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October 12, 2018

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CountdownComedian and Actress Jane Curtin is our Featured Celebrity today! It was only a month ago when we had another former original SNL cast member Laraine Newman. It's nice to know that there are so many of you classic SNL fans out there.

I've always been a fan of Curtin's work, especially from her time on '3rd Rock from the Sun'. I love that show! From my research it looks like Jane Curtin has been keeping busy. Let's see what she's been doing lately...

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--DEAD OR ALIVE?--

See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper":

Myrna Loy: She appeared in "The Best Years of Our Lives" and the "Thin Man" movies, among other roles

Wolfgang Petersen: German director, directed the excellent U-boat movie "Das Boot", other films include "The NeverEnding Story", "Air Force One", "In the Line of Fire", and "The Perfect Storm"

Carolyn Jones: She played Morticia on the TV series "The Addams Family"

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Jane Curtin

Learn More About Jane Curtin on Celebrity Nooz

BIRTH DATE: September 6, 1947 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

BIRTH NAME: Jane Therese Curtin

NICKNAME: Janey

CLAIM TO FAME: Jane Curtin is an American actress and comedian best known as one of the "Not Ready For Prime Time Players" from hit TV comedy series Saturday Night Live in 1975.

FAMILY LIFE: She married TV producer Patrick Francis Lynch on April 2, 1975; they have one daughter, Tess Curtin Lynch, born in 1983.

INFO: Curtin holds an associate degree from Elizabeth Seton Junior College in New York City, class of 1967. She then attended Northeastern University from 1967 to 1968.

'SNL" writer Al Franken stated that she "was so steady. Had a really strong moral center, and as such was disgusted by much of the show and the people around it."

She has served as a U.S. Committee National Ambassador for UNICEF.

She joined a comedy group, "The Proposition", and performed with them until 1972.

She starred in Pretzels, an off-Broadway play written by Curtin, John Forster, Judith Kahan and Fred Grandy, in 1974.

TRIVIA: Won back-to-back Emmy Awards for Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series on the 1980s sitcom Kate & Allie portraying the role of Allison "Allie" Lowell.

Has described daughter Tess as the best thing that has ever happened to her and says, "She's the most annoying but loving thing in my life."

Was friends with Susan Saint James before they starred on Kate & Allie (1984).

She also has narrated several audio books, including Carl Hiaasen's novel Nature Girl.

In 2010, Curtin placed second in the Jeopardy! Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational, winning $250,000 for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

WHERE IS SHE NOW: Curtin has stayed relatively busy her entire career. Lately, Curtin has two projects in the works. She currently filming the comedies "Welcome to Pine Grove!" and "Ode to Joy", the latter is in post-production.

CREDITS:

2018 Can You Ever Forgive Me?...Marjorie

2018 The Spy Who Dumped Me...Carol

2017 Thin Ice (TV Movie)...Mrs. Brooks

2017 Broad City (TV Series)...Margo
- Witches (2017) ... Margo

2014-2017 The Librarians (TV Series)...Charlene
- And the Wrath of Chaos (2017) ... Charlene
- And the Fatal Separation (2017) ... Charlene
- And the Fangs of Death (2016) ... Charlene
- And the Crown of King Arthur (2014) ... Charlene

2016 Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom...Algid Bunk (voice)

2015 48 Hours 'til Monday (TV Movie)

2015 The Good Wife (TV Series)...Judge Farley
- Bond (2015) ... Judge Farley

2012-2014 Unforgettable (TV Series)...Joanne Webster
- D.O.A. (2014) ... Joanne Webster
- Moving On (2014) ... Joanne Webster
- True Identity (2014) ... Joanne Webster
- Fire and Ice (2014) ... Joanne Webster
- Admissions (2014) ... Joanne Webster

- The Island (2014) ... Joanne Webster
- Throwing Shade (2014) ... Joanne Webster
- Stray Bullet (2014) ... Joanne Webster
- A Moveable Feast (2014) ... Joanne Webster
- Cashing Out (2014) ... Joanne Webster
- The Haircut (2014) ... Joanne Webster
- The Combination (2014) ... Joanne Webster
- New Hundred (2014) ... Joanne Webster
- East of Islip (2014) ... Joanne Webster
- Manhunt (2014) ... Joanne Webster
- Reunion (2014) ... Joanne Webster
- Flesh and Blood (2014) ... Joanne Webster (credit only)
- Omega Hour (2014) ... Joanne Webster
- Til Death (2014) ... Joanne Webster
- Maps & Legends (2013) ... Joanne Webster
- Line Up or Shut Up (2013) ... Joanne Webster
- Past Tense (2013) ... Joanne Webster
- Memory Kings (2013) ... Joanne Webster
- Day of the Jackie (2013) ... Joanne Webster
- Incognito (2013) ... Joanne Webster
- Bigtime (2013) ... Joanne Webster
- A Man in the Woods (2012) ... Joanne Webster
- Endgame (2012) ... Joanne Webster
- You Are Here (2012) ... Joanne Webster
- Allegiances (2012) ... Joanne Webster
- The Comeback (2012) ... Joanne Webster
- Blind Alleys (2012) ... Joanne Webster
- Heartbreak (2012) ... Joanne Webster
- The Following Sea (2012) ... Joanne Webster
- Carrie's Caller (2012) ... Joanne Webster

