Oscar-winner Jane Wyman’s old-fashioned class showed when she maintained silence about her failed marriage to Ronald Reagan

Vonnegut turned his ordeal as a POW during the 1945 allied firebombing of Dresden, Germany, into his 1969 novel «Slaughterhouse-Five.» Its surrealistic approach made it a hit with young readers who were questioning the Vietnam War.

They were two of the artists, entertainers and pop culture figures who died in 2007.

2Through such masterpieces as «The Seventh Seal,» director Ingmar Bergman combined startling imagery and a deep understanding of human nature. Michelangelo Antonioni, who died the same day as Bergman, explored alienation in films such as «L’Avventura.» Ousmane Sembene of Senegal gained worldwide honors through such films as «Moolaade.»

Many entertainers who died in 2007 predated the era when blue jeans and brutal candor 구미출장샵 became the norm for celebrities young and old.

3Scottish-born Deborah Kerr epitomized elegance when she danced in 19th century finery in «The King and I.» A smooth baritone in a tuxedo didn’t go out of style if the voice belonged to the likes of Robert Goulet. Rhinestone suits were the proper attire for country star Porter Wagoner.

Oscar-winner Jane Wyman’s old-fashioned class showed when she maintained silence about her failed marriage to Ronald Reagan. («It’s bad taste to talk about ex-husbands and ex-wives,» she said.)

4Television greats who died included impresarios Merv Griffin and Roger M. King, talk show host Tom Snyder and comic actor Tom Poston. Pop music lost Hawaiian entertainer Don Ho; Mamas and Papas member Denny Doherty; and 1950s hitmakers Frankie Laine and Teresa Brewer.

Some notables were known for just one, quirky thing: Bobby «Boris» Pickett did «The Monster Mash,» Dick Wilson starred in «don’t squeeze the Charmin» ads, and Calvert DeForest was David Letterman’s eccentric nebbish.


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