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R.I.P. James Hampton

James Hampton, a prolific actor known for roles in the TV series "F Troop" and the movie "The Longest Yard," died April 7 at age 84.


https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/pop-culture-news/james-hampton-f-troop-teen-wolf-actor-dies-age-84-n1263433

I also remember his stint on DOOL in the early 90s playing Rev. Saul Taylor, father of Melinda Clarke's character, Faith. He was part of Marcus' story, where Marcus was remembering the bombing of a black church when he was a kid.  Marcus was treating Faith's blindness and she developed a crush on him, which did not please her racist father. Steve got a prosthetic eye to go undercover as Taylor was running a drug operation.


 

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24 minutes ago, Huntress said:

Prince Philip has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace announces

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-11437314

 

Sad news for the BRF. He was the Royal Family's backbone, and a moderniser of the institution in the early days of QEII's reign.

 

This obit talks a little of his life:

 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/apr/09/prince-philip-duke-of-edinburgh-dies

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39 minutes ago, Faulkner said:


How BBC broke into normal programming earlier:

 

 

 

The BRF went truly Old School with that military rendition of God Save the Queen.

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29 minutes ago, Faulkner said:

I remember the simple waving flag when Diana passed:

 

 

 

Oh wow, I remember the flag moment, too, and Martin Lewis's shell-shocked announcement.

 

I also remember seeing Diana's funeral cortege with my own eyes, the complete eerie silence of the huge crowds of people around me -- and how tiny, little and vulnerable Prince Harry looked walking behind his mother's coffin. 

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Probably Anne's last video interview. Starts at about 30 minutes. This is a great interview just from last week.

 

https://www.vulture.com/2021/04/anne-beatts-snl-final-interview.html

 

Anne Beatts was such a trailblazer and her SNL sketches - many of them so dark and jagged, and willing to push buttons - are still so well-constructed, 40-45 years later. 

 

Once we saw the photos of Charles leaving the hospital in tears, I didn't think Philip would be with us much longer. I'm sorry to hear of his passing, and I am heartbroken for the Queen, who adored him and who had the strongest support in him through many, many tests and tragedies. The monarchy has felt so much like it's at the end of an era these last few years, and today that seems truer than ever. 

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