I Smell Cake*

Well they say that the stars go in three’s and here is a case of that being true. In the past couple of weeks three icons from my youth have past away.

All of them were stars in their time and provided their own brand of entertainment. Thank goodness that they will live on forever with their performances.

R.I.P and thank you for entertaining us.

Peggy Lipton

Doris Day

Tim Conway

Side Note:

*My brother, Joe and I would always say this to each other after someone famous died.
“I smell cake! If Uncle Bernie died, someone’s gonna have to go on a beer run!”— Dan Dorian

“My Cake” is the sixth episode of Scrubs’ fourth season. J.D.’s father dies and he and his brother Dan have to cope with it.

R.I.P. Carrie Fisher

* I smell cake #2.

2016 has taken a lot of the entertainers that I grew up watching and listening to. 

Here is another one. 

Carris Fisher, the brash and witty Hollywood princess who became a galactic princess in Star Wars and later found acclaim as an author and screenwriter, died on Tuesday after suffering a heart attack. She was 60.
It’s so sad that the entertainers I grew up watching are passing away. 

At least she will live on forever generations to come with her movies and books. 

Side Note

* My brother, Joe and I would always say this to each other after someone famous died.  

“I smell cake! If Uncle Bernie died, someone’s gonna have to go on a beer run! — Dan Dorian

“My Cake” was the 6th episode of Scrubs’ forth season. J.D.’s father died and he and his brother Dan have to cope with it. 

I Smell Cake*

One of the most entertaining sports reporter past away the other day — Craig Sager.

Craig Graham Sager, Sr. (June 29, 1951 – December 15, 2016) was an American sports reporter, covering an array of sports from 1981 until the year of his death for CNN and its sister stations, TBS and TNT.

Sager is best-known for his work as a sideline reporter pacing the floors of the National Basketball Association for The NBA on TNT, in which he received his first Sports Emmy Award nomination in 2012. A natural entertainer, Sager was famous for his outlandish choices in clothing — an immense array of sport coats and suits ranging from the garish to the ghastly. Sager rarely wore the same spectacularly ugly outfit twice, with one reporter investigating the population tallying 137 jackets before giving up — other uncounted closets scattered throughout Sager’s house. He was a 2016 inductee of the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame. (From Wikipedia.com)

I always enjoyed watching him on the sidelines at the basketball games on TV. And I saw parts of his speech he gave when he was awarded the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the 2016 ESPY Awards show for battling cancer.

The sports world lost one of its greats.

R.I.P.

Side Note:

* My brother, Joe and I would always say this to each other after someone famous died.

“I smell cake! If Uncle Bernie died, someone’s gonna have to go on a beer run!”— Dan Dorian

“My Cake” is the sixth episode of Scrubs’ fourth season. J.D.’s father dies and he and his brother Dan have to cope with it.

 

I Smell Cake*

Gene Wilder, the star of classic comedies like Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) and several of Mel Brooks’ films, has died, on Monday, August 29, 2016. He was 83.

gene-wilder-willy-wonka

Even though he starred in many Mel Brooks movies Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein, my favorite movie he was in was Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.

Just the other day on my drive back from Port Aransas, I was listen to one of my favorite songs, “Pure Imagination“. I think I must of listened to it at least 7 or 8 times.

A memory that I have from watching this movies is the time my friend, Rita, her boys and I watched the movie one afternoon. We deceided to buy all the Willy Wonka candy we could find and eat it while watching the movie. Well. best laid plans… we got 1/2 way throught the movies and we all O.D. on the candy. It was fun until you get to the moment were you cannot eat another piece of candy. We stopped eating the candy an continued to watch the movie.

R.I.P. Gene Wilder, you will e fondly remember for the movies that you made and the smiles you put on people’s faces.

Side Note:

* My brother, Joe and I would always say this to each other after someone famous died.

“I smell cake! If Uncle Bernie died, someone’s gonna have to go on a beer run!”— Dan Dorian

“My Cake” is the sixth episode of Scrubs’ fourth season. J.D.’s father dies and he and his brother Dan have to cope with it.

 

*I Smell Cake

Two days…One Movie/TV Star  and One Music Star.

Robert Loggia dies at 85 and Scott Weiland, Singer Who Helped Found Stone Temple Pilots, dies at 48

Robert Loggia

Robert  Loggia (January 3, 1930 – December 4, 2015), as an Oscar-nominated actor, who was known for gravelly voiced gangsters from Scarface to The Sopranos, but who was most endearing as Tom Hanks’ kid-at-heart toy-company boss in Big, has died.

Here are some the movies that liked of his.

One of the best scene from a movie.

scott-weiland

Scott Weiland (October 27, 1967 – December 3, 2015) was an American musician and singer-songwriter. During a career spanning three decades, Weiland was best known as the lead singer for the successful rock band Stone Temple Pilots from 1986 to 2013, as well as the supergroup Velvet Revolver from 2003 to 2008.

Here are the songs thatI have enjoyed that Scott Weiland sang with Stone Temple Pilots.

 

Both of you will be missed.

R.I.P.

Side Note: I truly believe that Times Celebrities Died in Three…

* My brother, Joe and I would always say this to each other after someone famous died.

“I smell cake! If Uncle Bernie died, someone’s gonna have to go on a beer run!”— Dan Dorian

“My Cake” is the sixth episode of Scrubs’ fourth season. J.D.’s father dies and he and his brother Dan have to cope with it.

I Smell Cake* — 2 out of 3

Well, in the past day and 1/2 there have been the deaths of two famous people.