2013/I The Heat...Mrs. Mullins

2011 I Don't Know How She Does It...Marla Reddy

2010 Rex Is Not Your Lawyer (TV Series)
- Pilot (2010)

2009 Sherri (TV Series)...Paula's mom / Margo
- Birth (2009) ... Paula's mom / Margo

2009 I Love You, Man...Joyce Klaven

2008-2009 Gary Unmarried (TV Series)...Connie
- Gary Uses His Veto (2009) ... Connie
- Gary Gives Thanks (2008) ... Connie
2008 The Librarian III: The Curse of the Judas Chalice (TV Movie)...Charlene

2008 In the Motherhood (TV Series)...Mom
- Mother Dearest (2008) ... Mom

2007 Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office (TV Movie)...Joy

2006 The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines (TV Movie)...Charlene

2006 The Shaggy Dog...Judge Claire Whittaker

2006 Crumbs (TV Series)...Suzanne Crumb / Suzanne
All 13 episodes

2005 Brooklyn Lobster...Maureen Giorgio

2004 The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (TV Movie)...Charlene

2004 Geraldine's Fortune...Geraldine Liddle

2003 Recess: All Growed Down (Video) (voice)

2003 Our Town (TV Movie)...Mrs. Webb

2003 Cyberchase (TV Series)...Lady Ada Byron Lovelace
- Hugs and Witches (2003) ... Lady Ada Byron Lovelace (voice)

1996-2001 3rd Rock from the Sun (TV Series)...Dr. Mary Albright
138 episodes

2000 Catch a Falling Star (TV Movie)...Fran

1998 Recess (TV Series)...Mrs. Klemperer
- Wild Child (1998) ... Mrs. Klemperer (voice)

1998 Antz...Muffy (voice)

1998 Hercules (TV Series)...Hippolyte
- Hercules and the Girdle of Hippolyte (1998) ... Hippolyte (voice)

1995 Mystery Dance (TV Series)...Susan Baker
- Episode #1.1 (1995) ... Susan Baker

1995 Tad (TV Movie)...Mary Todd Lincoln

1994 Dave's World (TV Series)...Anne
- Lost Weekend (1994) ... Anne

1993 Coneheads...Prymatt Conehead / Mary Margaret DeCicco

1990 Working It Out (TV Series)...Sarah Marshall
All 13 episodes

1990 Common Ground (TV Movie)...Alice McGoff

1989 Bobby Brown: On Our Own (Video short) (uncredited)

1984-1989 Kate & Allie (TV Series)...Allie Lowell / Allie Barsky
All 122 episodes

1989 Tattinger's (TV Series)...Jane
- Broken Windows (1989) ... Jane

1988 Maybe Baby (TV Movie)...Julia Gilbert

1988 American Playhouse (TV Series)...Lina McLaidlaw
- Suspicion (1988) ... Lina McLaidlaw

1985 O.C. and Stiggs...Elinore Schwab

1984 Bedrooms (TV Movie)..Laura

1983 The Coneheads (TV Short)...Prymaat (voice)

1982/I Candida (TV Movie)...Prossie

1982 Divorce Wars: A Love Story (TV Movie)...Vickey Sturgess

1980 How to Beat the High Co$t of Living...Elaine

1975-1980 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)..Various / Weekend Update Anchor / Prymaat Conehead / ...
104 episodes

1977 What Really Happened to the Class of '65? (TV Series)...Ivy
- Class Hustler (1977) ... Ivy

1977 The Love Boat (TV Series)...Regina Parker
- The Captain's Captain/Romance Roulette/Hounded (A Dog's Life) (1977) ... Regina Parker

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--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--

Myrna Loy - DEAD (Surgical complications)
Born: 08/02/1905 Died: 12/14/1993

Wolfgang Petersen - ALIVE
Born: 03/14/1941

Carolyn Jones - DEAD (Cancer)
Born: 04/28/1929 Died: 08/03/1983

WHO PASSED ON THIS WEEK...

