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p***@gmail.com
2017-11-07 21:40:44 UTC
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An interesting exercise. Just fill in the blank with the name of a (formerly?) prominent individual who has kinda dropped off the radar, and whose status as a living person might catch most people by surprise.

A few to get this started:

Doris Day
Lee Iacocca
Conrad Janis
Henry Kissinger
Don Larsen
Bruno Sammartino
Chuck Yeager

and, as a bonus:

the entire principal (recurring) cast of "The Love Boat."

I realize that, as followers of alt.obituaries, we are probably more aware of these than most, but perhaps a few unexpected names will still emerge.

Thanks in advance for any/all replies.

-- Doug Peterson --
c***@aol.com
2017-11-07 21:48:36 UTC
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King Michael of Romania, last surviving WW2 Head of state
Peter Brook
Mary Carlisle
j***@gmail.com
2017-11-07 21:50:48 UTC
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An interesting exercise. Just fill in the blank with the name of a (formerly?) prominent individual who has kinda dropped off the radar, and whose status as a living person might catch most people by surprise.
Doris Day
Lee Iacocca
Conrad Janis
Henry Kissinger
Don Larsen
Bruno Sammartino
Chuck Yeager
the entire principal (recurring) cast of "The Love Boat."
I realize that, as followers of alt.obituaries, we are probably more aware of these than most, but perhaps a few unexpected names will still emerge.
Thanks in advance for any/all replies.
-- Doug Peterson --
Bruno Sammartino killed all of them except for Chuck Yeager. Sammartino did the killings and Yeager helped load the bodies onto a space ship which he then piloted into outer space with Bruno as his co-pilot to dump the dead notable bodies off at the universe's first deep space Famous Person Cemetery.
e***@gmail.com
2017-11-07 21:57:57 UTC
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Charles van Doren from quiz show scandal in the 1950s. He was the contestant on "Twenty-One."
c***@aol.com
2017-11-07 22:49:06 UTC
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Herb Stempel is also still alive.
Terry del Fuego
2017-11-08 13:45:47 UTC
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Charles van Doren from quiz show scandal in the 1950s. He was the contestant on "Twenty-One."
Mamie Van Doren.
c***@gmail.com
2017-11-07 22:20:07 UTC
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Wilford Brimley
Alfalfa Bill
2017-11-07 23:28:20 UTC
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Wilford Brimley
Wilford Brimley plays older than his age. In his first role in The China Syndrome he was 35 but still came across as something of an old fart.
MJ Emigh
2017-11-07 22:59:29 UTC
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The Richard brothers (Keith and Little).
j***@gmail.com
2017-11-07 23:03:42 UTC
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Angela Lansbury film & TV actress
Michael Learned (the Waltons)
Marion Ross (Happy Days)
Pat Boone 50s crooner, and sometimes actor
Bob Newhart (comedian)
David Carson
2017-11-08 00:32:50 UTC
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Carol Channing
Lyndon LaRouche
Imelda Marcos
James Watson
Jim Whittaker
e***@gmail.com
2017-11-08 02:03:14 UTC
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John Astin (Gomez of the Addams Family)
Gloria Henry (Dennis the Menace's mother)
A Friend
2017-11-08 03:42:26 UTC
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An interesting exercise. Just fill in the blank with the name of a
(formerly?) prominent individual who has kinda dropped off the radar, and
whose status as a living person might catch most people by surprise.
Joyce Randolph (Trixie on "The Honeymooners"). I believe she is the
only living member from any Honeymooners cast, from Gleason's early
DuMont days to the final ABC special. She's 93.

Virginia Patton, who played Harry Bailey's wife in "It's a Wonderful
Life." She is the only surviving credited cast member. (All the
Bailey kids are still around, I think, but they weren't credited.)
She's 91.

