Friday, 28 July 2017

Marie-Josèphe Yoyote, French film & television editor and actress,Died at 87

Marie-Josèphe Yoyotte was born on November 5, 1929 and died on July 18, 2017.

She was a French film and television editor and actress.

Marie-Josèphe Yoyotte's extensive editing credits include The 400 Blows, Winged Migration and Microcosmos, the latter of which garnered Yoyotte a César Award for Best Editing.

Marie-Josèphe Yoyotte passed away at 87 years old.

Barbara Weldens, French singer, Died at 35

Barbara Weldens was born on April 17, 1982 in Hérault, France, and died on July 19, 2017.

She was a French singer-songwriter.

After releasing her first studio album, Le grand H de l'homme (Man with a capital H), in February 2017.

Inspired by Jacques Brel, Weldens was a singer in the chanson réaliste tradition.

Waldens often performed in a trio with Barbara Hammadi on piano and Marion Diaques on violin.

Barbara died on stage the following July while performing at a festival.

Barbara Weldens passed away at 35 years old.

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Paul Angerer, Austrian conductor, violist, composer, and radiopresenter, Died at 90

Paul Angerer was bornon May 16, 1927 and died on July 26, 2017.

He was an Austrian violist, conductor, composer and radio presenter.

He studied music theory and composition with Friedrich Reidinger and Alfred Uhl, and conducting with Hans Swarowsky.

Angerer performed in the viola section of Wiener Symphoniker, Tonhalle Orchester Zürich and Orchestre de la Suisse Romande early in his career and was viola soloist with the Wiener Symphoniker from 1953 to 1957.

Then, he started to conduct the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and the orchestras in Bonn and Ulm.

Since 1967 to 1972, Angerer was principal conductor of the Salzburg Opera Theater (Salzburger Landestheater) and led the Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester from 1971 to 1982.

In 1982, Angerer began conducting the Concilium Musicum Wien and held a teaching position at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna from 1982 to 1992.

Angerer was awarded the Austrian State Prize for Music in 1953 for his Musik für Viola allein and in 2001, he received the Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art, 1st class.

His compositional style was influenced by that of Paul Hindemith.

Angerer's works are published by Verlag Doblinger, Universal Edition, C. Haslinger and Editions M. Reift.

Paul Angerer passed away at 90 years old.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Thomas Füri, Swiss violinist, Died at 70

Thomas Füri was born on July 22, 1947, in Bern, and died on July 23, 2017.

He was a Swiss violinist, and a teacher at the Hochschule für Musik Basel.

Furi studied with his father Erich Füri and with Max Rostal at the Hochschule für Musik Bern.

He completed his studies with Ivan Galamian at the Julliard School in New York.

Since 1973 till 1980 Thomas Füri was leader in Koblenz, Lausanne and Basel.

Then from 1979 till 1993 he led the Camerata Bern.

From 1980 till 1991 Thomas Füri taught at the academies in Winterthur and Zürich.

During 1985 he joined I Salonisti, appearing in the 1997 film Titanic.

During 1993, Furi was awarded the Musikpreis des Kantons Bern.

Since 2000 Thomas Füri has been a member of the Aria Quartet.

He played on a 1761 Giovanni Battista Guadagnini violin.

Thomas Füri passed away at 70 years old.

Amir Fryszer Guttman, Israeli singer, Died at 41

Amir Fryszer Guttman was born on April 25, 1976 and died on July 23, 2017.

He was an Israeli singer, musician, choreographer, actor, and theater director.

Amir died from drowning after being swept away with his niece, whom he had held above water; his niece survived.

Amir Fryszer Guttman passed away at 41 years old.

Barbara Sinatra, American fashion model and showgirl, Died at 90

Barbara Marx Sinatra (née Blakeley) was born on March 10, 1927, and died on July 25, 2017.

She was an American model and showgirl.

She was married to Zeppo Marx from 1959 to 1973 and was the fourth and final wife of Frank Sinatra from 1976 until his death in 1998.

Barbara converted to Roman Catholicism before the marriage.

In her book, Lady Blue Eyes: My Life With Frank, "He [Frank] never asked me to change faith for him, but I could tell he was pleased that I'd consider it."

Barbara Marx Sinatra died in Rancho Mirage, California due natural causes.

Barbara Marx Sinatra passed away at 90 years old.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Tom Blom, Dutch radio and television presenter, Died at 70

Tom Blom was born on September 25, 1946, in The Hague and died on July 3, 2017.

He was a Dutch television and radio presenter.

During 1975, he made his television debut as a announcer at The Johnny Kraaijkamp Show.

Then, he was a presenter of the record program De Eerste de Beste (together with Walter Tiemessen).

Tom Blom passed away at 70 years old.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Robert Alfred Wolff, American sportscaster, Died at 96

Robert Alfred Wolff was born on November 29, 1920, in New York City and died on July 15, 2017.

He was an American radio and television sportscaster.

Wolff began his professional career in 1939 on CBS in Durham, North Carolina while attending Duke University.

