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” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqRqjaQpW6k
Jerry TaftNewscaster, Meteorologist. KMOL San Antonio, WLS/WMAQ Chicago.Clicker goes Out https://youtu.be/NnKhL3lDkqI.
Uncontrollable Laughter - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fl4vi9x9acs

Air Force Veteran. https://youtu.be/coWzCQxYRUUAt the Beach - https://youtu.be/MsJ6Jnet448
Dick JohnsonNews Anchor. Street Reporter. WMAQ/WLS Chicago. Producer at Hinsdale Community PlayhouseEarly Broadcast 1992 from a Pumpkin Patch/Farm. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D53GNf-BfKc
Grant ImaharaMythbusters "B-Team" - Engineer and Special Effects Expert. Developing Tech for Disney Theme Parks: Stickman - stunt robots.https://youtu.be/6BIMS8ZDBd0
Olivia De HavillandActress. Gone with the Wind, Hold Back The Dawn, To Each His Own, The HeiressTCM Remembers - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNRlsHvmfyo
Kelly PrestonActress/Model. Jack Frost, Jerry Maguire, Twins. Wife of John TravoltaAppearance on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58jjti8RFL8
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 - https://youtu.be/L0XUTD7QYcs
Kirk DouglasSpartacus, War Wagon, Final Countdownhttps://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FKCmyiljKo0&list=PLZbXA4lyCtqqqO-VLy-Kq7aGgJZ4MmMTe&index=9&t=27s
Jerry StillerFrank Costanza on Seinfeldhttps://youtu.be/8rU5mpwJ6GU
Carl Reiner2000 Year Old Man with Mel Brooks, DirectorConan - "Casting Mary Tyler Moore..." https://youtu.be/84gOsgfNan8 #LookAtTheGams
Robert ConradWild Wild West, Black Sheep Squadron.Battery commercial. https://youtu.be/ugi16ZC11t8
Record/Single "Ballin' The Jack" https://youtu.be/IoL135yvWWU (vocal coach was Dick Marx, the father of singer Richard Marx)Hawaiian Eye. https://youtu.be/wWgT43pWB4U
Ennio MorriconeFilm Composer, Musical Director "Ecstasy of Gold" https://youtu.be/rKFpaCMRWgUHATED the phrase 'Spaghetti Western' Only about 8 percent of his scores were westerns.... https://youtu.be/hcjnVyaIZXI
Hugh DownsNewscaster (Radio/TV). 20/20https://youtu.be/dSXbuLV5xT4
Joel SchumacherFilm Director/Producer. The Lost Boys, Falling Down, Batman & RobinApologizes for Batman 4 https://youtu.be/r6epsGrcuTs
Jerry SloanNBA Player and Coach. Utah Jazz . Speech - 'Talk is cheap' https://youtu.be/ktqjt9500WsTV Spot - Meets 'superman' https://youtu.be/Uah0OFzsYbo. https://blogintomystery.com/2013/11/20/jerry-sloan-peter-lupus-superman/amp/
Superman is Peter Lupus (mission impossible https://youtu.be/4rT8-gbkqCE).https://blogintomystery.com/2013/11/20/jerry-sloan-peter-lupus-superman/amp/
Ken OsmondLeave it to Beaver80’s Toyota Comercial. https://youtu.be/5za4jBgQ8L8
(Eddie Haskel, Every teenage boy's creepy High School "friend")Brown nosing - https://reflectionsofashallowpond.blogspot.com/2011/06/your-butt-is-absolutely-stunning-in.html?m=1
Fred WillardActor/Comedian. Best in Show, Modern Familyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJ3ysjirUHI
Little RichardMusicians. Pioneer of Rock, Rhythm & Blues. 'Good Golly, Miss Molly', 'Long Tall Sally', 'Tutti Frutti' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cj059o9OwqYEmotional Interview Donny & Marie (2000). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5kizRfkD8c
Roy HornZiegfried & Royhttps://youtu.be/7IDQUpxRwOc
John PrineSinger/Songwriter. 'Angel From Montgomery', 'Sam Stone', 'In Spite of Ourselves'Stevie Wonder Cover. 'I Just Called to Say I Love You' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkEevr0pz5Y
Joe DiffieCountry Artist. 'John Deere Greene', 'Third Rock From The Sun', 'Bigger Than The Beatles''Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox If I Die' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMiEFyTuuh8
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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xz0bwQr5xWY
Lyle WaggonerCharacter Actor. "Steve Trevor" on Wonder Woman Tv Series."Mr. Handsome" on the Carol Burnette Show https://youtu.be/z2W0S0Dawgk
Started STAR WAGGONS (On-Set Trailer Rental Company)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xArmWMX9SHI
Katherine Johnson-MataMathmetician. Inspiration for film Hidden Figures.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHL23SRDIvI
Kobe BryantNBA StarAmateur Comedian on and off the court. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4FjHkaPPNw