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Lester Piggott was often in the news 3 or 4 decades ago but I was surprised to see an article about him paper this morning. I hadn't heard anything about him for so long that I'd almost forgotten about him. I assumed he was dead.

I was watching The Fugitive the other week and Ed Asner was in a show from about 1965. He looked middle aged then but when he appeared in various shows in mid 1970s he looked like an old fat man about to have a heart attack. I looked him up on the IMDB to find out when he died and I was astonished to read that he is still alive and is still acting. He seems to be defying the expectations of medical science.

 

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3 minutes ago, Gritstone Ram said:

Les Denis for some reason. 

I got asked once if les dennis was dead, I said 'well I don't really know '

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8 minutes ago, neil62uk said:

Robert Maxwell ...until I heard he's put a bid in this week to take over AGAIN 

you're going overboard now. 😉

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19 minutes ago, AndyinLiverpool said:

Norman Lloyd. He was the fella who played the headmaster in Dead Poets' society.

That film is 30 years old and he was ancient in that and yet...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Lloyd

His last film was 5 years ago. He is 106 now so there can't be that many parts for him. The main character in Little Big Man would suit if they remake that.

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With the topic title very much in mind, I must admit today's news that Des O'Conner has died took me by surprise.  I hadn't realised he was still with us!

Lousy singer... but an all round good egg though, by all accounts.


I strongly suspect a certain pair will be up there waiting at the pearly gates for you... probably muttering something along the lines of "What took you?".  Good job they're only joking... I think!  😉

RIP, sir... and good innings!
xxx

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2 hours ago, Mucker1884 said:

With the topic title very much in mind, I must admit today's news that Des O'Conner has died took me by surprise.  I hadn't realised he was still with us!

Lousy singer... but an all round good egg though, by all accounts.


I strongly suspect a certain pair will be up there waiting at the pearly gates for you... probably muttering something along the lines of "What took you?".  Good job they're only joking... I think!  😉

RIP, sir... and good innings!
xxx

Yes it’s great to hear a man give so many nice tributes.

Can imagine Eric saying ‘So you died in your sleep - like your audience!’

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