2015 . . . Fade to Black

Happy New Year

Auld Lanf Syne

 

And so here we find ourselves again, at the bittersweet end of yet another year of our lives. Sweet, with anticipation of good things and wonderful times yet to come, and bitter, for those we have lost along the way.
My heartfelt condolences to my readers who have lost those they love.
As usual here at Apropros of Nothing, we present for your consideration at this time, a list of celebrities who have passed from mortal life this year. It is by no means exhaustive or complete—simply those that produced an ache in my heart when I heard that they were gone.
We wish them well on their new adventures.
I would like to take this time to wish all the readers of my blog a very wonderful and safe New Year. May you and your families find much joy, happiness, peace, and prosperity in the comings weeks and months.
And most of all—all the Love, Luck, and Laughter that a human heart can hold.
Until next year then . . . I love you all.

 

Donna Douglas - 81. A redneck never looked so good.
Donna Douglas – 81. A redneck never looked so good.

 

Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock - 83. What an Adventure!
Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock – 83. What an Adventure!

 

James Best - 88. A character-actor that could light-up the screen.
James Best – 88. A character-actor that could light-up the screen.

 

Geoffrey Lewis - 79. A craftsman.
Geoffrey Lewis – 79. A craftsman.

 

Ben E. King - 76. Best known song: Stand by Me.
Ben E. King – 76. Best known song: Stand by Me.

 

Dick Van Patten - 86. A most serious funny man.
Dick Van Patten – 86. A most serious funny man.

 

 

Lynn Anderson - 67. Country girl extraordinaire.
Lynn Anderson – 67. Country girl extraordinaire.

 

Omar Sharif - 83. Darkly handsome leading man.
Omar Sharif – 83. Darkly handsome leading man. Special note for: “Lawrence of Arabia.”

 

Frank Gifford - 84. Player and Broadcaster.
Frank Gifford – 84. Player and Broadcaster.

 

Wes Craven - 76. Master of "Shockuhorror."
Wes Craven – 76. Master of “Shockuhorror.”

 

Dean Jones - 84. A most likeable screen presence.
Dean Jones – 84. A most likeable screen presence.

 

Kevin Corcoron - 66. Terrific kid actor. "Old Yeller."
Kevin Corcoron – 66. Terrific kid actor. “Old Yeller.”

 

Al Molinaro - 96. "Happy Days" ahead Al.
Al Molinaro – 96. “Happy Days” ahead Al.

 

Fred Thompson - 73. Senator turned actor. And a good one. "Law and Order."
Fred Thompson – 73. Senator turned actor. And a good one. “Law and Order.”

 

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David Canary – 77. Master of the Western, and Soaps. “All my Children.”

 

Robert Loggia - 85. A character actor's actor. Will always be remembered for "Big."
Robert Loggia – 85. A character actor’s actor. Will always be remembered for “Big.”

 

Christopher Lee - 93. Class spanning generations.
Christopher Lee – 93. Class spanning generations.

 

Edward Herman - 71. Mr. "FDR."
Edward Herman – 71. Mr. “FDR.”

 

Dave Henderson - 57. Mr. Baseball.
Dave Henderson – 57. Mr. Baseball.

 

Marty Ingels - 79. Funny-man extraordinaire.
Marty Ingels – 79. Funny-man extraordinaire.

 

Wayne Rogers - 82. Special Note: Trapper John of MASH fame.
Wayne Rogers – 82. Special note: Trapper John of MASH fame.

 

Maureen O'Hara - 95. Perhaps the classiest leading lady of them all. Special notice for the silver-screen classic "The Quiet Man."
Maureen O’Hara – 95. Perhaps the classiest leading lady of them all. Special notice for the silver-screen classic “The Quiet Man.”

 

We love you all, and we are gonna miss you; each and every one. Till we see you again .  .  . “Second Star to the Right, and Straight on ’til Morning.”

 

Second Star

 

The last dumb-joke of 2015:

 

NY Dumb joke

 

Next up, next year .  .  . return to “The Reckoning.”