Actor George Lindsey Dies 83

Author: Sami  /  Category: Passings

George Lindsey (December 17, 1928 – May 6, 2012) a character actor who is best known for his roles as “Goober Pyle” on “The Andy Griffith Show,” died Sunday at his home in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 83.

Lindsey played the small town’s gas station attendant. He joined “The Andy Griffith Show” in 1964 when Jim Nabors, portraying Gomer Pyle, left the program. He reprised the Goober Pyle role on the country variety program “Hee Haw.”

Lindsey’s Hollywood work also included roles in “M*A*S*H” “Gunsmoke,” “The Rifleman,” and “The Twilight Zone.” He was in movies including “Take This Job and Shove It” and “Cannonball Run II,” was a judge for the Miss USA pageant for years.

Lindsey was born in Jasper, Ala., the son of a butcher. He received a bachelor of science degree from Florence State Teachers College (now the University of North Alabama) in 1952 after majoring in physical education and biology.

In addition to his acting/comedy work, Lindsey was also involved in charity work and raised more than $1.7 million for the Alabama Special Olympics through his George Lindsey Celebrity Golf Tournament.

In the obituary released from the Nashville funeral home handling Lindsey’s arrangements said the actor often joked about what he wanted written on his tombstone.

“One choice goes for the joke: ‘I told you I was sick.’ The other goes for the heart: ‘I hope I made you laugh.’ ”

Lindsey is survived by his son George Lindsey Jr., daughter Camden Jo Lindsey Gardner, and two grandsons.

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Fran Drescher Abducted By Aliens

Author: Sami  /  Category: Celebrity Gossip

Abducted By AliensActress Fran Drescher, known for her roles on ‘The Nanny’ and  ‘Happily Divorced’, claims she was abducted by aliens while in junior high. Speaking to the Huffington Post, Drescher, 53, says both she and her ex-husband Peter Marc Jacobson came into contact with the alien species.

Explaining the abductions, Fran said, “You know, it’s funny because Peter and I both saw [aliens] before we knew each other, doing the same thing, driving on the road with our dads.We were both in junior high. A few years later, we met, and we realized that we had the same experience. I think that somehow we were programmed to meet. We both have this scar. It’s the exact same scar on the exact same spot”. Jacobson is a little sketchier on the incidents, claiming that Fran’s scar is likely to have come from a “drill bit” or is simply a burn. Drescher said, “I said to him, that’s what the aliens programmed us to think.But really, that’s where the chip is”. The actress’s representative is yet to make an official comment on the claims. Her news series ‘Happily Divorced’ was officially renewed for a second season in 2011 with TV Land ordering a further 12 episodes of the comedy, scheduled to begin airing on March 7, 2012.

The show is inspired by Drescher’s real-life marriage to Jacobson, who came out as gay after their divorce in 1999. The pair have since remained friends and are business partners.

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Today's Birthdays

Celebrity Birthdays, April 19

Author: Sami  /  Category: Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrity Birthdays, April 19Happy Birthday to “Rocky Horror Picture Show” star Tim Curry (1946)

“Maria, Full of Grace” star Catalina Sandino Moreno (1981)

Jumper star Hayden Christensen (1981)

“Almost Famous” star Kate Hudson (1979)

Actress Ashley Judd (1968) Celebrity Biography of Ashley Judd

“Tristan & Isolde” star James Franco (1978)

Puerto Rican singer Luis Miguel (1970)

American actor Hugh O’Brian (1925)

English actor Garfield Morgan (1931)

“Goldie & the Gingerbreads, Ten Wheel Drive” vocalist Genya Ravan (1940)

“The Animals, The Alan Price Set” musician Alan Price (1941)

“The Turtles” musician Mark Volman (1947)

Singer/songwriter Dar Williams (1967)

Russian tennis phenom Maria Sharapova (1987)

Record producer Suge Knight (1965)

“Winger” musician Rod Morgenstein (1953)

British television personality Ruby Wax (1953)

“The Payolas” record producer & musician Bob Rock (1954)

Female german singer, songwriter, producer, author and entertainer Julia Neigel (1966)

Canadian actor David La Haye (1966)

American television personality and motorcycle builder Jesse James (1969)

American actress Alexis Thorpe (1980)

American actress and model Kasie Head (1981)

South Korean actress Lee Da Hae (1984)

Russian actress Oksana Akinshina (1987)

American actor Courtland Mead (1987)

“The Cottars” vocalist Fiona MacGillivray (1989)

Filipino actress Kim Chiu (1990)

P Funk keyboardist Bernie Worrell (1944)

American actress Elinor Donahue (1937)

“Arthur” star Dudley Moore (1935; d. 2002)

Screen siren Jayne Mansfield (1933; d. 1967)

“Bewitched” actor Dick Sargent (1930; d. 1994)

English blues legend Alexis Korner (1928; d. 1984)

American actress Constance Talmadge (1897; d. 1973)

American actor George O’Brien (1899; d. 1985)

American actor and writer Barry Brown (1951; d. 1978)

American lawman Eliot Ness (1903; d. 1957)

Happy Birthday All :)

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Current Celebrity Death

Actor Harry Morgan Dies 96

Author: Sami  /  Category: Passings

Harry Morgan (April 10, 1915 – December 7, 2011) a prolific character actor who is best known for his roles in “M*A*S*H” and “Dragnet,” died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 96.

He starred as Pete Porter, in the situation comedy “Pete and Gladys” (1960-62), he played Officer Bill Gannon opposite to Jack Webb’s Sgt. Joe Friday in “Dragnet,” from 1967 to 1970. To millions of fans he was Col. Sherman T. Potter, commander of the 4077th M*A*S*H in Korea (1978-83).

In 1980 his received av Emmy Award as best supporting actor in a comedy series for “M*A*S*H”.

Mr Morgan played in more then 100 movies as sheriffs, loyal sidekicks, soldiers, thugs, police chiefs and judges. One of my favorites court room dramas he was Judge Mel Coffey in “Inherit The Wind,” the judge who presided over the fictionalized account of the 1925 Scopes “Monkey Trial” in Tennessee, where a young teacher was convicted of the crime of teaching the theory of evolution. What a role.

He was born Harry Bratsburg, in Detroit and grew up in Muskegon, Michigan. He made his professional acting debut in a production of “At Mrs. Beam’s” in Mount Kisco, N.Y., Morgan made his way to Hollywood in 1942.

It was once estimated that in one show or another, he was seen in prime time for 35 straight years.

Morgan is survived by his second wife, Barbara, whom he married in 1986, and three sons, Christopher, Charles and Paul, from his first marriage, to Eileen, who died in 1985; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. His son Daniel predeceased him.

R.I.P. :(

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