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Braincase
09-04-2012, 09:21 PM
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/9230080/ns/today-entertainment/t/gilligan-star-bob-denver-dies-age/#.UEZ3KvDJBmJ.facebook

‘Gilligan’ star Bob Denver dies at age 70

TV's favorite ‘little buddy’ had undergone bypass surgery this year


LOS ANGELES (http://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&where1=LOS%20ANGELES&sty=h&form=msdate) — Bob Denver, whose portrayal of goofy castaway Gilligan on the 1960s TV show “Gilligan’s Island,” made him an iconic figure to generations of TV viewers, has died. He was 70.



Denver died Friday at Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital in North Carolina of complications from treatment he was receiving for cancer, his agent, Mike Eisenstadt, told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
Denver, who for the past several years had lived in Princeton, W.Va., also underwent quadruple heart bypass surgery earlier this year.
His wife, Dreama, and children Patrick, Megan, Emily and Colin were with him.

“He was my everything and I will love him forever,” Dreama Denver said in a statement.


An underrated comedian

Denver’s signature role was Gilligan, but when he took the role in 1964 he was already widely known to TV audiences for another iconic character, Maynard G. Krebs, the bearded beatnik friend of Dwayne Hickman’s Dobie in the “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis,” which aired on CBS from 1959 to 1963.


Krebs, whose only desire was to play the bongos and hang out at coffee houses, would shriek every time the word “work” was mentioned in his presence.


Gilligan on the other hand was industrious but inept. And his character was as lovable as he was inept. Viewers embraced the skinny kid in the Buster Brown haircut and white sailor hat. So did the skipper, who was played by Alan Hale Jr. and who always referred to his first mate affectionately as “little buddy.”


“I feel like a part of me is gone, too,” Hickman told The Associated Press. “We were a comedy team and I was proud to be his straight man. He was a wonderful comedian. Underrated, really.”


California state Sen. Sheila James Kuehl, who played Dobie’s love-struck pursuer, remembered Denver as a mentor, both in acting and life.


“What he taught me about acting was when you work to make the other person look good, you end up looking good yourself,” she said. “What he taught me about life was that you could love your work, but it was really more important to love your friends and family.”
“As silly as it seems to all of us, it has made a difference in a lot of children’s lives,” Dawn Wells, who played castaway Mary Ann Summers, once said. “Gilligan is a buffoon that makes mistakes and I cannot tell you how many kids come up and say, ‘But you loved him anyway.”’


TV critics were less kind, dismissing the show about a group of tourists being stranded on an uncharted desert island as inane. But after it was canceled by CBS in 1967, it found new audiences over and over in syndicated reruns and reunion films, including 1981’s “The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan’s Island.” (It also led to the recent TBS reality series “The Real Gilligan’s Island.”)


One of the most recent films was 2001’s “Surviving Gilligan’s Island: The Incredibly True Story of the Longest Three Hour Tour in History,” in which other actors portrayed the original seven-member cast while three of the four surviving members, including Denver, narrated and reminisced.


He’ll always be Gilligan
After “Gilligan’s Island,” Denver went on to star in other TV series, including “The Good Guys” and “Dusty’s Trail,” as well as to make numerous appearances in films and TV shows.


But he never escaped the role of Gilligan, so much so that in one of his top 10 lists — “the top 10 things that will make you stand up and cheer” — “Late Show” host David Letterman once simply shouted out Denver’s name to raucous applause.


“It was the mid-’70s when I realized it wasn’t going off the air,” Denver told The Associated Press in 2001, noting then that he enjoyed checking the Web site eBay each day to keep up on the prices “Gilligan” memorabilia were fetching.


“I certainly didn’t set out to have a series rerun forever, but it’s not a bad experience at all,” he added.


The show’s success, according to its creator, Sherwood Schwartz, was rooted in the fact that people of entirely different backgrounds were thrown together each week in a comedic setting.
“I knew that by assembling seven different people and forcing them to live together, the show would have great philosophical implications,” Schwartz said.


Besides Hale’s skipper and Wells’ young farm-girl tourist, the other castaways were Jim Backus and Natalie Schafer, as rich snobs Thurston and Lovey Howell; Tina Louise, as movie star Ginger Grant; and Russell Johnson, as science professor Roy Hinkley Jr.
Denver’s death leaves Wells, Johnson and Louise as the cast’s surviving members.


