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Old 04-12-2012, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Florida
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the "American ninja." made like a real ninja and vanished. That guy was my idol growing up. Where are ya Mike? You owe me a Ninjutsu lesson!

Jaye Davidson-Played Ra in Stargate. Walked away from acting after "The crying game."
I thought you were going to say Lee Van Cleef! I bought my first set of nunchucks and some throwing stars because of him. Where did he go too?

Classics - The Master (1984) TV series - YouTube

 
Old 04-12-2012, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Anissa Jones, "Buffy" from Family Affair, who unfortunately had a tragic end.

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Old 04-12-2012, 09:34 PM
 
Location: southern born and southern bred
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Danny Pintauro from "Who's the Boss"
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Doris Day
 
Old 04-13-2012, 06:40 AM
 
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Wayne Rogers (Trapper John on tv series MASH)
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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That's what I was talking about. This is the first album since 1984 he is on. Mike isn't though. Eddie's son Wolfy is playing bass now. Mike walked away.
That's true, but DLR went on to have a solo career, gave talk radio a try, even tried out being a Paramedic, before Eddie and Alex finally let him come back. He never walked away from the entertainment biz.

Oh, and Mike didn't walk away, Eddie fired him. He'd be playing if Eddie would let him. Even then Mike didn't walk away, he joined up with Sammy Hagar.
 
Old 04-13-2012, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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There are numerous celebrities who continued to, or wanted to continue, basking in the limelight. If some hadn't (and these people HAD the resources), they wouldn't have ended up in a bad way...more recently, Whitney Houston.

A few examples I can think of are Kristy McNichol, who walked away from Hollywood because of struggles with depression and anxiety. Michael Schoeffling ("Sixteen Candles") could never get roles that equaled that, so he bowed out and took up another occupation. Tina Turner has said "no more concerts."

Can you think of any others who walked away to lead a more tranquil life?
Stacy Lattisaw- great singer who chose to leave the spotlight. She lives in DC and is married and seems pretty happy per the Unsung series on TVOne.
 
Old 04-13-2012, 12:46 PM
 
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Doris Day
Not sure she qualifies. I think she had a very FULL career. I'm talking about people who left early and deliberately in their lives. My use of Tina Turner in the OP may have been inaccurate, then, if we use age as a criteria because she left upon becoming a senior citizen.
 
Old 04-13-2012, 12:48 PM
 
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That's true, but DLR went on to have a solo career, gave talk radio a try, even tried out being a Paramedic, before Eddie and Alex finally let him come back. He never walked away from the entertainment biz.

Oh, and Mike didn't walk away, Eddie fired him. He'd be playing if Eddie would let him. Even then Mike didn't walk away, he joined up with Sammy Hagar.
Mike can stick with Sammy. Those two were made for each other. You don't need either to get the '78 debut sound BACK! It's BACK!

Van Halen - Outta space (video).wmv - YouTube
 
Old 04-13-2012, 08:16 PM
 
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I thought you were going to say Lee Van Cleef! I bought my first set of nunchucks and some throwing stars because of him. Where did he go too?

Classics - The Master (1984) TV series - YouTube
According to IMDB, Van Cleef's last film was released in 1989, which is also the same year he passed away.
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