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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, who died today at 90.

You may know another of his works, "Il Postino," about a post man who learns to appreciate poetry, by delivering letters to a famous poet, based on the Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda, on his route. Hilarity ensues when the post man tries to use his new appreciation of language to woo a local beauty, Beatrice.

Elizabeth Post, who died Saturday at 89, was an etiquette expert.
She was the granddaughter in law of Emily Post, the foremost expert on etiquette who pretty much knew everything about P's and Q's. Elizabeth Post had a manners column in "Good Housekeeping" for more than 25 years and led the Emily Post Institute in Vermont.

That's all for now, but speaking of which, I've got a thank you note to write...

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By T. Rees Shapiro  |  April 28, 2010; 8:40 AM ET
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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