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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Mrs. T Is No More

 

My friend Terry Teachout has let us all know that his wife, Hilary Dyson Teachout, has died after her long ordeal. It makes the heart sick to learn the news–it reminds me, the poet said, it is a fearful thing to love what death may touch.

Love is a daring wish for immortality, perfection, completion: I reach out to another being, more precious to me than life, and reach up to the heavens at the same time, as though winged: To love is to learn to die.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Hokey Smoke! June Foray Dead at 99

 
June Foray’ at the Happy Feet Two’ film premiere, Los Angeles 13 Nov 2011 Photo by Jim Smeal/BEI/Shutterstock

Another piece of your childhood is gone. Voice actress June Foray has passed away at age 99.

Unlike her male counterpart, Mel Blanc, Foray was non-exclusive to any one studio. She did voices for Disney, Warner Brothers and Jay Ward. It was the latter where she became somewhat of a cult figure as the voice of both Rocky the Flying Squirrel and Natasha Fatale, female companion of diminutive spy Boris Badenov.

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. George

 

George was 77, going on 78 when we met. He owned a firm that rather suddenly had become my client due to an emergency failure in their IT network – an emergency that lasted 20 years. A protégé of George’s at the firm would end-up becoming one of my best friends – a relationship that will last forever.

George was remarkable: full-bird Colonel on General Patton’s staff, DoD project manager for the implementation of the world’s first mainframe computer, editor of a military journal for decades, college teacher, business owner, founder of the Pachyderms – a group of folks with thick skins, a sense of humor, and a keen interest in politics and bourbon.

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Stage, film, and television legend, Dame Angela Lansbury was found dead today in her County Cork, Ireland farmhouse. She was found slumped over on her desk in front of her typewriter. Her cup of tea was knocked over in the melee, leaving a small chip on the brim. There was leftover meat pie found in […]

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Betty White, the illustrious and long-lived actress and comedienne, is reported to have died suddenly today as the result of an April Fool’s prank. White, who turned to writing and acting when her youthful aspirations to become a forest ranger were crushed by the patriarchy of her day, produced and hosted a short-lived comedy show […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. We Salute You, Robin Williams

 

There are millions of Robin Williams videos being shared online in the wake of his death, all of us trying to get a handle on what we’ve suddenly lost. But I’ve got a clip here you probably haven’t seen. Five or six years ago Robin Williams did a USO tour for our troops. He was fresh out of rehab; maybe he was trying to get some healing for himself by giving back a little.

At some point in his routine, Williams is interrupted in dramatic fashion. Before you know it, he’s living through a comic’s worst nightmare, and the entire audience has literally turned its back on him. But he handles the situation just as you would hope.

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