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A chronology of the bucket-kickers.

Tails, You Lose

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“This one’s for you, Valenzuela.”

Tommy Allsup
Musician, producer, lucky summbitch.
November 24, 1931 – January 11, 2017.
Aged 85 years.

Most recognized for: Lost the coin toss with Ritchie Valenz for the last seat on Buddy Holly’s plane.   So technically, he won.

Stamped Tramp

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“I’ve been married five times. What harm could Sinatra possibly do to me at this point?’

Buddy Greco
Pop singer, arranger/conductor, Las Vegas lounge act.
August 14, 1926 – January 10, 2017.
Aged 90 years.

Most recognized for: He sold more copies of “The Lady is a Tramp” than Sinatra. Suck it, ‘Ol Blue eyes.

Hot in Cleveland, Cold in Van Nuys

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“You wanna see pics of my sweet rack? You’re gonna have to google that shit, son.”

Francine York
Actress, sweater model, 60’s sexpot.
August 26, 1936 – January 6, 2017.
Aged 80 years.

Most recognized for: Corny Jerry Lewis movies, villainous roles in 60’s TV shows like Batman and Lost in Space, and having a really sweet rack.

One Death at a Time

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“Did somebody call for a drain snake?”

Pat Harrington Jr.
Actor, game show host, guy with the creepy mustache.
August 13, 1929 – January 6, 2016.
Aged 86 years.

Most recognized for: As apartment complex superintendent Schneider on TV’s One Day at a Time, he made most renters stop & ask themselves: “does the janitor have a key to my place?… and how safe does that really make me feel?”

Punjabi Passage

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“Drop the tandoori chicken and step away from the buffet, asshole.”

Om Puri
Actor, Bollywood stud, curry fiend.
October 18, 1950 – January 6, 2017.
Aged 66 years.

Most recognized for: Roles in “The Ghost & the Darkness,” “Wolf,” and “City of Joy”… along with countless other Indian films that you’ll never see.

A Bad Week for TV Clergy

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“Another Nun role? Take me now, lord.”

Barbara Tarbuck
Actress, teacher, that broad from that TV show.
January 15, 1942 – December 26, 2016
Aged 74 years.

Most recognized for: She played small parts in everything from The Waltons to Mad Men, but frequently wound up in a nun’s habit.  Must’ve had that look.

No Mo Malvo

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“What?! You ain’t never seen a brotha wear a coonskin cap before?!”

Ricky Harris
Comedian, actor, Snoop Dogg hang-around.
January 26, 1962 – December 26, 2016.
Aged 54 years.

Most recognized for:  The earliest days of Def Comedy Jam and his recurring role on Everybody Hates Chris.

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