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Jazz pianist, with a long, highly accomplished career as a bandleader and as a sideman for Miles Davis among many others. Here's Corea playing on Miles' seminal Bitches Brew:



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Lynn Stalmaster, 93

Legendary casting director, who is credited with discovering John Travolta, Dustin Hoffman, and Christopher Reeve among many others.
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Lawrence Ferlinghetti, American poet, activist and publisher, 101. Born in New York City in 1919, he served in WWII, including working in Japan in the aftermath of the Nagasaki atomic bombing, which helped to lead him to a lifetime of pacifist belief. He moved to San Francisco in 1951 where he lived for the rest of his life. His best known writing is probably his first poetry collection, A Coney Island of the Mind, but many of the works he published far outstripped his personal fame, notably Allen Ginsberg's Howl, which led to a celebrated obscenity case tried before the Supreme Court. It was published by his bookstore and press, City Lights, which may well be his greatest legacy.

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I didn't know City Lights published Howl. RIP
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Sorry but never heard of most of the recent legends listed here, but it’s an educational experience
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:rip: Ronald Pickup aged 80
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My Facebook is currently overflowing with messages that Man-tat Ng died a couple of hours ago. Not a big surprised since he was rushed to ICU a couple of days ago and he was suffering from liver cancer.

With 170 acting credits he was a pillar of Hong Kong comedy cinema from the mid-70s to now (he still has a 2021 credit according to IMDb), rising to fame next to Stephen Chow. Internationally best known for his part of the football coach in Shaolin Soccer. Very funny guy that will be missed, RIP.

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Nathan Treadway wrote: February 11th, 2021, 1:49 am Larry Flynt 1942-2021 :rip:
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I hate the contemporary porn industry (despite my advocacy for the "porno chic" era of narrative adult films), but Flynt was a cool guy in my book. He did so much for free speech advocacy and had a lifelong commitment to being a pain in right-wing asses. His passing has given me the urge to revisit The People vs. Larry Flynt sometime.
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Nicola Pagett (1945-2021), TV actress who suffered from manic depression in the late 90s and managed to recover. I'll always remember her as my favourite Anna Karenina.

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RolandKirkSunglasses wrote: March 5th, 2021, 10:13 am Nicola Pagett (1945-2021), TV actress who suffered from manic depression in the late 90s and managed to recover. I'll always remember her as my favourite Anna Karenina.

Sad to hear. Not sure I saw her in anything else, but she was very good as AK, and that was a very good production of it
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James MacGaw, guitarist for Magma died after a long struggle with a brain tumour. :rip:

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Leon Gast, 85

Director of When We Were Kings and Smash His Camera, among other documentaries.
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Isela Vega, Mexican star actress, 81. Surely best known to international audiences for her lead role in Sam Peckinpah's Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia in 1974 opposite Warren Oates,

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Legendary Formula 1 commentator Murray Walker passed away, he was 97.

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What an awful day in sports. Marvelous Marvin Hagler gone at 66, one of the greatest middleweights of all time. :satstunned:

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RolandKirkSunglasses wrote: March 13th, 2021, 11:49 pm What an awful day in sports. Marvelous Marvin Hagler gone at 66, one of the greatest middleweights of all time. :satstunned:

Before my time, but his career accomplishments were enormously impressive. I have, of course, seen video of Hagler-Hearns, which was just ridiculous. I also appreciate that he legally changed his name to Marvelous Marvin Hagler. I'm a big fan of athletes changing their names for style.
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Yaphet Kotto, American actor, 81. Born November 15, 1939 in NYC, Kotto got his start in theater in the mid-1950s, and made his first film appearance in 1963's 4 to Texas in a bit part. He never became a huge star but was a long-time fixture in both film and TV, typically in major supporting roles but occasionally leads; his best-known major role was probably that of Lt. Al Giardello on Homicide: Life on the Street from 1993-2000. Significant films included several significant blaxploitation works - The Liberation of L.B. Jones, Across 110th Street, Bone, Truck Turner and Friday Foster - as well as the blaxploitation-influenced James Bond film Live and Let Die in which he played the main villain Mr. Big; after the end of this era his notable work includes roles in Blue Collar, Alien, The Running Man and Midnight Run.

