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Old 12-12-2017, 05:07 PM
 
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One other celebrity I would like to add is Rod Roddy, announcer of the Price Is Right for many years alongside host Bob Barker. He was a great guy.
Lord.. I still have the audio sitting around on my hard drive somewhere.. Do you remember when he passed away, they did a brief intro at the start of TPIR.. It was Bob reading off a short 'in memorium' type thing and it was just.. Horrid.

First off, knowing that Bob didn't really care for Rod.. And second the fact that they're playing sad, sad music then 2 seconds later "HERE IT COMES!!!" Happy, happy music, people jumping up and down, excitement, excitement. It was cringeworthy.

Rod was, without question, one of the top three game show announcers. He did great work on Press Your Luck as well. I remember one of those where all three players ended with $0.. Tomarken, as he always did at the end said "Rod, tell them what they've won" and Rod just replied back "Bupkis"
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Old 01-30-2018, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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Lord.. I still have the audio sitting around on my hard drive somewhere.. Do you remember when he passed away, they did a brief intro at the start of TPIR.. It was Bob reading off a short 'in memorium' type thing and it was just.. Horrid.

First off, knowing that Bob didn't really care for Rod.. And second the fact that they're playing sad, sad music then 2 seconds later "HERE IT COMES!!!" Happy, happy music, people jumping up and down, excitement, excitement. It was cringeworthy.

Rod was, without question, one of the top three game show announcers. He did great work on Press Your Luck as well. I remember one of those where all three players ended with $0.. Tomarken, as he always did at the end said "Rod, tell them what they've won" and Rod just replied back "Bupkis"
And of course the only long time game show announcer left is Johnny Gilbert for Jeopardy
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Old 07-08-2018, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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Now I have to add another celebrity who just passed away from cirrhosis on Dec 10, Charles Green Jr AKA Angry Grandpa. RIP Mr. Green.
And I also forgot to add Johnny Cash and I know he has been mentioned before
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Old 07-08-2018, 08:33 PM
 
Location: The Jar
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David Bowie
Prince
Bruce Lee
Chris Cornell
Layane Staley
Tom Petty
Alan Rickman
Gilda Radner
Jerry Lewis


This thread is akin to asking how old we are.
LOL! Pretty much.
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Old 07-08-2018, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Iowa
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Ricardo Montalban
William Holden
Lee Marvin
Robert Mitchum
R. Lee Ermey
W. C. Fields
John Belushi
Scatman Crothers
Hugh Beaumont
Barbara Billingsley
Eva Gabor
Joan Rivers
Mama Cass Elliot
Natalie Wood
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Old 07-08-2018, 11:07 PM
 
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Let's add Anthony Bourdain to this list.
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Old 07-09-2018, 02:03 PM
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Location: Houston, texas
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Tab Hunter. Sad News. RIP
'Damn Yankees!' star Tab Hunter dead at 86 | Fox News
That man could really act when he wanted to.
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Old 07-10-2018, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I miss these people professionally, the most, and wish I had seen them perform in person (except Billy Martin who I saw plenty of times on the ballfield):

John Pinette
Gene Pitney
Roy Orbison
Billy Martin
George Harrison
Freddy Mercury
Keith Whitley
Waylon Jennings
Vic Morrow
Jay Ward
Gregory Peck
George Michael
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Old 07-10-2018, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Midlothian, VA
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Robin Williams
Mr. rogers
Brittany Murphy
Anna Nicole Smith
Michael Jackson
Marilyn Monroe
Elvis
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Old 07-11-2018, 03:30 PM
 
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The lead singer of the Cranberries. Delores O'Riordon. Too young. Sad to lose such a great talent.
Dan Fogelburgh. A great songwriter, singer. Young.
Greg Allman. Great singer. That voice...
Tom Petty. Could not believe it and still can't. One of the Best Bad a*ses out there. Young.
Prince. Never listened to him till recently. Some good music there.

Margot Kidder. Liked her acting, her voice was unique.
John Mahoney. Liked him, seemed genuinely nice.
Mary Tyler Moore. What can you say?
Bill Paxton.
Glenne Headley. Young. Liked her acting a lot.

All I can think of right now.
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