  So I’ll be devoting time to getting my entry in for today but I… Continue reading The passings parade

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The passings parade

I made myself a promise last week that I would wait no longer than a week to commemorate those celebrities we’ve recently said goodbye to on the grounds that putting together that post was a major pain in the gluteus maximus (it had been almost a month-and-a-half between obituary posts).  So unless I get sidetracked… Continue reading The passings parade

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The passings parade

I’m not going to mince words here—I am waaaaaaay behind on chronicling the passings of certain celebrities in the fields of film, TV, music and what have you.  But when I saw on Facebook yesterday that actor James Arness—a boob tube legend best-known for his starring role as Marshal Matt Dillon on the series Gunsmoke—has ridden… Continue reading The passings parade

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“You…Benedict Arnold in sheep’s clothing!”

While I’m handing out slices of birthday cake in honor of cartoonist Dale Messick’s natal anniversary, there’s another commemoration in progress not here on this blog but at my good friend Edward Copeland’s Film…and More—the 70th anniversary of the release of The Devil and Miss Jones (1941) to motion picture theaters.  The screwball comedy, scripted by Norman Krasna… Continue reading “You…Benedict Arnold in sheep’s clothing!”

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The passings parade

The classic movie blogosphere is abuzz this morning upon learning that actor Farley Granger, who starred in such films as Rope (1948), They Live by Night (1949), and Strangers on a Train (1951), has taken his final bow at the curtain at the age of 85.  Granger died on March 27th of natural causes at his home in Manhattan. I’ll go on record… Continue reading The passings parade