Happy Days Star, Erin “Joanie” Moran Dead at 56

The Daily Mail reports the cause of death to be a suspected heroin overdose.

Excerpt from the Hollywood Reporter

The actress was best known for her role as Ron Howard’s little sister on the ’70s sitcom.

Erin Moran, best known for her role as Joanie Cunningham on the sitcoms Happy Days and its spinoff Joanie Loves Chachi, has died.

Moran was found by Harrison County dispatch officers in Indiana responding to an “unresponsive female” report. Upon arriving at the scene, officers identified Moran and she pronounced dead at the scene, a Harrison County Sheriff official confirmed.

Moran rose to stardom on the 1970s sitcom Happy Days, in which she played the younger sister to Ron Howard’s Richie Cunningham. She later went on to star in her own spinoff show centered around her character’s relationship with Chachi Arcola (Scott Baio).

Other credits on Moran’s resume include a series regular role on the ’80s romantic series The Love Boat, as well as appearances on Murder, She Wrote and Diagnosis Murder.

She was remembered on Twitter by Happy Days costars Ron Howard and Henry Winkler. “OH Erin… now you will finally have the peace you wanted so badly here on earth …Rest In It serenely now.. too soon,” Winkler tweeted.

“Such sad news. RIP Erin. I’ll always choose to remember you on our show making scenes better, getting laughs and lighting up tv screens,” Howard wrote.

CNN reports that an autopsy is pending.

The Daily Mail reported in 2012 that the former actress was homeless.

MORAN AND HUSBAND STEVE FLEISCHMANN HAD BEEN LIVING IN A TRAILER.

She was reportedly evicted from her mother-in-law’s trailer for “hard partying.”

Globalist Jew David Rockefeller Dead at 101

The Rockefellers deny being Jews, but check out this article by Henry Makow that names the Rockefellers, Sonia Sotomayor, and Hugh Hefner as Jews.

Excerpt from Infowars

David Rockefeller, a globalist central banker who advocated a “New World Order” and mass population control while wielding vast influence over world leaders, died Monday at the age of 101.

A family spokesman, Fraser P. Seitel, confirmed his passing.
Rockefeller was well-known for openly bragging about the transnational elite’s plans to centralize control over the world’s populations, wealth and resources.

“Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure – one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it,” he wrote in his book Memoirs.

Rockefeller also revealed the extent of corporate media collusion with this gameplan.

“We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years … It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years,” he said at the 1991 Bilderberg meeting. “But, the world is more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government.”

“The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national autodetermination practiced in past centuries.”

I haven’t watched all of the following video, but it’s looking good as it plays out in the background.

Perry Mason’s Secretary, actress Barbara Hale, Has Died at Age 94

Reading the life story of actress Barbara Hale you leave with an impression of a woman easy to get along with, a woman concerned about her family, and a woman with values.

For years, Americans invited her into their homes every week. In those days, likability was important. She had one husband and never remarried after his death over 20 years ago. She also had three children. This isn’t your typical Hollywood story.

Like me, she’s Scots-Irish. Maybe that’s why I liked her so much.

Chicago Tribune

Barbara Hale, best known for her Emmy Award-winning role as Perry Mason’s loyal secretary Della Street on the long-running 1950s and ’60s TV series starring Raymond Burr, has died. She was 94.

Hale died Thursday, according to her son, actor William Katt, who posted the news on his Facebook page. Katt’s agent, Jacqueline Sander, said Hale died at home, at peace with her family and friends.

“We’ve all been so lucky to have her for so long. She was gracious and kind and silly and always fun to be with …,” Katt wrote on Facebook. “We’re all a little lost without her but we have extraordinary stories and memories to take with us for the rest of our lives.”

Based on characters in author Erle Stanley Gardner’s popular mystery series, the hourlong “Perry Mason,” about a crime-solving defense attorney, ran for nine seasons on CBS, from 1957 to 1966.

Hale viewed the devoted Della as “a woman who knew what everybody was thinking.”

“She was informed and very observant of everything that went on,” Hale said of the character in a 1993 interview with the Chicago Tribune. “That was my challenge as an actress — to be a necessary part of the office without being too aggressive.

“Della was quietly overpowering: She knew when to speak and when to keep her mouth closed.”

Hale was a former RKO and Columbia Pictures contract player with a string of movies and TV dramatic anthology series appearances behind her when producer Gail Patrick Jackson offered her the role of Della.

