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As Eddie Fisher once said, "(by the time I was 33) I had been married to America's sweetheart and America's femme fatale, and both marriages had ended in scandal." Fisher was one of the most popular singers in America, but unfortunately had given up much of his career for love. He had fathered two children and adopted two more, but he rarely saw any of them. He was also addicted to drugs[...]
Posted June 5th, 2011 by P-Francone in Celebrity Deaths - 1 Comment »
D.W. Griffith was a celebrated director, producer, writer, actor and racist. He was born in 1875, before the days of Hollywood and even before silent films came into existence. He is best remembered for his 1915 epic film "The Birth of a Nation", the most ambitious and commercially successful film made in the[...]
Posted June 13th, 2011 by P-Francone in Celebrity Deaths - 2 Comments »
At the age of ten George Lindsey decided he was going to be famous and he spent his next 73 years working to become just that. Lindsey was born December 17th, 1928, was the only child of parents George and Alice Lindsey and grew up in a lower class neighborhood in Fairfield Alabama. He graduated from Florence State College earning a degree in biological science and physical education before[...]
Posted May 7th, 2012 by A-Badgero in Books and Media, Celebrity Deaths Comments Off
Each year, high school graduates are left at a crossroads of deciding whether to pursue post-secondary education or dive headfirst into a career. While these can range from jobs like police officer, doctor, or mechanic, perhaps the most non-traditional of all occupations is that of the modern day funeral[...]
Posted February 28th, 2012 by M-Gillies in Celebrity Deaths, Editorial - 1 Comment »
Andrew Carnegie, despite being one of the richest and most powerful men of all time from the steel industry, actually had a very different funeral service after his death from pneumonia on August 11, 1919, at the age of 84. Carnegie's funeral was simple, without even pallbearers or a sermon. His family and house[...]
Posted June 1st, 2011 by P-Francone in Celebrity Deaths, Sendoffs - 1 Comment »
Actor Tony Curtis had the kind of funeral that many people would just die for. His friends and family said goodbye to him in Henderson, NV in September 2010, where he was buried with all of his most valued possessions. A Stetson hat, an Armani scarf, driving gloves, his iPhone and a copy of his favorite[...]
Posted June 6th, 2011 by P-Francone in Celebrity Deaths - 1 Comment »
There's a rule in literature that states things written in threes are inherently funnier, more satisfying and more effective. Another rule of three is the axiom for survival skills, which points out, three seconds without blood flow, three minutes without air, three hours without heat, three days without water, three weeks without food are all contributors to death. In Hollywood, they have[...]
Posted June 10th, 2011 by M-Gillies in Celebrity Deaths, Trivia - 1 Comment »
"One of my greatest moments in music was when I worked with the Beastie Boys ... Now today I'm hearing our brother is gone. I prayed this would not happen... MCA was so cool, man. We had great talks about what it was like for them in the beginning, getting into the rap game. I'll never forget that experience for[...]
Posted May 5th, 2012 by P-Francone in Celebrity Deaths Comments Off