Sunday, July 26, 2020

Halfway (and then some) Through 2020

 Shawn, Joe, Other Joe, and Tony pay tribute to the first 26 weeks (or so) of 2020, with tributes to some of our favorite newspeople, artists and performers who left us.

Here are some links and descriptions, complete with fun youtube videos or interesting factoids about most of them. Comment below with your favorite memories of any of the people listed.

Regis PhilbinLIVE! With Regis... (Daily Talkshow) and Who Wants to be a Millionaire?WWTBAM? Clip: “finger somebody”
Jerry TaftNewscaster, Meteorologist. KMOL San Antonio, WLS/WMAQ Chicago.Clicker goes Out
Uncontrollable Laughter -

Air Force Veteran. the Beach -
Dick JohnsonNews Anchor. Street Reporter. WMAQ/WLS Chicago. Producer at Hinsdale Community PlayhouseEarly Broadcast 1992 from a Pumpkin Patch/Farm.
Grant ImaharaMythbusters "B-Team" - Engineer and Special Effects Expert. Developing Tech for Disney Theme Parks: Stickman - stunt robots.
Olivia De HavillandActress. Gone with the Wind, Hold Back The Dawn, To Each His Own, The HeiressTCM Remembers -
Kelly PrestonActress/Model. Jack Frost, Jerry Maguire, Twins. Wife of John TravoltaAppearance on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
Charlie DanielsCountry Singer/Songwriterr. Fiddler. "The Devil Went Down To Georgia"Music Video - "Devil Comes Back to Georgia" by Mark O'Connor feat. Daniels, Johnny Cash, Travis Tritt and Marty Stuart -
Kirk DouglasSpartacus, War Wagon, Final Countdown
Jerry StillerFrank Costanza on Seinfeld
Carl Reiner2000 Year Old Man with Mel Brooks, DirectorConan - "Casting Mary Tyler Moore..." #LookAtTheGams
Robert ConradWild Wild West, Black Sheep Squadron.Battery commercial.
Record/Single "Ballin' The Jack" (vocal coach was Dick Marx, the father of singer Richard Marx)Hawaiian Eye.
Ennio MorriconeFilm Composer, Musical Director "Ecstasy of Gold" the phrase 'Spaghetti Western' Only about 8 percent of his scores were westerns....
Hugh DownsNewscaster (Radio/TV). 20/20
Joel SchumacherFilm Director/Producer. The Lost Boys, Falling Down, Batman & RobinApologizes for Batman 4
Jerry SloanNBA Player and Coach. Utah Jazz . Speech - 'Talk is cheap' Spot - Meets 'superman'
Superman is Peter Lupus (mission impossible
Ken OsmondLeave it to Beaver80’s Toyota Comercial.
(Eddie Haskel, Every teenage boy's creepy High School "friend")Brown nosing -
Fred WillardActor/Comedian. Best in Show, Modern Family
Little RichardMusicians. Pioneer of Rock, Rhythm & Blues. 'Good Golly, Miss Molly', 'Long Tall Sally', 'Tutti Frutti' Interview Donny & Marie (2000).
Roy HornZiegfried & Roy
John PrineSinger/Songwriter. 'Angel From Montgomery', 'Sam Stone', 'In Spite of Ourselves'Stevie Wonder Cover. 'I Just Called to Say I Love You'
Joe DiffieCountry Artist. 'John Deere Greene', 'Third Rock From The Sun', 'Bigger Than The Beatles''Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox If I Die'
Kenny RogersPioneer of Contemporary Country. 'The Gambler', 'Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town''Just Dropped In (To See What Condition...)' from The Big Lebowski
Lyle WaggonerCharacter Actor. "Steve Trevor" on Wonder Woman Tv Series."Mr. Handsome" on the Carol Burnette Show
Started STAR WAGGONS (On-Set Trailer Rental Company)
Katherine Johnson-MataMathmetician. Inspiration for film Hidden Figures.
Kobe BryantNBA StarAmateur Comedian on and off the court.