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From Fab Four FAQ 2.0's page:

R.I.P. Lauren Bacall 1924 - 2014

Word this evening of the passing of the 89 year-old actress. As for relevancy to this page, she was a neighbor of John and Yoko's, as she explains in this exchange with Larry King:

KING: You were at the Dakota when John Lennon was killed? You are there, aren't you? You are around.

BACALL: So it seems. I mean, when you put it that way. It's not too appealing.

KING: What do you remember about that night?

BACALL: That night I remember very clearly, too. Because I was in my bedroom with my dog, of course. Because I'm always with one or another of my dogs. And I heard this -- it was a shot, but it sounded like a backfire. And but there was something kind of different about it.

So I went to my kitchen and opened the window and looked in the courtyard. And I saw other people across the courtyard doing the same thing. Looking. Couldn't see anything. So I thought, well, I don't know what that was. It must have been a backfire.

And then I went back into the -- close the window and went and turned on the television for the 11:00 news. And the first news was John Lennon was shot.

KING: Did you know him in the building?

BACALL: Yes. I've met him before, yes. Liked him a lot.

She had something else in common with John, too: they both liked to whistle: http://theimmortaljukebox.com/.....en-bacall/

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Another legend lost. RIP Ms. Bacall.

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Zig said
Another legend lost. RIP Ms. Bacall.

Indeed - loved her movies - I'm a big film buff from silents to modern cinema.

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Very sad that we lost such a talent in Robin Williams the other day, and although most associate the many laughs he gave as his legacy, Robin Williams was a very good singer as well, just ask Sir George Martin:

 

 

His acting abilities beyond the realm of humour are very underrated and very few nailed such a versatile collection of outstanding roles.  My two personal favourites were his outstanding portrayal of Popeye (not an easy role and I don't think ANYONE could've pulled it off but him) and his work on Disney's Aladdin which, although animated, is probably the most "Robin" of all Robin Williams' performances, Peace & Love to Mr. Williams...:-)

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And in honor of Williams’ many contributions to Disney -- most notably lending his voice to the Genie in Aladdin – the company paid tribute to him with this touching artwork created by Eric Goldberg, the supervising animator for the Genie.Image Enlarger

Disney's tribute to Robin. 

I still see the news of his death and think "no, he can't be dead!". Will take a bit of getting used to.

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Apparently, Robin Wlliams' death may have been caused in part by his Parkinson's meds, a side effect of which is suicidal thoughts.

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Just read that Don Pardo passed away. Who didn't love his voice? I can still recite his voiceover for Weird Al's "I Lost on Jeopardy." RIP.

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Don Pardo was also involved in this rather historic moment in American history:

Besides Jeopardy, he was also on the early days on The Price is Right:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAUI0XS936c

And of course, all those years being the voice of Saturday Night Live:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wcfXFVSE-8

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There's a blast from the past. I rarely think of SNL without thinking of that tremendous voice.

RIP, Don.

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parlance said
Just read that Don Pardo passed away. Who didn't love his voice? I can still recite his voiceover for Weird Al's "I Lost on Jeopardy." RIP.

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RIP Don. We miss you. And yes, @parlance I can recite his voiceover in Weird Al too. "That's right Al, you lost, and let me tell you what you DIDN'T win!"  apple01&heart

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Another one gone this year: Joan Rivers. For those who only know Joan in her later incarnation as a heavily Botoxed fashion critic and red-carpet staple, she was a real trailblazer for women comedians in the '60s, '70s and into the '80s. Didn't spare anyone with her humor, especially herself. An argument can be made that only Lucille Ball had more of an impact on female comedians than Joan did. (And Joan would always tell people that Lucille was the real queen.) Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Griffin, Sarah Silverman, Rosie O'Donnell, Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph, Ellen DeGeneres, Amy Poehler... they all owe a huge debt to Joan.

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The first line from the article on the ABC News website: "The world just got a little less funny."
Back in the day, Joan Rivers was one of my mom's favorite comedians. I actually met Joan when she broadcasted her radio show one day from the station I worked at in Phoenix. She had us all in hysterics just prior to going on air.

RIP, Joan.
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What I liked about Joan Rivers can be summed up in two words:  audacious irreverence.  That quality by itself is not necessarily enough to win me over; but when you add a sparkling wit to it (as she did), it is.

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My wife was a big fan of Fashion Police, and I must say, whenever I'd walk into the room Rivers would be saying something that would make me laugh.

I'm looking at some of her quotes in the paper this morning: "Liz Taylor is so fat that when I took her to McDonald's she got caught in the arch ... no really, she's my two best friends." "When I die I want Harry Winston to make me a beautiful toe tag .... I don't want some rabbi mumbling at my funeral, I want Meryl Streep to be crying in 5 different accents ...  This guy I went out with was so dumb he couldn't count to 21 unless he was naked [took me a few moments to figure that one out]"

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I sometimes watched Fashion Police, I liked it. I liked Joan Rivers' sense of humour. 

WHY DO ALL THOSE FUNNY PEOPLE DIE ALL OF A SUDDEN?!

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I liked this tongue-in-cheek tribute at a London Underground station:

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My grandfather Bernard Collins died last night at 10:52pm aged 96 and 7 months exactly. My brother, a carer and myself were with him and it was very peaceful and painless for him. He wanted and was ready to go and it was better for him. 

He was one of the most amazing men i have ever known. Very happy for him as his suffering is over, very sad for the family, his friends and myself. He will be deeply missed and was deeply loved.

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@meanmistermustard I'm so sorry about the passing of your grandfather. It is a known fact that we will all die eventually, but we will live on in the memories of those we knew. As George said, "Life goes on within you and without you" and "All Things Must Pass."

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My condolences, MMM. I was very close to my maternal grandmother and it was devastating when she passed. But he is, as you said, now at peace.

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Dearest @meanmistermustard (did your grandfather ever know this alter ego of yours?), I'm glad you got to spend the last few days with your grandad. I hope your healing time is quick.

And in the end the love you take is equal to the love you make.

It sure sounds like your grandad gave out a lot of love to his family. You sure loved him in return. I am glad he could take that love with him through to the end.

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