Saturday, November 24, 2012

Jane Holtz Kay

Writer on the environment and architecture -- via the New York Times.

Leah Gottlieb

Swimsuit designer -- via the New York Times.

Larry Hagman aka the Mad Monk of Malibu

Actor -- via the Hollywood Reporter. Remembered either as a gleeful villain (J.R. in the TV drama "Dallas") or as a hapless, affable comic lead (Major Anthony Nelson in "I Dream of Jeannie"), Hagman
could actually act, as shown through his brilliant supporting performance as the translator for the U.S. President played by Henry Fonda in "Fail-Safe."

His mother was Broadway superstar Mary Martin. An epic partier, he later quit drinking alcohol and smoking (tobacco at least) and became a vegetarian.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Pete La Roca aka Peter Sims

Drummer -- via Jazz Times. Played with all the greats of his time -- Coltrane, Mose Allison, Farmer, McLean, Sonny Clark, Freddie Hubbard, Rollins . . .

Bonita Lynn Fields Elder

Dancer and Mouseketeer -- via the San Francisco Chronicle.

Christian Larde

Flautist -- via

Wendell D. Garrett

Antiques expert -- via the New York Times.

Billy Scott

Lead vocalist for The Prophets -- via the Washington Post.

Pete Eneh

Actor -- via

Khim Maung Toe

Musician -- via

Frode Thingnaes

Trombonist, composer, and conductor -- via

Howard Wallace

Gay rights and labor activist -- via

Gail Harris

Former MLB player -- via He is the answer to a great trivia question -- he was the last person to hit a homer for the New York Giants.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Martin Dawson aka King Roc

House DJ -- via Spinner.

Manoranjan Baruah

Writer and lyricist -- via

Ilya Oleynikov

Actor and TV host -- via

Harold Gould

Former Negro Leagues player -- via

Erwin Suess

Musician -- via He was born in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota; he played the accordion and led the Hoolerie Dutchmen.

Loren G. "Sam" Lickteig

Disappointed Kansas City Chiefs fan -- via

Cornel Lucas

Portrait photographer -- via the New York Times.

Subhash Dutta

Film director and actor -- via

Patrick Edlinger aka La Blond

Pioneering free climber -- via

Jefferson Kaye

Radio DJ and announcer -- via CBS Boston.

William Turnbull

Sculptor -- via The Guardian.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Elliott Stein

Journalist and historian, focused especially on film -- via Gay City News.

Iurie Darie

Actor -- via

Charles Stalnaker

Actor -- via

Ray Zone

The "king of 3D" -- via the Hollywood Reporter.

Roger Hammond

Actor -- via The Guardian.

Sunday, November 18, 2012