The onetime Chicago fashion model, who was married to actor Bill Williams (TV’s Kit Carson) and had young children at home, wasn’t interested in working full time on a weekly TV series. But at Jackson’s urging, she agreed to read the pilot script.

“I called back after reading it and said: ‘Good luck, dear,’ ” Hale recalled in a 1993 interview with the Los Angeles Times, saying she didn’t think an actor could sustain Mason’s lengthy courtroom monologues on a weekly basis.

But when Jackson told her that Gardner had chosen Burr to play Mason, Hale said she thought they had an actor who could pull it off.

He’s so professional and so fine and looks great for the part. Well, I think he’s just a marvelous choice,” Hale recalled telling Jackson. “She said, ‘Now, Barbara. You must do it.’ ”

After discussing the offer with her husband and obtaining a promise from Jackson that CBS was only going to shoot 18 episodes, Hale agreed to play the part. The series she thought would never go beyond 18 episodes earned her the Emmy Award in 1959 and another Emmy nomination in 1961.

She learned early on that her portrayal of Della also had made an impression at home.

“When [my son] Billy was in the first grade, we went to school for the first parent meeting, and on his desk were little projects he’d made — pictures of Daddy and Mommy and his sister and his animals,” she recalled in the 1993 Chicago Tribune interview.

“And underneath my picture … he’d written in inch-high block letters, ‘This is my mom. I love her. She is a secretary.’ ”

Billy went on to become actor William Katt, which also was his father’s real name.

After “Perry Mason” went off the air in 1966, Hale served as a commercial spokeswoman for the Amana Corp., played Dean Martin’s wife in the movie “Airport” and made TV guest appearances.

TV’s Classic Private Eye Mannix Dies at Age 91

Back when men were men and women adored them, there was Mannix.

Variety

Mike Connors, best known for playing detective Joe Mannix on 1960s and ’70s show “Mannix,” died Thursday in Tarzana, Calif. He was 91.

He had been diagnosed a week ago with leukemia, according to his son-in-law Mike Condon.

“Mannix” ran for eight seasons from 1968 to 1975 and was the last series from Desilu Productions. Connors won a Golden Globe for his performance as a tough, athletic investigator, who in quintessential detective show style, insisted on doing things his own way and often got beat up in the process. He drove an impressive series of muscle cars including a Dodge Dart and Chevrolet Camaro.

Desilu president Lucille Ball convinced CBS not to cancel the show despite initial poor ratings, and it caught on after being retooled into a somewhat more conventional detective series. Mannix’s secretary, played by Gail Fisher, was one of few African-American actresses on TV at the time. “Here’s Lucy” produced a crossover episode in 1971 with Connors and Ball, called “Lucy and Mannix Are Held Hostage.”

As recently as 2007, he made a guest appearance on “Two and a Half Men.” His other TV appearances included “Murder, She Wrote,” “Love Boat,” and “Walker, Texas Ranger.”

The handsome square-jawed actor also appeared in early ’60s TV series “Tightrope!” and “Today’s F.B.I.” in the early ’80s. He later played Colonel Hack Peters in Herman Wouk miniseries “War and Remembrance.”

Born Kreker J. Ohanian in Fresno, Calif., Connors was of Armenian descent. He played basketball at UCLA where he was nicknamed “Touch,” and was credited in his first few films as Touch Connors. In the 1950s, Connors appeared in the John Wayne film “Island in the Sky” and in Cecil B. DeMille’s “The Ten Commandments.”

Connors is survived by his wife Mary Lou, daughter Dena, and granddaughter Cooper.

In the 60s if you weren’t Mannix you probably wished you were. Admiring glances and come-ons from lovely ladies, and a chance for some fisticuffs at least once per show, he was indestructible, heroic, and cool. So were the convertibles he drove. Plus, Mannix had a huge car phone long before cell phone service started. Almost nobody had those back then because they were so expensive.

Enjoy the unforgettable opening to Mannix 69:

One of the Mannix classic cars:

One of many Mannix car chases over the years:

The Smile that Turned the World On is Gone: RIP, Mary Tyler Moore

Actress Mary Tyler Moore had been on the National Enquirer’s death watch for a long time now. You might have noticed they do their death watch covers a lot these days.

Older Americans will surely have some fond memories of MTM. Younger folks probably have no idea who she is.

