Sunday, February 25, 2018

Blind Item #10

This permanent A list dual threat actor who has starred in some of the biggest television shows of all time and has starred in some very memorable movies too is near death. He has two caregivers with him all the time and only ventures out in public to visit his doctors.

70 comments:

Mike Johnston said...

dick van dyke?

Mike Johnston said...

dick van dyke?

sheeps said...

dick vandyke

Mike Johnston said...

dick van dyke?

Mike Johnston said...

dick van dyke?

sandybrook said...

Mel Brooks? Or Carl Reiner?

Kate K said...

I'm not great on Old Hollywood, but other than The Dick Van Dyke Show, what other biggest television shows of all time has DVD starred it?

The Woodman said...


Burt Reynolds

Kate K said...

Bob Newhart

sandybrook said...

Burt's a good guess as well.

Eric said...

Diagnosis Murder was one of those shsho that was a huge hit for many years, but never watched by anyone under 60.

Kate K said...

Oh yes! Forgot about that.

Don Kieballs said...

Middle-aged person complaint. It's so damn hard to search social media when every damn body names themselves after celebs. How many Burt Reynolds are necessary. The main one is more than enough. I also hope this blind is't him, not that I want it to be the others named either. So, my guess is James Woods

Evonne said...

Yeah but what television shows was Burt Reynolds ever on, besides guest spots? I'm going to go with Judd Hirsch or Alan Alda.

Jane Hanoi said...

William shatner

Jane Hanoi said...

Robert wagner

radadd 155 said...

Van Dyke and Alda have been active recently, so no. Is Tim Conway permanent A? (Burnett Show and McHales Navy, plus Disney films)

Jane Hanoi said...

Michael j fox

BestMan said...

Bob Newhart...is he still alive?

Kate K said...

Evening Shade, in the 90s.

Don Kieballs said...

Tim Conway is perm A List to me. The Carol Burnett show (syndicated reruns, of course) was one of my biggest influences as a child that made me want to be an actor. Every episode was amazing and new and hilarious, especially when they made each other break character and showed it's ok to not be perfect, and enjoy not being perfect. Tim Conway, and all of the main cast are perm A List to me. And Tim was Dorf, for goodness sakes. How is that alone not worthy of legend status.
I'm just reminiscing now because thinking about any of the greats passing is sad.

Kate K said...

Yes. He's 88.

sandybrook said...

Dan August was Burt Reynolds tv show. He also was on Gunsmoke a lot.

Kate K said...

Bob Newhart appeared in Elf, Horrible Bosses and Legally Blonde 2. Plus he had the two sitcoms. I think Conway is a great guess but not sure his films were as memorable. Either it's sad for whomever it is.

Han Niam said...

Bob Newhart would be my guess.

Eupheme said...

If it was Michael J. Fox Enty would likely say foreign born. He's from Canada.

Xpensive Hobutt said...

Burt Reynolds

Just4Fun said...

Shatner still books appearances. Conway was unable to make it to Carol Burnett's 50th anniversary special a couple months ago, so may be a good guess. But "some of the biggest shows"? Other than Carol Burnett -Mama's Family & McHales Navy? Enty has had Burt Reynolds at death's door for quite a while.

cheesegrater15 said...

Agreed. I will have to take time off from work when Mel Brooks passes.

DotDotDot said...

Sadly there's not that many old Hollywood folks around.

Yeah Him said...

Kirk Douglas?

Han Niam said...

@cheese and Don Agreed on Tim Conway, and I’m not prepared to even think about Mel Brooks no longer being with us. I’m still unwilling to fully wrap my mind around the loss of Gene Wilder.

Losing the remaining Pythons will likewise be a punch to the gut. Brooks and MP shaped my early sense of humor. It’s served me well ever since.

gauloise said...

It could also be Newhart because he won several grammys for comedy albums, as for the dual-threat.

cant believe he was in his mid-50s when the Bob Newheart show debuted, and hit fame. Always thought he was younger

T. W. said...

@Eric - that is not true. I was a tween when I watched it. I occasionally watch the reruns on MeTV.

rosie riveter said...

One can only hope its Burt Reynolds. Good riddance, asshole

pwal said...

Wasn't he on Gunsmoke too?

Maude Labowski said...

I'm (sadly) jumping on the Bob Newheart bandwagon...

