YEP…I CAN TOTALLY SEE THIS NEXT ONE…..

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1. LET’S ENJOY A LAUGH OR TWO, SHANT WE? (is “shant” a word? it sure sounded good….)

we’re getting into the season for “valentines candy.” I THINK I’M GOING TO BUY A FEW BOXES OF THESE!!!

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AWWW…THIS NEXT ONE GIVES ME GOOSEBUMPS….TRUE LOVE……

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and…one more “valentine’s favorite.”

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“I WANT MY MUMMY.”

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and finally…….a little M*A*S*H humor…..

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2. we lost a legend this week……singer/songwriter/activist PETE SEEGER died at the age of 94…..PETE SEEGER is known for great songs like “THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND”, and he’s known for writing of co-writing great classics like “IF I HAD A HAMMER”, “TURN, TURN, TURN”, “WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE,” and “KISSES SWEETER THAN WINE”….BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN calls PETE SEEGER “the father of American music.”

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3. let’s play a couple of songs by PETE SEEGER….

this is PETE SEEGER just last year at “FARM AID” singing “THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND.” c’mon…sing along!!!

how about “IF I HAD A HAMMER”….

4. do you remember back in the 70’s when CBS had the “CBS LATE NIGHT MOVIES?” that’s right…after the 10:00pm news, they actually played MOVIES instead of talk shows…..my brother TROY and I would stay up whenever we could to watch these awesome movies….I wanted to share a few of our favorites, to see if you remember them……

TONY RANDALL had a movie where he played ALL SEVEN CHARACTERS in the movie….LOVE this movie from 1964…..the year I was BORN….

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TERRENCE HILL starred in a few “ITALIAN SPAGHETTI WESTERNS”….these were my two favorite of the “TRINITY” series….from around 1971…..

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back in 1972, a horror film came out that used to give both of us nightmares…but we watched it every time…..BERNIE CASEY starred in this movie as one of the monsters…..

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he would say the girl’s name in this movie in a frightening tone….”DIANA.” ooh…gives me goosebumps…..

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remember the HOLLYWOOD hunk STEVE MCQUEEN? remember his 1958 horror movie? LOVED THIS ONE, TOO….

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and then there’s another pair of movies from 1971 and 1972 that scared the crap out of me…I HATE mice and rats…so, these bothered me…..

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a very very young MICHAEL JACKSON sang the theme song from “BEN”…remember this song?

5. I will show you probably my favorite “CBS LATE NIGHT MOVIE” shortly…..as we feature the birthday boy today…actor MARC SINGER turns 66 today…..good lookin’ guy….I remember women used to love him a bunch……

what movie did I love more than the other “CBS LATE NIGHT MOVIES?” birthday boy MARC SINGER starred as PENN STATE football player JOHN CAPPELLETTI who had a younger brother named JOEY who had leukemia…..remember “SOMETHING FOR JOEY?”

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you will probably also remember MARC SINGER as “MIKE DONAVON” on the 1980’s original version of “V”……FAYE GRANT played “JULIE PARISH.”

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however, most people know MARC SINGER from the “BEASTMASTER” series of movies…..women probably remember it because he always had his shirt off…ha ha

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here’s 66 year old MARC SINGER recently…….

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6. CRAZY WEATHER….nice and warm today, but cold weather coming back again…..it seems like our pattern this winter is one warm day, then four to six super cold days…..C’MON SPRING…GET HERE….

7. okay, I will have to admit that I didn’t watch over 90 seconds of “THE GRAMMY AWARDS” the other night….not a fan of the GRAMMY’S….and I’ve fallen away from today’s music so much that I don’t enjoy it very much….

HOWEVER, and that’s a big HOWEVER, there is one part of the show that I missed, but ABSOLUTELY LOVE……

a new star who gets the women’s hearts racing teamed up with a legendary band and KICKED BUTT on a medley of songs…..

ROBIN THICKE sang with CHICAGO and it was pure magic…..

8. do you know ROBIN THICKE? he’s the son of “GROWING PAINS” star ALAN THICKE…and he not only looks like his dad, he SOUNDS like his dad when he talks…….