Robert was the radio and TV voice of the Washington Senators from 1947 to 1960, continuing with the team when they relocated and became the Minnesota Twins in 1961.

During 1962, Robert joined NBC-TV.

During his later years, he was seen and heard on News 12 Long Island, on MSG Network programming and doing sports interviews on the Steiner Sports' Memories of the Game show on the YES Network.

Bob Wolff passed away at 96 years old.

George A. Romero, American-Canadian film director & screenwriter, Died at 77

George Andrew Romero was born on February 4, 1940 and died on July 16, 2017.

He was an American-Canadian filmmaker, writer and editor.

He best known for his series of gruesome and satirical horror films about an imagined zombie apocalypse, beginning with Night of the Living Dead (1968), which is often considered a progenitor of the fictional zombie of modern culture.

His other films in the series include Dawn of the Dead (1978) and Day of the Dead (1985).

Besides the Dead series, his works include The Crazies (1973), Martin (1978), Creepshow (1982), Monkey Shines (1988) and The Dark Half (1993).

He was often noted as an influential pioneer of the horror film genre, and has been called an "icon" and the "Father of the Zombie Film.

George A. Romero passed away at 77 years old.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Wally Burr, American voice actor and director, Died at 91

Walter S. Burr was born on June 2, 1926 and died on July 9, 2017.

He was also credited as Wally Burr and Walter Burr.

He was an American voice actor and director.

Burr was the voice director for The Transformers and The Transformers: The Movie, Burr was known for his perfectionist recording sessions.

Burr voice directed several other cartoons during the 1980s, such as G.I. Joe, Jem, Inspector Gadget, and Spider-Man.

He vocal performances include The Atom on Superfriends, and Harvey Gabor on Jem, among others.

Walter S. Burr passed away at 91 years old.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Mangesh Tendulkar, Indian cartoonist, Died at 82

Mangesh Tendulkar was born in Kolhapur and died in 2017, in Pune.

He was an Indian artist as cartoonist and humourist.

Tendulkar has also written in many magazines on cartoons.

He was a caricaturist for more than six decades beginning with his earliest sketches in 1954.

Mangesh Tendulkar was very active in creating traffic awareness in Pune city and made a great support to Pune traffic police.

He was a well known a social activist, Mangesh was associated with the traffic branch of the Pune Police.

His book named Cartoons was published in 2001.

Mangesh Tendulkar passed away at 82 years old.

Friday, 7 July 2017

Barry Norman, British film critic and television presenter, Died at 83

Barry Leslie Norman was born on August 21, 1933 and died on June 30, 2017.

He was a British film critic, journalist and television presenter.

Norman was best known for presenting Film... on BBC One from 1972 to 1998; he was the programme's longest-running host.

Norman was the brother of script editor and director Valerie Norman.

He married author Diana Narracott in 1957; the couple lived in Datchworth, Hertfordshire, for many years and both of their daughters were born in the house.

Diana's 2013 book See You in the Morning was written as a celebration of their life together.

Barry Norman passed away at 83 years old.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Carol Lee Scott, English actress, Died at 74

Carol Lee Scott was born on December 20, 1942, in Bridgwater, Somerset and died on July 4, 2017.

She was an English entertainer.

She was best known for her role on British television in the 1980s and 1990s as "Grotbags".

Throughout her career, he regularly performed on the international cabaret circuit, and prior to her TV work, she was a singer and released two albums.

Carol Lee Scott passed away at 74 years old.

Paul Hollingdale, British radio personality, Died at 79

Paul Hollingdale was born Paul Wynn on March 30, 1938 and died July 5, 2017.

He was a British radio presenter.

Hollingdale presented the first ever programme broadcast on BBC Radio 2, Breakfast Special.

Hollingdale had presented a show on CNBC in 1962, and can claim to be Britain's first ever pirate radio disc jockey.

He was also the first presenter on Radio 210 in Reading, launching the station in 1976 with The Breakfast Show which ran from 6.00 am to 10.00 am.

For a short period, he also presented an evening show, between 9.00pm and midnight two days a week, giving him just six hours from the finish of one show to the start of the next.

Hollingdale returned to Radio 2 for a special show to mark the 40th anniversary of the station on September 30th 2007.

During 1979, Hollingdale opened Blue Danube Radio, an English language station in Vienna, Austria, and contributed to the station until it closed in 2000.

Later, he relocated to Vienna, where he worked as a broadcaster and film commentator until his death in Brighton.

Paul Hollingdale passed away at 79 years old.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Stevie Ryan, American actress and comedian, Died at 33

Stevie Kathleen Ryan was born on June 2, 1984 in Riverside, California, and died on July 1, 2017.

She was a YouTube personality.

Ryan was known for her YouTube videos and starring in the VH1 series Stevie TV.

At the age of two, she and her family relocated to Victorville, where her parents operated a trucking business.

During 2002, Ryan graduated from Silverado High School.

Ryan was found dead in her home from an apparent suicide by hanging.

Stevie Ryan passed away at 33 years old.