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BREAKING NEWS! Generalissimo Francisco Franco Is Still Dead

Old 03-04-08, 06:30 PM
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BREAKING NEWS! Generalissimo Francisco Franco Is Still Dead

I've heard of newspapers accidentally publishing premature obituaries, but never being 21 years late with one. But here you go:

Mar 4 2008 by Tony Woolway, Western Mail

HOLLYWOOD star Danny Kaye, who starred on screen, stage and television for more than 40 years, died yesterday at the age of 74.

Kaye, who entered Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon, died of heart failure brought on by intestinal bleeding and hepatitis.

Kaye’s wife, composer Sylvia Fine, and their daughter, Dena, had been mounting a vigil at his bedside. Kaye died at 11.58am London time.

Danny Kaye would have been the envy of Walter Mitty, the fictional dreamer portrayed by Kaye in one of his most memorable film roles, as the comic actor rarely repressed an urge to master a new skill.

A private pilot certified to fly jumbo jets, he has also conducted many of the world’s major symphony orchestras with comic flair.

In addition to The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, Kaye’s 17 films included Up In Arms, A Song Is Born, White Christmas, The Inspector General, Court Jester and Hans Christian Andersen. He won an honorary Oscar in 1954 and two Emmy Awards for his television work, and was also part owner of a film production company based in Seattle.

For more than 30 years, beginning in 1950, he travelled the world as a permanent roving ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) and represented the group at the 1965 Nobel Peace Prize awards in Stockholm.

Born David Daniel Kaminsky on January 18, 1913 in Brooklyn, New York, Kaye was the son of an immigrant Ukrainian tailor. After leaving high school at 17 without a diploma, he got early experience as a comedian on the so-called Jewish circuit of summer hotels and camps in the Catskill Mountains.
I've already updated his Wikipedia page to reflect the news.
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Old 03-04-08, 06:59 PM
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He'll be missed.
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Who will complete the trifecta?
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Who will complete the trifecta?
Jackie Gleason.
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Originally Posted by John Galt
Who will complete the trifecta?
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Jackie Gleason.
And John Wayne
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Originally Posted by Sean O'Hara
I've heard of newspapers accidentally publishing premature obituaries, but never being 21 years late with one. But here you go:



I've already updated his Wikipedia page to reflect the news.
So, why exactly would you update his Wikipedia page with a date of death that you know is wrong?
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And John Wayne
I'm gonna go watch The Searchers in mourning
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I love that movie

This is Buttkiss, Klahn's bodyguard - he is tough and ruthless. This is Kwong, Klahn's chauffeur - he is rough and toothless.
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Originally Posted by Sean O'Hara
I've already updated his Wikipedia page to reflect the news.
Well, THANK GOD.
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Who will complete the trifecta?

John Cazale or maybe Steve McQueen
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Best Buy just put out a table showcasing all of their Danny Kaye DVDs. I am outraged.
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