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9. JOKE OF THE DAY:

Two campers are hiking in the woods when one is bitten on the rear end by a rattlesnake. “I’ll go into town for a doctor,” the other says. He runs ten miles to a small town and finds the town’s only doctor, who is delivering a baby. “I can’t leave,” the doctor says. But here’s what to do. Take a knife, cut a little X where the bite is, suck out the poison and spit it on the ground.” The guy ruins back to his friend, who is in agony. ‘What did the doctor say?” the victim asks. “He says you’re gonna die.”

ENJOY THE REST OF YOUR WEEK!!!

JAY DEAN

Last night, my wife and I saw one of the best movies that I have seen in months, if not in the last couple of years…..

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“AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY”, was REMARKABLE….an absolute all star cast……a fantastic story…….high emotions thru the movie….HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED….

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MERYL STREEP once again proves that she is, most likely, the best actress ON THE PLANET…she is amazing…and I will make this statement…

IF MERYL STREEP DOESN’T WIN THE ACADEMY AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS, THEN SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH THE ACADEMY……

yep, she’s that good……check it out and let me know what you think…..

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HEY, THIS SOUNDS GOOD TO ME!!!

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1. LET’S HAVE SOME WEEKEND FUNNIES….

okay, I have to have ONE that’s my sick sense of humor!!!

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and, a little kitty humor…..

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I am SO GOING TO TRY THIS ONE DAY….

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okay, ONE MORE of my sick sense of humor….

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this would be HILAROUS…well, not for the girl……

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and finally, a little Christmas and “rock and roll heaven” fun….

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2. Well, we have had some crazy weather in our region lately….we have had “blizzard warnings” for parts of our area like every other day for the past few days……we get one nice day in the 40’s, and then it turns to total crap for a few days……winds up to 45-50 miles per hour…some snow showers and drifting……and C-C-C-C-C-C-COLD TEMPS……

some schools have been calling off…..some schools had school and school officials took a bunch of guff…..some schools DIDN’T have school and officials took a bunch of guff….here’s the deal…I have friends who are, and have been in school administration, and storm warnings are a NO WIN situation for school officials……damned if you do, damned if you don’t……

speaking of school, don’t think kids are slow learners…..I wish WE would have thought of this idea……

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3. Okay, I’m going to use the same line EVERYBODY has been using in the media…….

“apparently LOVE WON’T keep them together…” that’s right, in shocking entertainment news, “THE CAPTAIN AND TENNILLE” are divorcing….when asked why, the soon to be ex-hubby said, “I don’t know….when I find out what it is, i’ll let you know.” pretty sad stuff being they have been married going on 40 years……..

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marriage breakups are not funny……they are very sad…..I hate watching some of the so-called “entertainment news” channels, because they are making light of this situation…..it’s another reason that our society is decaying…….we now REJOICE in other people’s suffering……sad…..

in fact, I wasn’t even going to put it on the blog, but it was so shocking that I had to talk about it…….I feel sorry for both of them…that’s a lot of years together…….

4. but we DO have to play some of their music…..

here’s the classic “LOVE WILL KEEP US TOGETHER” written by the incredible NEIL SEDAKA…..

I always liked this next song, too….”DO THAT TOO ME ONE MORE TIME.”

5. in other “trainwreck” Hollywood news, Justin Bieber was busted for a few things including drunk driving in Florida this week……this kid needs help….I hope he gets it…..it’s always a shame when we put millions of dollars into the hands of teenagers……I like to say that I wouldn’t have done that, but I never even had the opportunity….I think coming from “the heartland” kids of makes it a different kind of decision……I wasn’t raised in a “big city” so, I don’t know how to even do that kind of living……..

JUSTIN even looked like he wasn’t taking his mugshot seriously…..

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I had heard on the news that JUSTIN BIEBER could even face DEPORTION back to CANADA if convicted….hmm…that seems a bit harsh…I would think that that situation would be a “last resort” type situation…….

6. So, a friend of mine was looking at one of these fun charts where you look at your first initial, year you were born, and stuff like that, then you look at the chart and pick out the words for whatever the chart is about…..well, this friend had a chart on Facebook about Valentine’s Day……what is my Valentine’s name? well, according to the charts it’s “WILD CUTESY PIE.” yep…that pretty much fits…..(NOT)

7. I CANNOT WAIT FOR JULY…..yours truly and his beautiful wife along with three other couples are going to WALKER, MINNESOTA for a week of fun and MUSIC….there’s an event in WALKER called “MOONDANCE JAM” that I have been trying to go to for years!!!

