The song featured is the theme from one of Jack Lemmon's movies: Days of Wine and Roses
Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau quotes are at the bottom of this page
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Full name: Kurt Donald Cobain
You might know him as: The lead singer of Nirvana and as Courtney Love's husband
Born: February 20, 1967, Hoquiam, WA
Died: April 5, 1994, Seattle, WA
Cause of death: reportedly a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, but now there are many theories that Kurt was murdered*
*Because of an entry in my guestbook, I again, repeat: I DID NOT ACCUSE ANYONE OF KURT'S MURDER! I was not there, and nor were his many fans!
Wendy O'Connor (Kurt's mom) on Kurt's death: "Now he's gone and joined that stupid club. I told him not to join that stupid club.
Courtney Love on Kurt's death: "No, Kurt, the worst crime I can think of is for you to continue being a rock star when you fucking hate it. Just fucking stop."
"I bawled my brains when he died"--Puddle of Mudd member Wes Scantlin
"He was the greatest songwriter of my generation"--STP's Scott W
*Please note that these comments were made before any theories of murder surfaced!
Full Name: Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr.
You might know him as: Singer of songs like "Rocky Mountain High" and "Annie's Song." He was also an actor, as well as one of the active voices to speak out against the PMRC in 1985 banning censorship of song lyrics
Born: December 31, 1943, Rosewell, N.M
Died: October 12, 1997, Monterey Bay, CA
Cause of death: Crashed his private plane
Norman Fell and Audra Lindley
People have remembered these other people since July 1, 2001
Birth Name: Norman Feld
You might know him as: Stanley Roper on Three's Company
You might know Walter as: Oscar Madison from the movie The Odd Couple, Max in Grumpy Old Men and Grumpier Old Men
Born: October 1, 1920, New York City
Died: July 1, 2000, Los Angeles, CA
Cause of death: heart complications
Birth name: Dino Paul Crocetti
You might know him as: half of the comedy team of Martin and Lewis, singer of "That's Amore" and "Everybody Loves Somebody;" was a member of "The Rat Pack"
Born: June 7, 1917, Steubenville, OH
Died: December 25, 1995, Los Angeles, CA
Cause of death: acute respiratory failure
Full Name: Francis Albert Sinatra
You might know him as: the "leader" of "The Rat Pack," singer of "My Way," "Summer Wind," and "Come Fly with Me"
Born: December 12, 1915, Hoboken, NJ
Died: May 14, 1998, Los Angeles, CA
Cause of death: heart attack, he also had heart disease, kidney disease, and bladder cancer
Thanks to all of you for sharing your remarkable talents with us! None of you will ever be forgotten! RIP~all mentioned above.
Hopefully, I will rarely have to add to this page.--Please see my other farewell page--includes tributes to Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Redd Foxx, Bob Hope, Elizabeth Montgomery, Paul Lynde, John Ritter, Warren Zevon, Johnny Cash, Marlon Brando, Tony Randall,Ronnie Lane, Darrell "Dimebag" Abbott, Dana Elcar, Don Adams, Bob Denver, Richard Pryor , Don Knotts, Gene Pitney , Billy Preston ,Peter Boyle, Levi Stubbs, Melvin Allan & Bea Arthur.Back to top
Jack Lemmon/Walter Matthau Quotes
Two men who were so funny and witty, I had to include some of their great quotes. All are from movies both Jack and Walter starred in
Grumpier Old Men
Max is watching Geraldo when Geraldo asks, What happens when "Bonnie and Clyde" become "Bonnie and Bonnie?"
"Oooo! Lesbians! Yummy!"--Walter
(After meeting Maria, Max decides she is a lesbian)
"Yeah, right...where have you seen lesbians?"--Jacob (Kevin P,Max's son)
"Tell me, was it more of a hold-up than a stick-up?"--Jack
"Even your infantile penis jokes are charming and witty today, sir."--Walter
"I may have given Max some bad advice earlier...I told him to just be himself."--Jack
The Odd Couple:
"That's not spaghetti! That's linguini."--Jack
"Now it's garbage!"--Walter
'"It took me three hours to figure out 'F.U.' stood for 'Felix Ungar'!"--Walter
"Whatever happens to me is your responsibility. Let it be on your head!"--Jack
"Why can't you get thrown out like a normal human being?"--Walter
"He'll kill himself just to spite me. Then his ghost will come back to haunt me and follow me around haunting and cleaning. Haunting and cleaning."--Walter
"He's got 92 credit cards in his wallet. The minute something happens to him, America lights up."--Walter
"You're crazy! I'm a neurotic nut, but you're crazy!"--Jack
The Odd Couple II:
"What crowd? We could all go home in one car."--Walter
"Do you ever do that? Wake up scared?"--Jack
"Yeah, when I see you staring at me."--Walter
"Didn't you put the parking brake on?"--Jack
"I didn't know you were going to punch it."--Walter
"I've just seen Heaven, and it's in living color."--Jack
"Oscar, what are two ladies going to do with one hunky funny guy?"--Thelma, the biker
"Let's all write a suggestion down on a piece of paper."--Walter
"Two middle-age bikers? They're tougher than the guys we just left in jail! Besides, did you ever stop to think of what we could get?"--Jack
"Lucky is the only word that comes to mind."--Walter
(The two bikers suddenly leave in a hurry.)