Like most Hollywood people, she had her causes. Hers were animals, a cause I share, and diabetes, which she suffered from. If she had been young and vital last Saturday, I can’t picture her participating in the obscenity that slanders all women that was called the Women’s March.

Aging is not a nice thing to see, as the progression of pictures above, show. But as the Bible tells us, God’s plan will take its course.

Fox News

Sitcom sweetheart Mary Tyler Moore, who gained fame playing winsome television producer Mary Richards on the popular 1970s television series “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and broke new ground as an independent career-woman in a leading role, died on Wednesday.

“Today, beloved icon, Mary Tyler Moore, passed away at the age of 80 in the company of friends and her loving husband of over 33 years, Dr. S. Robert Levine,” her rep Mara Buxbaum said in a statement. “A groundbreaking actress, producer, and passionate advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Mary will be remembered as a fearless visionary who turned the world on with her smile.”

Although her name was most frequently associated with television, Moore also acted in theater and films, winning a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for her role as an icy mother in 1980’s “Ordinary People.”

Off camera, she was known as a longtime animal rights champion and a spokesperson for diabetes issues after being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, a life-threatening illness, when she was 33.

In 2011, Moore underwent four hours of surgery to remove a meningioma, or benign tumor of the lining tissue of the brain.

Following that, there were reports her health had been deteriorating due to ongoing problems with diabetes, that she had lost weight and had become frail with severe mobility problems, but in 2011 and 2013 she returned to TV to appear twice on TV Land’s “Hot in Cleveland.”

In her two most famous television roles – as Mary Richards and as Dick Van Dyke’s wife, Laura Petrie, in “The Dick Van Dyke Show” – Moore always appeared smiling, optimistic and perky.

But in real life, she battled a series of personal challenges in addition to her diabetes: an alcoholic mother, two divorces, the death of her son and her own bout with alcoholism.

To most of her television fans, she was always “Mary,” the earnest WJM-TV producer who achieved breakthrough status by being one of the very first unmarried, career-woman leading characters – in her 30s, living and working on her own, and not looking for a husband.

Yet independent as her character was, Mary Richards was never threatening. “I’m an experienced woman,” she said in one episode. “I’ve been around…well, all right. I might not have been around but I’ve been…nearby.”

Deceased Homosexual British Pop Star George Michael Revealed to be a Jew

GEORGE MICHAEL IS ON THE RIGHT.

Wow! This post is my third within the last 24 hours relating to George Michael, someone who never crossed my mind very much until his death was the lead story on almost every news site on the Internet.

The Jews are emphasizing that the singer was a member of their tribe via his maternal grandmother. Interestingly, they are also talking about his sexually degenerate nature, albeit approvingly.

Michael’s life was all about letting nothing stand in your way of having sex. But there is no sex in heaven, if that’s where he’s at now.

Jewish Forward

British singer George Michael, who became one of the pop idols of the 1980s with Wham! and then forged a career as a successful solo artist with sometimes sexually provocative lyrics, died at his home in England on Sunday. He was 53.

In the mid-1980s, “Wham! was one of the most successful pop duos ever, ahead even of Simon & Garfunkel, with singles like “”Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go,” “”Careless Whisper,” ““Last Christmas” and ““The Edge of Heaven.”

“It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period,” his publicist said in a statement.

“The family would ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time. There will be no further comment at this stage,” the statement said.

British police said Michael’s death was “unexplained but not suspicious.”

Born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou June 25, 1963 in London to Greek Cypriot parents, Michael told the Los Angeles Times his maternal grandmother was Jewish, but hid her roots — even from her children — during and after World War II because “she thought if they didn’t know that their mother was Jewish, they wouldn’t be at risk.”

By Jewish custom, when your maternal grandmother is a Jew, that makes you a Jew. Actually, Georgios looks Jewish, although of the darker semitic variety rather than the lighter Ashkanazi type.

Michael once played music on the London underground train system before finding fame with Wham!.

With a school friend, Andrew Ridgeley, he formed Wham! in 1981, a partnership that would produce some of the most memorable pop songs and dance-floor favorites of the 1980s.

“I am in deep shock,” said Elton John. “I have lost a beloved friend – the kindest, most generous soul and a brilliant artist. My heart goes out to his family and all of his fans. @GeorgeMichael #RIP.”

‘I WANT YOUR SEX’

The duo had their first hit with their second release ““Young Guns (Go For It)” (1982) before their debut release “”Wham Rap” became a hit the following year. The 1984 album “Make It Big” was a huge success in the United States.

