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Joyce Randolph, a veteran stage and television actress whose role as the savvy Trixie Norton on “The Honeymooners” provided the perfect foil to her dimwitted TV husband, has died. She was 99.

Randolph died of natural causes Saturday night at her home on the Upper West Side of Manhattan,

 
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Former NFL quarterback Norm Snead dies at age 84


Norm Snead, an NFL quarterback for 16 seasons in the 1960s and '70s who was a four-time Pro Bowl selection, has died. He was 84.

Snead died Sunday in Naples, Florida, his brother, Danny, told The Associated Press on Monday. A cause of death was not provided.

Snead was the second overall pick in the 1961 NFL draft, selected by Washington, and he also was taken 33rd by the Buffalo Bills in the American Football League draft that year. He chose Washington and played there for three seasons, with two Pro Bowl appearances, before being traded to the Philadelphia Eagles for Sonny Jurgensen and Claude Crabb.
 
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'The Honeymooners' actress Joyce Randolph dead at 99
She played Trixie Norton on the legendary TV comedy
Maybe the greatest show of all time. RIP
 
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Oscar-nominated film director and producer Norman Jewison, who steered the 1967 racial drama “In the Heat of the Night” to a best picture Oscar and also helmed such popular films as “Moonstruck,” “The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming” and “The Thomas Crown Affair,” as well as film musicals “Fiddler on the Roof” and “Jesus Christ Superstar,” died Saturday at his Los Angeles residence. He was 97.

His film career began with fluffy Doris Day comedies like “The Thrill of It All.” But Jewison’s social conscience began to surface with “In the Heat of the Night” and, later, the labor union drama “F.I.S.T.” and other films focusing on racial tensions such as “A Soldier’s Story” and “The Landlord” (the latter of which he only produced), though he never abandoned comedies and romances.

“The Thrill of It All.” was the movie that aired in '63 at Radio City Music Hall during one of my visits to NYC. I was 9 years old but remember that movie like it was yesterday!

"In the Heat of the Night" won 5 Academy Awards.*

*"Best Director" went to Mike Nichols that year for "The Graduate"

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97 is a very good run........
 
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Melanie, Singer Who Performed at Woodstock and Topped Charts With ‘Brand New Key,' Dies at 76 (msn.com)

Melanie, the singer who performed at Woodstock in 1969 and had major pop hits with "Brand New Key" and "Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)" in the early '70s, died Tuesday at age 76. News of the death came from her publicity firm, Glass Onyon PR.

No information on the cause of death was immediately given. But Melanie - full name Melanie Safka - had been in the studio earlier this month working on a new record of cover songs, "Second Hand Smoke," for the Cleopatra label; it would have been her 32nd album, the label said.


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You gotta admit - she did "all right for a girl"........
 

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Herbert "Cowboy" Coward, the Toothless Mountain Man in ‘Deliverance,' Dies at 85 (msn.com)


Herbert "Cowboy" Coward, who as the sadistic toothless man in John Boorman's Deliverance terrorized canoeists and audiences alike with the chilling line, "He got a real pretty mouth, ain't he?," has been killed in a car accident. He was 85.

Coward died Wednesday when the Nissan he was driving was struck by a pickup truck driven by a 16-year-old in Haywood County, North Carolina, North Carolina State Highway Patrol officials told WLOS-TV
 
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Melanie, Singer Who Performed at Woodstock and Topped Charts With ‘Brand New Key,' Dies at 76 (msn.com)

Melanie, the singer who performed at Woodstock in 1969 and had major pop hits with "Brand New Key" and "Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)" in the early '70s, died Tuesday at age 76. News of the death came from her publicity firm, Glass Onyon PR.

No information on the cause of death was immediately given. But Melanie - full name Melanie Safka - had been in the studio earlier this month working on a new record of cover songs, "Second Hand Smoke," for the Cleopatra label; it would have been her 32nd album, the label said.


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You gotta admit - she did "all right for a girl"........
Brand New Key captured the essence of the time. Beautiful voice. RIP
 
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Terry Beasley, wide receiver for Auburn in late 1960’s and early 1970’s has passed away at age 73. He was half of the “Sullivan to Beasley” duo and was instrumental in Pat Sullivan winning the Heisman Trophy in 1971.

Back in the day as 10-11 year old kids playing football in backyard, if you were an Auburn fan, you pretended to be Sullivan or Beasley. As a Bama fan you wanted to be like Johnny Musso.

 
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Terry Beasley, wide receiver for Auburn in late 1960’s and early 1970’s has passed away at age 73. He was half of the “Sullivan to Beasley” duo and was instrumental in Pat Sullivan winning the Heisman Trophy in 1971.

Back in the day as 10-11 year old kids playing football in backyard, if you were an Auburn fan, you pretended to be Sullivan or Beasley. As a Bama fan you wanted to be like Johnny Musso.

I know he suffered from multiple concussions and resulting CTE. Heard an interview several years back, and it was clear he wasn't plugged into the world around him. Can't imagine what more recent times have been like.

Hope he's at peace now, and has all his faculties back.
 
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I know he suffered from multiple concussions and resulting CTE. Heard an interview several years back, and it was clear he wasn't plugged into the world around him. Can't imagine what more recent times have been like.

Hope he's at peace now, and has all his faculties back.
I remember some of those interviews as well. Also remember some of the vicious hits he took as a player at Auburn. I remember video of him literally staggering off the field in one game, clearly severely concussed.

I too hope he is at rest and clear of mind today.
 
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