Category Archives: Memorial

  • sam shepard 73, sam shephard 2004, american playwright, 1979 pulitzer prize, buried child, actor, academy award, 1980s movies, the right stuff, raggedy man, frances, resurrection, crimes of the heart, fool for love, baby boom, steel magnolias, partner jessica lange, 1990s movies, thunderheart, the pelican brief, safe passage, the only thrill, it all came true, 1990s television mini series, streets of laredo, pea eye parker, 2000s movies, swordfish, black hawk down, leo, blind horizon, the notebook dont come knocking, stealth, bandidas, walker payne, the assassination of jesse james by the coward robert ford, the accidental husband, felon, brothers, fair game, inhale, blackthorn, darling companion, safe house, killing them softly, mud, savannah, august osage county, midnight special, in dubious battle, never here, 2000s television shows, bloodline robert rayburn, costar sissy spacek, costar diane keaton, septuagenarian, senior citizen, celebrity birthday, famous people birthdays, november 5 birthday, born november 5 1943, died july 27 2017, celebrity deaths

    Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, screenwriter, author, and Academy Award-winning actor Sam Shepard died July 27, 2017 at the age of 73. Cause of death was ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) complications. Shepard leaves behind oldest son Jesse Mojo Shepard (b. 1970), whom he had with his ex-wife O-Lan Jones (m. 1969-1984), and two children from his long […]

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  • roy orbison, blind singer, evergreen, 1960s, 1950s, 1970s

    Is there a song (or a few) that you’d want played at your own funeral memorial service or celebration of life gathering, for the people that are remembering and thinking of you after you’re gone? The video montage is set to Roy Orbison‘s haunting vocal for the love song Evergreen. Evergreen, written by Joe Tanner and […]

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  • richard hatch, actor, movies, television, streets of san francisco, battlestar galactica, dead mans curve, jan berry, captain apollo, younger, older, 1960s, 1980s

    Septuagenarian American writer, producer, and actor Richard Hatch has passed away on February 7, 2017 at the age of 71, from pancreatic cancer. Below, Richard Hatch in his younger years, and more recently.   (Richard Hatch Photo Sources: Pinterest | Photo Montage: Senior City) Richard Hatch was born on May 21, 1945 in Santa Monica, California. […]

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  • john hurt, english actor, 2011, died jan 25 2017, movies, television

    English actor John Hurt (CBE) has died from pancreatic cancer on January 25, 2017 at the age of 77. After announcing in June 2015 that he had pancreatic cancer and would continue working through treatment, in October that year he said it was in remission. John Hurt leaves behind his wife, Anwen Rees-Myers, 3 ex-wives (Annette Robertson, Donna […]

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  • joni mitchell, singer, songwriter, both sides now, 1960s, 1970s, folk singer, senior citizen

    Is there a song (or a few) that you’d want played at your own funeral memorial service or celebration of life gathering, for the people that are remembering and thinking of you after you’re gone? Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell has said that Both Sides Now was inspired when she was on an airplane and looked down on the clouds; […]

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  • mary tyler moore show, tv series, 70s television, actress

    American actress Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80 today on January 25, 2017. Born in Brooklyn, New York City on December 29, 1936, Mary Tyler Moore married for the first time at the age of 18 in 1955, to Richard Carlton Meeker. Their son Richard Meeker Jr. was born in July […]

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  • january 1952, curly howard, the three stooges, brothers, moe howard, shemp howard, comedian, actor, vaudeville, movies

    Baby Boomer Trivia From January 1952: The Greatest Show on Earth, Stooge Curly Dies, Johnnie Ray Sings Cry  Director and producer Cecil B. DeMille’s epic Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus movie The Greatest Show on Earth  premiered in January 1952. Starring Betty Hutton (Photo: YouTube), Cornel Wilde, James Stewart, and Dorothy Lamour as circus artists […]

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  • dick gautier 1975, american actor, 1970s comedy series, 1970s sitcoms, 1970s television shows

    Dick Gautier, the actor who so memorably played Hymie the Robot on Get Smart, has died on January 13, 2017 away after a long illness at the age of 85, his daughter Cris told The Hollywood Reporter.  (Dick Gautier 1975 When Things Were Rotten Photo: ABC Television | Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain) Dick Gautier’s most recent […]

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  • memorial service music, funeral memorial service music, celebration of life songs, celebrate life, memories of loved ones, baby boomer music, seniors, baby boomers, silent generation, video memorial, keep holding on, avril lavigne, eragon theme song

    Is there a song (or a few) that you’d want played at your own funeral memorial service or celebration of life gathering, for the people that are remembering and thinking of you after you’re gone? The power ballad Keep Holding On was written by Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne and Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald, as the theme song […]

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  • gone but not forgotten, 2016 celebrity deaths, died in 2016, debbie reynolds, william christopher, merle haggard, senior citizens, baby boomers

    It felt like a record number of familiar voices and faces from radio, movies, television, sports – beloved by baby boomers and seniors – passed away in 2016. Below, Merle Haggard, William Christopher (Father Mulcahy on M*A*S*H), and Debbie Reynolds all passed away in 2016.  (Photo Sources: Pinterest | Photo Montage: Senior City) In order of their passing, […]

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