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    So farewell then...

    Barbara Bel Geddes aka Miss Ellie in Dallas. Her second husband in the Soap Howard Keel died only a short time ago while her first husband, Jim Davis died many years ago.

    I was a big Dallas fan I have to confess but I don't remember any strong story lines for Ms Ellie except when she was sick. I was hooked on the programme though for a few years.

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    Hello sailor. Cannot believe someone hasn't taken the p!ss over this yet, obviously not about the old girl dying, but the fact that we a Sheffield Wednesday Dallas fan. I'd start sourcing some cyanide tabs if I was you.

    That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age

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    Me and thousands of others. Only soap I ever watched, until I got married that is. Now I have to look at Coronation Street.

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    So farewell then...James Booth. James who ?? Actor who played Hookie Hook in one of the best films of all time, ZULU. He also appeared as the ex-convict Ernie Niles in TWIN PEAKS and had roles in MINDER and AUF WIEDERSEHEN PET.

    Loved Zulu as a film. Favourite part is where the warriors start singing and then the British soldiers sing "Men of Harlech" in response:

    Men of Harlech stop your dreaming
    Can't you see their spear points gleaming
    See their warrior pennants streaming
    To this battle field....

    CLassic stuff.

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    Attention OwlFan

    The Crazy train you currently travelling on is now arriving at its last stop, Camp-Ville. That's Camp-Ville, final stop for OwlsFan

    That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age

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    You never read Private Eye ? They always had a "Farewell then..." column when someone snuffed it. E.J. Tribb, 7 and a half was the author! Amusing reading.

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    So farewell then...former Northern Ireland Secretary, Mo Mowlam.

    Mowlam oversaw the talks which led to the 1998 Good Friday Agreement and I think it would be fair to say she had a pro Nationalist bent. The only time I think she went against the Nationalist community was when she allowed the Orange Order march in Drumcree. Aparently Blair was jealous when she got a longer standing ovation than him at a Labour Party Conference but how would anyone know that.

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    Was surprised to see nothing about Gerry Fitt R.I.P.

    Gerry was at the forefront of the civil rights campaign for many years during the really dark days but he then took a seat in the House of Lords and "seemed" to betray his roots. Perhaps many of the subscribers to this site are too young to remember Gerry who was the face of Northern nationalism for many years.

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    ..and so farewell then James Gogarty. His whistle blowing on the bribes scandal had cost us all a fortune in legal fees but it was great to see pompous bufoons like Ray Burke being brought to book and he did us all a valuable service in the end

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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlsFan
    Was surprised to see nothing about Gerry Fitt R.I.P.

    Gerry was at the forefront of the civil rights campaign for many years during the really dark days but he then took a seat in the House of Lords and "seemed" to betray his roots. Perhaps many of the subscribers to this site are too young to remember Gerry who was the face of Northern nationalism for many years.
    I do remember him, not much coverage of his death on the news at all, just remembered reading it on net

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    So farewell then Simon Wiesenthal, Nazi war criminal hunter, who died at the age of 96. Obviously outlived many of his fellow victims of the Nazis but always regretted not bringing Joseph Mengele (who died in South America in 1976) to justice.

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    So farewell then Don Adams who played Maxwell Smart in one of my favourite TV programmes of my childhood, Get Smart. Who remembers "The Cone of Silence" ? Very few I suspect

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    was get smart the guy that just kept walking through doors and wore a suit?
    I'm a bloke,I'm an ocker
    And I really love your knockers,I'm a labourer by day,
    I **** up all me pay,Watching footy on TV,
    Just feed me more VB,Just pour my beer,And get my smokes, And go away

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    no that was get smart was it not?
    I'm a bloke,I'm an ocker
    And I really love your knockers,I'm a labourer by day,
    I **** up all me pay,Watching footy on TV,
    Just feed me more VB,Just pour my beer,And get my smokes, And go away

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    Vaguely remember Get Smart. It was good as I remember.
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    Yep Get Smart, he also voiced Inspecter Gadget in the original cartoon series
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    So farewell then..........Ronnie Barker.

    British TV comedy actor Ronnie Barker, who starred in Porridge and The Two Ronnies, has died aged 76.
    One of the most loved and respected comedy performers of his generation, he was best known as one half of a double act with Ronnie Corbett.

    But he also proved himself as an outstanding sitcom actor and script writer, winning four Bafta TV awards.

    Chat show host Michael Parkinson told BBC News 24 he was "one of our very greatest comedy actors".

    BBC reporter Charlotte Hume said: "His wife wanted everyone to know that he died at home peacefully."

    The actor had a long history of heart trouble.

    Last year he was awarded a lifetime achievement Bafta for his TV work.

    Laughs, big laughs, and laughs that you will always remember

    Michael Hurll, The Two Ronnies producer

    That led to a return for the Two Ronnies on BBC One, 34 years after the show first appeared on TV screens and 17 years after he had first retired from showbusiness.

    Barker also delivered a number of dramatic performances, most recently as Winston Churchill's manservant in the award-winning TV film The Gathering Storm and in HBO film My House in Umbria.

    At the peak of his career Barker, along with Corbett, entertained 17 million people every Saturday night.

    "He was not just a comic. He had a writer's ear for a good script and was a very good writer himself," added Parkinson on Tuesday.

    "He was also a generous performer. He was uneasy with the fame that came with the job.

    "He was an object lesson to a lot of people who seek the limelight with half his talent."

    Paying tribute Michael Hurll, producer of The Two Ronnies, said: "We will never see his like again.

    "You felt safe with him. The whole family could watch him."

    He said the comedian delivered "laughs, big laughs, and laughs that you will always remember".

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    "So it's goodbye from me", "and it's goodbye from him"
    Classic stuff, used to love The Two Ronnies. RIP.
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    So it'll be just the one Ronnie from now on then ?

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