Friday, October 19, 2007

Be Afraid...

That's advice for some poor unlucky current or former Hollywood star or other public figure. If I were one of those folks I would be more nervous than a long-tailed cat in a room full of rockin' chairs.

Yesterday it was announced that both comedian/actor Joey Bishop, the last of the Rat Pack




and actress Deborah Kerr





who starred in "The King and I" (Shall We Dance?), "From Here to Eternity" (remember that famous kiss with Burt Lancaster on the beach in the roaring surf?), and "An Affair to Remember" (the classic chick flick that Tom Hanks makes fun of in Sleepless in Seattle) died. Bishop was 89 and died from "multiple causes", Kerr 86 and died as a result of Parkinson's disease.

Why is the passing of these two stars a cause for worry to others in or formerly in the public eye? The curse of three that's why. They ALWAYS go in threes.



You just watch the news over the next few days. That's all I'm sayin'.

16 comments:

moooooog35 said...

Here's hoping that the curse of threes also works for games 5, 6 and 7 of the ALCS.

..game 5 in the bag...

..so far, so good.

moooooog35 said...

Here's hoping that the curse of threes also works for games 5, 6 and 7 of the ALCS.

..game 5 in the bag...

..so far, so good.

Mike said...

I saw Jackie Mason on TV the other night. He can't be far from death. Joey Bishop was pretty good back in the day, but honestly, until yesterday I thought he was already dead.

Sara Sue said...

Shall we start a pool??

Dr. Deb said...

I get a little sad when the "greats" pass on.

Bruce, a work in progress said...

M-sixo-g35, Baseball right? Haven't really been paying attention. I've been known to watch a game once in a while and I do know what's going on on the field but I don't really have much invested in sports. I'll lend my support though, go whoever you're rooting for!

Honestly Mike, I thought he was gone already too. He was pretty good back in the day.

Sara Sue, probably not practical. Too many choices.

Dr. Deb, thanks for coming. I know what you mean, I do to. Sometimes I get a lot sad depending on who it is and what they meant to me growing up. I said above that I wasn't much into sports but I was and continue to be very much into movies and theater. It makes me sad on the whole because of the end of the era. The passing of a whole generation of performers that meant a lot to me as a kid.

Tequila Mockingbird said...

i vote for emilio estevez to be the next one. oh wait, he was part of the BRAT pack, not the rat pack.

Bruce, a work in progress said...

TM, the Brat pack didn't die. Just most of their careers.

Preposterous Ponderings said...

Bad things do happen in 3's! I know this from experience.

I'll keep my eyes peeled as you suggested.

BBC said...

Interesting, well, update us when it happens.

Colonel Colonel said...

Is Michael Jackson still actually alive?

Bruce, a work in progress said...

I think the jury's still out on that. I think he had an android built and transferred his brain into it.

whatagem said...

I'd like to put $20 in that

Bruce, a work in progress said...

Whatagem, thanks for stopping by. Okay, I'll put you down for $20.

Joey Polanski said...

Its gonna be Phil Spector.

Aftr all, he was just easily elecktd Crown Prince.

Elecktd King was Boris Yelstin. Elecktd Queen was Tammy Fay Bakker.

Phil Spectr is destind to join th dead.

Bruce, a work in progress said...

JOEY!!!!? Is it really you? Where ya been man?
Are you sure Phil Spector is already dead? If I were him I would've died of shame after going in public with that hair.