Friday, April 30, 2021

Looking Back At All Who Die in 2016 part 4


23 – Pete Burns, Singer/Songwriter – founded the band Dead or Alive, “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)” – age 57

We’re only talking about him so we have an entry for October.
Actual effect on the world? None.

07 – Janet Reno, Attorney General of the United States 1993-2001 nominated by President Bill Clinton – age 78

It’s all good because Will Ferrell can stand in as a more feminine version of Janet Reno.
Actual effect on the world? None, we still have Will Ferrell.

11 – Robert Vaughn, Actor – Napoleon Solo in “The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964-’68) – age 83

The dude was in the final season of The A Team.
Actual effect on the world? No more creepy bug eyes.

24 – Florence Henderson, Actress / Singer – Carol Brady on “The Brady Bunch” (1969 to 1974) – age 82

The Gen Xers mom is now with Mike Brady.
Actual effect on the world?  There is hope for A Very Brady Funeral.

25 – Fidel Castro, Dictator – Prime Minister then President of Cuba from 1959-2008 then gave same powers to his brother – age 90

Good riddance to this communist piece of shit!
Actual effect on the world? It’s for the better.  It’s a shame freedom won’t ring out in Cuba.  It also showed how much of the liberal media failed to condemn him for how violent and horrible of a dictator he was.

25 – Ron Glass, Actor – Det. Ron Harris on “Barney Miller” (1975-1982) – age 71

Sheppard Book from Firefly/Serenity was a character that was never fully hashed out.  This lack of clarity made the fans wanting more.
Actual effect on the world? Since they killed him off in the Serenity there was no fear of a reprisal so minimal impact, unless they wanted to do a prequel.

08 – John Glenn, WWII & Korean War Fighter Pilot. Marine Colonel. NASA Astronaut. Senator from Ohio (1974-99). Married for 73 yrs – first American to orbit the Earth (1962) – age 95

A phenomenal American, a hero all around.
Actual effect on the world?  Space travel is mankinds greatest achievement and he made America believe in its value.

13 – Alan Thicke, Actor – Jason Seaver, the father on “Growing Pains” (1985-’92) – age 69

This is a bigger loss than David Bowie.
Actual effect on the world? Some of the greatest TV Theme songs were written by this man.  He might have had a few more in his belt.

18 – Zsa Zsa Gabor, Hungarian Actress and Socialite – Moulin Rouge (1952), married nine times to mostly wealthy men – age 99

Who didn’t love that accent?
Actual effect on the world? Ones less hottie in the world.

24 – Richard Adams, Author – Watership Down, The Plague Dogs – age 96

The dude wrote a book that killed too many bunnies.
Actual effect on the world? Less bunny genocide is a good thing.

25 – George Michael, Singer/Songwriter – #1 hits; “Faith”, “I Want Your Sex”, “Careless Whisper” – age 53

Was he the straightest gay man in the world or the gayest straight man in the world?
Actual effect on the world? Now we will never find out what that lewd act in the bathroom was.

27 – Carrie Fisher, Actress – Princess Leia in “Star Wars” (1977) and four sequels – age 60

George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher were the blockbuster film equivalent of The Beatles. Jaws may have started the blockbuster but Star Wars perfected it.  Fisher dying is like George Harrison dying.  She was a strong female film character when few existed.  Her contribution to one of the biggest pop culture films reverberated throughout the world. 
She also was a prominent script doctor in the 80s and 90s.
Actual effect on the world? The new movies are short an important character. Will they recast, kill her character off, CGI her?  More to come.

28 – Debbie Reynolds, Actress – Kathy Selden in “Singin’ in the Rain”, Mother of Carrie Fisher – age 84

It was stated a stroke killed her but everyone knows what really did her in.  This wouldn’t get a big mention except for the fact that it was the day after her daughter died.  Most people probably thought she was already dead.  The media enjoyed the tragic story of a mother dying of a broken heart after her daughter died.
Actual effect on the world? Since she was already in Abe Vigoda status not much.

Written by
Steve Rogers
“I Like To Play With Toys” Productions®