10/10
Bill Corey, 101, Australian soldier.
Raymond Danon, 88, French film producer (The Gardener of Argenteuil, Someone Behind the Door, Lovers Like Us).
Laurence Forristal, 87, Irish Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Ossory (1981-2007).
Ira Gasman, 76, American playwright and lyricist.
Robert Merkun, 80, Russian film director.
Raye Montague, 83, American naval engineer (Oliver Hazard Perry class).

10/9
Nitin Bali, 47, Indian singer, traffic collision.
John Deeble, 87, Australian health economist.
Frank Deem, 90, American politician.
Sergey Gavrilitza, 45, Moldovan journalist, heart attack.
Tony Hopper, 42, English footballer (Carlisle United), motor neurone disease.
Larry Larrañaga, 80, American politician, Member of the New Mexico House of Representatives (since 1995).
Jean-Yves Liénard (fr), 76, French lawyer.
Sherhan Murtaza (ru), 86, Kazakhstani writer and translator.
Frank Padavan, 83, American politician, member of the New York Senate (1973-2010), heart attack.
José Santiago, 90, Puerto Rican baseball player (Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Athletics).
Warner Saunders, 83, American news anchor (WMAQ-TV).
Bahram Shafie (fa), 62, Iranian TV presenter and sports administrator, President of the Iran Hockey Federation (since 2004), heart attack.
Alex Spanos, 95, American real estate developer and football team owner (Los Angeles Chargers), dementia.
Roman Zabzaliuk (ru), 58, Ukrainian politician, MP (2006-2014), cancer.

10/8
Fernando Albán Salazar (es), 56, Venezuelan politician and councillor.
Heiki Arike (et), 53, Estonian politician.
Shibly Aziz, 75, Sri Lankan lawyer and politician, Attorney General (1995-1996).
Tim Chandler, 58, American rock bassist (Daniel Amos, The Swirling Eddies, The Choir).
Stoyan Dukov (bg), 87, Bulgarian animator.
Dina Haroun, 44, Syrian actress (Maraya), lung infection.
Juan Heredia Moreno, 76, Spanish footballer (Mallorca).
Arnold Kopelson, 83, American film producer (Platoon, The Fugitive, Seven), Oscar winner (1987).
George Taliaferro, 91, American professional (Baltimore Colts) and college Hall of Fame football player (Indiana Hoosiers), first African-American selected in an NFL Draft.
Joseph Tydings, 90, American lawyer (Eisenstadt v. Baird) and politician, U.S. Senator from Maryland (1965-1971).
Venantino Venantini, 88, Italian actor (Seven Deaths in the Cat's Eye, City of the Living Dead, Cannibal Ferox), complications from surgery.
Hiroshi Wajima, 70, Japanese sumo yokozuna (Hanakago stable) and professional wrestler (AJPW), throat cancer.
David Wise, 88, American journalist (New York Herald-Tribune), pancreatic cancer.

10/7
René Bouin, 81, French politician, Deputy (2002-2007), Mayor of Chenillé-Changé (1977-2001).
Adam Burke, American animator (The Iron Giant, Ratatouille, Toy Story 3).
John Gagliardi, 91, American Hall of Fame college football coach (Saint John's Johnnies).
Gibba, 93, Italian animator (Il nano e la strega).
Grigoriy Kayota, 74, Russian journalist.
Patrice L'Heureux, 46, Canadian boxer, heart attack.
Peggy McCay, 90, American actress (Days of Our Lives, Love of Life, Murphy's Romance).
Ludo Monset, 72, Belgian politician, Senator (1991-1995), Mayor of Blankenberge (1995-2011).
Peter Nyombi, 64, Ugandan politician, Attorney General (2011-2015), heart failure.
John Odey, 58, Nigerian politician, Minister of Environment (since 2008), cancer.
Moses Olaiya, 82, Nigerian actor, complications from a stroke.
Oleg Pavlov, 48, Russian writer, heart attack.
Marie M. Runyon, 103, American political activist and politician, member of the New York State Assembly (1975-1976).
Natwar Thakkar, 86, Indian social worker.
John Wicks, 65, British singer and songwriter (The Records).
Celeste Yarnall, 74, American actress (The Face of Eve, The Mechanic, Fatal Beauty), ovarian cancer.

