Re: OT:loss of three good ones.......

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I should know this..........................:( (a momentary lapse in memory.....)

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Gisele MacKenzie, TV star, dead at 76 Associated Press
BURBANK, Calif. - Singer-actress Gisele MacKenzie, who became one of early television's biggest stars through her appearances on "Your Hit Parade," has died of colon cancer. She was 76.
MacKenzie died Friday at Providence St. Joseph's Medical Center in Burbank, said her daughter, Gigi Downs.
Once known as Canada's first lady of song, the daughter of a Winnipeg doctor and musically gifted mother moved to Los Angeles with her family in 1951.
Two years later she had joined "Your Hit Parade," whose regulars would sing the seven most popular songs of the week.
In 1957, she left the show to headline her own musical variety program, "The Gisele MacKenzie Show." It lasted half a year.
She returned to weekly television in 1963 as a regular on "The Sid Caesar Show."
"She sang, played the violin, worked in the sketches - she did everything," Caesar told the Los Angeles Times. "She was a wonderfully, wonderfully talented woman. She was a great singer and a great musician and had a great sense of humor."
MacKenzie began singing and playing the violin and piano as a child in Canada, studying at the Royal Conservatory in Toronto. She appeared on her own Canadian Broadcasting Corp. show, "Meet Gisele," before moving to the United States.
In Los Angeles, she began appearing on radio with Edgar Bergen and Morton Downey and was a regular on Bob Crosby's Club 15 show and a featured performer on radio's "The Mario Lanza Show."
In 1952 and 1953 she toured with Jack Benny, who recommended her for a spot on "Your Hit Parade."
She continued to appear regularly on television into the 1990s, on such shows as "Studio One," "The Hollywood Squares," "Murder, She Wrote," "MacGyver" and "Boy Meets World."
Survivors include her daughter and a son, Mac Shuttleworth.
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akkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk thanks Tom. Yes, I watched Gomer Pyle, USMC...............:) ( move it move it move it.............)

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Yes, I was heart struck about John Ritter. Johnny Cash couldn't live without June Carter Cash. No how, no way. Warren Zevon...A woooooooooo, Werewolf in London...RIP. So young.
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I didn't figure he would last long after she passed away. It must be really something wonderful to have a love that strong.

timer,
There is a lesson here. Go to the doctor no matter how much you hate it, get a check up and get tested for the most common things pertainng to your age. And above all take care of yourself.
Sunday we lost Warren Zevon, musician (Werewolves of London,

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Another lesson, learn the basic symptoms of cancer and get tested. The earlier you catch it the easier it is to treat and cure in many cases. Fortunately my mother's was caught early and she has an excellent chance of being cured. My aunt refused to go to the doctor and is no longer alive as a result even though the type she had is the easiest to cure.

Yep, remember everything good, forget the bad, don't sweat the little stuff and let God take care of the rest. Shell

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Not arguing -- but Ritter's case was reported as an undetected and virtually undetectable condition. To assume lack of care and avoidance of doctors on Ritter's part seems unfounded.

Still uneasy about the "It's your fault you got cancer and didn't get tested, dummy" attitude assumption.
-- pelirojaroja
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The condition can be detected, most doctors can detect it by placing their hand on the abdomen during an exam. The condition can be treated by using a balloon type device to strengthen the aortic wall. I merely stated that it is good to get regular check ups. I never said Ritter avoided doctors and did not take care of himself.

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Many people are afraid to go to the doctor for any reason. Mny more are afraid only when they know something is wrong because they don't want it confirmed that there is a problem. The last time my aunt went to a doctor was when my cousin was born 38 years ago. She knew something was wrong, she had many symptoms, she was afraid to go to the doctor because she didn't want the doctor to tell her she had cancer.
Most people don't go to the doctor early enough because they think "oh its just a cough" or "Oh I've just got an ache there" and as a result end up waiting too long. Most cancers can be successfully treated if caught early. There are some that don't have symptoms until its too late though, thus the testing during a regular checkup.
I think you missed my point. I was trying to encourage people to get checkups and be tested for things common to their age groups as a preventative. I did not imply that anyone who did not do this was a "dummy". Would you not rather take care of yourself and reduce the chance you develop an illness and by doing so not put your family through the stresses and grief of having to watch while you waste away or worse?
No one is a "dummy" as you put it and I do not think "It's your fault you got cancer and didn't get tested, dummy" about anyone. I was just trying to encourage everyone to take care of their health, if not for themselves then for those who love them.
Shell
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