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Dig a hole: A.C. Lyles, the man from Paramount

New Year's Eve, 2001, the first year I ever rang out the old in a warm climate. Who says I'm ...

Dig a hole: Jerry G. Bishop, the architect of Svengoolie

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/sep/19/53443/ He was Chicago television's answer to SCTV's 'Count' Floyd Robertson, a professional broadcaster picking up change on the side ...

Dig a hole: Noise reduction pioneer Ray Dolby

"I was never a gold-digger, or an Oscar-digger, or anything like that. I just had an instinct about the right ...

Dig a hole: Cal Worthington

Never so much as a rank and file member of the motion picture industry, Calvin Coolidge "Cal" Worthington's presence was ...

Dear Christo, U Wrapped My Heart!

Thank you so much for exposing us to your work, your life, even your wife. One time, I met you ...

Dig a divot: Munchkin Margaret Pellegrini is really most sincerely dead

Will Ruth Robinson Duccini or Jerry Maren be next?

As hole digger I must aver, the Phoenix coroner examined her. And she's not only merely dead, she's really most ...

Dig a hole: the San Diego Film Commission

Their website is no more. The final post on their Facebook page says it all: "After nearly 40 years of ...

Dig a pool: Esther Williams

Esther Williams was an odd footnote to movie history. The record-setting competitive swimmer found a place in Hollywood where, in ...

Dig a hole: Steve Forrest

"S.W.A.T." star and Dana Andrews' younger brother

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/may/23/46129/ Steve Forrest, movie actor, Lt. Hondo Harrelson on TV's S.W.A.T., and dependable Dana Andrews' real-life kid brother, is dead. ...

Dig a hole: Dr. Joyce Brothers

Dr. Joyce Brothers was a celebrity in the truest sense of the word; a person famous for being famous. She ...

Dig a hole and Tulips Shall Grow: Ray Harryhausen

Never mind the above-the-line talent: Ray Harryhausen was one of the few special visual effects creators whose name in the ...

Peace Be With You Mr. Copley

My first week in San Diego, I had lunch with David Copley. I had no idea who he was at ...

Dig a hole: Jack Shea, three-time president of the DGA

Jack Shea. The name sounded so familiar. The rest of the world probably remembers Shea's contributions to television history through ...

Dig a hole: Deanna Durbin

Allow me not to be the first to say, "Was Deanna Durbin still alive?" She was a huge star in ...

Dig a hole: Jonathan Winters

God must have been in dire need of a good laugh. Someone please inform Jerry, Albert, Howard, and Joan they ...

Dig a hole: Mickey Rose

Woody Allen's former writing partner was 77

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/apr/11/43568/ The man responsible for many of the howls contained in three of Woody Allen's earliest and funniest movies is ...

David Elliott remembers Roger Ebert

Former Chicago rival recalls Ebert before Siskbert

Where was I when Roger Ebert died? He'd have been proud. I was all alone in the Clairemont Town Square ...

Dig a hole: 'Stooge woman' Sally Starr

Philadelphians remember Sally Starr as the cowgirl host of Popeye Theater, a daily after school outlet for Popeye and Clutch ...

Dig a hole: Michael Winner

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/jan/21/38741/ I read the news today, oh boy. Death Wish(es) director Michael Winner kept his appointment with death. Michael Winner ...

Dig a hole: Conrad Bain

Pictured: Conrad Bain at the 2003 TV Land Awards. The actor who helped Woody Allen test coffins in Bananas is ...

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