EppsNet Archive: People I Thought Were Dead

People I Thought Were Dead

Herb Alpert – trumpeter Max Baer Jr. – actor, “The Beverly Hillbillies” Barbara Bain – actress, “Mission: Impossible” Brigitte Bardot – actress Rona Barrett – gossip columnist Frank Borman – astronaut Roy Clark – musician Roger Corman – film producer Robert Crumb – cartoonist Bill Daily – actor Vic Damone – singer Angie Dickinson – actress Annette and Cecile Dionne – quintuplets Sam Donaldson – TV newscaster Hugh Downs – TV announcer Daniel Ellsberg – released the Pentagon Papers Barbara Feldon – actress Fannie Flagg – actress and game show panelist Larry Flynt – publisher of Hustler Whitey Ford – baseball pitcher A.J. Foyt – auto racer Ron Gallela – celebrity photographer, aka “paparazzo” Whitey Herzog – baseball manager Ernest Hollings – U.S. senator Cloris Leachman – actress Tom Lehrer – musical satirist Jerry Lee Lewis – singer and pianist G. Gordon Liddy – Watergate mastermind Rich Little – impressionist Peter Max… Read more →

People I Thought Were Dead

Al Kaline – baseball player, Detroit Tigers Wink Martindale – game show host Read more →

People I Thought Were Dead

Johnny Mathis – singer I got an email this afternoon notifying me that priority tickets are now available for a Johnny Mathis concert Nov. 8 at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. If you’d asked me this morning if Johnny Mathis is still alive, I would have said “I don’t think so.” Read more →

Don Pardo, 1918-2014

In February 2002, I published a list of people I (incorrectly) thought were dead: Joey Bishop – TV host Ernest Borgnine – actor Red Buttons – actor Kitty Carlisle – game show panelist Alistair Cooke – TV host Buddy Ebsen – actor Glenn Ford – actor Eugene McCarthy – U.S. senator Jack Paar – TV host, “The Tonight Show” Don Pardo – TV announcer Artie Shaw – clarinetist and bandleader Byron White – U.S. supreme court justice Richard Widmark – actor With the death of Don Pardo this evening, all of those people are actually dead: Joey Bishop – died 10/17/2007, age 89 Ernest Borgnine – died 7/8/2012, age 95 Red Buttons – died 7/13/2006, age 87 Kitty Carlisle – died 4/18/2007, age 96 Alistair Cooke – died 3/30/2004, age 95 Buddy Ebsen – died 7/6/2003, age 95 Glenn Ford – died 8/30/2006, age 90 Eugene McCarthy – died 12/10/2005,… Read more →

Eli Wallach, 1915-2014

Legendary character actor dies at age 98. Read more →

People I Thought Were Dead

Chuck Barris – TV host, “The Gong Show” Fidel Castro – Cuban dictator Richard Chamberlain – actor, “Dr. Kildare” Jules Feiffer – cartoonist, “The New Yorker” Rhonda Fleming – actress Pete Fountain – clarinetist Zsa Zsa Gabor – actress Dick Gregory – comedian Lee Iacocca – automobile manufacturer Dean Jones – actor Graham Kerr – The Galloping Gourmet Imelda Marcos – Philippine first lady I.M. Pei – architect “Little” Richard Penniman – rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Neil Simon – playwright, “The Odd Couple” Larry Storch – actor, “F-Troop” Rip Taylor – comedian Mel Tillis – country singer/songwriter Grant Tinker – TV executive, NBC Y. A. Tittle – Hall of Fame football player Claus von Bulow – acquitted attempted murder defendant Gene Wilder – actor, “Young Frankenstein” Chuck Yeager – test pilot Updates Chuck Barris – died 3/27/2017, age 87 Fidel Castro – died 11/25/2016, age 90 Pete Fountain – died… Read more →

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Norman Lear – television producer Read more →

People I Thought Were Dead

John Astin – actor Bill Dana – actor Fats Domino – rock and roll pioneer Don Larsen – baseball player, NY Yankees Bill Macy – actor Roger Mudd – TV journalist Della Reese – singer, actress Dale Robertson – actor Mickey Rooney – actor Jerry Van Dyke – actor Bill Virdon – baseball manager Earl Weaver – baseball manager, Baltimore Orioles Updates Bill Dana – died 6/15/2017, age 92 Fats Domino – died 10/25/2017, age 89 Della Reese – died 11/19/2017, age 86 Dale Robertson – died 2/26/2013, age 89 Mickey Rooney – died 4/6/2014, age 93 Jerry Van Dyke – died 1/5/2018, age 86r Earl Weaver – died 1/18/2013, age 82 Read more →

People I Thought Were Dead

Marty Allen – comedian Ed Ames – actor Lauren Bacall – actress Roger Bannister – runner Ben Bradlee – editor, The Washington Post George Kennedy – actor Ralph Kiner – Hall of Fame baseball player Jake LaMotta – boxer, middleweight champion Shirley Temple – actress Updates Marty Allen – died 2/12/2018, age 95 Lauren Bacall – died 8/12/2014, age 89 Roger Bannister – died 3/4/2018, age 88 Ben Bradlee – died 10/21/2014, age 93 George Kennedy – died 2/28/2016, age 91 Ralph Kiner – died 2/6/2014, age 91 Jake LaMotta – died 9/19/2017, age 95 Shirley Temple – died 2/10/2014, age 85 Read more →

