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    Desert Orchid: 1979 - 2006 RIP
    The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man - George Bernard Shaw

    do animals count??



      Originally posted by beir bua
      do animals count??

      Well if you've seen some of those classed as "celebrities" on the reality shows, then you'd have to say yes[img]smileys/shock.gif[/img]


        Jack Palance 1919 - 2006 [img]smileys/sad.gif[/img]<!-
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          [img]smileys/biggrin.gif[/img] Ha the ould dog for the hard road.


            I'm more moved by the death of the horse (RI.P. Dessie) than by that of Jack Palance, believe it or not.

            Mrs. S. must be beside herself with grief!



              Walter Jack Palance (February 18, 1919 ¨C November 10, 2006) was an Academy Award-winning American actor. With his rugged facial features and gravelly voice, Palance was best known to modern movie audiences as both the characters of Curly and Duke in the City Slickers movies, but his career spanned half a century of film and television appearances.
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              Born Volodymyr Palahniuk (Ukrainian: §£§à§Ý§à§Õ§Ú§Þ§Ú§â §±§Ñ§Ý§Ñ§Ô§ß§ð§Ü) in the Lattimer Mines section of Hazle Township, Pennsylvania, Jack Palance was of Ukranian descent and the son of an anthracite coal miner. Palance also worked in coal mines during his youth before becoming a boxer.

              In the late 1930s he started a professional boxing career. Fighting under the name Jack Brazzo, Palance reportedly compiled a record of 15 consecutive victories with 12 knockouts before losing a decision to the future heavyweight contender Joe Baksi.

              With the outbreak of World War II, Palance's boxing career ended and his military career began. Palance's rugged face, which took many beatings in the boxing ring, was disfigured when he bailed out of his burning B-24 Liberator while on a training flight over southern Arizona, where he was a student pilot. Plastic surgeons repaired as much of the damage that they could, but he was left with a distinctive, somewhat gaunt, look. After much reconstructive surgery, he was discharged in 1944.

              Palance graduated from Stanford University in 1947 with an Bachelor of Arts degree in Drama. During his university years, he also worked as a short order cook, <A title=Waiter href="" target="_blank"><FO



                For those that wantto keep up with celebrity deaths then this site is very handy. It creates a list of the top 50 celebrities that are likely to die each year. They normally get about 12-13 right, which isn't a bad success rate !. They successfully predicted Haughey's death !.

                This site is also very handy, it is a database of celebrity deaths, you can go here to find out about all the latest celeb. deaths.



                  What a rivetting site. Patrick Moore is goosed by all accounts.


                    God Clon.... I thought I was a sicko resurrecting this thread!! [img]smileys/shock.gif[/img][img]smileys/lol.gif[/img]
                    The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man - George Bernard Shaw



                      EX HOME &amp; AWAY STAR DIES IN SYDNEY
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                      @@@@SPAN> Emmett has died after a battle with @@@@/SPAN>
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                      @@@@SPAN> in the soap, was diagnosed with breast @@@@/SPAN>
                      @@@@SPAN> cancer in 1998 and left the show to @@@@/SPAN>
                      @@@@SPAN> have treatment.&n bsp;&n bsp; @@@@/SPAN>

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                      @@@@SPAN> returned to her acting work, but was @@@@/SPAN>
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                      @@@@SPAN> 2001.@@@@/SPAN>

                      @@@@SPAN>According to reports, Emmett died at a
                      @@@@SPAN> hospital in Sydney at the weekend. Her @@@@/SPAN>
                      @@@@SPAN> husband, talkshow host Rove McManus, @@@@/SPAN>
                      @@@@SPAN> and family members were at her bedside.@@@@/SPAN>

                      @@@@SPAN> Her family released a statement, @@@@/SPAN>
                      @@@@SPAN> saying: 'It is with great sadness we @@@@/SPAN>
                      @@@@SPAN> advise that Belinda Emmett's battle @@@@/SPAN>
                      @@@@SPAN> with cancer has ended.'&nbsp ; @@@@/SPAN>

                      @@@@SPAN> Her husband has decided to take time @@@@/SPAN>
                      @@@@SPAN> out from his chat show. He posted a @@@@/SPAN>
                      @@@@SPAN> message on his website, saying: 'This @@@@/SPAN>
                      @@@@SPAN> is a very difficult period for all of @@@@/SPAN>
                      @@@@SPAN> us and some time away is the best thing@@@@/SPAN>
                      @@@@SPAN> for me right now.'@@@@/SPAN> @@@@/SPAN>
                      Romani ite Domun


                        Sad to see any life end so young.


