Random Factoid #428

29 09 2010

There must be something in the water in Hollywood with everyone dropping dead this week … first Gloria Stuart, then Sally Menke (Quentin Tarantino’s editor), then Arthur Penn, and finally Tony Curtis.  Oh, and for Comedy Central fans, Greg Giraldo.  In alll seriousness, why do deaths in show business always come in a value pack?  Buy one, get four free … what a morbid deal.

Back in Random Factoid #279, I talked a little bit about celebrity mortality, particularly how I was somewhat affected by Natasha Richardson’s passing.  So in the same vein, I got to thinking about what celebrity I might actually cry for when they die.  It has to be someone whose movies are tightly linked to my own life, most likely somehow to my childhood.

Right now, I’d have to say I think I could cry when Julie Andrews dies.  She feels like a sort of cinematic grandmother to me.  But I don’t want to think that it could happen anytime soon …



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