June 2008
Mel Ferrer
June 2, 2008

Mel Ferrer made his screen acting
debut in "Lost Boundaries". He is
best remembered for the role of
the lame puppeteer in "Lili" and
as Prince Andrei in "War and
Peace". He directed Claudette
Colbert in "The Secret Fury" and
Audrey Hepburn - his wife at the
time - in "Green Mansions".
Ferrer produced the hit "Wait
Until Dark", also with Hepburn.
In the following year, the couple
separated and ultimately
divorced. Since 1960 he has
been producing and acting
mainly in Europe
Jim McKay
June 7, 2008

Jim McKay, the genial ABC
Sports broadcaster whose calm
voice and trustworthy demeanor
were synonymous with the
network’s Olympic broadcasts
and the celebrated sports
anthology series “Wide World of
Sports,” died at his country
estate in Monkton, Md. He was

A longtime ABC sportscaster, it
was he that broke the news of
the 1972 Munich Olympics
tragedy to American television
Tim Russert
June 13, 2008

Tim Russert, NBC News’
Washington bureau chief and the
moderator of “Meet the Press,”
died Friday June 13, 2008 after
suffering a heart attack at the
bureau. He was 58.

Russert was best known for his
on-air tenacity as a reporter and
his consuming passion for politics,
which were evident during his
nearly round-the-clock
appearances on NBC and MSNBC
on election nights.

“Meet the Press,” which he began
hosting in 1991, was considered
an essential proving ground in the
career of any national politician. If
you could pass the Tim Russert
test, you could do something in
this field.
Stan Winston
June 15, 2008

Special effects creator Stan
Winston helped bring the
dinosaurs from “Jurassic Park,”
the extraterrestrials from “Aliens,
the robots from “Terminator” and
even “Edward Scissorhands” to
the big screen.

Winston won visual effects Oscars
for 1986’s “Aliens,” 1992’s
“Terminator 2: Judgment Day”
and 1993’s “Jurassic Park.” He
also won a makeup Oscar for 1992’
s “Batman Returns.”

Winston was nominated for his
work on “Heartbeeps,” “Predator,”
“Edward Scissorhands,” “Batman
Returns,” “The Lost World:
Jurassic Park” and “A.I.”

He last worked with director Jon
Favreau on
“Iron Man.”
Jim McKay
Mel Ferrer
Tim Russert
Stan Winston
Cyd Charisse
June 17, 2008

Cyd Charisse, the long-legged
Texas beauty who danced with
the Ballet Russe as a teenager
and starred in MGM musicals with
Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, died
Tuesday, June 17, 2008. She was

Her height was 5 feet, 6 inches,
but in high heels and full-length
stockings, she seemed serenely
tall, and she moved with
extraordinary grace. Her flawless
beauty and jet-black hair
contributed to an aura of

She appeared in dramatic films,
but her fame came from the
Technicolor musicals of the 1940s
and ’50s.
Cyd Charisse
George Carlin
George Carlin
June 22, 2008

Comedian George Carlin began his
career as a radio DJ at WEZE in
Boston. He went on to do stand
up comedy in night clubs. He
produced 14 comedy albums and
won four Grammy's.

Funnyman Carlin acted in
numerous movies including "With
Six You Get Eggroll", "Bill and
Ted's Excellent Adventure", Jersey
Girl", and Pixar animation's "Cars".
However, he will always be best
known for his comedy routine
"The Seven Words You Can't Say
on Television"
Dody Goodman
Dody Goodman
June 22, 2008

Dody Goodman, the delightfully
daffy comedian known for her
television appearances on Jack
Paar’s late-night talk show and as
the mother on the soap-opera
parody “Mary Hartman, Mary

Goodman, with her pixyish
appearance and Southern-tinged,
quavery voice, had an eclectic
show-business career. She moved
easily from stage to television to
movies, where she appeared in
such popular films as “Grease”
and “Grease 2,” playing Blanche,
the principal’s assistant, and in
Don Davis - General George S Hammond
Don Davis
Don Davis
June 29, 2008

He was perhaps best known for
playing General George S. Hammond
in the science fiction television series
Stargate SG-1 (1997 – 2007), and
earlier for playing Major Garland
Briggs on the television series Twin
Peaks (1990 – 1991). In the TV
show MacGyver, he was the
stunt/photography double for Dana
Elcar. He was often mistaken for
Elcar, and vice-versa. Davis did
appear in two episodes of MacGyver,
as a different character each time.
His first appearance was as a cement
truck driver in the episode "Blow
Out", and his second appearance
was as the poacher Wyatt Porter in
"The Endangered".[6] He also played
Dana Scully's father in the series The