Which dead celebrity do you wish was still alive?
Lindsay Lohan's acting career
The walrus was Paul!
Michael WhitneyLa LizDonna SummerMinnie RipertonJosephine BakerMaria CallasBillie Holliday
Heath Ledger or John Ritter. Or Natalie Wood so we'd know what the hell happened on that boat.
Elvis, but he IS still alive. Last spotted in Kalamazoo,MI
Hunter S. Thompson
Lee Marvin or Robert Mitchum
LOL @ VIP!
Heath Ledger. But it would just be good to be true
Goo goo kachoo
Paul Walker. That one was heavy
Anyone know the story behind "the walrus was Paul"? It's a good one.
Bob Hope. I freaking love Bob Hope!
I'd also love to see what Hitchcock or Welles would do with the technology available to them today. I bet we would see some amazing films!
This is a good question. Imma mention a few: Totie Fields, phil hartman, natalie wood, marilyn monroe, rebecca schaeffer, richie havens, rick nelson.
Bruce and brandon lee.
Lucille Ball. She was the best and NO ONE comes even close, despite the hype.
Junior Seau. Miss you, buddddddddy <3
oh yes, Phil Hartman!
What happened to reveals today?
River Phoenix, Heath Ledger, John Ritter, Princess Diana, Lucille Ball and Marilyn Monroe.
Freddie Mercury and Paul Walker
Elizabeth Taylor so she can call BS to that Lifetime movie made about her and to smack the crap at her wannabe, KimK.
Also, anyone from Club 27.
Paul WalkerAaliyahLee Thomas Young.
Snootches: Freddie Mercury is a GREAT suggestion!
Where to even begin??? For starters, I'll be forever crushed that we've lost the gifted Philip Seymour Hoffman, James Gandolfini & Heath Ledger.
I'm still upset about Lee
Phillip Seymour Hoffman
Lucille Ball. Jeff Conaway. Bon Scott. Jimi Hendrix. Duane Allman. Steve Gaines. Paul Walker.
Freddie Mercury and John Lennon
Cc, snooches, def freddie, def freddy:)
River Pheonix & Heath Ledger.
Gene Kelly. Cary Grant. Clark Gable.
And pretty much everyone else that's been listed.
Am I really the first one to mention Kurt Cobain? It would have been interesting to see what he would have done musically after breaking up Nirvana (because that was going to happen sooner or later), not to mention having him around for Frances Bean…
Totally agree with Freddie Mercury. I would have loved to see him perform in concert.
+1 on amy. the music that will never be, saddens me :'(
@Ray so unexpected =[
Chris Farley, in a van, down by the river.
Heath LedgerMadeline KahnAudrey HepburnKate HepburnPeter UstinovRuth GordonBette DavisJames DeanRichard PryorMarlon BrandoCraig Milstead aka Divineand most of allGilda Radner.
Richard Pryor,George Carlin,Bill Hicks. And Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Otis Redding.
Nonsensic-Al , we both said Richard Pryor at the same time!
Jeff Buckley…I was fortunate enough to see him live twice and it was beyond thrilling both times but also agree with Freddie Mercury, he would have been amazing to see too. Both taken too young…
I was shocked to see that this is the first mention of Kurt on here! He's my number one. Also Heath Ledger and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Mainly so that Lindsay Lohan couldn't dress up like her and shit all over her memory anymore.
Gautama Buddha, Muhammad, and Jesus Christ. I figure if we had 'em all at the same time, they'd have all our crazy shit straightened out tout de suite.
Princess DianaJohn CandyHeath LedgerFreddie Mercury
Marilyn MonroePaul WalkerPSH
CM 4eva <3
PHIL MUTHAFUCKIN' HARTMAN
And Heath Ledger would be a not to distant 2nd.
Kurt Cobain, John Lennon, Chris Farley and Steve Irwin.
Freddie DAMMM Mercury!
@Sniotches. I couldn't believe anyione mentioned him. I was scrolling down to write his name, but reading as I scrolled and there he was!! Forever <3
I looooovvvvved Freddie. I was pretty young when he died but I already had ex boyfriends and 2 of them sent me flowers upon hearing the news Of The World.
@Vera. I love the Michael Hutchence shout out. Good one.
Stevie Ray Van, he still had music left in him when he past away!
Leonardo da Vinci. Just because he's been dead longer makes him no less of a celebrity. He was a rock star in his day. I think a mind like his would blaze no matter when he lived.
River Phoenix. I'm still not over it.
And Kurt Cobain.
Yes, Layne Staley. Love him.
So many good ones mentioned already. I'll add Jeff Buckley into the mix. I would love to see what he could've accomplished.
Randy "Macho Man" Savage
Chris Benoit and his wife & kid
Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf
Katherine HepburnPrincess DianaGrace KellyGene Kelly Paul Newman
In that same vein… Teddy Roosevelt. Another fascinating, real Renaissance Man.
Bea Arthur, Rue McLanahan & Estelle Getty
ElvisMarilyn MonroeJeff BuckleyJFK Jr.SinatraLiberaceJulia Child
All those who died too young,,,Monroe,,hutchence, Yates, peaches, Hoffman, cobain, Elvis, macoll, winehouse, Houston, Diana and dodi, Dean,,and so many, many more :-((,
Harold Ramis… Still bummed.
Dorothy Dandridge and Lena Horne. I would LOVE to talk to them about their experiences as black women in Hollywood.
BeckyMae, we must be soul mates! He is my #1 too. Huge fan!! I was friends with his mother, Mary and also Keith Foti (only person who was present when Jeff drowned) for a while.
