19 – Garry Marshall, Writer/Producer/Actor – created “Happy Days”, “Mork & Mindy”, “Laverne & Shirley” – age 81
His impact in the world is a bit too big to some up in a few sentences.
Actual effect on the world? He hadn’t made a sitcom in years but his comedy style rings through many contemporary works. The dude helped make Fonzie and now it’s a little less cool without him.
02 – David Huddleston, Actor – Character actor “Santa Claus: The Movie” – age 85
The dude was large enough to play Santa in a film and lived to 85. Fuck dieting.
Actual effect on the world? Where will the world find old jolly fellows?
03 – Ricci Martin, Entertainer – son of Dean Martin – age 62
He’s only getting a mention because Sinatra’s kid died. Much like Dean Martin, Ricci Martin was a less famous than his Sinatra counterpart.
13 – Kenny Baker, Actor – played R2-D2 in the Star Wars franchise also played Paploo, the Ewok – age 81
This was a bummer of a loss.
Actual effect on the world? Anthony Daniels will have no one to hate anymore.
14 – Fyvush Finkel, Actor – lawyer Douglas Wambaugh on “Picket Fences” – age 93
If you ever get arrested you wanted this dude as your lawyer.
Actual effect on the world? Douglas Wambaugh for the steamroller, your honor!
29 – Gene Wilder, Actor – Blazing Saddles (1974), Young Frankenstein, Willy Wonka – age 83
The dude was a lot older than anyone remembered.
Actual effect on the world? No more team ups with Richard Prior.
25 – Arnold Palmer, Golfer – One of the greatest golfers ever, did more to popularize the sport than any other golfer – age 87
GOLF is an anagram for Gentleman Only Ladies Forbidden.
Actual effect on the world? No more half Iced Tea half Lemonade.
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