Friday, April 16, 2021

Looking Back At All Who Die in 2016 part 3


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.

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