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we actually booked a house for all of us for the week…that’s right, we are staying in a beachhouse for a week…..”MOONDANCE JAM” has only booked five bands so far, but they are off to ONE HECK OF A START…..who’s coming so far?

FOREIGNER…(love them…they were awesome at the SOUTH DAKOTA STATE FAIR a couple of years ago)

GEORGE THOROGOOD….(b-b-b-bad to the bone)

STYX (I’m ready to rock, baby…)

DON FELDER from “THE EAGLES)….(I think he wrote “HOTEL CALIFORNIA”…..

and…

REO SPEEDWAGON…..(tons of great hits….)

REO SPEEDWAGON has been at MOONDANCE JAM before, in fact, I have a DVD In my collection of their appearance there……

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you might have that DVD as well….tell you what…I LOVE to take this DVD and put it in my player in the basement and turn on my big screen and CRANK UP THE SURROUND SOUND….sounds like a true concert……

8. I’m pretty pumped up….one of my favorite shows, if not my favorite show on TV is back on….it’s season five of “JUSTIFIED.”

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LOVE LOVE LOVE this show…….in fact, I have the first four season of the show…my son TYLER has the box sets and is not catching up on the show and he says he LOVES it……TIMOTHY OLYPHANT played the lead character “RAYLAN GIVENS.” he’s a smart aleck U.S. MARSHALL who gets the job done and doesn’t take crap from ANYONE….good good show……

here’s the cast of the show….some of them anyway….

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TIMOTHY is second from the left…..while researching the show the other day, I found some cool pictures of TIMOTHY OLYPHANT from his college days at U.S.C…..check these out….

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he’s a good actor, and a very nice looking man!!!

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9. JOKE OF THE DAY:

I was in the restaurant yesterday when I suddenly realized I desperately needed to pass gas. The music was really, really loud, so I timed my gas with the beat of the music. After a couple of songs, I started to feel better. I finished my coffee, and noticed that everybody was staring at me… Then I suddenly remembered that I was listening to my iPod.

(ummm…I doesn’t mean ME in this case…ha ha)

HOW ABOUT THIS ONE….

A plane was taking off from Kennedy Airport. After it reached a comfortable cruising altitude, the captain made an announcement over the intercom, “Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. Welcome to Flight number 293, non-stop from New York to Los Angeles. The weather head is good and, therefore, we should have a smooth and uneventful flight. Now sit back and relax… OH, MY GOD!” Silence followed, and after a few minutes, the captain came back on the intercom and said, “Ladies and Gentlemen, I am so sorry if I scared you earlier. While I was talking to you, the flight attendant accidentally spilled a cup of hot coffee in my lap. You should see the front of my pants!” A passenger in Business class yelled, “That’s nothing. You should see the back of mine!”

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!!

JAY DEAN

YES…FINALLY A SIGN THAT I CAN AGREE WITH!!!!

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1. LET’S HAVE SOME FUN!!!

I would imagine EVERY WOMAN would agree with this one….

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to the person who wrote this….MORE SCHOOLING, LESS WORKOUTS, DUDE….

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this next ones sounds LIKE A CROCK…..

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okay…I have a few people in my life that I would TOTALLY SEND THIS TO….

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AHHH…so it’s CUPID’S fault?

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okay..honestly, ISN’T THIS NEXT ONE COMPLETELY TRUE?

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2. alright…it’s completely RUDE to call someone UGLY…I mean, some people just can’t help that they look like they do….umm…I think that’s what I wanted to say……SO, I have come up with a WAY BETTER WAY to tell someone that they are…umm….NOT that great looking….TRY THIS AND SEE IF IT WORKS…..

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3. THE SUPER BOWL IS SET…..

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the DENVER BRONCOS and the SEATTLE SEAHAWKS are going to battle it out in the SUPER BOWL 13 days from today…..

and, of course, because it’s a team from COLORADO playing a team from WASHINGTON playing after all the hoopla in their political arena, THIS HAD TO HAPPEN…..

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how ironic that the ONLY two states to make marijuana legal are now playing for the championship……actually, it’s not ironic, it’s just something that happened……it, of course, had NOTHING to do with football, but it’s just fun taking a look at how others look at things……

BUT THE BIG NEWS IS!!!!!!

a jerk by the name of RICHARD SHERMAN…..