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Yaphet Kotto, American actor, 81. Born November 15, 1939 in NYC, Kotto got his start in theater in the mid-1950s, and made his first film appearance in 1963's 4 to Texas in a bit part. He never became a huge star but was a long-time fixture in both film and TV, typically in major supporting roles but occasionally leads; his best-known major role was probably that of Lt. Al Giardello on Homicide: Life on the Street from 1993-2000. Significant films included several significant blaxploitation works - The Liberation of L.B. Jones, Across 110th Street, Bone, Truck Turner and Friday Foster - as well as the blaxploitation-influenced James Bond film Live and Let Die in which he played the main villain Mr. Big; after the end of this era his notable work includes roles in Blue Collar, Alien, The Running Man and Midnight Run.

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He had a pretty unforgettable role in Brubaker as well. RIP Mr. Kotto.

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Yaphet Kotto is definitely an actor that can really stand out whenever he is involved in a project. I particularly remember him in Blue Collar.
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St. Gloede wrote: March 16th, 2021, 9:15 pm Yaphet Kotto is definitely an actor that can really stand out whenever he is involved in a project. I particularly remember him in Blue Collar.
Yeah, he's pretty much always memorable. My favorite role is probably his cop paired with a racist superior in Across 110th Street, but Blue Collar might be his best film. It's funny, I just re-watched The Running Man the other night - first time since it came out - and he's in that as one of the many tough guy actors either trying to help or kill Arnold Schwarzenegger's main character. Pretty far from a great movie but a great cast; I've always had the impression that Kotto wasn't really into the tough guy parts so much, but given the times he started out in and his size it was inevitable that he'd play a lot of them.
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RIP Yaphet Kotto :rip:

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Elgin Baylor, 86

American basketball player, coach, and executive. Baylor is best remembered by any basketball fan younger than 50 as the executive who presided over the Los Angeles Clippers for a disastrous 22 years (and only two winning seasons). But while with the Lakers from 1958 to 1971, he was, by all accounts, one of the greatest players who ever lived.

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George Segal, 87

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He had a pretty good run of films in the early '70s, despite NOT really having leading-man looks by that point.
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JUST watched him in Blume in Love last night -- better than I expected.
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I grew up watching 'Just Shoot Me!' so I have pretty much always loved Segal as an actor. Blume in Love was probably the second "older" Segal film that I saw after Virginia Woolf and agreed that he knocked it out of the park there. Great film. But yeah, as blocho has said, if you're looking for Segal's best performance, there is no going past King Rat. It's a career defining work IMO, and I say that as someone who firmly believes that Virginia Woolf is one of the twenty best films ever made. You haven't seen Segal act until you've seen King Rat.

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sol wrote: March 24th, 2021, 3:16 pm I grew up watching 'Just Shoot Me!' so I have pretty much always loved Segal as an actor. Blume in Love was probably the second "older" Segal film that I saw after Virginia Woolf and agreed that he knocked it out of the park there. Great film. But yeah, as blocho has said, if you're looking for Segal's best performance, there is no going past King Rat. It's a career defining work IMO, and I say that as someone who firmly believes that Virginia Woolf is one of the twenty best films ever made. You haven't seen Segal act until you've seen King Rat.
I definitely agree about King Rat -- he's at his best there.
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burneyfan wrote: March 24th, 2021, 2:11 pm JUST watched him in Blume in Love last night -- better than I expected.
I really enjoyed that one. Underrated New Hollywood gem. I know Ebert loved it as well.
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French director Bertrand Tavernier, 79 :rip:
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Now we have also lost beloved sitcom actress Jessica Walter, 80.

Arrested Development has been one of my favorite shows for such a long time. Losing one of the Bluths feels too personal. I'm genuinely upset by this.
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pitchorneirda wrote: March 25th, 2021, 4:17 pm French director Bertrand Tavernier, 79 :rip:
A name I've known as long as I've known the names of most French directors, since the mid-80s probably - his films always seemed to get some US distribution, unlike some of the films of his more highly-regarded and somewhat older compatriots, the New Wave directors. Like Louis Malle he wasn't really part of any particular group or movement but he didn't get quite the acclaim Malle did internationally. I've only actually seen a couple of his films, and those in the last decade, though I may have seen one or two 30 years ago and forgotten them entirely - it happens. He certainly made a major effort in more recent years as a pedagogue teaching the history of his cinema and I enjoyed his commentaries on... the Lumièes, I think. Would like to see his recent series on the history of French cinema at some point certainly. RIP, and if someone has a good appreciation - or links to others - I'd love to read it.
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kongs_speech wrote: March 25th, 2021, 6:43 pm Now we have also lost beloved sitcom actress Jessica Walter, 80.

