Monthly Archives: June 2010

DEAD CELEB OF THE WEEK: BOB CRANE (1928-1978)

Born: July 13, 1928 Died: June 29, 1978 Talk about life’s little ironies: Hogan’s Heroes star Bob Crane was touring in the stage comedy Beginner’s Luck when he was brutally murdered while he slept in his Scottsdale, Arizona, condo. Crane … Continue reading

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DEAD CELEB OF THE WEEK: JAYNE MANSFIELD (1933-1967)

Born: April 19, 1933 Died: June 29, 1967 It’s easy, perhaps too easy, to say that Jayne Mansfield was eager to get a head in life, especially considering she was decapitated in the car crash that took her life at about … Continue reading

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DEAD CELEB OF THE WEEK: BUGSY SIEGEL (1908-1947)

Born: February 26, 1908 Died: June 20, 1947 If you’re going to get wiped out by the mob, you might as well be comfortable, at your girl friend’s swanky Beverly Hills home, relaxing on a nice plush sofa. Benjamin “Bugsy” … Continue reading

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DEAD CELEB OF THE WEEK: JUDY GARLAND (1922-1969)

Born: June 10, 1922 Died: June 22, 1969 Frank Sinatra said she was “the greatest entertainer who ever lived.” But the death of Judy Garland was hardly entertaining; it was a performance shrouded in mystery and marvelous rumor and speculation. … Continue reading

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DEAD CELEB OF THE WEEK: KATE SMITH (1907-1986)

Born: May 1, 1907 Died: June 17, 1986 Kate Smith was one show-biz heavyweight, tipping the scales at 235 pounds by the age of 30. Such weighty issues didn’t matter to the woman who never took a formal music lesson … Continue reading

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DEAD CELEB OF THE WEEK: DAVID CARRADINE (1936-2009)

Born: December 8, 1936 Died: June 3, 2009 He co-starred in Kill Bill, but someone killed David Carradine. Or not. On June 4, 2009, the actor was found in his room at the Swissôtel in Bangkok, hanging by a rope in … Continue reading

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