2010----In Remembrance.


Robert Wussler, executive producer for CBS (he was only 39 when he got the job) and co-founder of CNN, died June 5 after a long illness. He was 73.

Among his innovations were the expansion of satellite usage in news coverage and The NFL Today, the first pregame telecast.

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Peter Keefe, an animation executive best known for bringing Voltron to the United States, died May 27 of throat cancer. He was 57.

Among the other shows he created were Denver, the Last Dinosaur, and Widget.


Country singer Jimmy Dean died yesterday. He was 81.

Dean had a #1 hit with "Big Bad John" and his own TV series (which was where Rolf the Muppet dog first appeared), but was probably better known in later years for his sausages.

Heidi Kabel, famous German theatre actress, died yesterday at the age of 95.
Heidi Kabel was most famous for her roles at Hamburg's Ohnsorg theatre, which focused on Lower German (Plattdeutsch) language plays.
Volksschauspielerin Heidi Kabel 95-jährig gestorben | tagesschau.de

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KslNLjmQb4o]YouTube - Heidi Kabel - "Herz, Humor und Happy End" - Porträt 1/5[/ame]

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1Ml6hoWUSg&feature=related]YouTube - Ohnsorg-Theater - Tratsch im Treppenhaus 1966, 1/5[/ame]


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Garry Shider of P-Funk fame dies at 56

His habit of wearing a loincloth onstage earned him the nickname “Diaperman.” But there was nothing infantile about Garry Shider’s approach to the funk.
The Plainfield native and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, best known as the musical director of George Clinton’s Parliament and Funkadelic bands, died today at the age of 56, from complications arising from brain and lung cancer.

We saw him play with George Clinton in February. One of the best shows we'd ever seen.


Ronald Neame, who produced and co-wrote classic British films such as Great Expectations and directed The Poseidon Adventure and was nominated for three Oscars, died Wednesday. He was 99.

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