The LuLac Edition #1055, Dec. 29th, 2009
PHOTO INDEX: OUR "MOVING ON" LOGO, FORMER PHILLIES MANAGER DANNY OZARK AS A COACH WITH SAN FRANCISCO, WFIL BOSS JOCKS JIM NETTLETON AND GEORGE MICHAEL, WENDY RICHARD AND CONNIE HINES PICTURED TO THE RIGHT OF ALAN YOUNG.
MOVING ON IN '09
Some notable passings in '09......
Karl Malden, who played Lt. Mike Stone in the legendary TV series “The Streets of San Francisco”, also played in numerous movie classics like "On the Waterfront" and "A Street Car Named Desire".
George Michael, 70, sportscaster and disc jockey, of chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
Arnold Stang, 91, actor (Top Cat, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World), of pneumonia. Here's Stang from an early 1950s game show:
Connie Hines, 78, actress (Mister Ed) of heart failure.
Roy E. Disney, 79, entertainment executive (The Walt Disney Company), nephew of Walt Disney, of stomach cancer.
Yegor Gaidar, 53, Russian politician, acting Prime Minister (1992), of thrombus.
Fred Honsberger, 58, radio personality.
Oral Roberts, 91, evangelist, founder of Oral Roberts University, complications from pneumonia. Jim Nettleton, WFIL Radio personality.
Soupy Sales, 83, comedian and television host, cancer.
William Safire, 79, speechwriter, novelist and journalist (The New York Times), pancreatic cancer.
Paul B. Fay, 91, crony of JFK, politician, Acting Secretary of the Navy (1963), of Alzheimer's disease.
Dominick Dunne, 83, American writer and investigative journalist, of bladder cancer.
Ellie Greenwich, 68, songwriter, "Chapel of Love" and "Be My Baby".
Kitty White, 86, jazz vocalist, of stroke.
Gidget, 15, chihuahua, Taco Bell mascot, of stroke.
Gale Storm, 87, actress (My Little Margie, The Gale Storm Show.) Here's Storm from a 1950's TV appearance.
Farrah Fawcett, 62, actress (Charlie's Angels), of anal cancer.
Michael Jackson, 50, pop singer–songwriter, acute propofol intoxication. Here's one of his best songs.
Ed McMahon, 86, television host (Star Search) and announce (The Tonight Show).
Gary Papa 54, television sportscaster (WPVI-TV), of prostate cancer.
Woodie Held, 77, baseball player (Cleveland Indians), of brain cancer.
Huey Long, 105, singer (The Ink Spots).
Danny Ozark, 85, Phillies manager who won three straight division titles in the 70s.
Ralph J. Cappy, 65, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (2003–2008).
Harry Kalas, 73, beloved Phillies sportscaster, heart attack.
Marilyn Chambers, 56 alternative film actress (Behind the Green Door), erotic dancer, and politician, of heart disease.
Betsy Blair, 85, actress who starred in many movies but most notabely in the Academy Award winning movie from 1954 (Marty, of cancer. Here's a clip:
Jimmy Boyd, 70, actor and singer ("I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus". )
Ted Uhlaender, 68, baseball player, of heart attack.
Griffin Bell 90, judge, Fifth Circuit Appeals Court (1961–1976), U.S. Attorney General (1977–1979), pancreatic cancer.