Arrested Development has been one of my favorite shows for such a long time. Losing one of the Bluths feels too personal. I'm genuinely upset by this.
I've never seen the show but I know it's high rep - something I might catch someday if I ever decide to really up my tv viewing I suppose. But I do remember her very much for her performance in Clint Eastwood's first directorial effort, Play Misty For Me, which came out 50 years ago (jeez, the early 70s are now a half-century ago), as a deranged stalker, which got her a Golden Globe nom and certainly helped put her on the map. She was also in Bye Bye Braverman a couple of years before that with the also just-deceased George Segal - I feel compelled to see that now.
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OldAle1 wrote: March 25th, 2021, 6:57 pm
kongs_speech wrote: March 25th, 2021, 6:43 pm Now we have also lost beloved sitcom actress Jessica Walter, 80.

Arrested Development has been one of my favorite shows for such a long time. Losing one of the Bluths feels too personal. I'm genuinely upset by this.
I've never seen the show but I know it's high rep - something I might catch someday if I ever decide to really up my tv viewing I suppose. But I do remember her very much for her performance in Clint Eastwood's first directorial effort, Play Misty For Me, which came out 50 years ago (jeez, the early 70s are now a half-century ago), as a deranged stalker, which got her a Golden Globe nom and certainly helped put her on the map. She was also in Bye Bye Braverman a couple of years before that with the also just-deceased George Segal - I feel compelled to see that now.
I didn't know she was in the Eastwood film. I will definitely watch that!
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kongs_speech wrote: March 25th, 2021, 6:43 pm Now we have also lost beloved sitcom actress Jessica Walter, 80.

Arrested Development has been one of my favorite shows for such a long time. Losing one of the Bluths feels too personal. I'm genuinely upset by this.
Oh no! I've just been rewatching AD to fall asleep to recently and was just thinking last night, damn what an actress.

RIP Tavernier too, only seen a few of his films but Coup de Torchon made an enormous impression on me in high school.
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It's pretty solid. It probably felt more novel - or at least didn't feel old-hat - 50 years ago, when stalkers, particularly female stalkers, weren't that common in cinema (or in the news). But it's pretty well done and Clint uses the Carmel, CA locations well - I don't know if he lived there at the time but it definitely has a feel for place that's a cut above average for this kind of film. I think Roger Ebert credited it as one of the first films to use the "semi-obligatory lyrical interlude", in this case a musical montage set to Roberta Flack singing "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" - which is just totally emblematic of romantic sequences in films of that period. The only thing missing is the Marlboro Man.
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Sorry to hear that Jessica Walter passed, also a big Arrested Development fan here (the original 3 seasons anyway - didn’t care as much for the later Netflix episodes). She was hilarious as the Bluth matriarch Lucille. A few of my favorite lines of hers pop up in my head quite often, in her trademark delivery. I think Play Misty for Me is the only movie role I’ve (knowingly) seen of hers, and she was great in that.
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prodigalgodson wrote: March 25th, 2021, 7:11 pm
kongs_speech wrote: March 25th, 2021, 6:43 pm Now we have also lost beloved sitcom actress Jessica Walter, 80.

Arrested Development has been one of my favorite shows for such a long time. Losing one of the Bluths feels too personal. I'm genuinely upset by this.
Oh no! I've just been rewatching AD to fall asleep to recently and was just thinking last night, damn what an actress.

RIP Tavernier too, only seen a few of his films but Coup de Torchon made an enormous impression on me in high school.
I guess tonight would be a pretty good time to finally watch the Criterion DVD of Coup de Torchon that I bought at least a decade ago. It's one of Isabelle's biggest films that I have yet to see, so it also has that going for it. I haven't seen any Tavernier.
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