Monthly Archives: December 2009

DEAD CELEB OF THE WEEK: FLORENCE LAWRENCE

Born: January 2, 1886 Died:  December 28, 1938 Her name may not have a familiar ring these days, but back in the early days of motion pictures Florence Lawrence was so famous that she’’s considered Hollywood’’s First Movie Star—the first … Continue reading

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DEAD CELEB OF THE WEEK: W.C. FIELDS

Born: January 29, 1880 Died: December 25,1946 W.C. Fields spent the last 14 months of his life at Las Encinas Sanatorium in Pasadena, California, where friends would find him reading the Bible (“I’m checking for loopholes”). As he lay dying, … Continue reading

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DEAD CELEB OF THE WEEK: PETER LAWFORD

Born: September 7, 1923 Died: December 24, 1984 One of the original members of The Rat Pack, Peter Lawford did mouse around when it came to living life. He loved to drink, loved to eat and loved to fornicate, dallying with … Continue reading

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DEAD CELEB OF THE WEEK: LUPE VELEZ

Born: July 18, 1908 Died: December 13, 1944 Mexican-born María Guadalupe Villalobos Vélez, better known as Lupe Velez,  may have been the former wife of Johnny “Tarzan” Weissmuller and the love slave of Gary Cooper, but it was her date … Continue reading

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DEAD CELEB OF THE WEEK: KEIKO

Born: date unknown, 1976 Died: December 12, 2003 His is a whale of a tale. Keiko the Orca Whale swam to stardom as the lead in Free Willy and its two sequels. He was free, free at last, after dying … Continue reading

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