"There, are you satisfied?"--Jack
"Satisfied is not how I would describe it."--Walter
After Felix has to eat (and Oscar pulls of the freeway, annoyed):
"Okay, Felix, I want a schedule; everyytime you're gonna eat, everytime you're gonna fart, everytime you're gonna cry, cause that's the last time I'm pulling off the freeway!"--Walter
"And I suppose you never have to pee?"--Jack
"I do it for half an hour in the morning, and I'm though for the day."--Walter
(Felix is getting ready to take pills, but will not take them with water)
"Aren't you going to take those with water?" --Walter
"What? The local water? Do you realize how many pesticides are in there?"--Felix
"Lower your voice...(Sarcastically)...people don't know they're going to be dead in a week!"--Walter
(Old man looks at his water)
Out to Sea:
"You're crazy. Years of insanity have made you crazy!"--Jack
"There's no such thing as 'too late!' That's why they invented death!"--Walter
"What could his parents have possibly done to him?"--Jack
"He's been on this boat too long."--Walter
"Bon voyage, Meathead!"--Jack
(John )Carroll O'Connor
You might know him as: "Archie Bunker" on All in the Family; Sheriff " Bill Gillespie" on In the Heat of the Night (TV Series), which also co-starred his son, Hugh
Born: August 2, 1924, The Bronx, NY
Died: June 21, 2001, Culver City, CA
Cause of death: heart attack (from complications due to diabetes)
I remember coming back home from Hawaii in the early morning of June 21. I didn't know anything had happened until I sat down to watch Nick-at-Nite later that evening. They were showing clips of Archie Bunker dancing around on All in the Family. I knew as soon as I saw those clips that something was wrong. The last thing they showed was a still photo and the words: "Those were the days. Carroll O'Connor 1924-2001"
Those were the days, and you are truly missed, Carroll. Read co-star's commetns on this page
Larry Hagman om Carroll: "He was my mentor...I never made a move without asking him-like for my Dallas deal."
Full Name: James Albert Varney, Jr.
You might know him as: Ernest P. Warrell in the many "Ernest" movies i.e. Ernest Scared Stupid and Ernest Goes to Jail; he played Jed Clampett in the movie version of The Beverly Hillbillies
Born: June 15, 1949, Lexington, KY
Died: February 10, 2000, Whitehouse, TN
Cause of death: Lung Cancer
Birth name: Gerald David Music
You might know him as: the voice of countless commercials, the unseen doorman on Rhoda, writer for the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, perhaps best known as the voice of "Garfield the cat"
You might know John as: one of the guitarists and vocalists of the most successful band of all time, The Beatles, wrote amazing collaborations with Paul McCartney also had a successful solo career; he was also a peace promoter
You might know him as: The lead singer of Alice in Chains, who was also with Mad Season
Born: August 22, 1967, Bellevue, WA
Died: April 5, 2002, Seattle, WA
Cause of death: Heroin overdose
Layne died exactly 8 years to the day after Kurt Cobain's death
*Please DO NOT get angry with ME for what the AP wrote up about either Layne or Kurt! I just thought you all might be interested to read the actual story for yourselves. (DO NOT SEND ME HATE MAIL! I DIDN'T HAVE TO POST THIS IN THE FIRST PLACE!) I realize the obituary is hard to read, but if you would like a clearer copy for yourself, simply just EMAIL ME and ask for one!
lead singer of the grunge rock band Alice in Chain, died of a heroin overdose, an autopsy established.
Laboratory test results released this week by King County medical examner's office came as little surprise by drug paraphernalia when he was found dead on April 19 (2002) at 34, and several of his songs dealt with heroin addiction.
An earlier autopsy showed he died on April 5, two weks before a relative found the body at Staley's home in the city's University District.
Later tests established that the cause if death was acute intoxication from an injected mixture of heroin and cocaine known as "speedball,""dynomite,""murder one," and "Belushi," for comedian John Belushi, who died of a similar mixture in 1982.
The singer went into rehabilitation several times without success.
Actor River Phoenix had heroin and cocaine in his body when he died in 1993. Kurt Cobain, lead singer of Nirvana, was on heroin when he shot himself to death in Seattle in 1994.