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Re: Gone With or Without fanfare

Postby Lomm » June 11th, 2015, 7:48 am

Screen legend (and heavy metal musician) Christopher Lee passed away yesterday at 93. What a long, fulfilling life he led. He will be missed. RIP.

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Re: Gone With or Without fanfare

Postby Western Guy » June 11th, 2015, 9:01 am

What terrible news to wake up to. I'm deeply saddened. He and Peter Cushing were my first childhood heroes and I can't imagine my Saturday afternoons without visiting with their various screen characters at our local cinema. I was fortunate enough to meet both men. I'll never forget Sir Christopher's kindness when he passed through Winnipeg some years back to promote "Bear Island". Because I was a member of his fan club it was arranged that I could meet and spend some time with Mr. Lee at his hotel. He was gracious, friendly, funny -- the perfect gentleman. And he never once made it seem as if my being there was an intrusion.

A memory I treasure.

RIP and God bless, Sir.

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A wonderful tribute to a great actor and fine human being.

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Postby moira finnie » June 11th, 2015, 4:45 pm

I came across a quote from Christopher Lee that was lovely today. It might apply to more than actors.

"We don't always get the kind of work we want, but we always have a choice of whether to do it with good grace or not."
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Re: Gone With or Without fanfare

Postby Lzcutter » June 11th, 2015, 9:33 pm

Can you imagine the duet he and Jack Wild are having tonight or maybe they are just "reviewing the situation"

Actor Ron Moody, Oscar nominated for his role as Fagin in the 1968 Best Picture winner, Oliver has died at 91:

http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-ln-oscar-nominee-ron-moody-dead-20150611-story.html
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Postby Lzcutter » June 11th, 2015, 9:34 pm

Courtesy of Scott McGee,

TCM Remembers Christopher Lee:

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Re: Gone With or Without fanfare

Postby RedRiver » June 13th, 2015, 4:37 pm

I can't imagine my Saturday afternoons without visiting with their various screen characters at our local cinema

We had the same childhood, Western Guy! My first viewings of CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN and HORROR OF DRACULA were as a glorious double feature. These gentlemen were to our generation what Boris and Bela were to our parents'. May they rest in peace. Unless of course...

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Re: Gone With or Without fanfare

Postby Western Guy » June 13th, 2015, 4:57 pm

Yes, that was exactly my first double feature exposure to the Cushing and Lee team-up - with the added attraction some lousy movie called THE WITCH'S CURSE (shoulda been either CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF or THE MUMMY). But regardless, watching those two horror heroes on the big screen remains a vivid and most welcome memory of my younger days.

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Re: Gone With or Without fanfare

Postby Rita Hayworth » June 13th, 2015, 6:52 pm

Christopher Lee - Legend of Horror


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I was sad to hear his death today - I was taking a brief moment to talk to my dear friend over lunch today he informed me that his death and I consider him one of the legendary horror actor of all time.

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Re: Gone With or Without fanfare

Postby Bronxgirl48 » June 19th, 2015, 8:14 pm

I had TCM on while in another room and then heard that mournful "remembers" music, so rushed back in. Couldn't believe it was Christopher Lee, for some reason I thought he'd live forever, like Count Dracula, lol. (well, until Peter Cushing caught up with him...)

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Re: Gone With or Without fanfare

Postby movieman1957 » June 23rd, 2015, 8:05 am

Composer James Horner has died in a plane crash. Winner of 2 Oscars and nominated for ten others he was 61. The soundtrack for "Titanic" sold 27 million copies.
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Re: Gone With or Without fanfare

Postby Western Guy » June 23rd, 2015, 10:29 am

Dick Van Patten has passed on. More a TV than movie fixture, but always a welcome presence.

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Re: Gone With or Without fanfare

Postby Rita Hayworth » June 23rd, 2015, 10:45 am

I have always liked Dick Van Patten and he was a joy on Television and I've missed watching Eight is Enough on TV.

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Re: Gone With or Without fanfare

Postby Western Guy » June 23rd, 2015, 5:22 pm

. . . And more sad news for movie buffs. George "Foghorn" Winslow. The little kid with the big voice.

RIP.

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/local ... d-actor-in

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Re: Gone With or Without fanfare

Postby Western Guy » June 25th, 2015, 1:54 pm

THE AVENGERS star Patrick Macnee has left us. Another face more familiar to TV viewers than movie watchers, though he did gain fame as the young Marley in the quintessential version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL.

And a friend and contemporary of Christopher Lee --

RIP, John Steed:

http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=44708


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