Monthly Archives: August 2010

DEAD CELEB OF THE WEEK: PRINCESS DIANA (1961-1997)

Born: July 1, 1961 Died: August 31, 1997 Di’s last words? “My God! What’s happened?” Frankly, Diana, we don’t know. The People’s Princess, along with her lover Dodi Al-Fayed, were killed during a high speed car crash in the Pont … Continue reading

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DEAD CELEB OF THE WEEK: GOWER CHAMPION (1919-1980)

Born: June 22, 1919 Died: August 25, 1980 Gower Champion, the director of the Carol Channing blockbuster Hello, Dolly!, was a trouper to the end. The very end. Though he was gravely ill (and knew it), Tony-winning Champion championed on, … Continue reading

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DEAD CELEB OF THE WEEK: ELVIS PRESLEY (1935-1977)

Born: January 8, 1935 Died: August 16, 1977 “I’m going into the bathroom to read.” We assume Elvis was looking for some new recipes? By the time Elvis died he weighed in at more than 300 pounds. On August 16, … Continue reading

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DEAD CELEB OF THE WEEK: BELA LUGOSI (1882-1956)

Born: October 20, 1882 Died: August 16, 1956 What’s scarier? His classic performance as Dracula . . . or the fact that Hungarian-born actor was a major morphine addict? By the time he bit the dust of a heart attack … Continue reading

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DEAD CELEB OF THE WEEK: SHARON TATE (1943-1969)

Born: January 24, 1943 Died:  August 9, 1969 “Mother, mother . . .” Those were Sharon Tate’s last words. On August 9, 1969, when police were summoned to the Benedict Canyon house Roman Polanski rented for his wife, the actress … Continue reading

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DEAD CELEB OF THE WEEK: LENNY BRUCE (1925-1966)

Born: October 13, 1925 Died: August 3, 1966 Fighting for freedom of speech was nothing new to foul-mouthed Lenny Bruce, whose raw language often got him in trouble. Or fired. Or arrested. During a 1964 obscenity charge for using foul … Continue reading

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