Rest In Peace: The R.I.P. Thread

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The media have a habit of doing that, I remember seeing some story about a "Father Ted Star" who died and it turned out, after a lot of searching, he had appeared for a few minutes in one episode.
Eddie Kidd's ex-wife who was convicted of battering him was described as a former "Grange Hill Star" by several papers during the court case. I could not find any trace of her being in any episode. The only evidence that she had been in GH was that she had said so in a couple of interviews.

PS She's still alive.
 

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The media should probably have said she had a 'star turn' in Father Ted rather than being a star. I certainly remembered who she was when I seen that she had died and her appearances in FT were certainly memorable
 

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I should also have mentioned that i knew who Tod Unctuous (he was Westmeath Priest of the year and winning awards went to his head) was straight away when he was mentioned in a previous post. It was the Christmas special, and his appearance was also memorable but maybe that's because I loved Father Ted.
 

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I'm from County Westmeath, that's one of the reasons why I remember it so well.
 

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She was in six episodes out of 25 and each appearance was only about a minute or so.
Remember her well on Father Ted, so she was a star of that show in that sense.
 

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Like Hefner (Playboy) and Guccione (Penthouse), Flynt was a pioneer of the adult industry and someone who wasn't afraid to put his money where his mouth was. He sometimes lost but often won and and was a vocal supporter for what and who he believed in. No matter what side of the fence you may sit on when it comes to pornography, we wouldn't have access to the world of adult entertainment as it is today without his input. He helped paved the way and was an innovator for many aspects of much of what we now take for granted in this field.
An unpleasant man who happened to be right part of the time. His baiting of Rev Jerry Falwell was grimly hilarious. His would-be assassin (who merely paralysed him with his bullet) wanted him to die because he'd published interracial porn. It's kind of forgotten now, but there was an excellent biopic of him in the 1990s. Apparently it was toned down (!). His life was insane, maybe he was too, somewhat.
 

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An unpleasant man who happened to be right part of the time. His baiting of Rev Jerry Falwell was grimly hilarious. His would-be assassin (who merely paralysed him with his bullet) wanted him to die because he'd published interracial porn. It's kind of forgotten now, but there was an excellent biopic of him in the 1990s. Apparently it was toned down (!). His life was insane, maybe he was too, somewhat.
The People vs Larry Flynt 1996, starring Woody Harrelson.

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Rynagh O'Grady best known as Mary the shopkeepr in Father Ted has passed away.


https://www.rte.ie/entertainment/2021/0209/1195998-abbey-theatre-actress-rynagh-ogrady-dies/
By an odd coincidence, the Mrs spontaneously did an impression of Mary from Father Ted only yesterday (she was teasing me and calling me a bastard as Mary would to her husband in the shop before Ted would walk in) .. someone neither of us ever do an impression of and neither of us knew the actress had passed on.
 

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By an odd coincidence, the Mrs spontaneously did an impression of Mary from Father Ted only yesterday (she was teasing me and calling me a bastard as Mary would to her husband in the shop before Ted would walk in) .. someone neither of us ever do an impression of and neither of us knew the actress had passed on.
If she does it again I'd be thinking 'possession' :)
 

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I really like The Name of the Rose I had assumed it was always reasonably well thought of. Time Bandits is a decidedly odd children's film, certainly wouldn't get made today.
Someone has a theory about the ending of Time Bandits, when ..

.. the kids arrives back at his home, the fire service/engines are there, he's left standing looking at his burned down home that his parents will have died in as everyone just drives off and leaves him
 

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Someone has a theory about the ending of Time Bandits, when ..

.. the kids arrives back at his home, the fire service/engines are there, he's left standing looking at his burned down home that his parents will have died in as everyone just drives off and leaves him
Not sure that that works, does that mean everything that has happened is a fantasy?
 

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A name that has cropped up in the credits of so many movies has passed away (if you're the type that reads the credits)

Lynn Stalmaster, Legendary Casting Director, Dies at 93
7:12 PM PST 2/12/2021 by Mike Barnes

He impacted hundreds of films and jump-started the careers of unknowns including Dustin Hoffman, Christopher Reeve, LaVar Burton and Ned Beatty.
Lynn Stalmaster, the canny casting director who pushed relative unknowns Dustin Hoffman for The Graduate, Christopher Reeve for Superman and John Travolta for Welcome Back, Kotter, has died. He was 93.
Stalmaster, who at the Governors Awards in November 2016 became the first casting director in history to receive an Academy Award, died Friday morning at his home in Los Angeles, Laura Adler of the Casting Society of America told The Hollywood Reporter.
After he accepted his honorary Oscar, Stalmaster said that the key to his success was keeping an opening mind. "'Open' is one of my favorite words," he noted. "Because as I've said many times, you never know where or when you will find the answer [to casting a part]. And I've found the answer in some very strange places."
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https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/lynn-stalmaster-dead-legendary-casting-760716
 

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Let’s not go down the “who” route again. We don’t all know everyone but someone thinks each individual mentioned here should have their passing marked, and that is enough to warrant their inclusion.
Fair enough. But there is a difference between relevant interest in genuine Fortean Deaths and grief athletics.
 
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