Denver was born in New Rochelle, N.Y., on Jan 9, 1935. He discovered acting while studying law at Loyola University in Los Angeles in the 1950s. While struggling to make it as an actor, he taught private school and worked for a time at a post office.


After landing a small role in the 1959 Sal Mineo film “A Private Affair,” he was cast as Krebs in “Dobie Gillis” and his career took off.
Denver is survived by his wife and children and a granddaughter, Elana. The family said no memorial service is planned.

(Looks like they got the age wrong - 77?)

Bacon Cheeseburger
09-04-2012, 09:22 PM
I thought he died a long time ago.

Messier
09-04-2012, 09:24 PM
Bob Denver has been dead for a few years.

siberian khatru
09-04-2012, 09:26 PM
He's been dead since 2005.

Gadzooks
09-04-2012, 09:28 PM
He's been dead since 2005.

That's what I thought...

Frazod
09-04-2012, 09:28 PM
He's been dead since 2005.

So he has. The story in the link is from September 6, 2005.

Nice work, BC.

Bwana
09-04-2012, 09:31 PM
So he has. The story in the link is from September 6, 2005.

Nice work, BC.

LMAO

Who's next, John Goodman?

Bacon Cheeseburger
09-04-2012, 09:33 PM
LMAO

Who's next, John Goodman?
I thought he died a long time ago too.

Bwana
09-04-2012, 09:33 PM
I thought he died a long time ago too.

At least 4 times!

Frazod
09-04-2012, 09:34 PM
I thought he died a long time ago too.

Yep. He's buried next to Abe Vigoda.

HemiEd
09-04-2012, 09:34 PM
LMAO

Bacon Cheeseburger
09-04-2012, 09:35 PM
Can we get at dead celebrity subforum so it's easier to keep track of this shit?

Rain Man
09-04-2012, 09:40 PM
It may be an old link, but the pain is new all over again.

RJ
09-04-2012, 09:43 PM
Why can't I put this behind me?

Bwana
09-04-2012, 09:43 PM
It may be an old link, but the pain is new all over again.

LMAO

I'm still trying to figure out WTH BC was thinking when he posted this. This may very well end up in the HOC.

Dartgod
09-04-2012, 09:45 PM
http://gifsoup.com/imager.php?id=986526&t=o (http://gifsoup.com/view/986526/we-landed-on-the-moon.html) GIFSoup (http://gifsoup.com/)

Bwana
09-04-2012, 09:46 PM
http://gifsoup.com/imager.php?id=986526&t=o (http://gifsoup.com/view/986526/we-landed-on-the-moon.html) GIFSoup (http://gifsoup.com/)

Perfect LMAO

Frazod
09-04-2012, 09:47 PM
Is it too late to add Bob Denver to the dead pool?

I've also got a feeling that Marlon Brando won't last much longer.

Deberg_1990
09-04-2012, 09:47 PM
RIP...probably watched about every episode of Gilligan as a kid. Never seen 1 episode of Dobie Gillis.

Demonpenz
09-04-2012, 09:49 PM
His plane ran out of gas and crash and he looked like sponge off of salute your shorts exept with a guitar in his hands?

SPchief
09-04-2012, 09:56 PM
Whoa, didn't see this one coming

Gadzooks
09-04-2012, 09:56 PM
Abe Vigoda will never die!!!!
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_J5fznfiEzCg/TLL70qVd3BI/AAAAAAAABb4/BIO687wwZvY/s1600/abe_vigoda_face1.jpg

Frazod
09-04-2012, 09:57 PM
Whoa, didn't see this one coming

Perhaps he merely took a 3 hour tour of death.

MOhillbilly
09-04-2012, 09:59 PM
See ya later dillhole.

SPchief
09-04-2012, 09:59 PM
Perhaps he merely took a 3 hour tour of death.

LMAO

Maybe Braincase was thinking that since they re ran the series for so long that we needed to repost this story every once in a while.

stevieray
09-04-2012, 10:02 PM
..maybe he was shot with a .22 this time...those things are deadly!!

ReynardMuldrake
09-04-2012, 10:11 PM
(Looks like they got the age wrong - 77?)

lol

Bwana
09-04-2012, 10:14 PM
lol

"Dog years."

Superbowltrashcan
09-04-2012, 10:45 PM
Just wondering what his last words were several years back. Gotta think it was...

"Tell Dawn Wells........Bye...."

