Joel Siegel Remembered

Written by: Samuel K. Sloan (Farpoint Media Exec. News Dir.) Joel Siegel, ABC’s “Good Morning America” film critic was one of a very few film critics I admired and whose reviews I would consider worthy of my attention. Today I was saddened to learn that Joel died last night after his lengthy battle against colon […]

Mr. Wizard Remembered

Written by: Samuel K. Sloan (Farpoint Media Exec. News Dir.) My generation grew up with him and we all loved him — Don Herbert, better known by millions as television’s “Mr. Wizard,” has died at the age of 89 of bone cancer. He, along will Bill Nye, the Science Guy, is responsible for introducing three […]

Charles Nelson Reilly Remembered

The Tony Award winning and Emmy nominated actor has died at age 76. Older generations of television viewers may remember him and his over-the-top appearances on such shows as Johnny Carson’s “The Tonight Show” and the game show “Match Game” when it aired on primetime television and more specifically as a guest on “The Hollywood […]

Jack Valenti Remembered

Jack Valenti, a Hollywood pioneer, a highly decorated WWII bomber pilot, a former White House aide to President Lyndon Johnson, a film industry lobbyist and the one man crusader who instituted the modern movie ratings system is dead at 85 from complications of a stroke he suffered nearly a month ago. Valenti was also responsible […]

Barry Nelson Remembered

Written by: Samuel K. Sloan (SoSF Managing News Director) I have a trivia question for you. Who was the very first actor to ever have an on-screen portrayal of super-spy James Bond? If you said David Niven, who starred in the 1967 satiric Bond farce “Casino Royale,” or Sean Connery who first appeared as Bond […]

Roscoe Lee Browne Remembered

Written by: Samuel K. Sloan (SoSF Managing News Director) Yesterday the entertainment industry lost one of its most highly respected members and one of my all-time favorite actors. Emmy Winner and Tony Award nominated actor Roscoe Lee Browne, the man whose voice could reverberate throughout a soundstage and whose rich tones were only rivaled by […]

Kurt Vonnegut Remembered

NEW YORK (AP) — Kurt Vonnegut, the satirical novelist who captured the absurdity of war and questioned the advances of science in darkly humorous works such as “Slaughterhouse-Five” and “Cat’s Cradle,” died Wednesday. He was 84. Vonnegut, who often marveled that he had lived so long despite his lifelong smoking habit, had suffered brain injuries […]

Robert Clark Remembered

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) — Film director Robert Clark, best known for the holiday classic “A Christmas Story,” was killed with his son Wednesday in a head-on crash with a vehicle steered into the wrong lane by a drunken driver, police and the filmmaker’s assistant said. Clark, 67, and son Ariel Hanrath-Clark, 22, were killed […]

Richard Jeni Remembered

Written by: Michael Hickerson (SoSF Staff Journalist) Popular stand-up comedian and occasional movie star, Richard Jeni, has died, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Jeni was 45. Jeni was popular on the stand-up circuit as well as being a regular guest on the Howard Stern radio show and made numerous appearances on “The Tonight Show.” […]

Jean Baudrillard Remembered

Jean Baudrillard, the famous French sociologist, cultural critic, theorist, philosopher and futurist died this week in Paris. He was 77. Baudrillard was a man who never feared to make his thoughts known and feelings understood on just about any topic from the war in Iraq to the most mundane ordinary things of life. He had […]