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Monday, December 19, 2016

What Do These Celebrities All Have In Common?

 They all died this year---2016.

Edward Albee,
Muhammad Ali,
Mose Allison
Arthur Anderson
Eddie Applegate,
Alexis Arquette
Kenny Baker,
Rev. Daniel Berrigan, S.J., 
Boutros Boutros-Ghali
David Bowie,
Oscar Brand, 
Bobby Breen
Charmian Carr,
Fidel Castro,
Michael Cimino
Leonard Cohen,
Pat Conroy, 
Jack Davis,
Gloria DeHaven,
Larry Drake, 
Patty Duke,
Bob Elliott,
"Fyvush” Finkle,
Bernard Fox,
George Gaynes,
Ron Glass, 
John Glenn,
Gogi Grant,
Tammy Grimes,
Ann Morgan Guilbert, 
Merle Haggard, 
Dan Haggerty,
Earl Hamner Jr., 
Pat Harrington Jr, 
Tom Hayden, 
Dr. Henry Heimlich, 
Florence Henderson, 
Steven Hill, 
Arthur Hiller,
Robert Horton, 
Ken Howard,
Gordie Howe,
David Huddleston, 
Gwen Ifell, 
Anne Jackson,
Sonny James, 
Kitty Kallen,
Marvin Kaplan,
George Kennedy,
W. P. Kinsella
Julius La Rosa,
Mell Lazarus,
Harper Lee,
Richard Libertini,
Jim Lowe,
Garry Marshall, 
John McLaughlin,
John McMartin,
Kevin Meaney, 
Mike Minor 
Gloria Naylor,
James M. Nederlander Jr.,
Agnes Nixon,
Marni Nixon,
James Noble,
Hugh O’Brian,
Arnold Palmer,
Nancy Davis Reagan,
Janet Reno,
Alan Rickman,
Jack Riley,
Doris Roberts,
Leon Russell,
Andrew Sachs,
Morley Safer,
Theresa Saldana,
Joe Santos,
Associate Justice Antonin Scalia,
William Schallert,
Phyllis Schlafly,
Sir Peter Shaffer,
Garry Shandling,
Madeleine Sherwood,
Frank Sinatra Jr.,
James Stacy,
Kay Starr,
Robert Stigwood,
Toots Thielemans,
Grant Tinker,
Alvin Toffler,
Robert Vaughn
Bobby Vee,
Abe Vigoda,
Janet Waldo,
Fritz Weaver,
Elie Wiesel,
Gene Wilder,
Van Williams,
Glenn Yarbrough, 
Alan Young,,
John Zacherle,
Buckwheat Zydeco,

However old some of these people were, and some of them were pretty old,  I'd be willing to bet that none of them figured that Zsa Zsa Gabor would outlive them.
And this is only from people who died this year.  But outlive them she did.
I'll bet that you could go back a good five years  and come up with lists that would be just as astounding.


My books, "Show Runner" and it's sequel, "Show Runner Two", can be found at the Amazon Kindle Store.
Along with the newer ones, "The Man Is Dead", and "Report Cards".
They are all compilations of blog entries that have since been removed from the blog.
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The paperbacks, "Mark Rothman's Essays" and my new novel, "I'm Not Garbo" are not e-books.
But they are available for people without Kindle.
I have many readings and signings lined up for those, and the thing about Kindle is you can't sign one.
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And now, we've got my reading of my "Laverne and Shirley Movie" screenplay on YouTube.


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Hi. I am, according to my Wikipedia entry,(which I did not create) a noted television writer, playwright, screenwriter, and occasional actor. You can Google me or go to the IMDB to get my credits, and you can come here to get my opinions on things, which I'll try to express eloquently. Hopefully I'll succeed. You can also e-mail me at Perhaps my biggest claim to fame is being responsible, for about six months in 1975, while Head Writer for the "Happy Days" TV series, for Americans saying to each other "Sit on it."