Helen Gurley Brown and Ron Palillo.

Helen Gurley Brown
(February 18, 1922 – August 13, 2012)

Helen Gurley Brown was an American author, publisher, and businesswoman. She was the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine for 32 years.

Helen Gurley Brown, who as the author of “Sex and the Single Girl” shocked early-1960s America with the news that unmarried women not only had sex but thoroughly enjoyed it — and who as the editor of Cosmopolitan magazine spent the next three decades telling those women precisely how to enjoy it even more — died on Monday in Manhattan. She was 90, though parts of her were considerably younger.~By Published: August 13, 2012

13 Classic Helen Gurley Brown Quotes from thedailybeast.com

1.  “Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere.”

2.  “Beauty can’t amuse you, but brainwork—reading, writing, thinking—can.”

3.  “My success was not based so much on any great intelligence but on great common sense.”

4.  “Never fail to know that if you are doing all the talking, you are boring somebody.”

5.  “Nearly every glamorous, wealthy, successful career woman you might envy now started out as some kind of schlepp.”

6.  “What you have to do is work with the raw material you have, namely you, and never let up.”

7.  “If you’re not a sex object, you’re in trouble.”

8.  “A man likes to sleep with a brainy girl. She’s a challenge. If he makes good with her, he figures he must be good himself.”

9.  “Money, if it does not bring you happiness, will at least help you be miserable in comfort.”

10.  “How could any woman not be a feminist? The girl I’m editing for wants to be known for herself. If that’s not a feminist message, I don’t know what is.

11.  “After you’re older, two things are possibly more important than any others: health and money.

12.  “One of the paramount reasons for staying attractive is so you can have somebody to go to bed with.”

13.  “You can have your titular recognition. I’ll take money and power.”

 

Ron Palillo, best known as mouthy classroom goofball Arnold Horshack on the 1970s TV series “Welcome Back, Kotter,” died Aug. 14 at his home in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. He was 63.

Ron Palillo (April 2, 1949 – August 14, 2012)

To honor Ron Palillo, here is the theme song from “Welcome Back, Kotter.”

This is the second “Sweathogs” who has past away. Robert Hegyes (1951-2012) past away last year. I remember watching this show when I was a kid. I thought the “Sweathogs” were the coolest!

Welcome Back, Kotter
(September 9, 1975 to June 8, 1979)

Arnold’s catchphrases
  • “Ooh-ooh-ooooh!”
    (Used with raised hand when Arnold gets excited because he believes he knows an answer to Mr. Kotter’s question. The shout was an imitation of Joe E. Ross‘s phrase from Car 54, Where Are You?.)
  • “Hullo. (pause) How-wah-ya? (pause) I’m AHH-nol’d HOR-shaaaaack.”
    (How Arnold introduces himself)
  • “That was ver-ry impressive, Mister Kotter-r-r!”
    (How Arnold praises Mr. Kotter’s teaching, sometimes jokes.)
  • “G’head, G’head! (Go ahead, go ahead)

from wikipedia.com

R.I.P. Helen Hurley Brown and Ron Pailillo. You will always be remembered.  Hopefully a third famous person won’t be added to the list for the rest of the week or month.

Side note:

*“My Cake” is the sixth episode of Scrubs’ fourth season. J.D.‘s father dies and he and his brother Dan have to cope with it.

I smell cake! If Uncle Bernie died, someone’s gonna have to go on a beer run!”— Dan Dorian

I Smell Cake*… Davy Jones

Davy Jones on the set of the television show 'The Monkees.' Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

I was at my laptop and got a notification on my iPhone that Davy Jones died today at the age of 66. How sad! I loved Davy Jones. Here is a video of him when he was on “The Brady Bunch” singing “Girl” (1971) (one of my favorite songs). Oh, how I wish he was singing that song to me when I was a kid… OK, last year.

I had the chance to see him in a reunion concert at Meadowbrook in Michigan. I was screaming like a little girl during the concert. Then he came out in the crowd singing and dancing and he came within two feet of me! I froze, I couldn’t take a picture or reach out and touch him.

He was my favorite of The Monkees. I don’t remember watching the TV show when it first came out. But several years ago, MTV did a Monkees marathon and I watched every episode that they showed.

R.I.P. Davy Jones! You will be missed. Your #1 fan!

Check out:

Davy Jones (1945 – 2012)

From People.com

Davy Jones of the Monkees Dead at Age 66

By Mike Fleeman and Dahvi Shira
Wednesday February 29, 2012 01:10 PM EST

Davy Jones, the lead singer of the Beatles-inspired made-for-TV pop group the Monkees, died in Florida Wednesday. He was 66.

The performer’s death was confirmed to PEOPLE by the medical examiner in Martin County, Fla. No cause of death was immediately available.

The British-born Jones joined Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork and Michael Nesmith in the TV show The Monkees about a pop band by the same name which ran from 1966 to 1968.

After the show was canceled, the group continued in various incarnations for years. The Monkees had several hits including “I’m a Believer” and “Last Train to Clarksville.”

Jones’s death was first reported by TMZ.

* My brother, Joe and I use this saying “I smell cake.” when someone dies. We got the reference from the TV show “Scrubs”.

“My Cake” is the sixth episode of Scrubs’ fourth season. J.D.‘s father dies and he and his brother Dan have to cope with it. Turk becomes ill and suspects it may be diabetes. Dr. Cox and Janitor are nice to J.D. while he copes with his father’s death.

I smell cake! If Uncle Bernie died, someone’s gonna have to go on a beer run!”— Dan Dorian

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