October 12, 2018
Comedian 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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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"
--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--
Myrna Loy - DEAD (Surgical complications)
Born: 08/02/1905 Died: 12/14/1993
Wolfgang Petersen - ALIVE
Carolyn Jones - DEAD (Cancer)
Born: 04/28/1929 Died: 08/03/1983
WHO PASSED ON THIS WEEK...
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.