Posted on November 12, 2008 by finaltaxi
Byron Lee, one of the towering figures in Jamaican Reggae music in the last 50 years, took the Final Taxi at 73.
Lee’s music was beloved throughout the Caribbean and around the world. His long-running band, the Dragonaires became one of the most sought after hotel bands on the tourist-centric north coast of Jamaica. After having a few ska hits in Jamaica and the UK, they appeared in the James Bond film Dr. No in 1962.
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Posted on November 10, 2008 by finaltaxi
Today the Final Taxi remembers Chuck Connors who took his Final Taxi November 10, 1992. Chuck was an American actor and a professional basketball and baseball player, best known for his starring role in the 1960′s ABC hit western series The Rifleman.
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Posted on November 9, 2008 by finaltaxi
Jimmy Carl Black, drummer and vocalist of Frank Zappa’s The Mothers of Invention, has taken his Final Taxi at age 70.
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Posted on November 8, 2008 by finaltaxi
Michael O’Donoghue took his Final Taxi on November 8, 1994. He was a writer and performer and known for his dark and destructive style of comedy and humor, was a major contributor to National Lampoon magazine, and was the first head writer of the highly influential television program Saturday Night Live.
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Posted on November 7, 2008 by finaltaxi
Steve McQueen died this day November 7th 1980.
His first leading role was in the 1958 horror movie The Blob. His big break came when he replaced Sammy Davis, Jr. in the film Never So Few which starred Frank Sinatra. The always confident Sinatra took a liking to Steve and urged the director, John Sturges, to “Give the newcomer a break”. Sturges recognizing McQueen’s raw talent, offered him roles in The Magnificent Seven and The Great Escape. Other classic McQueen films include Bullitt, Papillon, The Sand Pebbles, The Getaway, Le Mans, The Thomas Crown Affair, Junior Bonner, Tom Horn and The Towering Inferno among others. His last film was The Hunter in 1980.
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Posted on November 6, 2008 by finaltaxi
Actress and singer Estelle Reiner took her Final Taxi at age 94. Reiner was the wife of Carl Reiner and the mother of directors Rob and Lucas Reiner and writer Annie. Estelle Reiner was a renowned jazz singer and also acted in several films. Most people remember her for delivering a single line in her son Rob’s film “When Harry met Sally.” Following the scene in the restaurant where Meg Ryan shows Billy Crystal how easy it is for a woman to fake an orgasm, Ms. Reiner says to her waiter “I’ll have what she’s having.” Ms. Reiner’s other film and TV credits include “Hot to Trot,” Mel Brooks’ version of “To Be or Not to Be,” “The Man with Two Brains,” “Fatso” and “Marathon.”
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Posted on November 5, 2008 by finaltaxi
Michael Crichton is best known for his books, penning classics such as The Andromeda Strain, Congo, Sphere, and Jurassic Park among many others. On top of writing these books, he also directed some little-known films in the 70s and early 80s( Westworld, Looker, Coma) and then went on to help write the screenplays for Jurassic Park and Twister and co-create mega-show ER.
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Posted on November 4, 2008 by finaltaxi
Animator, director and producer John Ahern, winner of a 1988 Daytime Emmy Award for Muppet Babies, took his Final Taxi at 74.
Ahern worked on everything from G.I. Joe to the New Scooby-Doo Movies, Speed Buggy, The New Tom & Jerry Show, The Super Friends and BraveStarr.
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Posted on November 3, 2008 by finaltaxi
Bob Kane was an American comic book artist and writer, credited as the creator of the DC Comics superhero Batman. He died November 3, 1998.
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Posted on November 3, 2008 by finaltaxi
Who is dead and made the most money in 2007??
The Final Taxi has the answer….
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