““No way could I have done it without Andrew,” Michael once said. “I can’t think of anybody who would have been so perfect in allowing something which started out as a very naive, joint ambition, to become what was still a huge double act but what was really…mine.”

But Michael was keen to reach beyond Wham!’s teenage audience and to experiment with other genres. Wham! announced their split in 1986.

A pilot solo single “”I Want Your Sex” was banned by daytime radio stations but was one of his biggest hits.

“I want your sex, I want you, I want your sex,” he sang. “So why don’t you just let me go, I’d really like to try, Oh I’d really love to know, When you tell me you’re gonna regret it, Then I tell you that I love you but you still say no!”

In the space of the next five years, Michael had six U.S. Number One hit singles including ““Faith,” ““Father Figure,” ““One More Try,” ““Praying For Time” and a duet with Aretha Franklin ““I Knew You Were Waiting For Me.”

Questions about his sexuality were raised when he was arrested in 1998 for “engaging in a lewd act” in a public restroom of the Will Rogers Memorial Park in Beverly Hills, California.

“I feel stupid and reckless and weak for letting my sexuality be exposed that way,” Michael told CNN at the time. “But I do not feel shame [about my sexuality], neither do I think I should.”

“I can try to fathom why I did what I did,” he continued, “but at the end of the day, I have to admit that maybe part of the kick was that I might get found out,” he told CNN.

Though he had relationships with women and once told family members that he was bisexual, Michael, then 34, said he was gay.

“Rest with the glittering stars, George Michael,” said Star Trek actor and LGBT rights activist George Takei. “You’ve found your Freedom, your Faith. It was your Last Christmas, and we shall miss you.”

While Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was in power, Michael voted for Britain’s opposition Labour Party but criticized Tony Blair’s support for George W. Bush’s 2003 invasion of Iraq.

“Sad to hear that George Michael has died,” said current Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. “He was an exceptional artist and a strong supporter of LGBT and workers’ rights.”

Michael’s death comes at the end of a year that has seen the passing of several music superstars, including David Bowie, Prince and Leonard Cohen. Rick Parfitt, the guitarist of British rock group Status Quo, died on Saturday at 68.

Hedonism is celebrated again, but not “normal” hedonism, but rather the butt sex kind. Hedonistic lives are exciting while they last. Michael’s didn’t last long. For Michael the best punishment for luring people into empty, degenerate lives would no causual butt sex, just an eternity of being bored. That’s Hell for you.

LAST KNOWN PHOTO OF GEORGE MICHAEL.

Sad News! Fake Fortuneteller Miss Cleo of 90s TV Fame Dead at 53

miss cleo

That funny, lovable scam artist you remember from TV 20 years ago, Miss Cleo, is dead. The lovable lesbian beat the rap when it came to misrepresenting herself as a psychic, but she couldn’t beat cancer.

Excerpt from NPR

“Miss Cleo,” the television psychic indelibly fixed in the memories of ’90s TV-watchers, died Tuesday in Palm Beach, Fla., of cancer. She was 53.

In late-night commercials in the late ’90s and early 2000s, she promised answers to all life’s most pressing questions. What should I be doing? Which person should I be with? Is my life on the right path? Who’s the father?

“The cards never lie,” she’d say, to questioning souls she called “darling” or “baby” or “honey.”

“Call me today,” she’d intone, with a broad smile and a Jamaican patois of dubious authenticity.

Miss Cleo, aka Youree Dell Harris, aka Rae Dell Harris or Cleomili Perris Youree or Ree Perris, was a cult icon.

She was also the face of a fraud empire.

Before she was Miss Cleo, Harris was a Los Angeles-born playwright and actress.

As “Ree Perris,” she was working in Seattle in the mid-’90s, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer revealed in 2002. In one of the plays she wrote and produced, Harris played a Jamaican character — named Cleo.

She “left town with a trail of debts and broken promises,” the paper wrote, after failing to pay the cast and crew who worked on plays she put on.

Then she appeared on TV screens as the tarot-reading Miss Cleo, promising a no-cost first reading.

If a free session with a psychic who can answer all your questions sounds too good to be true, it was. Because, well, it wasn’t free.

The Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint against The Psychic Readers Network, the company behind the “Miss Cleo” hotline, for telling viewers they would get a “free” reading and then charging them. The company also bullied people into paying charges they weren’t legally obligated to pay.