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"Jeopardy!" will never be the same. R.I.P. Alex Trebek. 

Besides "Jeopardy!", his film and tv appearances were numerous and often hilarious. "Saturday Night Live", "Seinfeld", "Cheers", "X-Files", "Predator 2", "White Men Can't Jump", "Rain Man", "Larry Sanders Show", "South Park", "Simpsons", "Family Guy"...the list goes on and on.

https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/alex-trebek-dead-dies-longtime-host-of-jeopardy-1234825564/

 

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6 hours ago, paul carruthers said:

^^ Sorry to hear about Alex. I don't know if he did much acting, but I enjoyed his little surprise appearance he made on The X-Files years ag

His credits are quite extensive. See above.

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30 minutes ago, reids said:

Yes. They taped his last episode of Jeopardy just before he passed, which is scheduled to air Christmas Day.

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Thank you for the info Reids I will try to watch it.

He was up there with the best of them like Richard Dawson and Bob Barker.

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34 minutes ago, RainbowElf said:

Thank you for the info Reids I will try to watch it.

He was up there with the best of them like Richard Dawson and Bob Barker.

You’re welcome 😊👍 Yes, indeed. 
 

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Rest In Peace Celtics great Tommy Heinsohn.

Nobody bled more green than Tommy.  

Celtics Statement on Tommy Heinsohn's Passing

 
 

By Boston Celtics | twitter_17x14.png @Celtics
Celtics.com
November 10, 2020

It’s hard to imagine the Boston Celtics without Tommy Heinsohn. There isn’t a generation of Celtics fans for whom Tommy’s presence hasn’t been felt. He is the only person to be an active participant in each of the Celtics’ 17 World Championships, an extraordinary and singular legacy.

His career with the Celtics had an auspicious start, as he earned NBA Rookie of the Year honors in 1957. Even more notably, he was the best player on the floor in the decisive Game 7 of that season’s NBA Finals against the St. Louis Hawks, leading the team with 39 points and 23 rebounds as the Celtics delivered their first championship banner. Dominant performances and championships were no mere opening act; they would come to define his NBA playing career (1956-65), in which he was named to six All-Star teams and won eight NBA Championships, the team’s leading scorer for four of those title runs.

Red Auerbach named Tommy the team’s Head Coach in 1969. Like his playing career, Heinsohn's coaching tenure was punctuated by prosperity, as he directed the 1974 and 1976 squads to World Championships, won five Atlantic Division crowns, and was picked the league's Coach of the Year in 1973 during which he won a team record 68 games.

Tommy was honored on multiple occasions as a player, a coach, and a broadcaster. Among those honors, his number 15 was retired by the Celtics in 1965, and he was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame as a player in 1986, and then as a coach in 2015. He is one of just four people to be inducted as both a Player and Coach, joining former teammate Bill Sharman, John Wooden and Lenny Wilkens.

For all of his accomplishments as a player, coach, and broadcaster, it is Tommy’s rich personality that defined the man. A loving father, grandfather, and husband. A talented painter and a lively golf partner. Unofficial mentor to decades of Celtics coaches and players. A frequent constructive critic of referees. Originator of the most “Celtic stat” of them all, The Tommy Point. And a boundless love for all things Boston Celtics, a passion which he shared with fans over 64 years.

We take this time to celebrate his life and legacy, and to share in the sorrow of his passing with his family, friends, and fans. As long as there are the Boston Celtics, Tommy’s spirit will remain alive.

STATEMENT FROM WYC GROUSBECK, STEVE PAGLIUCA AND THE BOSTON CELTICS OWNERSHIP GROUP

This is a devastating loss. Tommy was the ultimate Celtic. For the past 18 years, our ownership group has relied hugely on Tommy’s advice and insights and have reveled in his hundreds of stories about Red Auerbach, Bill Russell, and how the Celtics became a dynasty. He will be remembered forever.

 
 

 

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16 hours ago, the chase said:

Rest In Peace Celtics great Tommy Heinsohn.

Nobody bled more green than Tommy.  

Celtics Statement on Tommy Heinsohn's Passing

 
 

By Boston Celtics | twitter_17x14.png @Celtics
Celtics.com
November 10, 2020

It’s hard to imagine the Boston Celtics without Tommy Heinsohn. There isn’t a generation of Celtics fans for whom Tommy’s presence hasn’t been felt. He is the only person to be an active participant in each of the Celtics’ 17 World Championships, an extraordinary and singular legacy.

