Oh no, not Norm. That guy was hilarious. One of the last times I saw him was on David Spade's show last year. You should get his book, "Based on a True Story: Not a Memoir" (Random House, 2017). It's so good, I loaned it to a friend and didn't get it back.
Edit: Today, I remembered that I loaned my copy of "The Norm Show" complete series on DVD to another friend a few years ago and I didn't get that back either. Now, it's hard to find.
Originally posted by Bill Mullins: Saddened to hear that Norm MacDonald has passed away.
One of the pioneers of home cumputers, at least here in the UK, has passed away. Sir Clive Sinclair inventor of the Sinclair Scientific Calculator (the very first calculator I ever bought), the ZX-81 home computer, Sinclair Spectrum and even the C5 electric vehicle has gone at the age of 81:
I'm sorry to hear that. He might be in a group shot for "Swiss Family Robinson" on a card in one of the Disney sets. I don't think there was ever a set for that movie. He was in "Mars Needs Women" and "It's Alive" (1969) so he might be on a card for those somewhere.
Originally posted by mykdude: Tommy Kirk from Old Yeller and Swiss Family Robinson fame was found dead in his Las Vegas home.
Thought maybe there might be a stray card of him but couldn't find anything.
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Of the the three most sadistic children's movies I can think of, Old Yeller tops the list. The other two are Bambi and Dumbo, but as cartoons they are less realistic. Some dope got me to watch all of them as a kid.
Tommy Kirk was a well known child actor and made a few movies when he got into his twenties, but Disney had dropped him by then. He was gay in a time when it ruined careers and he had some hard years afterwards, but he survived outside show business and was inducted as a Disney Legend in 2006. He wasn't bitter about his treatment. RIP Mr. Kirk.
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