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Mickey Rooney (actor) -- Dead. Died April 6, 2014. Born September 23, 1920. One of the major stars of the late '30s and early '40s, frequently paired with Judy Garland, he worked well into his 90s, an ex-husband of Ava Gardner.  Home Page  Wikipedia  twitter  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

In the comic strip,
it was noted a few
very popular celebrities died recently.

I went to

Dead People Server

and gathered a few examples.

below the divider doodle.

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As I said in the intro,
here are more dead people,
that you may or may not have noticed
have died:

Shirley Temple Black (actress/stateswoman) -- Dead. Died February 10, 2014. Born April 23, 1928. Most famous child star of the '30s, starred in movies like Little Miss Marker and A Little Princess, first wife of John Agar, she went on to be an ambassador.  

Philip Seymour Hoffman (actor) -- Dead. Drug overdose. Died February 2, 2014. Born July 23, 1967. Brilliant actor who won an Oscar for Capote, died while Mockingjay was in production.  

Pete Seeger (singer/songwriter/activist) -- Dead. Died January 27, 2014. Born May 3, 1919. Wrote songs like "If I Had a Hammer" and "Where Have All the Flowers Gone," founder of the group The Weavers, blacklisted during the '50s and '60s due to his political views, performed regularly in concert through his late 80s, marched for miles during an Occupy march in his 90s.

Peter O'Toole (actor) -- Dead. Died December 14, 2013. Born August 2, 1932. Extremely talented actor in Lawrence of Arabia, Becket, A Lion in Winter, My Favorite Year, awarded an honorary Oscar in 2003, married to Sian Phillips for 20 years.  

Nelson Mandela (politician/activist) -- Dead. Lung disease. Died December 5, 2013. Born July 18, 1918. For many years, the world's most famous political prisoner, later elected as the first black president of South Africa after the fall of apartheid and won a Nobel Peace Prize. "Grandfather of the World." There are very individuals who changed history by themselves - Mandela was one of them.  

Tom Clancy (bestselling author) -- Dead. Died October 1, 2013. Born April 12, 1947. Wrote Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games and other technothrillers, part owner of the Baltimore Orioles.

Jonathan Winters (comedian/actor) -- Dead. Died April 11, 2013. Born November 11, 1925. Comic and improvisational genius, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, played Maude Frickert, performed Papa Smurf in smurfy movies, major influence on Robin Williams (and later played Mork's son, Merth), The Unknown Jonathan Winters - On the Loose.  

Roger Ebert (critic) -- Dead. Cancer. Died April 4, 2013. Born June 18, 1942. With longtime movie debator Gene Siskel, invented the tagline "Two Thumbs Up," voiceless but eloquent online, born on the same day as Sir Paul McCartney, wrote a great rumination on life and death published in 2009.

Patti Page (singer) -- Dead. Died January 1, 2013. Born November 8, 1927. "Tennessee Waltz."  

Harry Carey, Jr. (cowboy actor) -- Dead. Died December 27, 2012. Born May 16, 1921. In dozens of Westerns, from Red River to Tombstone.

Jack Klugman (actor) -- Dead. Died December 24, 2012. Born April 27, 1922. Missing a vocal cord; Oscar on TV's Odd Couple, also played Quincy, stayed married to Brett Somers while separated from her for many years, got married again in 2008, died same day as Charles Durning.  

Charles Durning (actor) -- Dead. Died December 24, 2012. Born February 28, 1923. Won a Tony Award for a revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Pappy O'Daniel in O Brother Where Art Thou, Snyder in The Sting, fought at the Battle of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge, died same day as Jack Klugman  (Wasn't Durning the one who, in The Best Little Whore House in Texas, played the politician, and did the song and dance number, "Dance a Little Sidestep?")?

Larry Hagman (actor) -- Dead. Throat cancer. Died November 23, 2012. Born September 21, 1931. Lived for years after a liver transplant, starred in Dallas (and its reboot) and I Dream of Jeannie, son of Mary Martin.

George McGovern (politician) -- Dead. Died October 21, 2012. Born July 19, 1922. Liberal senator who ran for president and lost the 1972 election to Richard Nixon (and don't blame the people from Massachusetts for Nixon...).  

Neil Armstrong (astronaut) -- Dead. Complications of heart surgery. Died August 25, 2012. Born August 5, 1930. First man to walk on the moon...left many footprints...  

Phyllis Diller (comedian) -- Dead. Died August 20, 2012. Born July 17, 1917. One of the first women stand-up comics on TV, she frequently performed with Bob Hope.

Mike Wallace (newscaster) -- Dead. Died April 7, 2012. Born May 9, 1918. 60 Minutes, portrayed by Christopher Plummer in The Insider, worked until he was nearly 89.

while on the topic of reporters
appearing for decades
on 60 Minutes,
the recent death of
Mickey Rooney,
made me think of the other Rooney,

Others did, too:

While many Americans mourned the death of beloved Hollywood icon Mickey Rooney this weekend, some reporters mourned the death of Andy Rooney, the “60 Minutes” journalist who died in 2011.



I'm posting events,
selected from
Chase's Calendar of events,
every Tuesday,
until further notice.

Plus a few items,
selected from other sources,
if I take time
to do so.

This is my new,
regular topic,
and here's the link,
in case you want to look for yourself:

Chase's Calendar of Events

By the way,
even if I'm tired,
even if I'm running late,
I read all this Chase's information carefully,
and delete any items that seem,
shall we say,
of very low interest to me.

I do not copy and paste
the whole shebang,
and expect you folks
to wade through
a lot of what I feel is
not very interesting.

I delete names of those who have birthdays,
if I've never heard of them,
or barely heard of them.

Here we go:

April 22, 2014

Earth Day. See

150 years ago, in 1864: by act of Congress, the phrase “In God We Trust” began to be stamped on all US coins.

125 years ago, in 1889: at noon with a gunshot signal, the Oklahoma land rush began.

100 years ago, in 1914: Babe Ruth made his pitching debut for the Baltimore Orioles.

20 years ago, in 1994: Borge Ousland became the first person to reach the North Pole alone.

Happy Birthday! Byron Allen, Glen Campbell, Francis Capra, Peter Frampton, Jack Nicholson

April 23, 2014

450th birth anniversary of William Shakespeare (1564-1616).

James Buchanan, 15th President of the US: Birth Anniversary (1791-1868).

Birth anniversary of Shirley Temple Black (1928-2014)
(She just died this year; I pointed out a quote said about her, here at Daily Kos.)

Roger Ebert's Film Festival, Champaign, IL (Apr 23-26). See

Happy Birthday! Valerie Bertinelli, Melina Kanakaredes, George Lopez, Lee Majors, Bernadette Devlin McAliskey, Michael Moore

April 24, 2014

Poem in Your Pocket Day. See

Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day. 21st annual. See

England: Harrogate Spring Flower Show (Apr 24-27). See

Washington State Apple Blossom Festival, Wenatchee, WA (Apr 24-May 4). See

In 1800, the Library of Congress was founded when Congress approved an act providing “for the purchase of such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress.”

Anniversary of the Easter Rising in Dublin, Ireland in 1916.

Birth anniversary of American poet, novelist, critic Robert Penn Warren (1905-89). Warren was America’s first official poet laureate, 1986-88.

Birth anniversary of English novelist Anthony Trollope (1815-1882).

Happy Birthday! Eric Balfour, Cedric the Entertainer, Kelly Clarkson, Richard M. Daley, Sue Grafton, Shirley MacLaine, Barbra Streisand


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Chase's Calendar of Events.

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