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Post Mortem: April 25, 2010 - May 1, 2010

Dorothy Provine, Flapper and Outlaw, Dies

Dorothy Provine, a stunningly beautiful actress who starred as the title outlaw in "The Bonnie Parker Story" (1958) and then as a flapper showgirl in the short-lived TV drama "The Roaring Twenties," died April 25. She was 75 and lived in Washington state. She has an elegant way with the...

By Adam Bernstein  |  April 30, 2010; 12:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Actors, actresses , Adam Bernstein  
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Update on 'His Tremendousness'

Emily Langer, who often contributes obituaries to the section, reports on the latest news concerning "His Tremendousness," the Prince of Seborga: In December we reported the death of Giorgio Carbone, 73, a flower merchant turned European prince known to his subjects as "His Tremendousness." Mr. Carbone ruled over Seborga,...

By Matt Schudel  |  April 30, 2010; 11:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Friday Daily Goodbye

Susan Reed, a cabaret singer and folk artist and Broadway star, has died. She was 84. Mrs. Reed starred alongside Max Lieberman in a Broadway production of "Billy The Kid," and she also starred in regional productions of "Finian's Rainbow," and "Brigadoon." In the post-war period, Mrs. Reed performed in...

By T. Rees Shapiro  |  April 30, 2010; 8:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Daily Goodbye  | Tags: Australia, Balmain Tigers, Football, New South Wales, New South Wales Rugby League, Rugby League State of Origin, Rugby league, Sport  
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Prison? Or Better Off Dead?

Benjamin Brown apparently thought so. As staff writer Paul Duggan reports in today's Metro section, Brown was a criminal who had violated the rules of his probation in a federal drug offense when he was arrested on a handgun charge. Rather than go behind bars, Brown, 36, of Forestville, Md.,...

By T. Rees Shapiro  |  April 29, 2010; 11:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags: Benjamin Brown, Crime, Government, Probation, United States  
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The Daily Goodbye

Canadian Eva Markvoort died just over a month ago, but the blog she kept about living -- and dying -- with cystic fibrosis is being kept up by friends. It's wrenching, and it makes you want to savor every moment of your easy-breathing life. The vivacious redhead had been writing...

By Emma Brown  |  April 29, 2010; 9:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Daily Goodbye  
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The Daily Goodbye

Good Morning obituaries readers! Let's get right to it: Ever heard of "Il Buono, Il Brutto, Il Cattivo?" Perhaps you know this spaghetti (get it? Italian!) western by another name: "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly," the 1967 movie starring Clint Eastwood. That movie was co-written by Furio Scarpelli,...

By T. Rees Shapiro  |  April 28, 2010; 8:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Daily Goodbye  | Tags: Elizabeth Post, Emily Post, Emily Post Institute, Etiquette, Furio Scarpelli, Good Housekeeping, Poetry, The Good the Bad and the Ugly  
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The Daily Goodbye ... Resuscitated

Our stalwart Daily Goodbye-r, Patricia Sullivan, has been snatched away from obituaries for a time -- her technological skills were in demand elsewhere at the Post. We're finally picking up where she left off to bid a daily farewell to the world's most colorful characters. Richard Zimmerman, better known...

By Emma Brown  |  April 27, 2010; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Daily Goodbye  | Tags: Franklin Mieuli died, Franklin Mieuli obituary, We, dugout dick died, dugout dick obituary, richard zimmerman died  
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