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Old 2021-05-01, 21:11   #1717
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Old 2021-05-03, 13:17   #1718
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Feck it! I was watching the original interview from which that famous clip was taken a few days before his death.

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Old 2021-05-06, 03:33   #1719
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Frank McRae, Actor in ‘Licence to Kill’ and ‘Last Action Hero,’ Dies at 80 https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/new...80/ar-BB1goM2D
Appeared in over 40 movies. My favorite was Batteries Not Included.
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Old 2021-05-08, 22:41   #1720
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Tawny Kitaen, Whitesnake’s ‘Here I Go Again’ Video Star, Dead at 59
Video vixen appeared in a number of hard rock videos in the Eighties, along with roles in the 1984 Tom Hanks comedy Bachelor Party and Seinfeld
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Old 2021-05-09, 21:42   #1721
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CHICAGO (AP) - Helmut Jahn, a prominent German architect who designed an Illinois state government building and worked on the design of the FBI headquarters in Washington, was killed when two vehicles struck the bicycle he was riding outside Chicago.

Jahn, 81, was struck Saturday afternoon while riding north on a village street in Campton Hills, about 55 miles (90 kilometers) west of Chicago. Jahn failed to stop at a stop sign at an intersection and was struck by the two vehicles, headed in opposite directions, Campton Hills Police Chief Steven Miller said in a news release.
Oof. Bicyclists, here's a safety tip: Don't run stop signs. It really PO's motorists. Besides - bicycle versus motor vehicle, not much of a contest. Versus two motor vehicles, no contest at all.

As an architect, he is touted for his technical skill and advanced concepts in "building skin" technology.

His prowess as a self-promoter and PR manager is also noteworthy.

He designed the United terminal at O'Hare Airport. Memories of the wonderful walkway making people vertiginous right after it opened, prompting modifications, seem to have faded. Now, everyone says it's great.

I was never in that terminal, but I can personally attest that walking through the Northwestern Terminal after his modifications were built, was like walking in a House of Mirrors.

The State of Illinois Center (James R. Thompson Center) features a rotunda surrounded by 13 stories of balconies, widely admired as an architectural masterpiece. As far as the building functioning from an engineering standpoint, or providing a good workplace, however, some problems soon became apparent. These included the glassed-in upper stories becoming so hot in summer, employees called it the "solar cooker," and some of them brought swimsuits to wear at work. Also, the offices were like cubicles and had no doors. This facilitated a rash of thefts of computers and other expensive equipment used for State business. The building has finally proved to be such a drain on State resources, it has recently been put up for sale.

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Old 2021-05-09, 22:46   #1722
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Don't run stop signs.
Dangerous for the motorists too. I knew someone whose niece was killed after another vehicle struck a deer and the rebound sent the dying deer through her windshield, striking her in the head. N-body problems can be deadly.

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Old 2021-05-11, 23:50   #1723
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Norman Lloyd, whose role as kindly Dr. Daniel Auschlander on TV's "St. Elsewhere" was a single chapter in a distinguished stage and screen career that put him in the company of Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Charlie Chaplin and other greats, has died. He was 106.

Lloyd manager, Marion Rosenberg, said the actor died Tuesday at his home in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles.

His credits stretch from the earliest known U.S. TV drama, 1939's "On the Streets of New York" on the nascent NBC network, to 21st-century projects including "Modern Family" and "The Practice."

"If modern film history has a voice, it is Norman Lloyd's," reviewer Kenneth Turan wrote in the Los Angeles Times in 2012 after Lloyd regaled a Cannes Film Festival crowd with anecdotes about rarified friends and colleagues including Charlie Chaplin and Jean Renoir.

The wiry, 5-foot-5 Lloyd, whose energy was boundless off-screen as well, continued to play tennis into his 90s. In 2015, he appeared in the Amy Schumer comedy "Trainwreck."

His most notable film part was as the villain who plummets off the Statue of Liberty in 1942's "Saboteur," directed by Hitchcock, who also cast Lloyd in the classic thriller 1945's "Spellbound."

His other movie credits include Jean Renoir's "The Southerner," Charlie Chaplin’s "Limelight," "Dead Poets Society" with Robin Williams, "In Her Shoes" with Cameron Diaz and "Gangs of New York" with Daniel Day-Lewis.
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