Too soon?

cdcox
09-04-2012, 11:16 PM
Dang.

Well at least we still have Sam, the world's ugliest dog to cherish.

listopencil
09-04-2012, 11:21 PM
In other news:

Widespread looting blamed for disrupted rescue efforts in New Orleans, Louisiana (http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Widespread_looting_blamed_for_disrupted_rescue_efforts_in_New_Orleans,_Louisiana)
The Mayor of New Orleans, Ray Nagin, has ordered most of the local police force to stop rescue efforts and shift their efforts to prevent looting. At the same time, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has reportedly been blocking aid shipments into the city on the grounds that it is too dangerous.
Food, nappies (or diapers), and other supplies are the target of most looters. Some are reportedly taking non-essential and luxury items, such as TVs and computers. Reportedly, gun and pawn shops are also a popular target for looting

Al-Qaida claims responsibility for London 7/7 bombings (http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Al-Qaida_claims_responsibility_for_London_7/7_bombings)
Al Jazeera aired two video tapes by Al Qaeda on Thursday evening. In one of them, the terror group's second in command Ayman al-Zawahiri has claimed responsibility for the July 7 London bombings and threatened further attacks. The alleged leader of the London bombers, Mohammad Sidique Khan, appeared on a separate recording and outlined his reasons for the bombings. Speaking in English with a Yorkshire accent, Khan stated that the Blair government is to blame for the attacks. He said: "Until you stop the bombing, gassing, imprisonment and torture of my people we will not stop this fight."

Guantanamo prisoners stage hunger strike (http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Guantanamo_prisoners_stage_hunger_strike)
A number of prisoners at the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay have staged a hunger strike in protest of their detainment. The prisoners, many of whom have been held since the overthrow of the Taliban in 2001, are angered at the United States' refusal to charge them with any crimes, and denying the prisoners legal access.
A previous hunger strike was halted in July when Pentagon officials reached a compromise with the prisoners. The compromise included provisions to bring the prison in line with the terms of the Geneva Convention. The prisoners have since accused the government of not following through on this deal.

boogblaster
09-04-2012, 11:39 PM
ive heard of shooting the dead .. but 4 yrs is a long time to aim .....

Fairplay
09-04-2012, 11:53 PM
double dead

listopencil
09-05-2012, 01:20 AM
ive heard of shooting the dead .. but 4 yrs is a long time to aim .....

It's not easy to sink a 22 into a man's heart you know. Takes a while to set up the shot.

DaneMcCloud
09-05-2012, 01:36 AM
Seven more times and he'll really be dead.

L.A. Chieffan
09-05-2012, 01:39 AM
you think he plowed ginger?

DaneMcCloud
09-05-2012, 01:41 AM
you think he plowed ginger?

Only if Mary Ann was willing to watch

L.A. Chieffan
09-05-2012, 01:44 AM
Only if Mary Ann was willing to watch

and bob crane was filming it

DaneMcCloud
09-05-2012, 01:45 AM
and bob crane was filming it

That would have been a masterpiece!

ILChief
09-05-2012, 04:46 AM
Q

munkey
09-05-2012, 05:09 AM
Dreama Denver? Really??? That's all I can think about for some reason....

bevischief
09-05-2012, 07:23 AM
wtf? Really?

seclark
09-05-2012, 07:54 AM
mary ann > ginger
sec

Dartgod
09-05-2012, 08:07 AM
mary ann > ginger
sec

http://outer-limit.net/coloring/q.jpg

seclark
09-05-2012, 08:23 AM
http://outer-limit.net/coloring/q.jpg

bah!
sec

ILChief
09-05-2012, 08:26 AM
Him and John Goodman are creating a sitcom in heaven

Mugalug
09-05-2012, 10:28 AM
Damn this sucks, Rocky Mountain High is a great tune. And Thank God I'm a Country Boy, good stuff.

ILChief
09-05-2012, 10:30 AM
Damn this sucks, Rocky Mountain High is a great tune. And Thank God I'm a Country Boy, good stuff.

I thought the Rocky Mountains would be a lot rockier

bevischief
09-05-2012, 10:37 AM
then the midgets

Baby Lee
09-14-2012, 01:22 PM
http://www.thewrap.com/tv/column-post/dobie-gillis-bewitched-actor-steve-franken-dead-80-54066

OTOH, Steve Franken did die.