Thursday Thirteen #62
13 Things About Dane Bramage
13 People Who Passed On in 2007
People tend to reflect at the end of the year on what has happened during the last 365 days. I thought I would mention 13 people who passed away this year.
- Ike Turner, controversial Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, age 76
- Anna Nicole Smith, Playmate, Reality TV star, age 39
- Luciano Pavoratti, legendary Italian tenor, age 71
- Yvonne De Carlo, actress (Lily on the "Munsters"), age 84
- Claudia "Lady Bird" Johnson, former First Lady of the United States 1963-1969, age 94
- Boris Yeltsin, Former Russian President, age 76
- Jane Wyman, actress (Angela Channing on "Falcon Crest") and 1st wife of Ronald Reagan, age 90
- Rex Humbard, TV Evangelist ("Cathedral of Tomorrow") age 88 A local legend as well. He used to broadcast from here in Akron (okay Cuyahoga Falls but how many of you ever heard of that place?)
- Gen. Paul Tibbets, pilot of the Enola Gay which dropped the bomb on Hiroshima, age 92
- Tom Poston, actor (Cliff Murdock on "The Bob Newhart Show") age 85
- Kurt Vonnegut, author ("Slaughterhouse-Five") age 84 He also wrote the controversial "Breakfast of Champions". I think my favorites were "Cat's Cradle" and "Dead Eye Dick".
- Rev. Jerry Falwell, Founder and Chancellor of Liberty University, age 73 A moral voice and pain in liberal sides for decades
- Robert Goulet, singer/actor (Sir Lancelot in "Camelot") age 73
This list is by no means exhaustive. Others like, Evil Knievel, Ingmar Berman,Dick "Mr. Whipple" Wilson, Joey Bishop, Alice Ghostley, Lois "Miss Moneypenny" Maxwell, and Art Buchwald also left us in 2007. Were any of these people special to you too? Let us know in the comments
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