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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2020 6:51 am
 


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I'll think of Jerry every December 23th. :(


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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2020 6:53 am
 


We celebrate Festivus every year. Sad to hear Jerry Stiller passed on. RIP


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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2020 9:54 am
 


RIP Jerry.


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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2020 4:07 pm
 


RIP to a comedy legend.



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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 12:48 pm
 


RIP Fred Willard

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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2020 8:13 am
 


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Larry Kramer: Elton John leads tributes to playwright and Aids activist

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Stars including Sir Elton John, Julia Roberts and Lin-Manuel Miranda have paid tribute to US playwright, author and Aids activist Larry Kramer.

Kramer died this week at the age of 84.

He was a pivotal and confrontational figure during the Aids crisis in the 1980s, and depicted the era in his landmark 1985 play The Normal Heart.

Sir Elton John tweeted that it was "the saddest news" and that the world had "lost a giant of a man who stood up for gay rights like a warrior".
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Larry Kramer’s passing is the saddest news. We have lost a giant of a man who stood up for gay rights like a warrior. His anger was needed at a time when gay men’s deaths to AIDS were being ignored by the American government... (1/3) pic.twitter.com/GRkAkNZrLg
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) May 27, 2020

Roberts, who starred alongside Mark Ruffalo in the movie adaptation of The Normal Heart, told Variety: "He was ferocious and tireless in his beliefs.

"A true hero that so many people owe their lives to today. I was honoured to spend time in his orbit."

"Rest in power, King!" added Ruffalo online.

Kramer had made his name as a screenwriter, earning an Oscar nomination in 1971 for adapting DH Lawrence's Women in Love.

He also published the best-selling but controversial novel Faggots in 1977.

At the start of the 1980s, he put his energies into rallying support and awareness for the fight against HIV and Aids.

His other plays included 1992's autobiographical The Destiny of Me.

Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda posted that the "extraordinary writer" touched the lives of all those who saw his work. "Thank you, Larry Kramer," he wrote.
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Don’t know a soul who saw or read The Normal Heart and came away unmoved, unchanged. What an extraordinary writer, what a life.
Thank you, Larry Kramer. pic.twitter.com/M3hA0cNrCU
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) May 27, 2020

"Larry Kramer changed my core," said actress Ellen Barkin, who won a Tony Award in 2011 for her role in a Broadway revival of The Normal Heart.

Director and producer Ryan Murphy, who brought the groundbreaking play to the big screen, remembered Kramer as "the single greatest and most important gay activist of all time".



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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2020 5:06 pm
 


Jimmy Sinclair, the last of the Desert Rats who fought Rommel, dies aged 107

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May 28, 2020, 5:06 pm


Jimmy Sinclair on the occasion of his 105th birthday.

He was the last of the Desert Rats who fought with tremendous courage in North Africa during the Second World war.
But, just a few weeks after his bravery was celebrated on the 75th anniversary of VE Day, Monifieth-based Jimmy Sinclair has died at the grand old age of 107.

Almost to the end, the Fifer never lost his ‘joie de vivre’ or determination to find the positives in any situation and still enjoyed a dram of whisky and a bowl of porridge.

Mr Sinclair entered the world in 1912: the same year that the Titanic made its ill-fated maiden voyage and when Herbert Asquith was in Downing Street.

He was a widowed father of two and grandfather of three, who received regular letters and photographs from Camilla, Duchess of Rothesay, whose father was a Desert Rat, and he talked vividly about the horror and sacrifice on both sides during the battle for Tobruk, which lasted for 241 days.

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Jimmy Sinclair, the last of the Desert Rats, has died at 107.

He said: “My mate from Falkland got killed. We were under fire from German 88s.

“We were firing 25 pounders – and it lasted a long time. We continually came under heavy fire from Stukas. They came over every day at dinner time, but they got shot down because they were that slow at taking off.
“It’s a pity that it all happened. We didn’t treat the Germans as enemies. They were combatants in battle and most of them didn’t want to be there either.”

