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Post by Cocoa » October 14th, 2020, 2:03 am

Conchata Ferrell :rip: Probably most known for her role as the housekeeper in the tv series Two and a Half Men. She also has done a bunch of movies and some other tv roles.

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Post by maxwelldeux » October 14th, 2020, 5:30 am

Cocoa wrote:
October 14th, 2020, 2:03 am
Conchata Ferrell :rip: Probably most known for her role as the housekeeper in the tv series Two and a Half Men. She also has done a bunch of movies and some other tv roles.
Oh no! I have watched an uncomfortable amount of 2.5 men, and Berta was always my favorite. RIP!! :cheers:

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Post by burneyfan » October 14th, 2020, 1:33 pm

Cocoa wrote:
October 14th, 2020, 2:03 am
Conchata Ferrell :rip: Probably most known for her role as the housekeeper in the tv series Two and a Half Men. She also has done a bunch of movies and some other tv roles.
She's very good in Heartland (Pearce, 1979).

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Post by blocho » October 17th, 2020, 12:59 am

Rhonda Fleming, 97

American actor. She definitely falls into the didn't-know-she-was-still-alive category for me. Fleming is probably best remembered for her appearances in Spellbound, Out of the Past, Cry Danger, While the City Sleeps, and Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

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Post by 3eyes » October 17th, 2020, 5:33 pm

blocho wrote:
October 17th, 2020, 12:59 am
Rhonda Fleming, 97

American actor. She definitely falls into the didn't-know-she-was-still-alive category for me. Fleming is probably best remembered for her appearances in Spellbound, Out of the Past, Cry Danger, While the City Sleeps, and Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.
I remember her mainly from A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949) - something I have no desire to rewatch.
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Post by OldAle1 » October 17th, 2020, 5:44 pm

She was actually in a few major films, like the ones blocho mentions, but mostly in secondary or tertiary roles; who out there thinks "Out of the Past, oh the Rhonda Fleming film"? Outside of the noir and westerns she did a fair number of those exotic adventures - medieval, middle-eastern, "oriental", Arabian Nights or Robin Hood or whatnot - and I love that kind of stuff so she's always been on my radar, though I haven't yet seen so much with her in lead roles. I was looking forward to seeing Jivaro (1954) a 3D Technicolor adventure set in (and actually filmed in) the Brazilian rainforest which was going to be screened in 35mm at - I think the Wisconsin Film Fest? - but either it was cancelled by COVID or I'm mixing it up and missed it for some other reason. Anyway I remember thinking about her then, and when Maureen O'Hara passed a couple of years ago - they sort of had the same place in Hollywood though Rhonda was definitely a half-step lower on the totem pole.

Her first film was in 1943, how many left from that era now...?

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » October 17th, 2020, 11:20 pm

I loved her red hair. Always a lovely, vibrant, pleasant presence and an actress who brought fun and energy to the roles she was afforded. 97 is a fine innings. Another little piece of the past slips away... Here's to her!

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Post by rnilsson19 » October 18th, 2020, 10:41 am

OldAle1 wrote:
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Her first film was in 1943, how many left from that era now...?
Arlene Dahl, her co-star in the colour noir Slightly Scarlet is still alive. Something about that red hair that produces longevity.

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Post by yllow » October 18th, 2020, 2:59 pm

A year later but 1944, Angela Lansbury (Gaslight) recently turned 95

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Post by OldAle1 » October 18th, 2020, 3:19 pm

Lansbury is probably the biggest English-language star left with a career that started in the 40s or earlier, although if looking at TV credits there's also Betty White who made her television debut in 1949 - not many people around who can say their careers span virtually the whole length of a whole medium. There are a few others elsewhere - the French actress Micheline Presle is a fairly major name, and her career lasted from 1937-2014; she just turned 98 in August. And because I'm focusing on Filipino cinema I noticed that Rosa Rosal, whose career began in 1946 at 14-15, is still around - turned 89 two days ago in fact. There are probably a fair number of actors who started out as children or very young adults in the 40s still kicking - Margaret O'Brien comes to mind, only 83 but with her first credit in 1941.

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Post by Fergenaprido » October 18th, 2020, 5:15 pm

Dean Stockwell is the other one that came to mind for me immediately (aside from Lansbury). Another child actor who got his start in the mid '40s.

And then there's Glynis Johns, who actually got her start in the '30s.
And Eva Marie Saint, who started in tv in the '40s, but didn't debut in film until the '50s.

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Post by Nathan Treadway » October 18th, 2020, 9:28 pm

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And Eva Marie Saint, who started in tv in the '40s, but didn't debut in film until the '50s.
On the Waterfront. Not a bad film to debut.

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Post by blocho » October 20th, 2020, 6:51 pm

Spencer Davis, 81

Welsh musician. Probably best known for this song ...


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Post by Lammetje » October 20th, 2020, 7:20 pm

The first song I thought of when seeing that name was "Keep On Running", which is pretty great. Anyway, RIP.
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Post by dirty_score » October 21st, 2020, 9:14 am

:rip: Tony Lewis, lead singer of The Outfield

This song is a guilty pleasure of mine:

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Post by blocho » October 21st, 2020, 3:59 pm

dirty_score wrote:
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This song is a guilty pleasure of mine:
Is the guilt because it's a pro-adultery song?

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Post by burneyfan » October 22nd, 2020, 10:14 am

Marge Champion, 101.

Dancer and choreographer, part of a powerhouse dance team in MGM musicals of the '40s-'50s with her husband, Gower Champion. They're perhaps best remembered in the 1951 remake of Showboat. She also served as a live model for several Disney characters, including Snow White, Dopey (dancing), and The Blue Fairy in Pinocchio.

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