Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2020
The world also said goodbye to U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a lion of the civil rights movement who died in July. Other former political figures who died this year include Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak, New York Mayor David Dinkins, Arizona Gov. Here is a roll call of some influential figures who died in 2020 (cause of death cited for younger people, if available):___JANUARY___David Stern, 77. The guitarist who supplied the scratching, seething sound that fueled the highly influential British punk band Gang of Four. He fused African rhythms with funk to become one of the most influential musicians in world dance music.
Facts and Figures about the 72nd Emmy Awards nominations
Irons was nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. (Colin Hutton/HBO via AP)LOS ANGELES Notable facts and figures from Tuesdays nominations for the 72nd Emmy Awards:___WATCHMEN SOARS BUT ROOTS RUNS DEEPHBO's Watchmen led all shows with a whopping 26 nominations, but that doesn't come close to the record for a limited series. Another HBO limited series, 2008's John Adams, holds the record for limited series Emmy wins with 13, from 23 nominations. The work earned Aldrin and Collins 2020 Emmy nominations for best cinematography for a nonfiction program. The nominees for best supporting actress in a limited series also include 69-year-old Margo Martindale and 60-year-old Tracey Ullman for Mrs.
Fred Willard, the comedic improv-style actor, has died at 86
(Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES Fred Willard, the comedic actor whose improv style kept him relevant for more than 50 years in films like This Is Spinal Tap, Best In Show and Anchorman, has died. Willards death comes nearly two years after his wife Mary Willard died at the age of 71. After his wife died, Willard questioned whether he would work again. We were so lucky to know Fred Willard and will miss his many visits." Fred Willard was the funniest person that Ive ever worked with," Steve Carell said on Twitter.
Comic actor Fred Willard of Fernwood Tonight and Everybody Loves Raymond dies at 86
Fred Willard, a comic actor considered by many a master of the mockumentary genre, died Friday at age 86. Willard was known for playing clueless characters in shows such as "Fernwood Night" and "Everybody Loves Raymond." "It is with a heavy heart that I share the news my father passed away very peacefully last night at the fantastic age of 86 years old," Hope Willard tweeted on Saturday. He was one of the busiest comedic actors with a long career that lasted more than 50 years. Willard had recently finished filming the Netflix series Space Force, where he played actor Steve Carells father.