Saturday, October 16, 2010

Two more for the reaper

The news has crossed my desk of two celebrity passings today.

First, and foremost, cherished TV housewife Barbara Billingsley (Leave it to Beaver) passed away at 94. Ms. Billingsley had not been seen much since the last TV revival of Beaver had ended some years back. She also won over a generation of children as the voice behind the nanny on Jim Henson's Muppet Babies during the 80's.

Speaking of the 80's, British actor Simon MacCorkindale gained a fair amount of fame here in the US starring in one of Glen Larsen's rare bombs, Manimal, which lasted one season on NBC. MacCorkindale would move on to shows such as Falcon Crest and Counterstrike, the latter a cable series that lasted about a year or two in the early 90's. MacCorkindale passed away at 57 after a bout with cancer.

Rest in peace, Barbara & Simon, you'll be missed.


Tom said...

When is the reaper going to kick the bucket?

hobbyfan said...

That's filed under "rhetorical questions". The only way the reaper will "kick the bucket" is if the cartoon version (from "The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy") has a tragic accident or something, and when you're hanging around a child that is no smarter than a rusty nail.......!