Recent Celebrity Passings

       This year alone has proven to be yet another year of major celebrities descending away upon the big blue sky,for here are the celebrities that we’ve lost in the last week…

   * JOHN LESLIE: legendary 70s and 80s porn stars who turned to directing in the 90s,and was also a blues musician with one blues album,with too many numerous film titles to list here.

  * NEVA PATTERSON: a longtime actress whose numerous films are too lengthy to list here,although she’s best known to modern audiences for her appearances in the original V and V:THE FINAL BATTLE.

  * BLAKE EDWARDS: legendary filmmaker/director of many comedies,which include THE PINK PANTHER films,10,THE PARTY,SKIN DEEP,S.O.B.(his anti-Hollywood comedy that got him demoted from the Tinseltown system,and featured his wife Julie Andrews in a nude scene),his rare spy drama THE TAMERIND SEED,and his last film SON OF THE PINK PANTHER(with future oscar winner Roberto Begnini).

  * JEAN ROLLIN: French horror filmmaker who erotic and surrealistic films brought a much needed and very unique diversity to the horror genre scene,with his classic titles including the likes of THE NUDE VAMPIRE,CAGED VIRGINS,NIGHT OF THE HUNTED,FASCINATION,THE GRAPES OF DEATH,THE LIVING DEAD GIRL,and his most recent films TWO ORPHAN VAMPIRES and FIANCEE OF DRACULA. In recent years,he also also attempting to finance a final film with help from his fans in chipping in $50 dollars for its budget. 

  * DON VAN DLEIT: alias Captain Beefheart,his late 60s/early 70s rockers made sone unique music that gave him a large following,for I honestly was(and still am)too deep into the heavy metal/hard rock,classic rock,and R&B music scenes to be familiar with his material,but I still deeply respect the guy for the inspiration and wonderful music that he gave out there for many folks to enjoy.

      I also can’t forget both Ingrid Pitt(Hammer Films legend)and Leslie Nielsen(serious actor-turned-comedic star),either,for their wonderful contributions to modern cinema,for I just strongly hope that we don’t lose anymore celebrity talents in the remainder of this soon-to-be-closing year.

Wow:12 More Days Till The New Year(of 2011);Boy,Has This Year Gone Really Fast…

Steven M.


About stevenmillan

I'm just a simple genre cinema fan(NOT a fanboy and NOT a geek)who widely glimpses onto the latest in cinema news,cinema events,and world news of the day events,and just to warn you(especially if you're one of those politically correct elitists,or strongly despise folks that never brownnose the genre cinema media press):I do sharply bite.
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