Sunday, January 2, 2022

MORE ABOUT THOSE WE LOST IN 2021

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For some reason, the blog server did not send out Part 3 of Those We Lost In 2021, although it did send out Part 4, the notable Australian 2021 deaths. 

Those wishing to access Part 3 can do so by clicking on the following link:http://bytesdaily.blogspot.com/2021/12/thise-we-lost-in-2021-continued.html

It is worth a look and to offer a moment’s reflection on those who left us.

Maybe it will still be sent out to subscribers by the server. 

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Part 3 was posted in Bytes at 12.35am on December 31, 2021. 

Betty White died after that was posted so below is a late inclusion, no pun intended, for Betty White. 

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I was unaware until reading Betty White’s bio that Gavin Macleod had also died in 2021, so there is a supplementary entry for him below. 

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One other item: 

Friend Graham E, after whom the Bytes G Spot is named for his contributions, runs trivia comps and sends out a monthly newsletter. 

This is his newsletter for January, sent on 31.12.2021: 

Note the item:

 

After I heard that Betty White had died, I sent him a text message saying that he had killed her, that he had done this by jinxing her.  I then wished him a happy 2022. 

My question is: Should I have wished him happy new year before I accused him of killing Betty White or was the format I used correct? 

He did respond:  “Oh dear, it crossed my mind when I did it . . . I just think she decided to upstage Prince Phillip…” 

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BETTY WHITE


Date of death:

December 31, 2021

Age at death:

99

About:

American actress and comedian.

A pioneer of early television, with a career spanning seven decades, White was noted for her vast work in the entertainment industry. She was among the first women to exert control in front of and behind the camera and the first woman to produce a sitcom (Life with Elizabeth), which contributed to her being named honorary Mayor of Hollywood in 1955. She is known as the First Lady of Television, which is the subtitle of a 2018 documentary about her life.

After making the transition to television from radio, White became a staple panellist of American game shows, including Password, Match Game, Tattletales, To Tell the Truth, The Hollywood Squares, and The $25,000 Pyramid; dubbed "the first lady of game shows", White became the first woman to receive the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host for the show Just Men! in 1983. She was also known for her appearances on The Bold and the Beautiful, Boston Legal, and The Carol Burnett Show. Her most notable roles include Sue Ann Nivens on the CBS sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1973–1977), Rose Nylund on the NBC sitcom The Golden Girls (1985–1992), and Elka Ostrovsky on the TV Land sitcom Hot in Cleveland (2010–2015).

She gained renewed popularity after her appearance in the 2009 romantic comedy film The Proposal (2009), and was asked to host Saturday Night Live in 2010 gaining her a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. 

White worked longer in television than anyone else in that medium, earning her a Guinness World Record in 2018. White received eight Emmy Awards in various categories, three American Comedy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and a Grammy Award. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and was a 1985 Television Hall of Fame inductee.

By the way:

She was the last surviving main cast member (at 99) of The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970) after Ed Asner (Aug. 29) and Gavin MacLeod (May 29) died in 2021.

Age at death:

99

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GAVIN MACLEOD


Date of death:

May 29, 2021

Age at death:

90

About:

American actor best known for portraying Merrill Stubing, the ship's captain, on ABC's The Love Boat and Murray Slaughter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

A Christian television host and author whose career spanned six decades, he also appeared as a guest on several talk, variety, and religious programs.

MacLeod's career began in films in 1957. In 1965, he starred in The Sword of Ali Baba. He went on to appear in A Man Called Gannon (1968), in The Thousand Plane Raid (1969), and in Kelly's Heroes (1970).

MacLeod also achieved continuing television success co-starring alongside Ernest Borgnine on McHale's Navy (1962–1964) as Joseph "Happy" Haines.

By the way:

His The Love Boat (1977) captain exposure led to a long-running gig promoting the Princess Cruises.

Cause of death:

MacLeod died at his home in Palm Desert, California, on May 29, 2021, aged 90, after a period of ill health. No cause was given.

 


 

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