It seems that she also had a somewhat caustic sense of humour.
When September was covered by Taylor Swift last year, Willis said she was "thrilled" - before describing the cut "as lethargic as a drunk turtle dozing under a sunflower after ingesting a bottle of Valium".
I bet she still accepted her royalties! RIP
Lee Mendelson, producer of "A Charlie Brown Christmas".
Alive and well, it appears.
Ditto at my end.
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern
Former NFL coach (Bengals and Buccaneers) Sam Wyche, 74.
Jack Sheldon, jazz musician, music director of The Merv Griffin Show and the voice of numerous Schoolhouse Rock vignettes which were a staple of Saturday morning cartoon watching for Gen Xers.
Former Congressperson out of Bucks County Mike Fitzpatrick.
RIP Neil Peart, drummer of Rush
Best I ever saw live, horrible loss for the music world
Buck Henry - The Graduate, Get Smart et al
Loved The Graduate. Loved Katherine Ross.
Neil Peart was such a nice guy and a great lyracist too.
Christopher Tolkien, son of JRR Tolkien and responsible for editing and releasing his father's unfinished works. I read Lord of the Rings over and over in Junior and Senior High and I can remember walking into a bookstore into 1977 and being beyond astonished to see the Simarillion for sale. I ran home and got the money and came right back. In those days, I had no idea anyone was working on it or it would ever be available. LOTR is almost certainly the most important artistic work that is part of my life and I am grateful to Christopher Tolkien for his care and effort in expanding my access to Middle-earth.
Wow. I've read The Hobbit and LOTR over and over and over. All of the high fantasy genre really stems from this seminal work. Christopher Tolkien did so much to flesh out the history and back stories of his father's creation.