Archive for December 25th, 2008

Obit…John Costelloe

Thursday, December 25th, 2008


‘Sopranos’ actor ‘Johnny Cakes’ dead in suicide


Joe Gannascoli and John Costelloe

Joe Gannascoli and John Costelloe


Former firefighter John Costelloe joined HBO cast in 2006


The Associated Press
Dec. 25, 2008

NEW YORK – The actor who portrayed the gay lover of a closeted mobster on The Sopranos has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in New York, police said.


Police spokesman Lt. John Grimpel said John Costelloe was found dead in an apparent suicide at his Brooklyn home on Dec. 18.


Police were called to his residence after family members were unable to reach him.


The 47-year-old former New York City firefighter gained fame in 2006 when he was cast as short-order cook Jim “Johnny Cakes” Witowski opposite Joseph Gannascoli, who played gay mobster Vito Spatafore on the hit HBO show.


Costelloe was performing as a hustler in a theater production of Gang of Seven at the time of his death.



Happy Holidays…

Thursday, December 25th, 2008







Christmas Greetings from Hollywood, California


Everyone in our

Rose covered shack,

Sends Christmas greetings

To everyone in your

Snow covered shack…



Obit…Eartha Kitt

Thursday, December 25th, 2008


Eartha Kitt dies at 81; TV’s Catwoman, sultry singer of ‘Santa Baby’


Eartha Kitt

 Brad Oscar, dressed as Santa Claus, watching Eartha Kitt perform during the Christmas Pageant of Peace Opening Ceremony on the Ellipse in Washington.


Gerald Herbert
Associated Press
December 25, 2008


NEW YORK — Eartha Kitt, a sultry singer, dancer and actress who rose from South Carolina cotton fields to become an international symbol of elegance and sensuality, has died, a family spokesman said. She was 81.   (Click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)



Helen Twelvetrees’ Birthday…

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

Happy 100th Birthday

Helen Twelvetrees!




née Helen Marie Jurgens


  • BORN: December 25, 1908, Brooklyn, New York
  • DIED: February 13, 1958, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • CAUSE OF DEATH: Suicide by sleeping pills
  • BURIAL: MIddletown Cemetery, Middletown, Pennsylvania (unmarked grave)



Quentin Crisp’s Birthday…

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

Happy 100th Birthday

Quentin Crisp!


Quentin Crisp



né Denis Pratt


  • BORN: December 25, 1908, Carshalton, England, UK

  • DIED: November 21, 1999, Machester, England, UK

  • CAUSE OF DEATH: Natural causes

  • BURIAL: Ashes spread down Broadway in New York City