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The world has lost another screen legend this week as Andy Griffith reportedly passed away at his Dare County home earlier today. The man was known to two different generations for separate iconic roles, one throughout the '60s as Sheriff Andy Taylor on his own sitcom The Andy Griffith Show, and then later as the star of Matlock in the late '80s and early '90s. He also had several noteworthy film roles over the years, including the one that launched his career, Elia Kazan's A Face in the Crowd. Griffith was 86 years old. The news comes courtesy of University of North Carolina President Bill Friday, who was a close friend of the actor. It was later confirmed that emergency medical crews responded to Griffith's home this morning. He had undergone quadruple heart-bypass surgery back in 2000 and had struggled with partial paralysis due to Guillain–Barré syndrome in the early '80s. »
American actor Philip Bruns has died at the age of 80.
Philip Bruns, the veteran character actor whose main claim to fame was originating the role of Jerry Seinfeld's dad in the first season of Seinfeld, has passed away. He was 80. According to Playbill, Bruns died of natural causes on Wednesday in Los Angeles. During his five-decade career, the actor was a television mainstay. After making his tube debut on an episode of The Robert Herridge Theater, Bruns appeared in such classic series as Car 54 Where Are You? and Jackie Gleason's variety show, Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine, in addition to roles in Route 66 and Here's Lucy. In the 1970s and 1980s he seemed to be everywhere. Bruns played the father of the title »
Just picturing Lucille Ball is enough to bring a smile to most people's faces. After all, the beloved comedienne made us laugh in five TV shows -- I Love Lucy, The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show, The Lucy Show, Here's Lucy, and Life with Lucy -- as well as through dozens of TV specials, radio episodes, and more than 75 movies.
While Ball devoted much of her life to the art of performing, artist Henry Lmrr most appreciates Ball as the subject for his art. He's drawn Ball literally hundreds of times, filling sketch books and inscribing her likeness on everything from canvas to scrap notebook paper, an eraser, and even a bottlecap. He confesses that he just can't enough of her immortal features.
Lmrr began drawing Ball at the age of 10 after he saw "The Anniversary Present" episode from the second season »
4 items from 2012
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