Obituary thread of notable or obscure folk: Ronnie Spector

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Edward Shames (99), WWII veteran and member of the  renowned 101st Airborne Division.
 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/12/04/politics/edward-shames-easy-company-world-war-ii-band-of-brothers/index.html

 

Nice story:

„When Germany surrendered, Shames "and his men of Easy Company entered Hitler's Eagle's Nest where" Shames "managed to acquire a few bottles of cognac, a label indicating they were 'for the Fuhrer's use only,' said the obituary. "Later, he would use the cognac to toast his oldest son's Bar Mitzvah," according to the obituary.“

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He wrote the song that launched the career of one of our greatest national treasures.  🙏

Meanwhile, his mom invented Liquid Paper.  😎 

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On 5.12.2021, 13:32:52, LukeSkywalker said:

Nice story:

„When Germany surrendered, Shames "and his men of Easy Company entered Hitler's Eagle's Nest where" Shames "managed to acquire a few bottles of cognac, a label indicating they were 'for the Fuhrer's use only,' said the obituary. "Later, he would use the cognac to toast his oldest son's Bar Mitzvah," according to the obituary.“

 

According to Wikipedia:

Hitler stopped drinking alcohol around the time he became vegetarian and thereafter only very occasionally drank beer or wine on social occasions.

 

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Sometime in the 1930s Hitler adopted a mainly vegetarian diet, avoiding all meat and fish from 1942 onwards.

 

So wether the above cognac story is true is open at least to conjecture.

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10 minutes ago, HEM said:

 

According to Wikipedia:

Hitler stopped drinking alcohol around the time he became vegetarian and thereafter only very occasionally drank beer or wine on social occasions.

 

and

 

Sometime in the 1930s Hitler adopted a mainly vegetarian diet, avoiding all meat and fish from 1942 onwards.

 

So wether the above cognac story is true is open at least to conjecture.

Hitler was a teetotaler but he did allow high ranking visitors to drink.

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At 4:35 he says it was Hennessy Cognac.  Sure is a good story!  I wonder if someone still has the bottle.
BTW, my paternal grandmother was a Hennessey.  

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"Chitty Chitty Bang Bang star Sally Ann Howes dies aged 91"

 

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Sally Ann Howes, who starred in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and My Fair Lady, has died aged 91, her family has confirmed.

 

The Tony Award-winning actress first appeared on screen aged 12, and enjoyed a career that spanned six decades.

 

She was best known for playing the role of Truly Scrumptious in the 1968 musical film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, opposite Dick Van Dyke.

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-59753882

 

Always loved the name "Truly Scrumptious" :) 

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Screenwriter, essayist, novelist; Didion died of the consequences of Parkinson's Disease.

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