This job ain’t getting any easier. What do you say about 2017? A few great things happened, and a whole lot more hellish things happened too. There were some of us, at the previous year’s end, who hoped out loud that 2017 would somehow be easier. That’s not exactly how it shook out. Not sure many people were saying that about 2018. Me, I’m not a superstitious guy, but I don’t go jumping on cracks in the sidewalk or dancing under ladders either, know what I’m saying?
We lost a tremendous amount in 2017. This post is an inevitably inadequate attempt for Daily Grindhouse to commemorate some of the wonderful (and occasionally infamous) talent who most recently departed. As lead editor on the site, again I draw the short straw. Nobody wants to do this kind of a post. It’s a ton of work, if you’re the least bit sensitive it only bums you out, and no one ever raves about what a great job you did. Which is fine. Did it anyway.
To all the names in bold spotlighted herein, happy trails.
If you notice any names missing, please shoot me a comment below so I can add them in right away.
John G. Avildsen
William Peter Blatty
Don Pedro Colley
Joan Boocock Lee
Mary Tyler Moore
Sir Roger Moore
Reggie Ossé (Combat Jack)
Prodigy (Albert Johnson)
Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka
Harry Dean Stanton
Harry Stradling Jr.
Pam Warren aka Pam the Funkstress
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