Monthly Archives: September 2010

DEAD CELEB OF THE WEEK: JAMES DEAN (1931-1955)

Born: February 8, 1931 Died: September 30, 1955 The giant screen icon’s last words?  “That guy’s gotta stop. He’ll see us.” Yeah right. On September 30, Dean and his mechanic took off in the actor’s custom-made Porsche Spyder 550 headed … Continue reading

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DEAD CELEB OF THE WEEK: BOB FOSSE (1927-1987)

Born: June 23, 1927 Died: September 23, 1987 On September 23, the chain-smoking Tony and Oscar-winning dance legend, working on a revival of his 1969 hit musical Sweet Charity, was walking back to his Washington, D.C. hotel room. With him … Continue reading

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DEAD CELEB OF THE WEEK: TUPAC SHAKUR (1971-1996)

Born: June 16, 1971 Died: September 13, 1996 Tupac Shakur, unlikely martyr of gangsta rap, may have died  from “respiratory failure and cardiopulmonary arrest in connection with multiple gunshot wounds,” but he was still smoking days after he was cremated—some … Continue reading

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DEAD CELEB OF THE WEEK: HERVE VILLECHAIZE (1943-1993)

Born: April 23, 1943 Died: September 4, 1993 Herve Villechaize gained fortune and instant recognition for his role as Tattoo (“De plane! De Plane!”) in the hit TV series Fantasy Island. Then there was his juicy role as the evil … Continue reading

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