Celebrity Death Thread 2021

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Sutton pitched 23 seasons in the major leagues (Dodgers, Astros, Brewers, A's, Angels) and finished his career with a record of 324-256 and a 3.26 ERA. He ranks seventh on the career strikeout list with 3,574. Nolan Ryan is first with 5,714.

 

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Sutton pitched 23 seasons in the major leagues (Dodgers, Astros, Brewers, A's, Angels) and finished his career with a record of 324-256 and a 3.26 ERA. He ranks seventh on the career strikeout list with 3,574. Nolan Ryan is first with 5,714.

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Rodgers' hits include Honeycomb, Secretly, Bimbombey, Today, Tucumcari, Are You Really Mine, It's Over, Child Of Clay, Kisses Sweeter Than Wine, Ring-A-Ling-A-Lario and Oh-Oh, I'm Falling In Love Again. He hosted a self-titled musical variety TV series on NBC in 1959 and CBS in 1969.

 

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The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band formed in 1966 in Long Beach, California. Darrow, who played guitar, bass, fiddle, banjo and mandolin, was a member from 1967 to 1970. He also released 10 solo albums and played on albums by James Taylor, John Stewart, John Fahey, Hoyt Axton, Helen Reddy, Harry Chapin, Leonard Cohen and others.

 

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The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band formed in 1966 in Long Beach, California. Darrow, who played guitar, bass, fiddle, banjo and mandolin, was a member from 1967 to 1970. He also released 10 solo albums and played on albums by James Taylor, John Stewart, John Fahey, Hoyt Axton, Helen Reddy, Harry Chapin, Leonard Cohen and others.

Second. I loved their song "American Dream".
 

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In 1954-55, Wilson hosted Time For Magic on WFAA-Channel 8 in Dallas. From 1960 through 1964, he hosted the Saturday-morning series The Magic Land Of Allakazam, which began on CBS and moved to ABC in 1962. It was the first TV series to be produced on videotape. Wilson published Mark Wilson's Complete Course In Magic in 1975. He starred in six HBO specials and in 1980-81 hosted a syndicated series, The Magic Of Mark Wilson

Magician Mark Wilson dies at 91

 

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Sierra played Sergeant Chano Amenguale in 35 episodes of Barney Miller and Julio Fuentes in 12 episodes of Sanford & Son. He also appeared in multiple episoides of Soap, Insight, MacGyver, Miami Vice, Mission Impossible, The Flying Nun, Simon & Simon, Cagney & Lacey and Hill Street Blues and in the movies Papillon, The Towering Inferno, Honey I Blew Up The Kid and Beneath The Planet Of The Apes.

 

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Furlan starred in several TV series in her native Yugoslavia, including Velo Misto, Smogovci, Najbolje Godine and a Cyclops mini-series. She moved to the US in 1991. She played Delenn in 111 episodes of Babylon 5 and Danielle Rousseau in 20 episodes of Lost and voiced Silver Sable in four episodes of the 1997 Spider-Man animated series.

 

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Sierra played Sergeant Chano Amenguale in 35 episodes of Barney Miller and Julio Fuentes in 12 episodes of Sanford & Son. He also appeared in multiple episoides of Soap, Insight, MacGyver, Miami Vice, Mission Impossible, The Flying Nun, Simon & Simon, Cagney & Lacey and Hill Street Blues and in the movies Papillon, The Towering Inferno, Honey I Blew Up The Kid and Beneath The Planet Of The Apes.

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I have never been able to understand the "Chano" nickname of Sierra's Barney Miller character. The word is a nickname for someone whose last name ends with "ciano," such as Feliciano, Graciano, Luciano, or Marciano – but certainly not Amenguale. The Spanish verb "chanar" means "to understand." "Chano" means "I understand" – but "I understand" is definitely not a nickname. I wonder if anybody ever asked Sierra to explain the name. If not, well, it's too late now.

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Furlan starred in several TV series in her native Yugoslavia, including Velo Misto, Smogovci, Najbolje Godine and a Cyclops mini-series. She moved to the US in 1991. She played Delenn in 111 episodes of Babylon 5 and Danielle Rousseau in 20 episodes of Lost and voiced Silver Sable in four episodes of the 1997 Spider-Man animated series.



I would have guessed he was deep into his 90's.
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I have never been able to understand the "Chano" nickname of Sierra's Barney Miller character. The word is a nickname for someone whose last name ends with "ciano," such as Feliciano, Graciano, Luciano, or Marciano – but certainly not Amenguale. The Spanish verb "chanar" means "to understand." "Chano" means "I understand" – but "I understand" is definitely not a nickname. I wonder if anybody ever asked Sierra to explain the name. If not, well, it's too late now.

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I liked that guy.

Mexican Formula 1 racer Sergio Perez goes by the nickname Checo. I don't know why.
 

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Another Jew (Zeiger) who americanized his name.
Did he do it when he was trying to get famous or did his family do it when they first came to the USA. Both were common, but the Ellis Island name changes seem more acceptable to me. And didn't the officials do it for them a lot of the time back then? Like when they first got off the boat.

Fun fact: My dad missed Ellis Island by like 2 years. It closed in 54 and I think my dad came over in 56.
 
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He acquired the name Larry King when the general manager claimed that Zeiger was too ethnic and difficult to remember, so minutes before airtime, Larry chose the surname King, which he got from an advertisement in the Miami Herald for King's Wholesale Liquor. Within two years, he legally changed his name to Larry King.