Monthly Archives: March 2010

DEAD CELEB OF THE WEEK: BOBBY DRISCOLL (1937-1968)

Born: March 3, 1937 Died: March 30, 1968 We ain’t kidding when we say the death of Bobby Driscoll (1937-1968) is one sad story. In 1950, the 12 year old received a special Academy Award for “Outstanding Juvenile Performance” for … Continue reading

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DEAD CELEB OF THE WEEK: MARSHALL APPLEWHITE (1931-1997)

Born: May 17, 1931 Died: March 26, 1997 Some people are waaaaaaaaay out there. Marshall Applewhite was certain that a space ship was trailing the Hale-Bopp Comet, so he convinced his 38 followers to commit suicide so that their souls could … Continue reading

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DEAD CELEB OF THE WEEK: JOHNNY “WADD” HOLMES

Born: August 8, 1944 Died: March 13, 1988 He went by many names: John Duval, John Estes, Big John Fallus, Big John Holmes, John C. Holmes, John Curtis Holmes, Johnny Holmes, Bigg John, Big John, John Rey, Johnny Wadd, John … Continue reading

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DEAD CELEB OF THE WEEK: CHARLIE PARKER

Born: August 29, 1920 Died: March 12, 1955 When jazz saxophonist Charlie “Bird” Parker learned that his young daughter Pree had died of pneumonia, he sent four telegrams to his common-law wife, Chan. The last one was sent while Parker was … Continue reading

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