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odessasteps, January 8 in MOVIES & TV
RIP elizabeth wurtzel, author of Prozac Nation and many media appearances in the 90s
I haven't seen an official statement but it's bring reported on Twitter that Buck Henry has died.
Fuck. I am sad.
Buck Henry, Writer of ‘The Graduate’ and Co-Director of ‘Heaven Can Wait’ Dies at 89
09 January 2020
by Ross A. Lincoln
Buck Henry, the actor-screenwriter-director who co-created “Get Smart,” co-wrote “The Graduate” and co-directed the hit 1978 Warren Beatty film “Heaven Can Wait,” died Wednesday night in Los Angeles. He was 89.
According to Deadline, which first reported the news, Henry died at Cedars-Sinai Health Center following a heart attack.
Born Henry Zuckerman in 1930 in New York City, Henry was the son of silent film star Ruth Taylor. He began his entertainment career in the early 1960s as a cast member on TV shows like the “The New Steve Allen Show” and “That Was the Week That Was.” Soon after, he co-created the spy thriller parody “Get Smart” with Mel Brooks, also co-writing several episodes.
Though his first film script was for the 1964 movie “The Troublemaker,” in which he also had a minor role, Henry made his name as a screenwriter with “The Graduate,
RIP to one of the first members of the SNL Five-Timers Club.
Damn it. Buck Henry was a good one.
Fuck, I loved Get Smart.
Edd "Kookie" Byrnes, the Luke Perry of the Greaser set, has died at 87. He made combing one's hair bigger than sliced bread ...
Younger people may remember Byrnes as the "National Bandstand" host in "Grease" ...
He also hosted the first two pilots for "Wheel of Fortune" in 1975, where he showed up to the studio drunk as a skunk and couldn't remember the difference between vowels and consonants (in his memoir, he alleged a producer caught him pacing the hallways between tapings, furiously trying to remember which letters were vowels) ...
RIP to Brice Armstrong, Texas VA best known as the English narrator on Dragon Ball Z. He was 84.
Monty Python member Terry Jones has died yesterday, apparently he was suffering from primary progressive apashia, a form of dementia. He was 77.
I loved Terry Jones.
RIP Cardinal Biggles.
Since it’s radio, I presume everyone can listen.
Jim Lehrer, longtime PBS news anchor (PBS News Hour, The MacNeil / Lehrer Report) has passed away at the age of 85.
Televangelist Jack Van Impe has died at 88.
Jack was a comedy partner with George Carlin and later Avery Schreiber in the 60s before transitioning to writing, including heralded stints on "Andy Griffith," "Hee Haw" and "The Muppet Show." RIP Jack.
Legendary TV executive Fred Silverman has died at 82 ...
Ran CBS, NBC and ABC at one point or another in the 70s and 80s, and was one of the first execs to understand the power of demographics and spinoffs to create TV hits. The shows he greenlit during his tenure are a Hall of Fame of the small screen -- All in the Family, MASH, Mary Tyler Moore, Hill Street Blues, Soap, Roots. Also gave David Letterman a daytime talk show with the promise that, if it failed, he would go to late night.
RIP Kirk Douglas, dead at the age of 103.
Maurice LaMarche as Kirk Douglas on Animaniacs.
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