Several days ago, it was announced that Comedian Phyllis Diller had passed away.
I really wasn’t familiar with her.
Then Neil Armstrong died. And even though he was an American hero I didn’t witness him walking the moon and he was always apart of history for me.
We seem to be losing many good people. It got me thinking… who would I just freakin balls to the wall cry over if they died?
So I complied a small list of people that I will definitely cry if they kick the bucket!
I never saw him on Saturday Night Live but I was able to catch reruns. Every movie he has been has been hilarious. Steve is a big part of my childhood tv/movie watching growing up. I loved The Jerk, The Man with Two Brains, Three Amigos, Roxanne, Father of the Bride. He is just an distinguished part of comedy. And he is part of that generation which includes Chevy Chase, Martin Short, and Dan Aykroyd.
Which brings me to my next actor…
I always saw him as the type of father I wanted. All his characters were comforting to me and made me laugh as well. He is just a big part of movies for me. I can’t see not watching him in any type of film. Blues Brothers is one my favorite movies. It was something that even as child I understood that a movie like this would be seen as a classic later. And I cherished Blues Brothers. Then we had great comedic movies like Coneheads, Ghostbusters, The Great Outdoors, and one of my favorite movies My Girl. With Dan, I will be depressed if he ever dies.
Dick Van Dyke
I will so cry if he dies. One word: Mary Poppins!!
He made me love him. He swept me off my feet at like 5 years old. Then he made Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Oh God… please don’t die Dick. You were the ultimate man to me at 5 years old and you still old. Wait til I go first… I am almost 30!!!
Til this day, I can honestly say I never have had any one take my breath as Julie Andrews. She is the interpretation of beauty. I don’t understand why she is not the Queen of England. I was amazed by her beauty, grace, pose, and her wonderful voice. I loved her in movies like Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music. I feel like she was from an age that no longer exists with classic beauties like Judy Garland, Katherine Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn, Natalie Wood.
My father forced me to watch westerns so thanks Dad because I never would have seen Clint in his best! Clint was the super hero, the bad ass, the CIA agent of that time. He was thrilling to watch and even now the movies he touch are pure gold.
I am sure there are more but these were the greatest examples of generation slowly passing on by. There are many new actors and actresses that I love now but its nothing like these few. These just didn’t entertain but stole the heart.
Are there any that you can name?