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R.I.P. — Mickey Rooney

Hollywood great Mickaey Rooney has died at age 93. From Variety:

Mickey Rooney, the pint-sized actor who was one of MGM’s giant box office attractions in the late ’30s and early ’40s, has died, sources confirm. He was 93.

As adept at comedy as drama and an excellent singer and dancer, Rooney was regarded [...]

Rick Perry -- MIA

No, this isn’t a story about Rick Perry being derelict in his duties. It is about his trip with a group called the BentProp Project to Palau in the Pacific to look for the remains of World War 2 MIAs. From the Trail Blazers Blog at The Dallas Morning News: Gov. Rick Perry announced [...]

R.I.P. — Admiral Jeremiah Denton

Then Capt. Jeremiah Denton

Former U.S. Senator and Vietnam War POW Admiral Jeremiah Denton passed away today at age 89. From the U.S. Naval Institute:

The former U.S. Senator from Alabama, Navy admiral and Vietnam prisoner of war who blinked “T-O-R-T-U-R-E” in Morse Code to alert the world of abuse by his North Vietnamese [...]

R.I.P. -- Dave 'Oderus Urungus' Brockie

Sad news this morning, learning Dave Brockie passed away yesterday at the age of 50 … way too young. His 30 years of antics as Gwar’s Oderus Urungus weren’t always my cup o’ tea, but always great times when he stopped by Red Eye. Here’s hoping Gutfeld pays proper tribute to the show’s interplanetary correspondent [...]

R.I.P. -- James Rebhorn

Veteran character actor James Rebhorn died at age 65 on March 21.

James Rebhorn, the busy character actor who played the father of Claire Danes’ troubled CIA officer Carrie Mathison on the Showtime drama Homeland, has died. He passed away on Friday, his agent Dianne Busch confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 65.

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R.I.P. — Hal Douglas

Movie trailer voice-over legend Hal Douglas has died at age 89 (you’ll know him immediately from the clip above).

Hal Douglas, a voice-over artist who narrated thousands of movie trailers in a gravelly baritone heard by “audiences everywhere,” as he might have put it, “thrilled by images never before seen … until now!,” died [...]

Saturday Open Thread

“You came, you saw, you kicked its ass/Thank you Harold Ramis.”

The Petersen Automotive Museum in L.A., where the Gostbusters Cadillac is on exhibit placed this tribute to Harold Ramis on its roof this past week with a sign that had the caption.

R.I.P. — Harold Ramis

I’ve been on the run all day long, but I didn’t want to let the news of Harold Ramis’ passing go by without a post. Yet another part of my youth passes away. R.I.P. Harold Ramis… prayers to your friends and family and thank you much for the great movie memories including Ghostbusters, Stripes, [...]

R.I.P. — Ralph Kiner

Hall of Fame Pittsburgh Pirates player and New York Mets broadcaster Ralph Kiner has passed away at age 91.

Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner died at his home in California on Thursday. He died peacefully from natural causes with his family at his side. He was 91.

“With the passing of Ralph Kiner, the [...]