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Jun 19th, 2012 at 1:53pm

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SUSAN TYRELL, a cult actress with credits as varied as Andy Warhol's BAD, Bonanza, FAT CITY, SEPTEMBER 30 1955, BIG TOP PEE-WEE and John Waters' CRY BABY, has passed on. Tyrell was in a number of genre related films such as Oingo Boingo's FORBIDDEN ZONE (which I've tried to get booked for years. And, prints are available), DIGITAL MAN and POWDER. She also did voice work on WIZARDS and the odd-ball Marathon flick, WHAT'S UP HIDEOUS SUN DEMON? (SF/15).

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Also forgot to note, that Tyrell got an Oscar nomination for FAT CITY, and that she lived with her co-star in FORBIDDEN ZONE for a few years - Herve Villechaize!


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Reply #2 - Jun 21st, 2012 at 2:50pm

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Character actor RICHARD LYNCH has passed on. Blessed with a face that was born to play villainous roles, Lynch showed up in tons of Horror and SF films to boot. Lynch was on a number of genre related TV shows & Films like BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, BUCK ROGERS, STAR TREK:TNG, GOD TOLD ME TO (aka DEMON), TRANCERS II and Rob Zombie's remake of HALLOWEEN.
I got a chance to work briefly with Lynch on, of all things, BAYWATCH! Lynch had a small part as a drug runner (don't ask!). It obviously wasn't at the top of Lynch's list of accomplishments, but, he was a true professional, through and through. And, that's a good epitaph for any actor.

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Reply #3 - Jul 11th, 2012 at 2:12pm

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Also during my travels, the iconic ANDY GRIFFITH passed away. His genre credits are miniscule (parts in TV series like SALVAGE 1 and BIONIC WOMAN), but his influence on TV and Film were huge. Film fans owe it to themselves to see his A FACE IN THE CROWD. A film so far ahead of its time that it totally flopped on its original release - it probably seemed like SF back in the 50s!


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Reply #4 - Jul 19th, 2012 at 9:36pm

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TOM DAVIS, one of the long-time writers on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE has passed on at the too young age of 59. Davis was most known as the writing (and performing) partner of Al Franken. Together they were instrumental in creating The Coneheads (including the feature film version which I've long lobbied for). As an actor, Davis had bit parts in TUNNELVISION and the Marathon film, EVOLUTION.

On a personal note, I got to be part of an interview in College with Davis and Franken. It was brief, and there were certain illegal substances involved ( Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed), but, it was fun to be a part of.

R.I.P.

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Reply #5 - Aug 7th, 2012 at 12:17pm

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One of the more pleasant tunesmiths on the film scene since the 60s has passed on. MARVIN HAMLISCH won an Oscar for the title song to THE WAY WE WERE, and was nominated several other times for film songs and scores. His genre contributions were limited to stuff like the RETURN OF THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN AND THE BIONIC WOMAN, BANANAS, SPY WHO LOVED ME and the kiddie robot flick DARRYL.
While his reputation was made with lighter far such as ICE CASTLES and 3 MEN AND A BABY his Oscar nominated score to SOPHIE'S CHOICE showed his range. One of his last pieces, the offbeat score to Soderbergh's THE INFORMANT! was a love it or hate it composition, but it was inspired.

THE INFORMANT!:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEpq-1kRUUQ



SOPHIE'S CHOICE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tIT6lWp3fI
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Reply #6 - Aug 10th, 2012 at 3:42pm

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MEL STUART, director of the original WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY has passed on. WILLY WONKA was an anomaly in his career dominated by Documentary work. He also did the musical doc WATTSAX.
He worked on two seminal documentaries on the space program: RACE FOR SPACE and RACE FOR THE MOON. He also had a small hand in the Marathon entry THE HELLSTROM CHRONICLE.
I got to work with Mel on a short-lived ABC series of specials called UNCLAIMED FORTUNES, hosted by Darren McGavin. Mel was a tough taskmaster and he could come down hard on you if you didn't do your best work. I stood up to him and gave as good as I got - and we became best buddies on the set from then on. Mel would stomp around the set and yell at the Cameraman or an actor and then see me. He'd point his finger right at me and just scream like he was going to take my head off, "YOU!!!!" It was his way of calming down and diverting attention from the targets of his anger. We would wink at each other, since we were in on the joke. As much as I truly enjoyed working with Mel, I still find it remarkable that such an irascable character could have directed one of the most famous "kids films" ever!

Thanks, Mel.

