September 10, 2011
Cliff Robertson, who starred as
John F. Kennedy in a 1963 World
War II drama and later won an
Academy Award for his portrayal of
a mentally disabled bakery janitor
in the movie "Charly," died
Saturday, one day after his 88th
Robertson, who also played a
real-life role as the whistle-blower
in the check-forging scandal of
then-Columbia Pictures President
David Begelman that rocked
Hollywood in the late 1970s, died
at Stony Brook University Medical
Center on New York's Long Island,
according to Evelyn Christel, his
longtime personal secretary. A
family statement said he died of
September 16, 2011
Creator Of Hugely Popular Comic Strip
Tom Wilson Sr., the creator of the
hard-luck comic strip character Ziggy,
has died, his family said Monday. He was
80. Tom Wilson Jr., who took over the
comic in 1987, said his father died Friday
of pneumonia at a Cincinnati hospital.
The elder Wilson had moved from
Cleveland to a Cincinnati nursing home
about eight years ago to be near his
family, his son said. Wilson was an artist
at American Greetings card company in
Cleveland for more than 35 years and
first published Ziggy in a 1969 cartoon
collection, "When You're Not Around."
Ziggy was launched in 15 newspapers in
1971 and now appears in more than
500 daily and Sunday newspapers.
September 15, 2011
'Happy Gilmore' actress Frances Bay dies
The character actress who made her mark
in the Adam Sandler film "Happy Gilmore"
and on the TV series "Happy Days and
"Seinfeld" died Thursday. She was 92.
The Los Angeles Times attributes news of
her death to her agent, Brian McCabe.
The Canadian actress landed her first film
role in the 1976 Goldie Hawn-Chevy
Chase comedy "Foul Play." Bay starred as
Fonzie's grandmother on "Happy Days"
and later appeared on "Seinfeld" as the
older woman who Jerry steals a loaf of
marbled rye from. She also appeared in
several David Lynch films, including
September 8, 2011
An American actress, best-known for
her roles in the American television
dramas, The Edge of Night — as Sally
Smith (1961), and as Dr. Katherine
Lovell (1967-68) — and as Ruth
Parker Brent on All My Children
September 12, 2011
Ralph Lomma, 87, Scranton businessman
and entrepreneur, died Monday at VNA
Hospice of Community Medical Center
after a brief illness. His widow is the
former Joyce Jean Hydeck. The couple
had been married 37 years.
Often credited, along with his brother, Al,
with popularizing miniature golf in the
mid 1950s through their design and
manufacture of now famous obstacles
such as castles, clown heads and
windmills. Lomma Enterprises, which
Ralph Lomma founded, is still in business
September 12, 2011
William Walker Cash was a baseball player
in the Negro Leagues from 1943 to 1950.
He batted and threw right handed.
Born in Round Oak, Georgia, Bill Cash was
a catcher who spent one season in the
Mexican League and played for two minor
league teams, in the early 1950s.
Eventually, he played at third base and
outfield. In addition, he spent time in the
Dominican, Mexican Pacific and Venezuelan
Cash died on September 12, 2011 in
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at the age of 92.
September 13, 2011
Jack Edward Garner, an American film and
television actor, known for The Rockford
Files and numerous other television roles.
He is the brother of James Garner.
September 16, 2011
Kara Kennedy Allen (born Kara Anne
Kennedy) was a member of the American
political dynasty, the Kennedy family. She
was the oldest of the three children of
U.S. Senator Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy
from Massachusetts, and the niece of
President John Kennedy and Senator
Bobby Kennedy. Kara Kennedy, the
mother of two children, served on the
boards of numerous charities and was a
film maker and television producer.
Septemeber 28, 2011
Heidi was a Virginia Opossum housed at
Germany's Leipzig Zoo. In December
2010, the two-and-a-half year old,
cross-eyed animal made international
headlines shortly after a photograph
was published by Bild. Since that time,
Heidi had inspired a popular YouTube
song, a future line of stuffed animals,
and a Facebook page with over 290,000
followers. Heidi was euthanised by the
Zoo veterinary staff on 28 September
2011 after several weeks of struggle
against an unspecified health condition
September 29, 2011
An American singer, musician, record
producer, and record label executive,
most notably known for her work as
founder/CEO of the hip hop label Sugar
Hill Records. She is credited as the driving
force behind two landmark singles in the
genre. The first was "Rapper's Delight" by
the Sugarhill Gang, which was the first
rap song to be released by a hip hop act.
The second was "The Message" by
Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five.