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Lloyd Bridges, movie giant dies 85 - natural causes

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Lloyd Vernet Bridges, Jr. (January 15, 1913 - March 10, 1998) was an Emmy Award-nominated American actor. Bridges starred in popular television series, and appeared in more than 150 films.

Death of Lloyd Bridges
Lloyd Bridges died of natura causes.
Lloyd Bridges was 85 years old at the time of his death.

Lloyd Bridges appeared in more than 150 films. He started as a contract performer for Columbia Pictures, appearing in classics such as High Noon, Little Big Horn, and Sahara. By the end of his career, he was a staple of parody films such as Airplane!, Hot Shots!, and Jane Austen's Mafia!. He acted in the role of "The President" in the movie Hot Shots: Part 2.

Bridges made his Broadway debut in 1939 in a production of Shakespeare's Othello. He made a few film appearances before enlisting in the U.S. Coast Guard. Following World War II, he returned to film acting. He was blacklisted briefly in the 1950s after he admitted to the House Un-American Activities Committee that he had once been a member of the Actors' Lab, a group with links to the Communist Party. He resumed working after being cleared by the FBI, finding his greatest success in television.

Seinfeld.  Izzy Mandelbaum - played by Lloyd Bridges

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Filmography

Features
Freshman Love (1936)
Dancing Feet (1936)
The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance (1941)
They Dare Not Love (1941)
The Medico of Painted Springs (1941)
The Son of Davy Crockett (1941)
Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)
Our Wife (1941)
Harmon of Michigan (1941)
Two Latins from Manhattan (1941)
You Belong to Me (1941)
Three Girls About Town (1941)
The Royal Mounted Patrol (1941)
Sing for Your Supper (1941)
Honolulu Lu (1941)
Harvard, Here I Come! (1941)
West of Tombstone (1942)
Blondie Goes to College (1942)
Cadets on Parade (1942)
Shut My Big Mouth (1942)
Canal Zone (1942)
Tramp, Tramp, Tramp (1942)
North of the Rockies (1942)
Alias Boston Blackie (1942)
The Wife Takes a Flyer (1942)
Sweetheart of the Fleet (1942)
Riders of the Northland (1942)
Flight Lieutenant (1942)
Atlantic Convoy (1942)
The Talk of the Town (1942)
A Man's World (1942)
The Spirit of Stanford (1942)
The Daring Young Man (1942)
Boston Blackie Goes Hollywood (1942)
Pardon My Gun (1942)
Underground Agent (1942)
Counter-Espionage (1942) (uncredited) (waiter)
Commandos Strike at Dawn (1943)
City Without Men (1943)
One Dangerous Night (1943)
Destroyer (1943)
Passport to Suez (1943)
Hail to the Rangers (1943)
Sahara (1943)
The Heat's On (1943)
There's Something About a Soldier (1943)
Crime Doctor's Strangest Case (1943)
Once Upon a Time (1944)
She's a Soldier Too (1944)
Louisiana Hayride (1944)
The Master Race (1944)
Saddle Leather Law (1944)
Secret Agent X-9 (1945)
Strange Confession (1945)
A Walk in the Sun (1945)
Abilene Town (1946)
Miss Susie Sagle's (1946)
Canyon Passage (1946)
Ramrod (1947)
 The Trouble with Women (1947)
Thunderbolt (1947)
Unconquered (1947)
Secret Service Investigator (1948)
16 Fathoms Deep (1948)
Moonrise (1948)
Hideout (1949)
Red Canyon (1949)
Home of the Brave (1949)
Calamity Jane and Sam Bass (1949)
Trapped (1949)
Colt .45 (1950)
Rocketship X-M (1950)
The White Tower (1950)
The Sound of Fury (1950)
Little Big Horn (1951)
Three Steps North (1951)
High Noon (1952)
Plymouth Adventure (1952)
Last of the Comanches (1953)
The Tall Texan (1953)
The Kid from Left Field (1953)
City of Bad Men (1953)
The Limping Man (1953)
Pride of the Blue Grass (1954)
The Deadly Game (1954)
Wichita (1955)
Apache Woman (1955)
Wetbacks (1956)
The Rainmaker (1956)
Ride Out for Revenge (1957)
The Goddess (1958)
A Pair of Boots (1962)
Around the World Under the Sea (1966)
Daring Game (1968)
Attack on the Iron Coast (1968)
The Happy Ending (1969)
Scuba (1972) (documentary) (narrator)
To Find a Man (1972)
Running Wild (1973)
The Fifth Musketeer (1979)
Bear Island (1979)
Airplane! (1980)
Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)
The Thanksgiving Promise (1986)
Weekend Warriors (1987)
The Wild Pair (1987) with son Beau Bridges
Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)
Winter People (1989)
Cousins (1989)
Joe Versus the Volcano (1990)
Hot Shots! (1991)
Honey, I Blew Up the Kid (1992)
Earth and the American Dream (1992) (documentary) (narrator)
Mr. Bluesman (1993)
Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993)
Blown Away (1994)
Jane Austen's Mafia! (1998)
Meeting Daddy (2000)
From Russia to Hollywood: The 100-Year Odyssey of Chekhov and Shdanoff (2002)
 


Short subjects
The Great Glover (1942)
They Stooge to Conga (1943)
A Rookie's Cookie (1943)
His Wedding Scare (1943)
Mr. Whitney Had a Notion (1949)
My Daddy Can Lick Your Daddy (1962)
The World of Inner Space (1966)
I Am Joe's Heart (1987) (voice)

