Rogues & Vagabonds

theatre, film & tv past and present 2001-2008 & 2013…

The Mystery of Shakespeare’s death

As you know 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. What we don’t know is the exact cause his untimely death. The man was 52 years old and from … Continue reading

04/14/2016 · Leave a comment

Britain is a country robbed by Alzheimer’s of its great, theatre stage, set designer, John Gunter

John Gunter, who has died aged 77, nine years after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, was responsible for the look of some of the most memorable shows in 20th Century British theatre, where … Continue reading

04/12/2016 · Leave a comment

The short, sad story of actress Clara Bloodgood | MCNY Blog: New York Stories

On the evening of December 5, 1907, respected actress and society woman Clara Bloodgood fatally shot herself in a Baltimore hotel room. She was in town to star as the … Continue reading

03/10/2016 · 2 Comments

George Martin (1926 – 2016) | 1951 Club

George Martin (1926 – 2016) Source: George Martin (1926 – 2016) | 1951 Club

03/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Britain is no country for old men and says “Farewell” to an old cinematographer called Douglas Slocombe

Douglas, who has died at the age of 103, made 84 feature films over 47 years and leaves gentlemen and women of a certain age in Britain, remembering the enjoyment his black and … Continue reading

02/25/2016 · Leave a comment

Alan Rickman, giant of British film and theatre, dies at 69 | Film | The Guardian

Sad news. Again, like Bowie, he was only 69. Alan Rickman, one of the best-loved and most warmly admired British actors of the past 30 years, has died in London … Continue reading

01/14/2016 · 2 Comments

Benny Hill and the Windmill Theatre in Great Windmill Street, Soho « Another Nickel In The Machine

“The notion that Benny was a lonely man is so depressing and wrong. He just liked his own company. He was very happy walking alone, living alone, eating alone, taking … Continue reading

12/08/2015 · Leave a comment

BBC1 classic adaptation is as relevant now as when it was written – sadly | Vox Political

Originally posted on Vox Political. SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t seen An Inspector Calls, and don’t want to have it ruined for you, it would be a good idea not to … Continue reading

09/14/2015 · 2 Comments

Theodore Bikel, actor, singer and Broadway star, dies at 91 | Stage | The Guardian

Originally posted in The Guardian. Theodore Bikel, the Tony-nominated actor, folk singer and original Captain von Trapp in The Sound of Music on Broadway, has died in Los Angeles aged 91. … Continue reading

07/22/2015 · Leave a comment

Alex Rocco, Character Actor in ‘Godfather,’ ‘Facts of Life,’ Dies at 79

07/20/2015 · Leave a comment

‘A Clockwork Orange’ Actor Aubrey Morris Dies at 89

07/18/2015 · Leave a comment

Roger Rees, Actor in ‘Cheers,’ ‘West Wing,’ ‘Nicholas Nickelby,’ Dies at 71

07/12/2015 · 2 Comments

Leonard Nimoy, ‘Star Trek’s’ Spock, Dies at 83

02/27/2015 · Leave a comment

The Sun Sets on Lizabeth Scott

Originally posted on Font and Frock:
Lizabeth Scott, Famed Film Noir Actress of the ’40s and ’50s, Dies at 92 [The Hollywood Reporter] Lizabeth Scott in Yank Magazine, 1945

02/08/2015 · Leave a comment

Happy Birthday Paul Newman

Originally posted on Waldina:
Today is the 90th birthday of Paul Newman.  I think (at least hope) that we all have a similar desire for our life, a sort of State…

01/26/2015 · Leave a comment

‘The Graduate’ director Mike Nichols dies at 83

11/20/2014 · Leave a comment

Warren Clarke dead: Dalziel and Pascoe actor dies after ‘short illness’ aged 67 – People – News – The Independent

Warren Clarke has died aged 67, his agent has confirmed. The British actor was best known for his role in TV show Dalziel and Pascoe. He also appeared in popular drama … Continue reading

11/12/2014 · 17 Comments

Lynda Bellingham dead: Loose Women presenter dies after cancer battle – People – News – The Independent

The Loose Women presenter passed away on Sunday “in her husband’s arms”, according to her agent Sue Latimer. Bellingham revealed last month that she planned to end her chemotherapy for … Continue reading

10/20/2014 · 2 Comments

Sir Donald Sinden dies aged 90 | Stage |

The stage, film and television actor Sir Donald Sinden has died at his home aged 90 [11 September], his family has announced. Sinden made his name in theatre as a … Continue reading

09/12/2014 · 4 Comments

Joan Rivers Dies at 81

09/04/2014 · Leave a comment

Listen to Robin Williams Talk About His Struggles on a 2010 Podcast

08/12/2014 · Leave a comment

Robin Williams – 1951 – 2014 – A comic genius I will miss

Robin Williams found dead at 63 in California home  via @guardian Robin Williams 2011 via Wikimedia Commons.

08/12/2014 · Leave a comment

James Garner of ‘Maverick,’ ‘Rockford Files’ Dies at 86

07/20/2014 · Leave a comment

Elaine Stritch, Acerbic Tony and Emmy Winner, Dies at 89

I’m very sad at this news but at least 89 is a good innings. I adored her, wanted to be her but I had neither the legs, nor the voice, … Continue reading

07/17/2014 · Leave a comment

Patsy Byrne dead at 80: Actress famous as Blackadder’s Nursie – News – People – The Independent

Originally posted on The Independent. Patsy Byrne, the actress best known for playing Nursie in the Blackadder television series, has died at 80. Denville Hall, a care home for elderly actors in … Continue reading

06/22/2014 · Leave a comment

BBC News – Allo Allo star Sam Kelly dies at 70

British actor Sam Kelly, best known for his roles in Allo Allo and Porridge, has died at the age of 70. The Manchester-born star’s agent Lynda Ronan said Kelly died … Continue reading

06/14/2014 · Leave a comment

Ruby Dee: Civil Rights Activist & Actress Dies At 91

06/12/2014 · Leave a comment

Quote • Adrian Edmondson on Rik Mayall

Edmondson paid tribute to his friend, saying: “There were times when Rik and I were writing together when we almost died laughing. In The Young Ones with Edmondson (L), Nigel Planer and … Continue reading

06/09/2014 · 2 Comments

BBC News – Rik Mayall, star of The Young Ones, dies aged 56.

BBC News – Rik Mayall, star of The Young Ones, dies aged 56 .

06/09/2014 · 4 Comments

Mickey Rooney dies at 93

Mickey Rooney has died at the age of 93. Mickey and Judy Garland’s last movie together, Words and Music, features a song that was eliminated from one of their earlier movies. Legendary Hollywood … Continue reading

04/07/2014 · 2 Comments