His career with the Celtics had an auspicious start, as he earned NBA Rookie of the Year honors in 1957. Even more notably, he was the best player on the floor in the decisive Game 7 of that season’s NBA Finals against the St. Louis Hawks, leading the team with 39 points and 23 rebounds as the Celtics delivered their first championship banner. Dominant performances and championships were no mere opening act; they would come to define his NBA playing career (1956-65), in which he was named to six All-Star teams and won eight NBA Championships, the team’s leading scorer for four of those title runs.

Red Auerbach named Tommy the team’s Head Coach in 1969. Like his playing career, Heinsohn's coaching tenure was punctuated by prosperity, as he directed the 1974 and 1976 squads to World Championships, won five Atlantic Division crowns, and was picked the league's Coach of the Year in 1973 during which he won a team record 68 games.

Tommy was honored on multiple occasions as a player, a coach, and a broadcaster. Among those honors, his number 15 was retired by the Celtics in 1965, and he was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame as a player in 1986, and then as a coach in 2015. He is one of just four people to be inducted as both a Player and Coach, joining former teammate Bill Sharman, John Wooden and Lenny Wilkens.

For all of his accomplishments as a player, coach, and broadcaster, it is Tommy’s rich personality that defined the man. A loving father, grandfather, and husband. A talented painter and a lively golf partner. Unofficial mentor to decades of Celtics coaches and players. A frequent constructive critic of referees. Originator of the most “Celtic stat” of them all, The Tommy Point. And a boundless love for all things Boston Celtics, a passion which he shared with fans over 64 years.

We take this time to celebrate his life and legacy, and to share in the sorrow of his passing with his family, friends, and fans. As long as there are the Boston Celtics, Tommy’s spirit will remain alive.

STATEMENT FROM WYC GROUSBECK, STEVE PAGLIUCA AND THE BOSTON CELTICS OWNERSHIP GROUP

This is a devastating loss. Tommy was the ultimate Celtic. For the past 18 years, our ownership group has relied hugely on Tommy’s advice and insights and have reveled in his hundreds of stories about Red Auerbach, Bill Russell, and how the Celtics became a dynasty. He will be remembered forever.

 
 

 

As a Laker fan I detested him. As a basketball fan I respected him and he was good for the rivalry. I miss hearing his gruff voice on the NBA telecasts. He bled pure Celtic green thru n thru. R.I.P. Tommy. May the road rise with you.

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Mieko Hirota (弘田三枝子, Hirota Mieko, February 5, 1947 – July 21, 2020) was a Japanese popular singer. Her nickname was Mico (also spelled Miko). Due to her dynamic and expansive vocal range she was called the "queen of pops". Her singing ability was reputed as "the best singing skill of Japanese women singers" at that time. Hirota was born in Setagaya, Tokyo. She grew up listening to pop and jazz in places like Tachikawa, which was frequented by Occupation troops. She made her debut in 1961 at age 14. In 1965, Mico became the first Japanese singer to sing the song Sunny (Bobby Hebb song) on album and the first to appear at the Newport Jazz Festival. Mico appeared on the NHK New Year's Eve Kōhaku Uta Gassen eight times. Her first performance was in 1962, when she sang the Connie Francis tune "Vacation." NHK chose her for the next four years in succession, and again in 1969, 1970, and 1971. Hirota's commercial career included endorsements for Nescafé, Nippon Oil, Daikin Industries, Fujiya, Renown, and Sapporo Beer. Hirota died on July 21, 2020 at the age of 73 following a fall.

 

 

 

  

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Between Alex Trebek and Sean Connery, its just unbelievable  This world wont be the same without them.  Sucks.  I just found out about Sean Connery

I guess Sean passed away in the Bahama's.  No Scotland for him at the end.  I wonder if he had Covid?  Likely was liquored up with a bunch of broads.  LOL

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18 hours ago, slave to zep said:

Ah, I see.  thought it was strange that nobody commented.

I'm going well, no covid near us at all.

How are you? xx

 

I'm okay, thanks.  Things are going as smoothly as can be in these weird times.  Nice to see you around!! 

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14 hours ago, LedZeppfan1977 said:

I will always love Sean.  I know James Bond will be his biggest memory to some.  I love many more.  The Hunt for Red October, Family Business and many more

Untouchables, too! 👍
 

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