Celebrity Deathwatch 2016 #0050-0067

Frank Sinatra, Jr., 72, son of a famous singer and kidnapping victim.

Fucks given: 0.

Larry Drake, 67, noted that guy actor.

Fucks given: 3, I recognize him from some things, some of which were entertaining.

Joe Santos, 84, another that guy actor.

Fucks given: 3, he was definitely in some stuff.

Scabs, 41, drummer for Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13.

Fucks given: 0, never heard of him or them.

Bob Ebeling, 89, guy who said “Hey, the Space Shuttle is going to blow up.

Fucks given: 5

Phife Dawg, 45, was in A Tribe Called Quest.

Fucks given: 0, I have heard of A Tribe Called Quest but have no idea what songs they have done.

Ken Howard, 71, the coach on The White Shadow.

Fucks given: .5, I vaguely remember the show, not sure if I ever watched it, but I do remember the Saturday Night Live parody.

Antoine Demoitié, 25, bicycle racer.

Fucks given: 0, and I only mention him because I was looking for video of the crash and stumbled upon some weird news “videos” that are actually a series of still pictures with apparently a text-to-speech app reading printed news stories, which I didn’t even realize was a “thing”.

Toni Grant, 73, radio psychologist.

Fucks given: 0.

Winston Moseley, 81, murdered Kitty Genovese, the popular story of which is complete bullshit.

Fucks given: -1.

James Noble, 94, played the Governor on Benson.

Fucks given: .5

Patty Duke, 69, had her own show back in the 60s.

Fucks given: oh wow, she’s Sean Astin‘s mom.

Erik Bauersfeld, 93, voice of Admiral Ackbar.

Fucks given:

Bill Henderson, 90, jazz singer who was also in a bunch of movies and TV shows.

Fucks given: 0, I don’t recognize him.

Joe Medicine Crow, 102, Native American historian and War Chief.

Fucks given: 8

Merle Haggard, 79, country singer and former inmate of San Quentin prison.

Fucks given: 1

Blackjack Mulligan, 73, professional wrestler.

Fucks given: 0, don’t remember him.

David Gest, 62, freaky looking guy who was married to Liza Minelli.

Fucks given: 0.

Celebrity Deathwatch 2015 #0133-0140

Got some catching up to do…

Robert Conquest, 98, historian, author of The Great Terror.

Fucks given: 1.

Conquest sharply criticized Western intellectuals such as Beatrice and Sidney Webb, George Bernard Shaw, Jean-Paul Sartre, Walter Duranty, Sir Bernard Pares, Harold Laski, D. N. Pritt, Theodore Dreiser, Bertold Brecht and Romain Rolland for being dupes of Stalin and apologists for his regime, citing various comments they had made denying, excusing, or justifying various aspects of the purges.

After the opening up of the Soviet archives in 1991, detailed information was released that Conquest argued supported his conclusions. When Conquest’s publisher asked him to expand and revise The Great Terror, Conquest is famously said to have suggested the new version of the book be titled I Told You So, You Fucking Fools.

Coleen Grey, 92, actress, was in some stuff.

Fucks given: 0; don’t recognize her, although I am sure I have seen at least one of her performances, having watched quite a bit of Emergency!, Ironsides, Adam-12, and Bonanza as a child.

Johanna Quandt, 89, German secretary who became a billionaire by marrying her boss (Herbert Quandt, who ran BMW).

Fucks given: 0.

Les Munro, 96, last surviving member of Operation Chastise.

Fucks given: .5

Terrence Evans, 91, actor, was in some stuff.

Fucks given: 0.

Tony Lara, 50, star of Deadliest Catch.

Fucks given: 0; I hate these reality shows.

Susan Sheridan, 68, British voice actress, played Trillian in the original Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy radio series.

Fucks given: .25

Julian Bond, 75, politician and civil rights activist.

Fucks given: .25; honestly, I am only aware of him because of his appearance on Saturday Night Live.

OK, that’s all I can do for now, more later.