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    Yet another RIP: Fred Travalena

    Comedian Fred Travalena passes away from cancer at the age of 66.

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/TV/0...ravalena.dies/

    A really rough month for celebs continues.
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    Re: Yet another RIP: Fred Travalena

    Never heard of him

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    Re: Yet another RIP: Fred Travalena

    They are dropping like flies.
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    Re: Yet another RIP: Fred Travalena

    I've heard the name but don't remember him at all. The article said he was on Carson's Tonight Show regularly but I don't remember him at all on it. Sounded as though he was mainly a big Vegas act.
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    Re: Yet another RIP: Fred Travalena

    In the 70's he was always like #2 impressionist behind Rich Little.

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    Re: Yet another RIP: Fred Travalena

    I remember him on The Tonight Show and I think he was on game shows fairly often - Hollywood Squares, etc.
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    Re: Yet another RIP: Fred Travalena

    Quote Originally Posted by JaxRed View Post
    In the 70's he was always like #2 impressionist behind Rich Little.

    I remember him. That's a pretty accurate statement.
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    Re: Yet another RIP: Fred Travalena

    Quote Originally Posted by RichRed View Post
    I remember him on The Tonight Show and I think he was on game shows fairly often - Hollywood Squares, etc.
    Anything for Money was the show he hosted.

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    Re: Yet another RIP: Fred Travalena

    VERY funny guy. This is really sad news...he'll be missed.

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    Re: Yet another RIP: Fred Travalena

    He was a great impressionist. RIP.

    Glad I'm not a celeb right now.
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    Re: Yet another RIP: Fred Travalena

    "panic" only comes from having real expectations

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    Re: Yet another RIP: Fred Travalena

    Quote Originally Posted by JaxRed View Post
    In the 70's he was always like #2 impressionist behind Rich Little.
    That captures it.

    Daytime talk shows like Dinah Shore and Mike Douglas and celebrity game shows like Hollywood Squares, Match Game, the Gong Show and Liar's Club created a sub-class of c-list celebrities in the 70's: Paul Lynn, Bret Sommers, Charles Nelson Reilly, Norm Crosby, Charlie Callas, Mel Tillis, JP Morgan, etc....
    Last edited by Rojo; 06-29-2009 at 03:13 PM.

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    Re: Yet another RIP: Fred Travalena

    I remember him well, but if we're going to keep this superstition going, don't you think we need some kind of ranking, such as value above replacement celebrity?

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    Re: Yet another RIP: Fred Travalena

    C'mon folks, were talking about people here.

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    Re: Yet another RIP: Fred Travalena

    The really scary part is, that with the combination of the "six degrees of separation" principle and the "they always seem to go in threes" paradigm, I expect us all to be gone by the middle of next week.
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