Archive for August 20th, 2012

Phyllis Diller Obituary

Monday, August 20th, 2012

OBITUARY

Phyllis Diller, outlandish comedian, dies at 95

 

 

Phyllis Diller, famed for her self-deprecating jokes, wild wardrobe and overstated laugh, made her comedy club debut at 37 and enjoyed a long career in clubs, movies and TV.

 

By Dennis McLellan
Los Angeles Times
August 20, 2012

 

Phyllis Diller, the zany housewife-turned-stand-up comic with the electrified hairdo, outlandish wardrobe and a barrage of self-deprecating jokes punctuated by her trademark laugh, has died. She was 95.

 

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Tony Scott Obituary

Monday, August 20th, 2012

OBITUARY

‘Top Gun’ director Tony Scott jumps to his death from L.A. bridge

 

 

Tony Scott, a director known for ‘Top Gun’ and a producer, jumped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro without hesitation, witnesses tell police.

 

By Andrew Blankstein and John Horn
Los Angeles Times
August 19, 2012

 

“Top Gun” director Tony Scott jumped to his death from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro on Sunday afternoon. He was 68. His body was pulled out of the water by Los Angeles Port Police, who were the first on the scene.

 

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William Windom Obituary

Monday, August 20th, 2012

OBITUARY

William Windom dies at 88; Emmy-winning character actor

 

 

 

The veteran character actor’s Emmy-winning role in the TV series ‘My World and Welcome to It’ marked the start of a long-term relationship with humorist James Thurber’s whimsical Americana.

 

By Reed Johnson
Los Angeles Times
August 20, 2012

 

In the role that won him an Emmy Award for best actor in a comedy series, William Windom played John Monroe, a writer-cartoonist for a New York magazine who harnessed an active fantasy life to escape the doldrums of his middle-class Connecticut existence. Based on the work of American humorist James Thurber, “My World and Welcome to It” survived only one season on NBC.

 

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