The independent film world, along with free-thinking people everywhere will mourn the tragic, untimely death on Thursday of 37 year-old filmmaker Garrett Scott, director of the Spirt Award-nominated documentary, Occupation: Dreamland. Along with the film’s other director Ian Olds, Scott risked his life in Fallujah to document the lives of the US Army’s 82nd Airborne ony to have his life cut short by an accident in Southern California two days before the Spirit Awards ceremony, according to a story just posted on indieWIRE.com.
The film community is invited to share memories of Garrett and his work in the comments section of the indieWIRE story.
Don Adams, the Emmy-winning comic actor made famous by playing Maxwell Smart, aka Agent 86 in the hit 1960’s spy spoof Get Smart created by Mel Brooks and Buck Henry died late Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to the Associated Press. The cause was a lung infection, according to his friend and former agent Bruce Tufeld.
Adams was known by millions of children in recent years as the voice of the animated bumbling detective, Inspector Gadget.
Gilligan‘s Bob Denver passed away on Friday at Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital in North Carolina, according to agent Mike Eisenstadt. He was 70.
We loved him as the bearded beatnik Maynard G. Krebs on TV’s The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis and of course, Gilligan.
I guess he finally got off the island. Rest in peace, little buddy!
Four months after announcing on air that he had lung cancer, Peter Jennings anchor of ABC News‘ World News Tonight died sunday at his home in New York City at the age of 67. Jennings was the anchor and senior editor of WNT from 1983 until his death. A broadcasting professional since the age of 9 when he hosted “Peter’s People,” a Saturday morning children’s show in Canada in 1947, Jennings has been described as potentially the last of the great news anchors.