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Old 03-15-14, 07:16 PM
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‘Tonight Show’ favorite, Comedian David Brenner dies.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A spokesman for the family of comedian David Brenner says the “Tonight Show” favorite has died. He was 78.

Brenner died Saturday afternoon at his home in New York City, said Jeff Abraham, who was Brenner’s publicist.

The gangly, toothy Brenner made more than 150 appearances as a guest and substitute host on Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show,” starting in the 1970s.

His “Tonight” exposure turned the former documentary filmmaker into a hot comedian. Brenner was a regular on other TV talk shows and game shows and starred in four HBO comedy specials. He also briefly hosted his own syndicated talk show in 1987.

Brenner continued to work steadily doing standup shows. A four-day gig last December included a New Year’s Eve show at a casino-resort in King of Prussia, Pa.
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That's too bad. He was one of my favorites back in the day.
Old 03-15-14, 10:03 PM
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‘Tonight Show’ favorite, Comedian David Brenner dies.

http://www.dailybreeze.com/arts-and-...d-brenner-dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A spokesman for the family of comedian David Brenner says the “Tonight Show” favorite has died. He was 78.

Brenner died Saturday afternoon at his home in New York City, said Jeff Abraham, who was Brenner’s publicist.

The gangly, toothy Brenner made more than 150 appearances as a guest and substitute host on Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show,” starting in the 1970s.

His “Tonight” exposure turned the former documentary filmmaker into a hot comedian. Brenner was a regular on other TV talk shows and game shows and starred in four HBO comedy specials. He also briefly hosted his own syndicated talk show in 1987.

Brenner continued to work steadily doing standup shows. A four-day gig last December included a New Year’s Eve show at a casino-resort in King of Prussia, Pa.
must have been tough living with that finger attached to his tilted head. Hes probably in a better place now.
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I always enjoyed watching him on TV and found him to be very funny. In the nightclubs, he had a very "clean" act and he never relied on profanity or sex-themed jokes to get laughs which was quite different from the comedians during his time who were pushing the boundaries with their topics and language.
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Arlene Martel who played T'Pring (Spock's Fiancee)

Actress Arlene Martel, who "Star Trek" fans know as Spock's bride-to-be, died in a Los Angeles hospital Tuesday of complications from a heart attack, her son said. Martel was 78.

Martel's ethnic ambiguity earned her the nickname "The Chameleon" among Hollywood casting directors in the 1960s, son Jod Kaftan told CNN.
It gained her diverse roles, including as a Russian spy on "The Monkees" and "I Dream of Jeannie," a French Underground operative in "Hogan's Heroes," a Native American woman in a "Gunsmoke" episode and as a Vulcan on "Star Trek."

Trekkies still lined up at sci-fi conventions to meet Martel and pay for autographs because of her role as T'Pring, the Vulcan priestess engaged to Spock in the first episode of the iconic show's second season.

Leonard Nimoy, who was the original Spock, tweeted his tribute to her: "Saying goodbye to T'Pring, Arlene Martel. A lovely talent."
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I just watched Amok Time again the other day. Alrene Martel was gorgeous in it but I can't remember ever seeing her in anything else.


Also, Leonard Nimoy is the ONLY Spock.
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Ohio Creator of Slush Puppies Dead at Age 74
CINCINNATI — Sep 19, 2014, 2:16 PM ET
By DAN SEWELL Associated Press

Will Radcliff, who built a multimillion-dollar global business from flavored, icy Slush Puppie drinks, has died in Cincinnati. He was 74.

His daughter DeeAnn Radcliff Harmon said Radcliff died Thursday in hospice care after his health declined following a recent fall.

Radcliff was a natural salesman who once peddled vacuum cleaners door-to-door and earned a six-figure income from selling peanuts.

"He had a bigger-than-life personality," his daughter said Friday. "He could sell anything to anybody."

Radcliff had spotted a slush machine at a 1970 Chicago trade show and saw the possibilities of icy sweet drinks that could be made for a few pennies. He thought the sound of icy crystals hitting the cup, the smell and taste of flavorings and the texture pleased all the senses.

The family story goes that he, sister Phyllis and their mother, Thelma, sat on a front porch drinking beer and writing down possible names on a brown paper bag before agreeing that Slush Puppie was the best candidate. It would become represented by a toboggan-wearing, floppy-eared dog.

Cherry, grape, orange and lemon-lime were among the earliest flavors. Sales boomed and business spread, with Slush Puppie machines becoming a staple in many convenience stores. Distributorships from Australia to Africa made Slush Puppie global, and London-based Cadbury Schweppes PLC bought the Slush Puppie Company in 2001.

Radcliff also had a frozen cocktail business, among other business operations.

Harmon said her father's first regular job was shining shoes at a country club, and he later kept a vow to return to the club someday as a member.

Radcliff owned a 4,000-acre ranch in Umatilla, Florida, and worked for land conservation amid central Florida's growth, his daughter said. He had a Lear jet he piloted himself many times, she said.

She said he had many favorite sayings that guided his life, such as "Where there's a will, there's a way," ''If it ain't fun, to hell with it," and "Once you break through the clouds, it's always sunny."

