Shirley Temple's death on February 10, 2014 really shook me up. She remains a child in our memories so her death seemed surreal. Thanks to film, she'll be eternally youthful.
The death of Kate O'Mara on March 30, 2014 took David and I by surprise. We met this lovely woman at Chiller Theatre in October, 2013. The former Hammer star was so nice and we had a great conversation with her. Kate even was hoping to bring her Marlene Dietrich play to the US. David was fortunate enough to have her sign the sketch below and gave her a print.
Mickey Rooney died on April 6, 2014. He'll forever be Andy Hardy -- embodiment of American spirit and optimism. I loved him in Night at the Museum as the feisty old security guard.
Ed Nelson passed away on August 9, 2014. For me, Nelson was a familiar. He guested on so many shows I have watched, He was the star of two soaps: Peyton Place in the 1960's and Capitol in the 1980's.
I like the rest of the world was shocked at Robin Williams' death on August 11th. He brought the gift of joy to so many of us that his suicide seemed even more tragic. He was a truly unique talent whose kind we will never see again.
We also lost Lauren Bacall on August 12th. She was one of the last links to the Golden Age of Hollywood. Bacall became a star in her first film To Have and Have Not. Her chemistry with future husband Humphrey Bogart was sizzling! She is now reunited with Bogie.