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YES, THAT’S RIGHT RICHARD SHERMAN…YOU JUST PUSHED ABOUT 80 PERCENT OF THE COUNTRY OVER TO THE DENVER BRONCOS SIDE….

in case you missed it or are living under a rock, this humble guy…I mean, ARROGANT JERK, did a postgame interview where he went off about how awesome he is and how “mediocre” his opponent was…..he even used the “CHOKE” symbol toward players of the 49’ERS….pathetic…….

here’s the deal…I have NEVER EVER liked RICHARD SHERMAN…..he’s a cocky loud mouth, and I don’t really appreciate people like that in sports……my motto for athletes has always been…ACT LIKE YOU’VE BEEN THERE BEFORE…ACT LIKE YOU’VE DONE GOOD THINGS BEFORE……..

remember BARRY SANDERS of the DETROIT LIONS?

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BARRY was probably the classiest player to play the game in my era….here’s what he would do….when BARRY SANDERS would score a touchdown, he would…are you ready for this? HAND THE BALL TO THE OFFICIAL….yeah, how about that? and then we have loud mouths like RICHARD SHERMAN who make the entire game about THEMSELVES….last time I checked, football was a “TEAM SPORT.”

here’s what I said last night, and here’s what I’ve heard all day today……this year’s SUPER BOWL should be one of the best games EVER…but after RICHARD SHERMAN’S comments and attitude yesterday, most people are hoping that the DENVER BRONCOS BURY SEATTLE……

****SIDE NOTE***** wouldn’t it be awesome if PEYTON MANNING threw like six touchdowns? ALL TO THE RECEIVERS THAT RICHARD SHERMAN WAS GUARDING? I would love that……..

****ANOTHER SIDE NOTE***** this was not the only player that RICHARD SHERMAN has ever bullied……guess who else?

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4. another “pathetic” story from SEATTLE….a 49’ERS player named NAVORRO BOWMAN suffered a horrible horrible injury where he leg went places it shouldn’t go…..it was horrible, but In my opinion, not near as bad as the notorious JOE THEISMANN injury…..anyway, reporter GREGG ROSENTHAL reported that fans were throwing POPCORN and other items at BOWMAN as he was being carted off the field after ruining his leg…..okay, I know that it’s a small small segment of that very loud “12TH MAN” crowd…but I hope those people are singled out, humiliated, and never offered a ticket to see a game ever again….

5. BEST COMMENT TODAY ON RICHARD SHERMAN’S BEHAVIOR…….

it comes from DETROIT TIGER’S all star pitcher JUSTIN VERLANDER…here’s what he said…..talking about quarterback RUSSELL WILSON and…the other guy……

“So Russell is a class act! Sherman on the other hand…. If he played baseball would get a high and tight fastball.”

that’s awesome…..

6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes are going out to actor ARTE JOHNSON….he is 85 today…remember ARTE JOHNSON from “LAUGH-IN?”

first of all, I found out that ARTE’S dad’s name was “ABRAHAM LINCOLN JOHNSON”…that’s awesome, right?

ARTE JOHNSON played great characters like “WOLFGANG”…he was the smoking World War Two German soldier who hid behind a bush and said, “VERY INTERESTING.”

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here’s an early photo of ARTE JOHNSON…

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ARTE JOHNSON also played a character by the name of TYRONE F. HORNEIGH…..(HORNAY…NOT HORNEY like the character is known for….)TYRONE is the dirty old man that sits opposite GLADYS ORMPHBY played by RUTH BUZZI….

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he usually made some comment, got hit with her purse, and ended up on the sidewalk….

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here’s ARTE JOHNSON today at 85…..

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7. TRIVIA TIME….do you remember the Saturday morning cartoon show that featured that old couple from “LAUGH-IN?” I DO…It was called “BAGGY PANTS AND THE NITWITS.” of course, if you watched it, you knew that “BAGGY PANTS” was a cat that acted like CHARLIE CHAPLIN…and the “NITWITS” were ARTE JOHNSON and RUTH BUZZI’S characters….

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I can still walk around singing the theme song from that show….see how pathetic my life is? I can’t remember what I did the other day, but I remember stupid theme songs…..