People I Thought Were Dead

Barbara Hale – actress Hal Holbrook – actor Celeste Holm – actress Carl Reiner – actor, writer, director Eli Wallach – actor Updates Barbara Hale – died 1/26/2017, age 94 Celeste Holm – died 7/15/2012, age 95 Eli Wallach – died 6/24/2014, age 98 Read more →

People I Thought Were Dead

Charlie Callas – comedian Robert Clary – actor, “Hogan’s Heroes” Mike Connors – actor, “Mannix” Jackie Cooper – actor Ann B. Davis – actress, “The Brady Bunch” Joan Fontaine – actress Shecky Greene – comedian Ray Harryhausen – film producer, “Jason and the Argonauts” Tom Kennedy – game show host Gina Lollobrigida – actress Peter Marshall – game show host, “The Hollywood Squares” Jack Narz – game show host Joyce Randolph – actress, “The Honeymooners” Ravi Shankar – sitar player Gale Storm – actress Mort Walker – cartoonist, “Beetle Bailey” Updates Charlie Callas – died 1/27/2011, age 83 Mike Connors – died 1/26/2017, age 91 Jackie Cooper – died 5/3/2011, age 88 Ann B. Davis – died 6/1/2014, age 88 Joan Fontaine – died 12/15/2013, age 96 Ray Harryhausen – died 5/7/2013, age 92 Jack Narz – died 10/15/2008, age 85 Ravi Shankar – died 12/11/2012, age 92 Gale Storm… Read more →

People I Thought Were Dead

Earl Butz – U.S. secretary of agriculture Oral Roberts – preacher Updates Earl Butz – died 2/2/2008, age 98 Oral Roberts – died 12/15/2009, age 91 Read more →

Ingmar Bergman, 1918-2007

Ingmar Bergman died today, age 89. I swear to God I though he was already dead. Read more →

Lady Bird Johnson, 1912-2007

7-Eleven marks 80 years with free Slurpees — Dallas Morning News, July 11, 2007 Former first lady Lady Bird Johnson dies — Dallas Morning News, July 11, 2007 She was 94 years old. I actually thought she was already dead. I hope she got her free Slurpee . . . Read more →

People I Thought Were Dead

Rona Barrett – gossip columnist Gene Barry – actor Orson Bean – TV game show panelist Van Cliburn – pianist Richard Dawson – actor and game show host Bo Diddley – musician Patti Page – singer Jean Stapleton – actress Abigail Van Buren – advice columnist Updates Gene Barry – died 12/9/2009, age 90 Van Cliburn – died 2/27/2013, age 78 Richard Dawson – died 6/2/2012, age 79 Bo Diddley – died 6/2/2008, age 79 Patti Page – died 1/1/2013, age 85 Abigail Van Buren – died 1/16/2013, age 94 Read more →

People I Thought Were Dead

Bowie Kuhn – Major League Baseball commissioner Updates Bowie Kuhn – died 3/15/2007, age 80 Read more →

People I Thought Were Dead

Norm Crosby – comedian Jane Goodall – primatologist Read more →

People I Thought Were Dead

Art Buchwald – columnist Mike Douglas – TV talk show host Lena Horne – singer E. Howard Hunt – Watergate conspirator Bil Keane – cartoonist, “The Family Circus” Deborah Kerr – actress Jack Klugman – actor Lyndon LaRouche – U.S. presidential candidate Claude Levi-Strauss – anthropologist Herbert Lom – actor, “The Pink Panther” Rose Marie – actress/game show panelist Dick Martin – TV host, “Laugh-In” George Martin – music producer, The Beatles Harry Morgan – actor Edwin Newman – newscaster Maureen O’Hara – actress Jane Russell – actress Gloria Vanderbilt – fashion designer Kurt Waldheim – U.N. secretary-general Esther Williams – swimmer Efrem Zimbalist Jr. – actor Updates Art Buchwald – died 1/17/2007, age 81 Mike Douglas – died 8/11/2006, age 81 Lena Horne – died 5/9/2010, age 92 E. Howard Hunt – died 1/23/2007, age 88 Bil Keane – died 11/8/2011, age 89 Deborah Kerr – died 10/16/2007, age… Read more →

People I Thought Were Dead

George McGovern – U.S. Congressman, Senator, and Democratic presidential nominee. Updates George McGovern – died 10/21/2012, age 90 Read more →

People I Thought Were Dead

James Arness – actor Doris Day – actress Yvonne DeCarlo – actress Lady Bird Johnson – U.S. first lady Art Linkletter – TV host Maharishi Mahesh Yogi – spiritual guru Fess Parker – actor Paul Winchell – voice of Tigger Updates James Arness – died 6/3/2011, age 88 Yvonne DeCarlo – died 1/10/2007, age 84 Lady Bird Johnson – died 7/11/2007, age 94 Art Linkletter – died 5/26/2010, age 97 Maharishi Mahesh Yogi – died 2/5/2008, age 91 Fess Parker – died 3/18/2010, age 85 Paul Winchell – died 6/25/2005, age 82 Read more →

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