Willard Lawson Radcliff was born in Dayton, Kentucky. He is survived by his daughter, son Chris Radcliff, a brother and sister, and four grandchildren. Mueller Funeral Home of Mason, Ohio, is handling arrangements.
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Off to the great brain freeze in the sky!

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'Choose Your Own Adventure' Author Montgomery Dies
First published November 14th 2014, 8:07 pm
— The Associated Press

An author of the popular children's book series "Choose Your Own Adventure" has died in Vermont. Raymond Almiran Montgomery was 78.

Montgomery's wife says he died Nov. 9 at home in Warren.

Montgomery grew up in Connecticut and graduated from Williams College. He was passionate about education and believed interactive fiction was critical to reluctant readers.

The "Choose Your Own Adventure" series features interactive game books set in places around the world, in outer space and under the sea. It was published by Bantam Books and later by a company Montgomery and his wife co-founded. His last title was "Gus vs. The Robot King," released in September.

The series sold more than 250 million copies around the world between 1979 and 1999.
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Space and Beyond was my first book. Several choices did not happy endings but it seemed "grown up" and I liked that as a kid. I thoroughly enjoyed the Choose Your Adventure books and they definitely put me on a path for a love of reading.

R.A. Montgomery
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RIP? Go to page 14.

Not really dead? Go to page 27.

Will return as a zombie? Go to page 7.
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My brother is married to the daughter of the guy who created this series. She herself wrote a few of the books too. Loved to read them as a young one ... GODDAMN IT WHY DO PEOPLE HAVE TO DIE?
Oh yeah, it's because they made the WRONG CHOICE.
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My brother is married to the daughter of the guy who created this series. She herself wrote a few of the books too. Loved to read them as a young one ... GODDAMN IT WHY DO PEOPLE HAVE TO DIE?
Oh yeah, it's because they made the WRONG CHOICE.
Didn't the creator pass away recently?
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If he did his kids don't know about it yet ...

But, no. Edward Packard is the CYOA man ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_..._own_adventure
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So long sweet Elly May..

Donna Douglas..

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Off to the great brain freeze in the sky!

RIP...I have fond memories of eating Slush Puppies as a kid, we had a High's convenience store close to my childhood home that sold them instead of 7-11's slurpees. I haven't seen slush puppies in probably a decade, did this product get killed off as independent convenience chains went bankrupt?
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So long sweet Elly May..

Donna Douglas..


I just watched a full season of The Beverly Hillbillies for the first time. That show was a lot of fun.
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Obituary for JAMES BEST - Beloved as Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on “The Dukes of Hazzard”

HICKORY, N.C., April 6, 2015—James Best, the actor best known for his portrayal of bumbling yet endearing Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on TV’s “The Dukes of Hazzard,” died at 9:28 p.m. ET Monday after a brief illness and complications of pneumonia. He was 88.


Next to Daisy, he was always my favorite character on that show. RIP, Rosco, you'll get them Duke boys yet.
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I was not a fan of Dukes of Hazard, so when I remember James Best, I think pf the Twilight Zone.

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Next to Daisy, he was always my favorite character on that show. RIP, Rosco, you'll get them Duke boys yet.
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His toy patrol car always spinning out but thanks for all the laughs.

James Best
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Maybe it's fitting that James Best died on the day them Duke boys won the NCAA title. RIP.
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We all know how she died:

Spoiler:
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For a second there, I thought Paris Hilton had died. But then I noticed that she was the author of the expression of grief, not the subject of it.
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RIP...I have fond memories of eating Slush Puppies as a kid, we had a High's convenience store close to my childhood home that sold them instead of 7-11's slurpees. I haven't seen slush puppies in probably a decade, did this product get killed off as independent convenience chains went bankrupt?
It's still around, barely. There is a distributor here in my town that sells the syrup but mostly they are premade at the stores ala Slurpees. We used to get 2 pumps of each in our cups, aka suicides.
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Bob Farrell - founder of Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor

So many good childhood memories there. Thanks Bob!

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Robert "Bob" Farrell, founder of Farrell's Ice Cream Parlours, died Friday.

Farrell was born in Brooklyn in 1927 and raised in an orphanage, according to a press release from the restaurant chain. He served in the Air Force in 1945.

He worked multiple jobs in the food service industry, where he moved up the ladder as a salesman for Libby Foods, the once-competitor of Heinz Foods.

Recalling the joy he found in Brooklyn ice cream parlours and with the help of his friend Ken McCarthy, he opened the first store in Portland, Ore. in 1963, and soon after he appeared in the Guinness Book of World Records for building the largest ice cream sundae.

He opened six stores within the next five years and by 1973, the chain had 55 stores, which Farrell sold to the Marriott Corporation.

Farrell remained the spokesperson for the corporation until 2001, when two Orange County entrepreneurs, Michael Fleming and Paul Kramer, decided to approach Farrell about giving the ice cream parlour concept another spin. Today, Fleming oversees eight Farrell's Ice Cream Parlours locations, two in Orange County.

Farrell lived in Vancouver, Washington and is survived by his wife, Mona, his three daughters and eight grandchildren.

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