Bill Cosby’s Daughter Ensa Dead At 44

Are they sure she’s dead? She might just be heavily drugged.

 

Oh, what, too soon for you people? Larry Wilmore still hasn’t forgotten about you, motherfucker!

R.I.P. Russell Johnson

Now only Ginger and Mary Ann are left on the island! I always suspected they were lesbians – otherwise why were the Professor, the Skipper, and Gilligan in such a hurry to escape?

Legendary Journalist Helen Thomas Dies

Helen Thomas

Helen Thomas

Legendary White House correspondent Helen Thomas passed away Saturday at age 92. Thomas served in the White House press corps from 1961 until her retirement in 2010. Thomas was considered a tough reporter who kept 10 presidents on their toes during a career that spanned almost 50 years. Always controversial, Thomas retired after video of her making what some considered anti-semitic remarks appeared on the Internet.

Below is a picture of Thomas on her first day on the job.

(Click the image for the full story at CNN.com)

(Click the image for the full story at CNN.com)

R.I.P.: Jack Klugman

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After serving in the army in World War II Jack Klugman played roles in the Summer stock circuit before debuting on Broadway in a revival of “The Golden Boy”. Klugman also quickly established himself in the new medium of television starting with his 1950 appearance in “The Timid Guy” on Actors’ Studio. Numerous television roles followed including 3 episodes of Inner Sanctum in 1954, Appointment With Adventure in 1955 (his first appearance with Tony Randall). In 1957 he appeared in the film “12 Angry Men” with Henry Fonda. Klugman appeared in 4 episodes of The Twilight Zone between 1960 and 1963, starting with the memorable “A Passage For A Trumpet”.

Klugman continued to work regularly in television through the 1960s, with occasional film roles, until he was cast as slob Oscar Madison for The Odd Couple in 1970, where he appeared with lifelong friend Tony Randall for 114 episodes until 1975. Immediately after the end of that series he began Quincy M.E. about a Los Angeles medical examiner based loosely on Dr. Thomas Noguchi. The show ran through 1983.

During the 1980s Klugman suffered from throat cancer and lost his voice, but re-learned to speak in a raspy tone and continued working until shortly before his death.

R.I.P.: Russell Means

Activist, actor, musician – one of the leaders of the American Indian Movement (AIM) and Native American protest occupations at the Mayflower II, the monument at Mt. Rushmore, the Bureau of Indian Affairs hq in Washington D.C., and of course most famously at Wounded Knee in South Dakota.

R.I.P.: George McGovern

In 1972 the Vietnam War was in high-gear and the nation was divided in a way it hadn’t been since perhaps the days before the Civil War. Anti-war protests turned to riots as police battled protesters in the streets. And Richard Nixon, the polarizing figure at the center of it all was running for a second term as President of The United States.

The man who ran against him on the Democratic ticket was George McGovern. There were high hopes among those who actively sought an end to the War. But McGovern was essentially trounced by Nixon in one of the dirtiest campaigns ever fought. Mis-steps by McGovern compounded the loss. He garnered only 17 electoral votes, and Nixon went on to a second, truncated term that ended when he resigned the office in disgrace.

McGovern served as a B-24 bomber pilot in Europe during World War II. After that war he returned to his native South Dakota and became a professor of history and political science. In 1956 he ran for the U.S. Congress, where he served two terms. In 1962, after a stint as a special assistant to President John F. Kennedy, McGovern was elected to the Senate, and won reelection in 1968 and in 1974. McGovern returned to teaching in the 1980s and also served in various capacities in government and the United Nations through the first decade of the 21st century.

R.I.P.: Arlen Specter

Arlen Specter served 5 terms in the U.S. Senate. He started his political career as a Democrat, then became a Republican, and then a Democrat again. So you never know: first he was alive, now he’s dead….