Hopefully we won't see this thread get to large..keep everyone healthy and happy this year!
Or my best Iron Sheik voice....."Gene Mean".We lasted until the 2nd day of the new year...RIP 'Mean' Gene Okerlund. The voice of the WWE for many, many years. It is best said using your best Hulk Hogan voice...Well you know Mean Gene.....
No kidding, right??? Throw out wishes for a healthy and happy 2019 and the next thing you know...three passings in a day. They always say that bad things tend to come in threes. But definitely RIP Captain. Feel like I remember both he and Tennille doing some guest shots on The Love Boat, as most every B-lister did back in the day.Or my best Iron Sheik voice....."Gene Mean".
Okurlund was the best at feigning shock and always throwing some smart alecky comment in at the end of the interview. I was just laughing the other day thinking back when he asked Freddie Blassie where he found Kamala the Ugandan Giant and Blassie simply replied in his gravely voice "UGANDA!".
Besides Super Dave Osborne passing away the Captain of the pop duo Captain and Tennile also died today. Not the slow start on this topic you were hoping for.
bblair_2002;385981 Getting back to what SymphonicMetal said before said:
Hahahaha.....Iron Sheik YouTube videos are gold. Good stuff right there.
She also played the wife of the hotel owner in Clint Eastwood's "High Plains Drifter" who was the most sympathetic to Clint's character in that flick.. As far as I remember, there were only 2 females that played any significant role in that movie. Interestingly, the other woman played a blonde prostitute and her name was Marianna Hill. Her birth name was Marianna Schwarzkopf and if you are thinking "General Norman Schwarzkopf", that would be her cousin. Marianna Hill was an absolute babe who played a lot of beautiful Mexican senoritas in old Westerns in the late 50s and early 60s. Man, she was smokin' hot and looked nothing like her more famous cousin.RIP Verna Bloom - passed away at 80 years old. Probably most well known for playing Marion Wormer, the wife of Faber colleges Dean Wormer in Animal House.
I certainly remember Mel Stottlemyre as a kid. He was one of the bright spots on the Yankees as they were in decline after their glory years. He and Fritz Peterson were the aces of those late 60s/early 70s teams. I don't remember Gil Downs though. I'll have to look him up since that name des not ring a bell at all.
Bob Kuchenberg, a starting guard for the 1970s Dolphins passed away this week too. He was a starter on the undefeated 1972 team and made the pro bowl on several occasions.