10/6
Don Askarian, 69, Armenian filmmaker.
Eef Brouwers, 79, Dutch journalist and spokesman, Director-general of the RVD (1995-2004).
Montserrat Caballé, 85, Spanish opera singer, gallbladder infection.
Tahir Chaudhry, Pakistani chef, cardiac arrest.
Piero Guccione (it), 83, Italian painter.
Paul James, 87, American sportscaster (Utah Utes, BYU Cougars).
George Kaftan, 90, American basketball player (Boston Celtics).
Quentin Kenihan, 43, Australian disability advocate and actor (Mad Max: Fury Road), asthma attack.
Wilf Malcolm, 84, New Zealand pure mathematician, vice-chancellor of the University of Waikato (1985-1994).
Victoria Marinova, 30, Bulgarian journalist and television presenter, strangled.
Bert Nederlof, 72, Dutch journalist and radio sports commentator.
Ramon Neto da Costa, 31, Brazilian footballer (Figueirense), heart attack.
Robert Pitofsky, 88, American legal scholar.
Don Sandburg, 87, American actor (Bozo's Circus), Alzheimer's disease.
Michel Vovelle, 85, French historian.
Scott Wilson, 76, American actor (The Walking Dead, In Cold Blood, The Ninth Configuration), complications from leukemia.

10/5
Rowena Baird, South African radio and television presenter.
Bernadette Carroll, 74, American singer (The Angels).
Louis A. DeSimone, 96, American Roman Catholic prelate, Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia (1981-1997).
Frank Drum, 87, Australian footballer (Richmond).
Jimmy Duquennoy, 23, Belgian racing cyclist, heart attack.
Encosta De Lago, 25, Australian racehorse and sire.
Ray Galton, 88, British scriptwriter (Hancock's Half Hour, Steptoe and Son), dementia.
Joe Glover, 79, American news anchor, lung cancer.
Richard Horden, 73, British architect.
Ian Hutoryanski, 87, Russian correspondent (Radio Mayak) and writer.
Gilberto Idonea (it), 72, Italian actor (Nati stanchi), heart attack.
Ed Kenney, 85, American singer and actor (Flower Drum Song).
Grigorij Khizhnyak, 44, Ukrainian basketball player (Kyiv, Makedonikos, Dnipro), heart attack.
Nila Kryukova (ru), 74, Ukrainian actress (The Lost Letter).
Ivar Odnes, 55, Norwegian politician, MP (since 2017), cancer.
Víctor Pey, 103, Spanish-Chilean engineer, counselor of Salvador Allende.
Edgardo Rivera Martínez (es), 85, Peruvian writer.
Héctor Ulloa (es), 82, Colombian actor.
Rudy Wowor, 74, Indonesian actor, prostate cancer.

10/4
Dave Anderson, 89, American sportswriter (The New York Times), Pulitzer Prize winner (1981).
Hamiet Bluiett, 78, American jazz saxophonist.
Walter Capiau (nl), 80, Belgian radio and television presenter, stomach cancer.
Kevin Ellison, 31, American football player (San Diego Chargers, Spokane Shock).
Saak Karapetyan, 58, Russian attorney, Deputy Attorney General, helicopter crash.
José Lluis, 80, Spanish Olympic basketball player (1960).
Kurt Malangré, 84, German politician, Lord Mayor of Aachen (1973-1989) and MEP (1979-1999).
Karl Mildenberger, 80, German boxer.
Walter Paine, 95, American journalist and publisher (Valley News).
Mahmud Rafikov (ru), 94, Russian documentary cinematographer.
Bert Romp, 59, Dutch equestrian, Olympic champion (1992), kicked by horse.
Sir John Swinton, 93, British military officer.
John Tyrrell, 76, British musicologist.
Will Vinton, 70, American animator (The California Raisins, The Adventures of Mark Twain, Return to Oz), Oscar winner (1974), multiple myeloma.
Audrey Wells, 58, American film director and screenwriter (Under the Tuscan Sun, The Hate U Give, The Truth About Cats & Dogs), cancer.

10/3
Elisabeth Andersen, 98, Dutch actress.
Jirí Bis, 77, Czech politician, Senator (2008-2014).
Keenan Carter, 33, American actor (The Tale).
David M. Fergusson, 74, British-born New Zealand psychologist, lung cancer.
Wen Fong, 88, Chinese-American art historian, leukemia.
Sir Roger Gibbs, 83, British financier.
Heo Su-gyeong, 54, South Korean poet.
Joseph Kamaru, 79, Kenyan benga musician and political activist, complications from Parkinson's disease.
Leon M. Lederman, 96, American experimental physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (1988), dementia.
Bent Lorentzen, 83, Danish composer.
Antonina Maari, 93, Lithuanian writer.
Jon Maldonado, 57, American film stuntman (Code of Silence, Invasion U.S.A., The Dark Knight).
Marty Pattin, 75, American baseball player (Milwaukee Brewers, Boston Red Sox, Kansas City Royals).
Hugo Raspoet (nl), 77, Belgian singer and guitarist.
Manuel Ríos Ruiz (es), 84, Spanish poet and flamencologist.
Antonio Valero, 86, Spanish footballer.
John Von Ohlen, 77, American jazz drummer (Blue Wisp Big Band).
Edward E. Williams, 73, American economist.