DCS: mimi forsythe

Mimi Forsythe had dreams of becoming an actress. She had hoped that her family’s wealth and influence (her father was an associate of Andrew Carnegie) would advance her proposed career, but it did not. Instead, she married producer Benedict Bogeaus. Mimi headed for Hollywood. She agreed to appear in an amateur 16mm short subject called …

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DCS: justin townes earle

Justin Townes Earle would often quote his father’s mentor — the singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt — for whom he was named… “There’s only two kinds of songs. There’s the blues and Zip-A-Dee-Doo Dah.” Justin passed away on August 23 at the age of 38. A gifted songwriter who led a troubled life… and he was well …

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DCS: narciso elvira

In 1986, Narciso Elvira was pitching in the Mexican Baseball League when his contract was purchased by the Milwaukee Brewers. He played his first year with Beloit Brewers, the Single A affiliate. He eventually moved up to the Triple A El Paso Diablos, only to return to the Single A level, this time in Stockton, …

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DCS: mindy macready

Mindy MacReady started singing in church at the age of three. She finished high school with dreams of pursuing a career in music. Her debut album, released when she was 18, sold over two million copies, producing four singles that rose up the Billboard Country charts. Subsequent albums yielded more chart-topping singles. Mindy enjoyed recognition …

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DCS: warren zevon

Warren Zevon was often described as the “anti-Jackson Browne,” an allusion to his easy Laurel Valley melodies coupled with his sardonic lyrics. On October 30, 2002, Warren was featured on the Late Show with David Letterman as the only guest for the entire hour. He sang songs and openly discussed his battle with cancer. He …

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DCS: wilford brimley

I met Wilford Brimley at a collector and autograph show in 2017. While some of the other celebrities had long lines at their individual tables and were engaging in lively conversation with adoring fans, Wilford Brimley sat alone at a small folding table, its surface displaying a few stacks of color photographs depicting scenes from …

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DCS: chrissy amphlett

Chrissy Amphlett met guitarist Mark McEntee at the Sydney Opera House in 1980 and soon after formed the band Divinyls. They performed in and around Sydney with a rotating lineup – Chrissy and McEntree as the core members. The band released six albums between 1982 and 1996, hitting its pinnacle in 1991 with the international …

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DCS: j. madison wright morris

A professional model from the age of five, J. Madison Wright pursued a career in acting. At 9, she made appearances on the sitcom Grace Under Fire and The Nanny playing snotty beauty pageant contestants. Soon after, she landed a regular role on the NBC science-fiction series Earth 2, followed by a guest role on …

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