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RIP Willie Garson
September 21st, 2021 under Obits, Sex and the City. [ Comments: none ]

Willie Garson passed away today at the age of 57 from cancer, according to his adopted son.

“I love you so much, papa. Rest In Peace and I’m so glad you got to share all your adventures with me and were able to accomplish so much. I’m so proud of you. I will always love you, but I think it’s time for you to go on an adventure of your own,” Nathen Garson wrote. “You’ll always be with me. Love you more than you will ever know and I’m glad you can be at peace now. You always were the toughest and funniest and smartest person I’ve known. I’m glad you shared your love with me. I’ll never forget it or lose it ❤️😘”

As proud of his career as he was, he was most proud of his son. You can tell in what Nathen wrote; the feeling was mutual.

While they shared an unbreakable bond, so did we with Garson. He had a 35-year career that included him playing Lee Harvey Oswald twice in the same year on the big and small screen. However, he did not become a household name until 1998, when he was cast as Carrie’s GBF on Sex and the City. He played Stanford up until just weeks before his death.

Another role he was known for was as the lovable scammer Mozzie on White Collar. His comedic timing was what the drama needed.

No matter what he did through his nonstop career, he always stole the show. You couldn’t help but to love him. So, today, let’s honor him by watching the thing he loved second most, and that is acting.


RIP Norm Macdonald
September 14th, 2021 under Obits. [ Comments: 3 ]

Norm Macdonald passed away today at the age of 61 after a nearly 10-year battle with cancer. His longtime producing partner and friend Lori Jo Hoekstra told Deadline that he wanted to keep his diagnosis private from everyone, including friends and family.

“He was most proud of his comedy,” Hoekstra said. “He never wanted the diagnosis to affect the way the audience or any of his loved ones saw him. Norm was a pure comic. He once wrote that ‘a joke should catch someone by surprise, it should never pander.’ He certainly never pandered. Norm will be missed terribly.”

Macdonald was best known for anchoring Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live from 1993-1998. During that segment, he would constantly stab O.J. Simpson with his jokes. The network didn’t laugh, so it was reported they fired him over it.

It worked out OK for him because he starred in several movies and TV shows. He even has his own, which was named after him.

His deadpan humor and ability to tell a joke like no one else made him an icon and a legend. So today, let’s honor him by laughing at one of many his really long jokes that are worth listening to all the way to the end for the punchline.

Macdonald is survived by his son, Dylan.


RIP Ed Asner
August 29th, 2021 under Obits. [ Comments: 1 ]

Ed Asner passed away today at the age of 91, according to his Twitter account. His four children wrote, “We are sorry to say that our beloved patriarch passed away this morning peacefully. Words cannot express the sadness we feel. With a kiss on your head- Goodnight dad. We love you.”

Asner was as known for the character’s name, which made him a household one, as his own. That name is Lou Grant. He played the grumpy newsman on the sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and then he followed up in the drama Lou Grant.

That is just one of the many many roles he has had in his 60-year career. Us older people remember him as Grant, but the younger generations know him from Up and Elf. But there were so many leading roles and guest appearances throughout the decades that everyone knew him as, it would impossible to name them all.

He never stopped working and was on the last season in the final season of Grace & Frankie. But he still has more productions coming out, and he was attached to several more.

That says a lot about the man that was beloved by Hollywood and his fans.

Acting was just one aspect of him. He also started the Ed Asner Family Center that helps families of special needs. He was always asking for money to enrich their lives and held an annual poker game with his celebrity friends.

He might have been known as a curmudgeon, but he was one that was loved. So show him the love today by watching one of his many fantastic roles that has made us smile as big as his own.


RIP Markie Post
August 8th, 2021 under Obits. [ Comments: none ]

Markie Post passed away yesterday at the age of 70 from a nearly four-year battle with cancer, according to KABC.

Post is best known for playing Christine Sullivan on Night Court. She joined the show during its third season, but producers always knew they wanted her to be on the sitcom. However, she was attached to Fall Guy at the time. So when that show got the ax, she finally got her role of a lifetime.

Before appearing on Night Court, she started behind the camera on game shows. Eventually, the beauty made the transition to be in front of it and guest-starred on several classic shows like The Incredible Hulk, Greatest American Hero, CHiPs, and Hart to Hart.

After the ’80s sitcom, she worked with John Ritter on Hearts of Fire and played a mom on the big and little screen in There’s Something About Mary, Scrubs, and Chicago PD.

Cancer did not slow her down, and she continued doing what she loved until the pandemic happened.

Today, let’s honor the woman who was beautiful on the inside as the outside by laughing with her.


BTWF: Charles Robinson on Lou Grant
July 12th, 2021 under Before They Were Famous, Obits. [ Comments: none ]

Before Charlie Robinson was a Vietnam Vet on Night Court, he played one on Lou Grant. The 33-year-old did a great job in that 1979 episode.

Robinson passed away yesterday at the age of 75 from cardiac arrest with multisystem organ failures due to septic shock and metastatic adenocarcinoma according to The Hollywood Reporter.

His co-star Marsha Warfield wrote this, “My friend Charlie passed away today.

“I’m so sorry to read about and write this.

“Charlie Robinson was one of the great ones.

“My heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, fans and all whose lives he touched.

“Rest well, Charlie, I thought you’d live forever.”

I thought the same. I thought he would be the last one to go from that show because he always seemed so strong.

Anytime I saw him in anything after Night Court, like This Is Us, Hart of Dixie, and Still Standing, he would always bring a smile to my face. He just had a positive presence about him.

Today, let’s keep that presence alive by watching one of the many great things he did throughout his 50-year career.


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