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August 13, 2014 - 6:30 am
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Two long time entertainers are gone within a day of each other. Lauren Bacall died today of apparent natural causes and Robin Williams yesterday of suicide. Please give this thread your memories and thoughts. The most memorable movie for me with Lauren Bacall was The Shootist in 1976; opposite John Wayne. She was nominated for an Oscar in 1997 for the '96 movie The Mirror Has Two Faces and her filmography on IMDB starts in 1944...

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Some of my favorite Robin Williams films are: The World According To Garp in '82, Moscow On The Hudson in '84, Dead Poets Society in '89, Hook in '91, Flubber and Good Will Hunting in '97, Insomnia in '02 ; also his voice work in Happy Feet. All of those are great, but watching him and Billy Crystal do stand-up together back in the day at the Improv - priceless.

The world is definitely less for them being gone. R.I.P. Lauren Bacall and Robin Williams

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August 13, 2014 - 4:26 pm
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Lauren Bacall's loss is one of last few survivors of Hollywood's WW2 era. A generation of the Big Bands, Frank Sanatra, and post WW2 that were the parents of us Baby Boomers. Not too many of them are still with us.

What can anyone say about Robin Williams except the likes of him, his talent and Witt, his ability to create and go from character to character, will not be seen again in our life times. He was truly a one of a kind. One can only imagine the complexity of his mind to have such a gift.

I never really thought of it before until seeing all the tributes, film clips, but most of all still pictures of Robin. I never noticed before the sadness in his face, now evident seeing the entire spectrum of his life. Alone in many way all his life on stage, with his own world of creativity, and sadly very alone in the last hours of his life. Say a prayer for him, his wife and children, we have lost a great entertainer, but their loss is life altering.

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August 13, 2014 - 6:48 pm
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Hard to imagine but I just read Robin Williams daughter Zelda, had to cancel a twitter account due to the trolls putting up cruel and outrageous posts about her Father. This is really sad we all have to put up with these kind of trolls and abuse. Just ruins the internet for everyone.

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August 14, 2014 - 12:22 am
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Though I was never a fan of Robin Williams from back when he portrayed the outer space fellow...My sympathies go out to his family.

Now Lauren Bacall...now that is a woman I liked and appreciated in the big screen. However..I did not know she was a Hebrew until reading her bio. No problem by me. I just never knew that. Nonetheless...I always liked her on the big screen. Must be that I always liked and appreciated older women.

I still like to watch her and Bogie on the big screen on Turner Movie Classics.

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I hope what I read does not come true, that the Westborrow Babptist Church may picket Robin Williams Funeral, and had already released comments, I will not even repeat, as to not help their cause. It is not very nice, and can only imagine family having to contend with these idiots.

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"greeney2" wrote: I hope what I read does not come true, that the Westborrow Babptist Church may picket Robin Williams Funeral, and had already released comments, I will not even repeat, as to not help their cause. It is not very nice, and can only imagine family having to contend with these idiots.

Oh...good grief...Greeny2. I have not heard or read of such about that church. Let the man lie in Peace and for once have his Rest and not make political/religious hay out of him. That is between him and God..not him and us...or that church.

That technique by that church verily disgusts me. In particular our veterans coming home for their final Rest.

Well...Greeny2...thanks for informing me on this. I do not approve at all. Let the man have some Rest. For all that matter..the rest of us as well.

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August 14, 2014 - 7:09 pm
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double post...deleted.

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August 14, 2014 - 10:46 pm
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What is disgusting to me OrangeTom is the US Supreme Court supported their right to do so. These people are warped, perverted, sadistic and evil in every sense of the word.

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Sorry to be repetitive greeney, but again. It's sad that these Westboro monsters can do what they do but if they are silenced, it won't stop with them. A Supreme Court decision silencing them will lead to the complete removal of all our Constitutional rights to freedom of assembly and speech. It would only open the door, with the eventual result being... an end to our freedom to debate freely on this website for example. We just can't go down that road though I admit it would please me if Westboro was permanently silenced.

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I'm sitting here thinking what the country would be like if Obama--with a handy Supreme Court decision supporting him--decided to put an end to the "hate speech" of those who oppose him. No more Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, no more FOX News, and all the rest.

See, the problem is, you Greeney... you know what is good and evil. But the people who are "evil" in our society is dictated by those in power... not you. So although a decision to put a gag on the Westboro idiots and whisk them away would make us all breathe a sigh of relief... with a President like Obama in office the same justification could be used by him to silence any number of public voices that you and I know aren't evil. Obama is all the time talking about the evil ways of Conservative Talk Radio shows and Fox News. He would jump ALL OVER a Supreme Court ruling like the one you support. Let's be careful what we wish for, brother!

Ok this is about Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall. I saw maybe one movie she was in. But I saw almost all of Robin Williams' movies and adored him in Mork and Mindy. "Fly, be free!" and splat go the eggs. Unforgettable character. He was given a very powerful gift of spontaneity and entertainment. Maybe more than anyone before or anyone to come. They say that a mind with that much creativity is almost sure to be a mind that has the same strong ability to go to the dark side and suffer depressing thoughts. He was a brilliant man. There is a theory (I'm remembering a Simpsons episode where Lisa introduced the theory, though obviously it didn't start with her) that the smarter people are, generally speaking, the more depressed and unhappy they are. That's what gave rise to the old saying, "Fat, dumb, and happy." So as super-brilliant as Robin Williams was, he also had an almost supernatural awareness of all the bad things too, which would depress most any of us. I'll miss him for sure.

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