Category Archives: Famous Fridays

All about very famous people who die on Fridays, like JFK.

Jack Klugman dies at 90

English: Jack Klugman in August 2005

English: Jack Klugman in August 2005 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Son of Russian Jewish immigrants Klugman made his way to the top of the Hollywood heap and then fell off from throat cancer from which he lost his voice in 1980.   He just remarried four years ago.

Anyway if you know The Odd Couple then you know his main work.

Now you tell me: Ambassador Stevens gay? MUST READ

In case you missed “Brideshead Revisited” back in the day you can watch it streaming on Netflix.  It is for the true anglophile like myself.  It was profoundly well done.  About two white Englishmen one middle class one from the upper crust which was the true meaning of high falutin folks.  But the problem if Stevens was gay is that the Arab world is fiercely anti gay and homophobic in the extreme and the frazy indefensible.  As you may know and reported that Stevens was sodomized and then killed.  I kept wondering about that.  I mean why would they sodomize this man?  It may have been done with an object rather than an actual organ.  How horribly cruel of these bigots.

 See my link and the story below from

Programming Note: listen to a special radio report on this developing story via the HillBuzz & Mrs. Fox Show, archived from 9/14/2012– click HERE to listen


Dino explained in great detail that the brutal sodomizing of Stevens’ corpse was something that Muslims do to show the “utmost disrespect to the body” and that this is “a great insult in Islam” reserved for homosexuals.  ”It is like making him a woman in death and he will be a woman now after life” the Serbian explained to me.  There’s a good chance this guy was Muslim too, and gay, which makes my head spin more than a little since he seemed to have no anger at all in his voice that Muslims in Libya assassinated the American ambassador and then sodomized his corpse.

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Gore Vidal dead at 86 from pneumonia

Gore Vidal at the Los Angeles Times Festival o...

Gore Vidal at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Gore Vidal that publicly gay author, writer, playwright and smart ass has died at 86.  He traded barbs with the best of the best from the old conservative TV days of Buckley and the rest.  Many don’t know him because he was from the old school but a part of the avant garde nonetheless.  He will be known as an in-law of Jackie Kennedy I mean relative by marriage of mother they are not blood relatives.

Gore is also related to Al Gore some kinda way too.  Gore Vidal was Jewish and Al Gore is also part Jewish and both were from political junkies who made it in politics but never to the presidency.  Speaking of president Gore did know JFK and once famously noted that Jack had a “great ass.”  He would notice that, oh boy.

Anyway it bon voyage to Gore Vidal who was one of the most famous gay men in American history.

Sally Ride–First Lesbian in Space Died (61 from cancer)

I got to interview astronaut and physics profe...

They did not want you to know that Sally had a female partner named Tam for the past 27 years.  So it is news to me that she had pancreatic cancer (always fatal), that she was lesbian and that she died today of cancer at age 61.  Even in one of the articles I read they talked about Tam and did not call her “she” in the article.  Hmm. She earned like four degrees.  Are they telling girls that you have to be a “he” in order to achieve in the sciences? No, because there was no mention that she was gay in the news nor mention of the woman who shared her life and bed.  They did not marry or adopt or beget any kids.

She was no hero to me.  Not because of anything in particular just not on the radar.  She may have contracted the cancer from her time spent in space of only thirty minutes.  You call that an astronaut?

Anyway I thought that was interesting that Tam O’Shaunnesey and Sally Ride were “partners” i.e., lesbian lovers for the past 27 years.  They met when she was 12.  This PC stuff is so ridiculous.  “Partners” really?

Sylvester Stallone Son Found dead in LA from drug overdose

Sage Stallone, the 36-year-old son of Sylvester Stallone, was found dead today at his Los Angeles home, EW has confirmed.

“Sylvester Stallone is devastated and grief-stricken over the sudden loss of his son Sage Stallone,” Sylvester’s rep, Michelle Bega, said in a statement. “His compassion and thoughts are with Sage’s mother, Sasha [Czack]. Sage was a very talented and wonderful young man, his loss will be felt forever.”

Andy Griffith dead at 86

we could not get wnough of Mayberry and Andy and Barney on the Andy Griffith Show.  he was a religious man too

Donna Summer dead from cancer at 63

CBS News) Disco queen Donna Summer has died, a family spokesperson told the Associated Press. She was 63.




Her family released a statement Thursday saying Summer had died and that they “are at peace celebrating her extraordinary life and her continued legacy.”‘


TMZ first reported the news, noting Summer had  died in Florida on Thursday after a long battle with cancer. Insiders told TMZ she was recently working on music for a new album.

Known as the “Queen of Disco,” Summer was born in Boston, Mass. in 1948, as one of seven children.


The five-time Grammy winner rose to fame in the 1970s, scoring hits with “Last Dance,” “Hot Stuff” and “Bad Girls.”

Mary Kennedy hangs herself home alone

Deutsch: Robert Kennedy Jr. in Urbana, IL Engl...

Deutsch: Robert Kennedy Jr. in Urbana, IL English: Robert Kennedy Jr. in Urbana, IL Français : Robert Francis Kennedy Jr. à Urbana, en Illinois (États-Unis). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Possible suicide ex wife of Robert kennedy jr.   This is not confirmed but rfk was living in LA with Cheryl Hines and Mary could not give up the bottle so she gave up the ghost.  She really looks like a Kennedy rather than an in law.

Vidal Sasson dead at 84

Vidal sassoon

Vidal sassoon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Damn I remember the day that he (gay and Jewish–he was left in a Jewish orphanage during the depression) unveiled his style.  Vidal single-handedly changed the way that women cut and wore their hair.  He influenced generations since the 1980s with his signature hair cuts and designs on the hair. 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Celebrity hairstylist Vidal Sassoon, whose 1960s wash-and-wear cuts freed women from endless teasing and hairspray, has died. He was 84.

Los Angeles police spokesman Kevin Maiberger says officers went to Sassoon’s home Wednesday morning and determined he was dead of natural causes. Sassoon’s family was present.

The London-born Sassoon’s creative, geometric cuts required little styling. They were an integral part of the look of Mary Quant, the superstar British fashion designer who popularized the miniskirt.

Adam Yauch of the Beastie boys dead at 47

Adam Yauch, who performed under the stage name MCA, is dead, according to reports from Global Grind and TMZ.

MCA’s publicist just released a statement to TMZ, writing: “It is with great sadness that we confirm that musician, rapper, activist and director Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch … passed away in his native New York City this morning after a near-three-year battle with cancer. He was 47 years old.”

In July 2009, the Beastie Boys member announced that he would be receiving treatment for a cancerous tumor in his salivary gland, and that, as a result, the group would cancel some future shows and push back the release of a new album.