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Frank Bonner - best remembered as Herb Tarlek on WKRP in Cincinnati, though some of you may know him from his appearance in the cult horror classic Equinox, or as Father Hargin on Just the Ten of Us - at 79 years of age. :(
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eabaker wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:20 am Frank Bonner - best remembered as Herb Tarlek on WKRP in Cincinnati, though some of you may know him from his appearance in the cult horror classic Equinox, or as Father Hargin on Just the Ten of Us - at 79 years of age. :(
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Philece Sampler, known as the voice of Mimi and Cody in the dub of Digimon and adult Toph in The Legend of Korra, has passed away. :(

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NSZ wrote: Mon Jul 05, 2021 12:08 pm https://deadline.com/2021/07/richard-do ... 234786372/

RIP, Richard Donner.
Sucks. Dude was a legend, and aside from executive-producing the godawful X-Men Origins: Wolverine, there weren't many blemishes on his record.

Hopefully WB will bury Lethal Weapon 5 with him.

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In my honest and humble opinion, the Superman films that Donner was involved with back in the day have not aged particularly well. Regardless, his loved ones have my condolences.
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Another master artist from the golden age of TV gone. His version of Twilight Zone's "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" still hasn't been bested (even with the ridiculous gremlin) despite two subsequent attempts. RIP.
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Richard Donner upsets me. I recently watched Goonies for the first time (after catching snippets of it for years on tv and movie nights). It was on Japanese TV recently, so my girlfriend and I watched it. She's also a big fan of Lethal Weapon, so it's pretty upsetting.

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Terasawa wrote: Mon Jul 05, 2021 7:29 pm Another master artist from the golden age of TV gone. His version of Twilight Zone's "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" still hasn't been bested (even with the ridiculous gremlin) despite two subsequent attempts. RIP.
Wow. I hadn't clicked together that he directed that episode. Makes me more sad.
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R.I.P. Mr. Donner :(
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That really sucks man. The Goonies is such a classic to kids of my generation. Its funny watching through Perry Mason and seeing Donner listed as the director of several episode. It was a bit of a shock as I never realized until relatively recently that he was active in Hollywood that far back.
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Donner was a legend with range (The Omen, Superman I and II [if Donner's Cut counts], The Goonies, Lethal Weapon 1 to 4, Scrooged) and so many filmmakers making big movies today (especially comic book/superhero movies) are in a tremendous debt of gratitude to him.
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The Omen and the first two Superman films will always be my most favorite films directed by Richard Donner. He will be missed. :cry:
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Character actor William Smith passed away over the weekend at the age of 88. Some here might remember Smith from ANY WHICH WAY YOU CAN ! as Clint Eastwood's opponent. And Conan's father in in the original CONAN THE BARBARIAN.
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Earlier today actor Charlie Robinson passed away at the age of 75. Robinson played court clerk Mac Robinson on the sitcom NIGHT COURT.
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Really crushed by Joey's death. Absolutely insane drummer. Very glad I got to see him perform live.
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Maritonic wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 4:54 am Really crushed by Joey's death. Absolutely insane drummer. Very glad I got to see him perform live.
Lucky.

I never got to see them. Wish I could have seen the entire crew at least once.

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Legendary bassist Dusty Hill of ZZ Top has passed away at 72.

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Damn, both of those are big blows to the rock community. RIP
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Late Night staple and the man behind many of your favorite "As Seen on TV" products, Ron Popeil, has passed at 86.

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