Isaac Hayes in WATTSAX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OctVizcgBcY


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Reply #7 - Aug 15th, 2012 at 2:03pm

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HARRY HARRISON, author of the novel MAKE ROOM! MAKE ROOM!, the basis for 2 time marathon film SOYLENT GREEN has passed on. Harrison is also noted for his STAINLESS STEEL RAT and DEATHWORLD book series.

Harrison had mixed feelings of SOYLENT GREEN as this detailed piece from his website makes clear: http://www.iol.ie/~carrollm/hh/soycann.htm


I hear that Robert Pattinson is up for the Chuck Heston role in the remake.  Wink


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Reply #8 - Aug 20th, 2012 at 3:09pm

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A true pioneer in the realm of female comics, PHYLLIS DILLER, has passed on at 95. It may hard to believe now, but for a very very long time, Diller was essentially the ONLY female comic on the scene.

Her genre work was fairly minor, although it did include a memorable episode of Night Gallery ("Pamela's Voice"), Batman and the feature films THE ADDING MACHINE and MAD MONSTER PARTY (voice).

I got the chance to work with Ms.Diller several years ago. Even then, she was elderly and somewhat frail, but it was a joy to work with a legend, and she nothing less than professional.

She will be missed.... Cry

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Reply #9 - Oct 18th, 2012 at 12:03pm

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SYLVIA KRISTEL, best known for her erotic roles in the EMMANUELLE series has passed on at the too early age of 60. The lovely looking actress ventured a bit from sex roles in films such as CONCORDE-AIRPORT '79 and the Get Smart feature THE NUDE BOMB. Kristel also was the lead in DRACULA'S WIDOW - Directed by our former Marathon Guest, Christopher Coppola (CREATURE OF THE SUNNY SIDE UP TRAILER PARK, SF/30).

Outside of the EMMANUELLE films, Kristel's biggest U.S. hit was probably the pair of popular teen sex hits of the early 80s (remember that mini-genre boom?): PRIVATE LESSONS and PRIVATE SCHOOL.

Kristel appeared most recently in a pair of European productions in 2010. 

R.I.P.


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Reply #10 - Oct 18th, 2012 at 1:00pm

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i watched emanuelle when i was 17. me an my buds thought the actors were in incredible pain when they were having sex. the whole audience was laughing at it. the may have been laughing at me and my buds. we were drunk of course and we kept saying: oh my god. is he enjoying that? what the bleep. she's in pain!

let's get emanuelle in space or the nude bomb.
 

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Reply #11 - Oct 19th, 2012 at 2:25am

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Hey, I sure hope one of your 'buds' was old enough to be your "Parent or Legal Guardian"! That was a very R-Rated film!

I saw most of her films on cable back in the day. Mostly on the exclusively L.A. station, Z CHANNEL (Aka The Greatest Cable Channel of All Time).

They used to have a late night package of mostly European films called 'Night Owl Theater'. Sylvia Kristel, Cleo Goldsmith, Laura Antonelli etc. were superstars of the channel. And, not for their acting.......


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kirok wrote on Oct 18th, 2012 at 1:00pm:
i watched emanuelle when i was 17. me an my buds thought the actors were in incredible pain when they were having sex. the whole audience was laughing at it. the may have been laughing at me and my buds. we were drunk of course and we kept saying: oh my god. is he enjoying that? what the bleep. she's in pain!

let's get emanuelle in space or the nude bomb.

 
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Reply #12 - Jan 21st, 2013 at 5:30pm

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Director MICHAEL WINNER, who's most famous film was DEATH WISH, has passed on. Winner did a couple more DEATH WISH films as well as several others with Charles Bronson. Earlier, he did a couple of interesting British comedies with Oliver Reed - THE JOKERS and I'LL NEVER FORGET WHAT'S 'IS NAME (the latter with Orson Welles).

Winner made a few Horror films as well including 1977's THE SENTINEL. He was 77.

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Reply #13 - Mar 2nd, 2013 at 11:25pm

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bonnie franklin has died. she was in the sitcom "one day at a time" and i often used a photo from that show for the final day of the marathon countdown.
http://ts1.mm.bing.net/thid=H.5008203355522384&pid=1.7
she never wore a bra on camera.
 

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Reply #14 - Mar 3rd, 2013 at 1:27am

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BONNIE FRANKLIN was also, believe it or not, on the original MUNSTERS, and even Directed episodes of the later 90s incarnation (MUNSTERS TODAY).

I got a chance to work with both her "daughters" from One Day At A Time, but never Ms.Franklin herself. I always thought she was a good solid actress.

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