Celebrity Deathwatch 2016 #0033-0045

Peter Mondavi, 101, ran Charles Krug Winery in Napa.  Had a fight with his brother Robert in the 1960’s, which led to his brother starting Robert Mondavi Winery.

Fucks given: 3

Eric Brown, 97, British test pilot, set world records for most types of aircraft flown, most aircraft carrier landings, and first jet aircraft carrier landing.

Fucks given: 3

Lennie Baker, 69, saxophone player for Sha Na Na.

Fucks given: 1, same as for Frederick Greene.

Tony Burton, 78, played Apollo Creed’s trainer in a bunch of Rocky movies.

Fucks given: 0, I’ve never actually watched a Rocky movie from beginning to end.

George Kennedy, 91, actor, was in a bunch of movies.

Fucks given: 7

Frank Kelly, 77, played Father Jack on Father Ted.

Fucks given: .025, I never watched Father Ted but was aware of its existence.

Gil Hill, 84, Detroit policeman and politician who played Axel Foley’s boss in Beverly Hills Cop.

Fucks given: 2

Lee Reherman, 49, Hawk on American Gladiators, plus some other roles.

Fucks given: apparently he also did voice work for video games and people I know who work for video game companies and who met him said he was a cool guy.

Tony Dyson, 68, special effects designer who built R2-D2.

Fucks given: 1

John Thomas, 63, guitarist for Budgie.

Fucks given: despite being a big NWOBHM fan, I’m only familiar with Metallica’s covers of Breadfan and Crash Course in Brain Surgery and haven’t really listened to Budgie directly.  Also this guy wasn’t in the band when those songs were originally recorded, so who cares.

Pat Conroy, 70, wrote The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline, The Prince of Tides, and some other books that were not made into movies.

Fucks given: 0

Ray Tomlinson, 74, invented email.

Fucks given: 3

Nancy Reagan, 94, former First Lady.

Fucks given: just say no to giving fucks.

Celebrity Deathwatch 2015 #0149-0158

Ben Kuroki, 98, only Japanese-American to fly bomber missions over Japan in WWII.

Fucks given: 1

Judy Carne, 76, British actress, was on Laugh-In and had some minor one-time roles on some other 60’s shows (Bonanza, Big Valley, Man From U.N.C.L.E., etc.)

Fucks given: 0; while I’ve seen clips of Laugh-In, it was before my time.

Chandra Bahadur Dangi, 75, shortest person evar.

Fucks given: 0

Jean Darling, 93, and Dickie Moore, 89, members of Our Gang / The Little Rascals in the late 20s/early 30s.

Fucks given: 0.

Frederick “Dennis” Greene, 66, the black guy from Sha Na Na.

Fucks given: 1; I remember Sha Na Na from their television variety show in the late 70s and had no idea they were an actual band (who played at Woodstock a few months after being formed) until later.

Alan Steel, 79, star of Hercules Against the Moon Men.

Fucks given: none currently, but I may update this after I watch the MST3K version of HAtMM.

UPDATE:  Will be watching this tonight:

Avery Dennis, Sr., 86, former trustee of the Shinnecock Indian Nation.

Fucks given: 0, I just wanted to say Shinnecock.

Martin Milner, 83, star of Adam-12 and Route 66.

Fucks given: 3, I used to watch Adam-12 all the time.

Candida Royalle, 64, porn actress from the late 70s who went on to produce and direct feminist* porn and sell ergonomic vibrators.

Fucks given: 0, haven’t seen any of her movies.

* Which is about as awesome as one would expect:

Royalle’s films are not “goal oriented” towards a final “cum shot”; instead, her films depict sexual activity within the broader context of women’s emotional and social lives.