Thursday, August 16, 2007

Celebrity deaths in threes -- Again!

By Rick Morris

On The FDH Lounge program back in January, we reviewed the syndrome of celebrity deaths in threes, including a cycle from the previous month. I think the grouping we've just seen is as eclectic as any of the rest:

August 2007 – Merv Griffin, Phil Rizzuto, pro wrestler Brian “Crush” Adams
December 2006 – James Brown, Gerald Ford, Saddam Hussein
August 2005 – Barbara Bel Geddes, Peter Jennings, Saudi King Faud
May 2002 – Dan Devine, Joseph Bonnano, Seattle Slew
June 2001 – Carroll O’Connor, John Lee Hooker, Jack Lemmon
February 2000 – Tom Landry, Jim Varney (can you picture him doing the "Hey Vern" routine with these guys in line at the Pearly Gates?), Charles Schulz
March 1999 – Dusty Springfield, Stanley Kubrick, Joe DiMaggio

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