He's one celebrity I wish was immortal

B Padge said...

Wouldn't a dual threat be acting and singing, not movies and tv?

orangesoda said...

this really could be any of them, they're all getting up there in age.

Kate K said...

Duel threat in Enty-speak is TV and movies.

Kate K said...

I agree. Never heard a bad word about him and I hope I never do.

Sara, Making It Work said...

Not Alan Alda.

He is still active, and doing a public speaking/ workshop thing at UC Davis.

lucy said...

I hope whoever this is, is also the one who gets the 'massage therapy' I'd like that think they get a ray of sunshine or Susie sunshine (if preferred )

hothotheat said...

And commercials with other tv doctors.

Unknown said...

I don't think it's Bob Newhart. He has been pretty active on Facebook. His posts on his beloved Cubs are great.

Unknown said...

I meant to add, Bob Newhart is still touring as of the end of January!

Kate K said...

That's good news!

Doug said...

Diogenes of Sinope. He was in some of the original Aristophanes productions, and is a noted philosopher. But it would probably say foreign-born, so maybe not.

Hortensia said...

NOT Dick Van Dyke. Peeple who are active don't linger waiting to die. Active people just drop.
DVD has always been active as a dancer. Someone else.

Justin said...

Supposedly he’s got a tell all book that’s to be released after he dies. It’s supposed to tell of all the men who made him do sex acts for movie parts when he was just starting out.

Missyrocks53 said...

Not Reynolds because he was THE biggest movie star in the 70s so the wording of this doesn't go. Some of the other guesses make sense. Very sad.

Raging Bunnies said...

Now that's old school.

delete account said...

What about Clint Eastwood? He started out in TV on Rawhide and is certainly a dual threat as an actor/director.

auntliddy said...

Please dont be michael j fox or bob newheart. Please.

auntliddy said...

Burt reynolds has been at death's door for past 4 years, but never dies!

Citizen S said...

I haven't seen Bob Newhart in public in a long, long time.
It can't be William Shatner, he's still doing that goofy TV show where he travels around the world with those other old guys, and he still does SciFi convention appearances.

Kate K said...

Eastwood is def mostly movie actor.

Ligeia said...

Christopher Loyd maybe? I hope not tho :/ He is suppose to be on the new Roseanne reboot i think.

ihsahn77 said...

I have Burt Reynolds in a 2018 celebrity death pool so I hope it's him.

Chogsie said...

Well, Carol B. did say that Conway wasn't able to appear on her 50th anniversary special because he was "under the weather."

Undercover_LBD said...

I don't ever want to hear anything bad about Bob Newhart. :(

Dotty Settler said...

I love that The Big Bang Theory uses Bob Newhart occasionally , I don't know when his recent work was though on the show . Burt Reynolds just did a recent interview with someone and is looking pretty bad but still alive , hopefully not Tim Conway .

Ice Angel said...

Dual threat to me would be acting and singing, which would mean Dick van Dyke, who is also a great dancer. He had 2 big TV shows (DVD & Diagnosis Murder) and did well in the movies, (Mary Poppins & Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.) The only thing throwing me off is "some of the biggest tv shows of all time" which to me would indicate more than just 2.

thecatwhisper said...

I thought Dick Van Dyke

lucy said...

I don't think it is dick van dyke. enty surely would have referred to him as triple threat, his PSAs were legendary. I think he is still rolling.. Smokey never got over it and somewhere an Indian cries

Randy said...

Dick Van Dyke is rehearsing today for a performance with his jazz band: https://www.facebook.com/alauradesign/videos/1752104071515506/

Travelgrrl said...

Both Judd Hirsch and Bob Newhart have re-occurring, recent roles on The Big Bang Theory, with Newhart appearing quite often on the hit series.

In fact, he won his only prime time Emmy for TBBT, rather than Newhart or The Bob Newhart Show, which boggles my mind.

Not either of them.

Andrea said...

I wonder if this was David Ogden Stiers?

Zeroh Tollrants said...

Jerry Van Dyke

My Mother The Car

The Dick Van Dyke Show

The Ed Sullivan Show

The Judy Garland Show

Coach

Stand Up Comedian famous for preforming at air bases all over the world/Playboy clubs around the country

Guest starred on about 2 dozen shows over the years


Zeroh Tollrants said...

Bob Newhart is still doing ok. He is currently touring.

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