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In Memory of Jan-Michael Vincent.

I am angered that it took them a month to report his passing. Feb. 10th.

He was no forgotten star in my eyes. News now entitling their articles “Heart Throb” of the 80’s dies. Got news for them, Jan was a Heart Throb from the 1960’s.

God what a fox.

 

First time I ever laid my eyes on him was in Danger Island, apart of The Banana Splits Adventure Hour and I was hooked. My crush of jr. high (68′-70′), then when Tribes a TV film came out in 1970 and his hair got longer even more. As you can tell from the picture of him from that film above. I didn’t think I’d ever get over hating Earl Holliman. Lol

Basically watched every film after he was in through 1980. Other favorites:

Going Home with Robert Mitchum and Brenda Vaccaro
The Mechanic with Charles Bronson
Buster and Billie
Baby Blue Marine
Defiance

I remember catching an episode of Marcus Welby MD in the early 70’s, Jan played a teenage alcoholic, sadly in life what would ultimately lead to his demise later in life.

In 83′ I would watch The Winds of War that would hook him up again with Robert Mitchum.

By time Airwolf came on TV in 84′ and ended in 86′ I wasn’t ever home to watch it. Always admiring Ernie Borgnine and loving Jan I would have enjoyed it. I’ve never even seen it in reruns, if ever shown again I’ll make it a point to watch.

But early on he captured many hearts and long before the 80’s. It’s sad when somebody dies from my parents era of entertainment but when it come from mine own even more devastating. One by one whether musicians or actors, you realize you’re only still a hippie in mind, heart and yeah soul… but..

We are aging.

So with Jan’s death comes a sadness yet the memories he gave and left us with will always bring a smile. That good looking guy with the beautiful blue eyes to match the talent will fondly be missed and remembered.

His star didn’t fall, it burns brightly up in the Heaven’s.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hopefully he has found the peace in Heaven that he could never seem to find here on earth.

Rest well Jan and enjoy Heaven.

 

 

 

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15 Shot, 6 Dead Within 24 Hours in Detroit. Journalism at its Finest!

The GREAT reporting by Detroit News sources on both the newspaper and flip side TV.

5W’s and 1H is the Basis of any journalism. At least it used to be. Otherwise the REPORT you are given leaves giant holes to the story your attempting to report on. And if you’re not going to give ALL the details then don’t give us any. Because it is very irritating.

It’s very simple: Who, What, Why, When, Where & How.

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” Just One More Thing ” ~ Actor Peter Falk Has Died

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Friday “Fallout!” ~ Henry Mancini

Just some of the Musicians in the Orchestra on this 1987 TV Special.

Pete Candoli, Bill Watrous, Vincent De Rosa, Ronny Lang, Ray Pizzi, Abe Most…….

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CABLE NEWS! Which Network really gives us the TRUTH!

NONE

The dialog of this scene from Network couldn’t ring more true.

” We’ll tell you any shit you want to hear ” Now that is the TRUTH!

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Monday Mourning ~ Another Legend Lost ~ Blake Edwards

My God what a talent we lost on the 15th. I could have picked so many TV or Movie themes to attribute this man to. A 100 flooded through my mind at once. Of course the main one being The Pink Panther.

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Leslie Nielsen ~ In Remembrance

1926–2010

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Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough put the Class back into Dance!

Nobody puts Baby in the Corner. Damn Right!

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Dancing with the Stars or Deceptions?

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A 1950s TV MOM & DAD

One show came out in the middle – late 50s, another one depicted the era.

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