Mark Bibbey, chief executive of Poppyscotland, and Dr Claire Armstrong, his counterpart at Legion Scotland, said: “It is with great sadness we learned today of the passing of Jimmy Sinclair, who fought against Rommel in the north
African desert as a gunner with the elite Chestnut Troop, 1st Regiment Horse Artillery, of the 7th Armoured Division.

“We are blessed that so many were able to hear Jimmy’s incredible story over the years and it was no surprise that he received numerous commendations for his Service during the Second World War and with the Allied Control Commission in Berlin.

“His was one of the most important voices that were heard as the country celebrated VE Day just a few short weeks ago.

“We wish to send our sincere condolences to Jimmy’s family at this time, along with his legion of friends and followers. There is no better way to sum up this wonderful man than highlighting that he refused to wear his medals out of solidarity for those he served with that were lost.”

It was an epic journey for the fellow who was brought up in Giffordown, near Ladybank, by his grandparents when his mother died just a month after giving birth.

Leaving school to become a slater, the teenager soon joined the Territorial Army and served with what was the Newburgh platoon of the Black Watch from 1931 to 1934.

Jimmy Sinclair as a young man.

When the Second World War broke out, not long after he was married to his late wife Elizabeth, he joined up with the Royal Artillery in Perth and was sent to the south of England to train with the Royal Horse Artillery.

He was awarded medals for his role in the siege of Tobruk, the battle of El Alamein and taking part in assaults on Monte Cassino in Italy, but he refused to make a song and dance about his accolades out of solidarity to the myriad “good mates” he lost.

Mr Sinclair’s four years in the desert began when he was one of the 3,000 troops aboard the requisitioned liner Britannic – which was the prelude to being involved in a gruelling six-week voyage from Liverpool to Cairo, via Sierra Leone and Cape Town.

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Jimmy Sinclair packed a lot into his life.

He explained later why he and his comrades became known as the Desert Rats.

He said: “One day, we were in the NAAFI and were living in a sandbank dug-out and I put a piece of chocolate in the palm of my hand and showed it to my mate.

“I said: ‘Come and see this’. And then, a rat came out between the sand bags and took the chocolate and went back in. There was a real desert rat on the palm of my hand. Then, on another occasion, I woke up to find a rat chewing my ear!”

Two years later, after he had been re-deployed at Monte Cassino, he was badly burned and spent eight weeks in an Italian hospital, where he found himself becoming the driver for Hugo Baring of Baring Bank fame.

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Jimmy Sinclair fought in North Africa in the Second World War.

After the war, Mr Sinclair, who played trombone in an acclaimed brass band in Fife, served with the Control Commission in Berlin.
As recently as last year, he still enjoyed a dram of whisky a day and when he was asked the secret to his long life, responded: “Johnnie Walker”.
He added: “You need to have a sense of humour and I like to keep upbeat.”



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:44 pm
 


The Sweet founder Steve Priest dies aged 72, band confirm

The bass guitarist passed away on Thursday morning
The Sweet - Mick Tucker, Brian Connolly, Steve and Andy Scott- formed in the late 1960s
The rock band had hits including Hell Raiser, Teenage Rampage and The Ballroom Blitz
They had their last top ten hit in 1978 with Love is Like Oxygen
The following year their Scottish lead singer Brian left the band to go solo and Sweet split up in 1981
Since the 1980s, guitarist Scott, Connolly and bassist Steve played with different line-ups of Sweet
Connolly died in 1997 and drummer Mick Tucker in 2002


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:43 am
 


R=EM Dame Vera Lynn RIP R=EM


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R=EM



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:37 am
 


Charming, kind and ferociously talented': Tributes pour in for Lord of the Rings and Alien star Sir Ian Holm after his death aged 88 following battle with Parkinson's disease



AKA Bilbo Baggins.



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:56 am
 


Every time this thread pops back on first page, I get a sense of dread.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:14 am
 


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:17 am
 


That's a rough one.


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