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                          <DIV ="sh">Hungary legend Puskas dies at 79 </DIV></DIV></TD></TR>
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                          <DIV ="cap">Puskas led Hungary's greatest team</DIV></DIV></TD></TR></T></T></T></TABLE><!- E IIMA -><!- S SF ->Hungary and Real Madrid legend Ferenc Puskas has died at the age of 79.

                          Puskas, who was in hospital for six years with Alzheimer's disease, died in Budapest at 0600 GMT on Friday after suffering from a fever and pneumonia.

                          Puskas led Hungary's golden team of the early 1950s, before taking Spanish citizenship and becoming part of Real Madrid's all-conquering team.

                          Puskas scored 83 goals in 84 games for Hungary from 1945 to 1956 and later played for Spain in the 1962 World Cup. <!- E SF ->

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                          After leading Hungary to the 1952 Olympic Gold medal, he was part of the Mighty Magyars who became the first overseas team to beat England on home soil in 1953, scoring twice in the 6-3 win at Wembley.

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                          <DIV ="sihf">FERENC PUSKAS FACTFILE </DIV>
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                          <DIV ="bull">Born: 2 April 1927, Budapest, Hungary</DIV>
                          <DIV ="bull">Nicknames: The Booming Cannon &amp; The Galloping Major </DIV>
                          <DIV ="bull">Clubs: Kispest Honved (354 apps, 357 goals) &amp; Real Madrid (528 apps, 512 goals)</DIV>
                          <DIV ="bull">Honours: Hungarian league (5), Spanish league (5), Spanish Cup, European Cup (3), Intercontinental Cup, Olympics</DIV></DIV></TD></TR></T></T></T></TABLE><!- E I ->

                          Hungary then rolled England over 7-1 in Budapest and were consequently installed as favourites for the 1954 World Cup in Switzerland.

                          But injury to Puskas severely hampered the Magyars and they lost in the final to Germany.

                          Puskas joined Real Madrid and, along with Alfredo di Stefano, was the inspiration behind a string of domestic and European titles.

                          He scored four goals in Real's 7-3 win over Eintracht Frankfurt in a remarkable final at Hampden Park in 1960, and won the European Cup three times with the Madrid side.

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                          In all, he scored 512 goals for Real in 528 matches and in 1962 he took out Spanish citizenship in time to play for his adopted country in the 1962 World Cup.

                          Puskas retired in 1967, going on to coach clubs in several countries, leading Greek side Panathanaikos to the European Cup final in 1971.

                          As the last millennium drew to a close, Puskas was voted the 20th century's sixth best player by the International Federation for Football History and Statistics.<!- E BO ->
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                            That's actually quite sad. Despite the fact that he was part ofaclubteam which was effectively Franco's plaything he was still one of the most gifted footballers who ever lived. Highlights of the Magyars game against England in Wembley in 1953 will live long in the memory.
                            "It’s not the team you support, it’s the club you should support. The team on the pitch will ebb and flow because that’s the nature of sport. No team has ever been successful decade on decade. The club has the history and that’s the passion you should have."


                              @@@@SPAN id="news_c&#111;ntent">Robert Altman, the caustic and irreverent
                              satirist behind M*A*S*H, Nashville and The Player who made a career out
                              of bucking Hollywood management and story conventions, died at a Los
                              Angeles Hospital, his Sandcastle 5 Productions Company said today.

                              He was 81.

                              The director died last night, Joshua Astrachan, a producer at Altman's Sandcastle 5 Productions in New York City, said.

                              The cause of death was not disclosed.

                              A news release was expected later today, Astrachan said.@@@@/SPAN>