Norman Lloyd of "St. Elsewhere" and many, many others. He will turn
103 tomorrow (November 8).
RH Draney
2017-11-08 11:11:40 UTC
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An interesting exercise. Just fill in the blank with the name of a (formerly?) prominent individual who has kinda dropped off the radar, and whose status as a living person might catch most people by surprise.
Doris Day
Lee Iacocca
Conrad Janis
Henry Kissinger
Don Larsen
Bruno Sammartino
Chuck Yeager
the entire principal (recurring) cast of "The Love Boat."
Basically, names who were on my deadpool list who have still managed to
remain off-topic until now:

Marty Allen
Nanette Fabray
The Amazing Kreskin
Norman Lear
Rose Marie
Ron Popeil
Rusty Warren
Roger Bannister
Vic Damone
Bent Fabric
Wavy Gravy
Stuart Margolin
Ken Nordine
Larry Storch
Erich von Däniken

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Bryan Styble
2017-11-08 12:55:27 UTC
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How could ya'll have omitted Paddles the New Zealand First Cat[interrobang]

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D'oh!

BRYAN STYBLE/Florida
W.C. Green
2017-11-08 13:33:16 UTC
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Basically, names who were on my deadpool list who have still managed to
They should acknowledge your efforts that keep them alive.
Terry del Fuego
2017-11-08 13:47:13 UTC
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Rose Marie
Subject of a new documentary.

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having but one sole purpose - to make the rest of us suffer their putrid
legacy of incalculable waste and destruction. --"Malcolm"
J.D. Baldwin
2017-11-08 15:18:02 UTC
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I kind of have a mental blind spot about Ed Asner. I know he's alive,
but I keep thinking he's dead.

I was sure Nanette Fabray was dead until I saw her in something on TCM
and looked her up. Alive.
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c***@aol.com
2017-11-08 15:24:55 UTC
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Ed Asner just looks dead.
c***@gmail.com
2017-11-08 16:52:28 UTC
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Dobie Gillis and Zelda are still with us.
Okiku Saji
2017-11-09 00:11:09 UTC
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I've got two - Olivia de Havilland and Kirk Douglas.

Both centenarians at this point!
p***@gmail.com
2017-11-09 03:43:00 UTC
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Just stumbled upon one that I have to add ...

Jean Kennedy Smith (JFK's sister); and in a similar vein
Edward Nixon (don't recall him as a very public figure)

No other presidential siblings still survive until we reach Bush Sr.

-- Doug Peterson --
c***@gmail.com
2017-11-09 04:19:34 UTC
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Just stumbled upon one that I have to add ...
No other presidential siblings still survive until we reach Bush Sr.
Loosely related to Presidential relatives, President Tyler was born in 1790. He has two natural grandchildren who are still alive. Tyler had children when he was in his 60s, they had children when they were in their 70s. The grandchildren are in their 80s.
jdunlop
2017-11-09 15:43:39 UTC
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Just stumbled upon one that I have to add ...
No other presidential siblings still survive until we reach Bush Sr.
Loosely related to Presidential relatives, President Tyler was born in 1790. He has two natural grandchildren who are still alive. Tyler had children when he was in his 60s, they had children when they were in their 70s. The grandchildren are in their 80s.
Who's the oldest child of a president not on topic? I recently re-purchased Doug Wead's book on Presidential children (couldn't find my printed copy, $2.99 on Kindle) but don't have it handy to check. Excellent, and somewhat depressing, book.
Larc
2017-11-09 16:48:48 UTC
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On Thu, 9 Nov 2017 07:43:39 -0800 (PST), jdunlop <***@aol.com> wrote:

| On Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 11:19:36 PM UTC-5, ***@gmail.com wrote:
| > On Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 10:43:01 PM UTC-5, ***@gmail.com wrote:
| > > Just stumbled upon one that I have to add ...
| > > No other presidential siblings still survive until we reach Bush Sr.
| >
| > Loosely related to Presidential relatives, President Tyler was born in 1790. He has two natural grandchildren who are still alive. Tyler had children when he was in his 60s, they had children when they were in their 70s. The grandchildren are in their 80s.
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| Who's the oldest child of a president not on topic? I recently re-purchased Doug Wead's book on Presidential children (couldn't find my printed copy, $2.99 on Kindle) but don't have it handy to check. Excellent, and somewhat depressing, book.

I believe that would be Linda Bird Johnson (born March 19, 1944). She's 73. The
last to die was John Eisenhower on December 21, 2013. He was 91.

Larc

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