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So sad, Betty White died just before her 100th birthday. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/u...panned-eight-n699891

Very touching image.

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Sidney Poitier, one of America's finest actors, has died at age 94. Two of my personal favorites among his many films are THE DEFIANT ONES and IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT. To read about his remarkable career and passing, click on the link below:

https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/07...ier-death/index.html
 
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To continue with reflecting on the passing of Sidney Poitier, I thought folks might enjoy the following recollection by Ray Bradbury himself, which appeared in Sam Weller's excellent LISTEN TO THE ECHOES: THE RAY BRADBURY INTERVIEWS:

"I was standing on the corner one day in Beverly Hills and Sidney Poitier, the actor, drove by and stood up out of his car and yelled over at me, he said, 'Mr. Bradbury, I'm Sidney Poitier and I love you!' And he drove off. Those moments, they last forever."
 
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He was a wonderful talent who will be greatly missed.
 
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There really should be like and love buttons for some of these posts!
 
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I taught the novel and viewed the original movie with many students over the years. Miss Mimieux captured and performed the ironies of the plot perfectly. Peace!

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tv...sses-away-sleep.html
 
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Sad news, indeed, fjp451. Yvette Mimieux was one of Hollywood's most lovely and talented actresses. Of course, her connection to Ray Bradbury is that she co-starred, with Albert Finney, in the 1969 film THE PICASSO SUMMER, which was based on Ray's short story, "In A Season of Calm Weather". And I am the proud owner of Ms. Mimieux's personal copy of the script from that film. (I will add that Ray did not care for that film at all, as his original script was completely re-written by someone else.)
 
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I heard there were a lot of problems with that film and wasn't aware it was actually made.
 
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Anyone wanting to know more about the sad history of the film THE PICASSO SUMMER can read the article "LIGHTS! CAMERA! PICASSO! ...and Me" by artist Sandra Sallin, whose husband was involved in the making of the film. Just click on the link below. Incidentally, the film was not released to theaters but was sold directly to television. It is, however, available on DVD and for on-line purchase. Just lower your expectations. There is a reason the film did not receive a theatrical release...it's not very good.

https://www.apartfrommyart.com...mer-making-the-movie
 
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Very sorry to hear the incomparable Meat Loaf has passed away. His music was an important part of my high school years. https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/21...loaf-obit/index.html

Fascinating interview about his wild run-in with the Secret Service following the John F. Kennedy assassination. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbJCjmEd6oE

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Today I attended a lovely memorial service for my wonderful neighbor of 51 years. To illustrate how special this neighbor was, when I read "I Sing the Body Electric!" I pictured her as the grandmother. I shared this with just a few special friends and learned my across the street neighbor has actually read a lot of Bradbury which I had never known nor would have guessed!
 
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Another pleasing "Bradbury Moment!"
(They always seem so meaningful when experienced!)
 
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Some pages back, I mentioned having thought or spoken of someone just before they died. Sadly, you can add Tony Dow to my confirmed hit list. I just started watching Leave It To Beaver because FETV just went back to the first episodes where they were all so young and cute, also just wrote him a fan letter. So now Jerry Mathers is the only surviving Cleaver. (Probably safe as I didn't write him.)

CORRECTION: Apparently Tony Dow is not quite dead yet. His wife misspoke to somebody. He is ALMOST dead.

UPDATE: Confirmation that Tony Dow passed away today, a day after his death was prematurely reported.

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2022 is really doing a number! Queen Elizabeth II! https://www.nytimes.com/live/2...orld/queen-elizabeth
 
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21 Years Ago, yesterday....ironically seems just like yesterday! PEACE!

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