R.I.P. to composers Ralph Carmichael (The Blob, My Mother the Car) and Leslie Bricusse (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory; also wrote the lyrics to the James Bond songs Goldfinger and You Only Live Twice).
Last year, about a month following the death of Gene Deitch, I decided to watch a compilation video of Rembrandt Films. One of the entries was an adaptation of Anatole, featuring the voice of Carl Reiner, who died one month later.
R.I.P. to actors Ravil Isyanov (GoldenEye, Transformers Dark of the Moon), Cynthia Harris (Mad About You, Edward & Mrs. Simpson, Three Men and a Baby) and Gerald Home (Return of the Jedi, Mr. Muscle television commercials).
50 years ago tomorrow (i.e. September 11, 1971), Colonel Bleep made its last known airing on American TV on New York City's WNBC. Its slot came after Across the Fence (an agricultural program) and before Dodo, The Kid from Outer Space. After all that came the premiere of NBC's 1971-72 SatAM schedule.
Sort of an odd anecdote: Pelswick was one of those shows I remember seeing/hearing ads for when it was part of the Nick schedule, but I'm not sure if I really saw it. I distinctly remember a former acquaintance who was really into the line "Baby baby BABY!", which I remember being part of at least one ad.
R.I.P. to Mikis Theodorakis- Greek composer for the likes of "Mauthausen Trilogy", Zorba the Greek, and Z- Willard Scott- The Today Show weatherman and originator of Ronald McDonald- and Jean-Paul Belmondo- French star of Breathless, That Man from Rio, and Pierrot le Fou.