8. speaking of television, I saw a DVD set the other day that I wanted to buy, but didn’t…it was from one of my favorite shows of the 70’s….”MANNIX”…remember that? it starred MIKE CONNORS….

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MIKE CONNORS real name is “KREKOR OHANIAN.” I see why he changed it……good good lookin’ man, though…..

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“MANNIX” was a great detective that always reported in to his ever supportive secretary, PEGGY…played by actress GAIL FISHER….GAIL was 65 when she died in 2000…..

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“MANNIX” ran for a long time….from 1967-1975…but it wasn’t MIKE CONNOR’S first show…not by a longshot….one of his earlier shows was from 1959-1960 called “TIGHTROPE.”

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well, guess what? MIKE CONNORS IS STILL AROUND…that’s right, he’s now 88 years old…..here he is recently, including a picture with now 78 year old LEE MERIWETHER, who was a secretary herself for “BARNABY JONES.”

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9. I have used the “MANNIX” theme for a ringtone on my phone before..do you remember the theme?

10. JOKE OF THE DAY:

a guy runs up to the top of a hill and shouts “HEY, GOD….I NEED YOUR OPINION…DO YOU THINK FACEBOOK IS HARMFUL?”

and he here’s a thundering voice from above say….”HANG ON, I’M JUST FINISHING MY STATUS UPDATE.”

OR HOW ABOUT THIS ONE…..

“If there are any idiots in the room, will they please stand up” said the sarcastic teacher. After a long silence, one freshman rose to his feet. “Now then, mister, why do you consider yourself an idiot?” enquired the teacher with a sneer. “Well, actually I don’t,” said the student, “but I hate to see you standing up there all by yourself.”

HAVE A GREAT DAY MY FRIENDS…

JAY DEAN

sadly, after today there is only ONE MUNCHKIN left in this world…..everybody knows that by far my favorite movie of all time is “THE WIZARD OF OZ.” So, i have spent a long time watching the movie and catching up on where the actors are….well, as you would expect, most of them have gone on to meet their maker…..

add to that list, another one….

RUTH ROBINSON DUCCINI died today at the age of 95….she was born in MINNESOTA, and was the last surviving FEMALE MUNCHKIN…

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and now, with RUTH’S passing, that leaves only JERRY MAREN left….JERRY is now 93 years old……here he is recently….

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The way I look at it is this…..”THE WIZARD OF OZ” was released in 1939……the fact that ANY of the cast is still around is pretty amazing………

first “THE PROFESSOR” and now “REUBEN KINCAID.” today we found out that actor DAVE MADDEN has died at the age of 82…he played the manager of “THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY” on the long running show….

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DAVE MADDEN has had many other roles in film and television, but it’s his portrayal of the strong yet bumbling manager of “THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY” that will live on in our minds and hearts….

here’s a couple of recent photos of DAVE MADDEN….

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There are not too many left of the cast of “GILLIGAN’S ISLAND.”

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Today we received word that the final male character on the show is gone….

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that’s right, “THE PROFESSOR” is gone…..actor RUSSELL JOHNSON died today at the age of 89 due to kidney failure……the guy looked pretty darn good up until the end…….here he is in recent months….

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that only leaves TWO cast members who are still alive……

TINA LOUISE, who played the sexy “GINGER” is now 79 years old…she will be EIGHTY in February…….here she is today….

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and, the little cutie on the island is still around….actress DAWN WELLS played “MARY ANNE”…..she, of course, was every man’s favorite of all the women on the show…MARY ANNE was the kind of girl you wanted to bring home to Mom……DAWN WELLS is now 75 years old….and still a little cutie….

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here is a last of the other characters, and when they left this earth:

BOB DENVER played, of course, “GILLIGAN”…he died in 2005 at the age of 70……

ALAN HALE, JR. played “THE SKIPPER”…he died in 1990 at the age of 68…..

NATALIE SCHAFER played “MRS. HOWELL”, or “LOVEY” on the show…she lived to be 90 before dying in 1991….

and JIM BACKUS played “THURSTON HOWELL III” he also was the voice of “MR. MAGOO” on all of those cartoons….JIM BACKUS was 76 when he died in 1989….

and so it goes…….let’s watch the tv theme one more time, shall we?