Television work
Sea Hunt (1957-1961)
The Lloyd Bridges Show (1962-1963)
The Eleventh Hour with son Beau, "Cannibal Plants, They Eat You Alive" as Leonard McCarty (1964)
The Loner (1965-1966)
Mission: Impossible (1966) (Fakeout:Anastas Poltroni)
A Case of Libel (1968)
Lost Flight (1969)
Silent Night, Lonely Night (1969)
The Silent Gun (1969)
The Love War (1970)
San Francisco International Airport (1970-1971)
Do You Take This Stranger? (1971)
A Tattered Web (1971)
Deadly Dream (1971)
Water World (1972-1975) (narrator)
Haunts of the Very Rich (1972)
Trouble Comes to Town (1973)
Crime Club (1973)
Death Race (1973)
Benjamin Franklin (1974) (miniseries)
The Whirlwind (1974)
Stowaway to the Moon (1975)
Cop on the Beat (1975)
Joe Forrester (1975-1976)
Force of Evil (1977)
Roots (1977) (miniseries)
Telethon (1977)
Shimmering Light (1978)
Battlestar Galactica (1978 TV series) (Commander Cain)
Alice in Wonderland (1985 miniseries) (White Knight)
Shining Time Station: 'Tis a Gift (PBS TV Special) (Mr. Nicholas)
Leona Helmsley: The Queen of Mean (1990) (Harry Helmsley)
In The Nick Of Time (1991 Christmas Movie) (Santa Claus)
The Outer Limits – "The Sandkings" (March 26, 1995)
Dress Gray (1986) (miniseries)
Seinfeld (1997) (Izzy Mandelbaum)

Prncess Diana (Frances) - August 31, 1997

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Princess DianaDiana, Princess of Wales (Diana Frances July 1, 1961 – August 31, 1997) was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales. Their sons, Princes William and Henry (Harry), are second and third in line to the thrones of the United Kingdom and fifteen other Commonwealth Realms.

Death of Princess Diana
On 31 August 1997, Diana died after a high speed car accident in the Pont d'Alma road tunnel in Paris along with Dodi Al-Fayed and the acting security manager of the Hôtel Ritz Paris, Henri Paul, who was instructed to drive the hired Mercedes-Benz through Paris secretly eluding the paparazzi. Their black 1994 Mercedes-Benz S280 (registration no. 688 LTV 75) crashed into the thirteenth pillar of the tunnel. The two-lane tunnel was built without metal barriers between the pillars, so a slight change in vehicle direction could easily result in a head-on collision with a tunnel pillar. None of the four occupants wore seatbelts.

River Phoenix dies 23 years old

River Phoenix DeathRiver Jude Phoenix (August 23, 1970 - October 31, 1993) was an American film actor. He was listed on John Willis's Screen World, Vol. 38 as one of twelve "promising new actors of 1986", and was hailed as highly talented by such critics as Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel. He was the older brother of actors Joaquin Phoenix and Summer Phoenix.

River Phoenix's Cause of Death
On October 31, 1993, Phoenix collapsed from a drug overdose of heroin and cocaine (known as a speedball) outside the Viper Room, a Hollywood night club partially owned by actor Johnny Depp until 2004. On the night of Phoenix's death, River was to perform onstage with Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers. At some point in the evening Phoenix went to the bathroom to take drugs with various friends and dealers. It is reported that an acquaintance offered him some Persian Brown (a powerful form of methamphetamine mixed with opiates, which is then snorted) and soon after consuming the drug he became ill. Upon leaving The Viper Room, he collapsed onto the sidewalk and began convulsing for eight minutes. His brother Joaquin, sister Rain and actress Samantha Mathis were at the scene. Joaquin dialed 911; during the call Joaquin was unable to determine whether River was breathing. River had, in fact, already stopped breathing. Paramedics arrived on the scene and found Phoenix in asystole (flatline), when they administered drugs in an attempt to restart his heart. He was rushed to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center via an ambulance. Further attempts to resuscitate Phoenix (including the insertion of a pacemaker) were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead at 1:51 a.m. PST on the morning of October 31, 1993.

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Elis Regina, one of the most important singers in Brazil, 36

Elis Regina (March 17, 1945 – January 19, 1982) was a singer of Brazilian popular music. She is considered one of the most important Brazilian singers of her time by many critics.  She had recorded dozens of top-selling records in her career.

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, along with Gal Costa, Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, Elis Regina helped to popularize the work of the tropicalismo (Tropicália) movement, recording songs by musicians such as Gilberto Gil. Her 1974 collaboration with Antonio Carlos Jobim, Elis & Tom, is often cited as one of the greatest bossa nova albums of all time, which also includes what many consider the all-time best Brazilian song, "Águas de Março". She also recorded songs by Milton Nascimento, João Bosco, Aldir Blanc, Chico Buarque,Guinga, Jorge Ben, Baden Powell, Caetano Veloso and Rita Lee. She possessed an exciting voice and superb pronunciation and intonation, and excelled at up-tempo numbers and ballads under the banner of Brazilian Popular Music (Música Popular Brasileira). Her nicknames were "furacão" ("hurricane") and "pimentinha" ("little pepper").

Death of Elis Regina
Elis Regina died at the age of 36 in 1982, from a cocaine overdose.

Death of Elis Regina

Elis Regina -  Aquarela Do Brasil

Laurie Bird (25)- Female version of James Dean

Laurie Bird ActressLaurie Bird (September 26, 1953 – June 15, 1979) was an American actress and photographer. She appeared in just three films: Two-Lane Blacktop (1971), Cockfighter (1974), and a small role in Annie Hall (1977). Bird shot the cover photo for Art Garfunkel's Watermark album in 1978, and was the still photographer on Cockfighter.

Bird's mother died when she was three, and her father worked long hours, so she more or less raised herself. She was romantically involved with her Blacktop and Cockfighter director Monte Hellman, and later with Garfunkel for several years.

Bird committed suicide in Garfunkel's New York apartment.

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