Alex Trebek was mentioned in the other thread; here's a card:
November 18, 2020, 02:35 AM
I remember Norm Crosby. He was a comedian and talk show and game show regular in the 70's. His popular act was all about playing with malapropisms, using the wrong word in place of a similar-sounding word. He was a hit with linguists. That's for sure. It must've been tough developing material for a routine on a regular basis.
I was just talking about him with my mom yesterday and a friend and I talked about him last year. His style of comedy was unique. I'm sorry he's no longer with us.
Rest in peace, Joe Ruby, of the famed Ruby-Spears animation studio that began with Hanna-Barbera in the 1960's where Ruby co-created the iconic animated character (and popular non-sports card subject) Scooby-Doo. As HB faded with the 1970's, Ruby-Spears went out on their own and made numerous well-remembered (by me, anyway) 1980's animated series like Thundarr The Barbarian, Mr. T, Alvin & The Chipmunks, and Fangface.
In addition to Scoob and the gang, Ruby also co-created Dynomutt.
Sadly "bumping" this post as Ken Spears, the partner of Joe Ruby has also passed away, reforming the Ruby-Spears team in the afterlife. Mr. Spears passed away on November 6th at the age of 82, so a little over two months after his long-time production partner.
Thank you, gentlemen, for the countless fond childhood memories you provided generations of kids, myself certainly included, who grew up with your cartoons.
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November 21, 2020, 11:22 PM
The Chinese Coronavirus got another: Philip Voss, age 84, on Nov. 13.
November 22, 2020, 02:00 PM
As mentioned on the other thread, Herb Solow has passed away
2020 just keep's getting worse I'm going to be really pleased to wave this year goodbye .
December 01, 2020, 07:07 PM
I like his Frankenstein Hammer Horror stuff much better. We get to see his face.
December 03, 2020, 09:55 AM
Actor Warren Berlinger died yesterday.
December 03, 2020, 01:08 PM
Ben Bova, 88, one of my favorite authors.
December 06, 2020, 01:02 AM
David Lander, best known for playing "Squiggy" in Laverne and Shirley, has died at age 73. His later career was mostly voice work, including "Smart ***/Wiseguy" in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, possibly because multiple sclerosis limited his movement. He had a second career as a minor league baseball scout.
December 08, 2020, 01:28 AM
RIP Chuck Yeager, age 97. I don't care how badass you are, you are not Chuck Yeager badass. Ace in a day, French Resistance in WW2, 127 combat missions in Viet Nam, trainer of Apollo astronauts, Indy 500 pace car driver.
December 08, 2020, 08:21 AM
...first breaker of the sound barrier too. Very brave man. A true hero.
December 09, 2020, 02:13 AM
I agree with you guys. Between his service in WWII and Vietnam he was a test pilot flying experimental aircraft to determine their flaws and without an ejection seat. If God is an astronaut, I hope he has something special for Yeager to try out.
December 10, 2020, 02:39 PM
Fantasy artist Richard Corben, whose work was the inspiration of the "Den" segment in the film Heavy Metal died last week at the age of 80.
December 10, 2020, 09:29 PM
Yeah Richard Corben's passing is a real loss. He's been one of my top favorite artists since I was a little kid. A fantastic style that he was able to continue in his final years. His later Edgar Allen Poe stuff for Dark Horse was amazing.
A once in a lifetime artist. There'll never be another like him.
December 11, 2020, 02:17 AM
Actor ("Fifth Element") and former WWE star ("Zeus") Tommy "Tiny" Lister has died.
December 11, 2020, 07:01 PM
Aw man! Not Deebo!! Pretty nice digging up the crd with him on it.
December 12, 2020, 04:52 PM
Former Negro Leagues pitcher and Country Music superstar Charley Pride has passed, age 86. Covid got another.