Burt Reynolds Dies at 82; Made Hearts Throb and Audiences Laugh – The New York Times

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I grew up with “Smokey & the Bandit” and we had a hamster we named, “Hooper” in honor of the stuntman Burt Reynolds portrayed in the movie with the same name.  Both classic films that played on HBO repeatedly in the background of my junior high and high school years 🙂

Loved those films and Burt’s character in both films.

RIP

-John

Burt Reynolds, the wryly appealing Hollywood heartthrob who carried on a long love affair with moviegoers even though his performances were often more memorable than the films that contained them, died on Thursday in Jupiter, Fla. He was 82.

Source: Burt Reynolds Dies at 82; Made Hearts Throb and Audiences Laugh – The New York Times

Obituary – John McCain, War Hero, Senator, Presidential Contender, Dies at 81 – The New York Times

 

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John S. McCain, the proud naval aviator who climbed from depths of despair as a prisoner of war in Vietnam to pinnacles of power as a Republican congressman and senator from Arizona and a two-time contender for the presidency, died on Saturday at his home in Arizona. He was 81.

Source: John McCain, War Hero, Senator, Presidential Contender, Dies at 81 – The New York Times

Charlotte Rae – Celebrity Death – Obituaries at Tributes.com

I remember watching this show after school with my brothers and sisters.  Good memories…

-John

Actress Charlotte Rae, known best for her roles on the sitcoms “Diff’rent Strokes” and “The Facts of Life,” died Sunday August 5, 2018, at the age of 92. Her publicist, Harlan Boll, reported her passing. No cause of death was given. For full coverage and obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

Source: Charlotte Rae – Celebrity Death – Obituaries at Tributes.com