The definitive Batman has passed away at the all-too-young age of 66.
I made this after actor-comedian Alan Young's death in 2016, paying tribute to his two most famous roles. (Was looking through my old DeviantArt profile in preparation for starting it up again)
I just learned that Prof. Alice Von Hildebrand, the Catholic philosopher and speaker and the second wife of the great Prof. Dietrich Von Hildebrand (who is one of my intellectual touchstones) has passed away at the age of 98. I actually had no idea she was still alive: I would have sworn that I'd heard … Continue reading RIP Prof. Alice Von Hildebrand
As I've said many times, I'm a great fan of working character actors: the kind of professional performers who will never headline a marquee, but who show up again and again to deliver rock-solid performances in whatever role they're given. Recently I learned that one of the best of that breed has as last gone … Continue reading RIP Yaphet Kotto
Another year, another TCM Remembers, and my goodness, we lost some big ones this year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuVq-E3_KjE
This is a big one, and a long time coming. Sir Sean Connery, the definitive James Bond and elder statesman actor for a generation has gone to his reward at the age of 90. "Goodbye, Mr. Bond" Sir Sean was an interesting figure on screen: one of the old school of actors who came from … Continue reading RIP Sir Sean Connery
Really shocking news; Chadwick Boseman, most famous as T'Challa / Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe passed away on Friday August 27th from colon cancer at the age of 43. Apparently, he'd been battling the disease for four years. Which means, in retrospect, that most of his involvement in the MCU was done while … Continue reading RIP Chadwick Boseman: The First Fallen Avenger
At the same time that the last leading lady of old Hollywood passed away, another veteran actor joined the great majority. Most people probably don't recognize the name John Saxon, but I guarantee you know some of his films. Saxon was one of those reliable character actors who throve in the world of B-pictures, with … Continue reading RIP John Saxon
Olivia de Havilland, star of Gone with the Wind, The Adventures of Robin Hood, and dozens of other classic films, has passed away at the age of 104. She was Errol Flynn's chief leading lady -- they starred in eight films together, including his star-making role Captain Blood -- one of the principle leads of … Continue reading The Last Star has Gone Out
Another year, another TCM retrospective: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktwlkY46gVQ&fbclid=IwAR3mWX1ZAfKle1L8VtevoVz8KIj2zQNM0kMtp_Q8coH5fNB8fyfuXWShED8 Eternal rest grant unto them, Oh Lord; let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.