You & I would get along well
I don't care, I'm making it a Twofer:
John Lennon and George Harrison.
Phil Hartman was the first to come to mind. Keith Haring. Michael Hutchence. Freddy Mercury.
If we're going historical? Tesla.
So happy to see a few mentions of Jeff Buckley in here I would have loved to hear what could have been.
His fans are few, but passionate. I count the three of you as kindred spirits
Agreed. He was such a wonderful actor and all around good guy.
Glad to see others mentioning Jeff Buckley here. I'm with you MissJenny, what could have been….such music!
Oh wow MissJenny that is super cool! He was just so brilliant….and funny….I remember one time I saw him in Sydney and he chided the screaming fan girls in the front to quieter down whilst he played the lofi stuff but added "There'll be time for underwear throwing later…"
Gilda's name was the first that came to mind. She was a genius.
Jim Henson. A genius taken too soon.
But Princess Diana is a good one too.
Phillip Seymour Hoffman. No contest.
Add another Jeff Buckley here….Kurt Cobain as well.
Michael Jackson. Music isn't the same nowadays. Say what you want about him, he really was a living legend.
John LennonJFK, Jr.Princess Diana
Aaliyah and Lisa "Left Eye" Lopez.
Stanley KubrickFederico FelliniJerry GoldsmithBrittany Murphy
Hush yo mouth, VIP. Lindsay's career is exactly where it should be.
Love him too!
Phil Hartman, PSH–and James Gandolfini.
Good one, East Coaster. Not only should Teddy be alive, he should be President again, so he could break up all the "too big to fail"s we got holding out economy hostage.
Madeline Kahn. Im sooooo tywed. RIP Lily Von Schtupp
Sharon Tate, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Jim Morrison, Jean Harlow, Natalie Wood.
No, Lyndon Johnson, because he'd be reaming that wimp Obama for not getting Congress to do a damned thing.
Mr. RogerJim HensonJohn candyJohn Ritter
Amy WinehousePrincess DianaAndy Warhol
So many to choose from….
Maya AngelouBernie MacDonna SummerPrincess DianaJFK Jr.Roger Ebert
John Lennon and George Harrison .Jimi Hendrix
I'm totally with bored soccer mom on this one: River Phoenix & Kurt Cobain.
Sugar!!! Love it, love it!
The Lindbergh baby, poor thing.
Great choices! They always had great movies. Even their not so great movies are so much better than what we see today (I'm thinking The Winds of War TV mini-series). How I loved those mini-series of the 70s-80s though.
Paul NewmanKate HepburnBernie MacRuby DeeMichael Clarke DuncanNina Simone
Phil Hartman definitely.
Love her and Carol Burnett (I'm pretty sure Carol is still alive though).
Patrick SwayzeHeath LedgerJFK JrJohn DenverFreddie PrinzePhil HartmanJohn RitterFreddie Mercury
Eartha Kitt!I regret not seeing her when see was appearing here in Seattle at Jazz Alley.
+1000 I loved gworge
Princess Diana. As a mom, I can only imagine how much she would want to see her sons all grown up and to meet her grandson.
Rik Mayall, Robert Palmer, Falco, and Michael Hutchence.
You said celebrity, right?
Farley Granger, he was such a good guy.
Really just one of the most amiable and stand up people you could've ever met. A pioneer in the film industry, a consummate actor's actor, and a tremendous champion of classic films in his last few decades. He would attend any screenings he was asked to, do Q & As, meet with fans, share his wisdom with younger generations. And a pretty big and unsung hero in the LGBT world too. As one of the first major "top billing" stars who refused to hide their sexuality. I took his death hard, as a long time fan, grateful student of his film wisdom shared, and acquaintance.
I was actually about to met him again for a long sit-down interview to help my budding career as a film historian just a few months before he died suddenly. I'll always regret never having had that chance to get to know him better. And I'll always cherish having known such a truly wonderful and inspiring man personally.
RIP to both Farley and Bob Calhoun, such fantastic gentlemen who are sorely missed!
George Carlin. I still heart him.
Enty – this could be multiple turns. Celebrity, actor, musician, jazz musician, classical musician, politician, artist. So many good answers here.
Everyone I thought of has already been mentioned except Belushi.
Princess Diana. Loved her.
Lots of good ones, did anyone say Elvis?
I'll add Iz Kamakawiwo?ole, sad I never had the opportunity to see him in concert.
Patsy ClineFoster Brooks
Awww, I so loved Michael Hutchence.
So nice to hear @WriterGirl : )
Did we say Jin Morrisson?
Princess DiPrincess GraceAudrey HepburnNina SimoneWhitney Houston- would love to have seen her get her shit together
Kurt Cobain, Layne Staley, Peter Steele, Mike Starr, Jim Morrison, Freddie Mercury, Heath Ledger, George Harrison, and, my Mom & Dad…I know, not famous, but, you know…:(
and Michael Hutchence.
and Marilyn Monroe. Ok, done now!
Michael Hutchence & Paul Walker.
I yearn for Freddie to come back and slap the shit out of Bieber.
Farley! How'd I forget him! Great one
Me too, He should've been in the frist ten posts! Maybe they'll hologram his ass and do a world tour someday
Great catch! I still miss him. And Tim Russert.
Vivien Leigh Phil Hartman Chris Farley Kurt Judy Garland
Phil Hartman. I wanted at least 5 more good seasons of Newsradio.
John Lennon, because is love to see how he would have adapted his politics through the last 30 years.
Nick Adenhart (baseball player), because his talent was huge and I would love to see him play with Mike Trout (though maybe Trout wouldn't be quite as good if he hadn't gone through that tragedy)