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RIP Sue Lyon

#1 Post by silverscreenselect » Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:53 am

Actress best known for the title role in Lolita, filmed when she was only 14. She only had a handful of significant roles after that and retired completely from acting when she was still in her mid-30s. Her career might have been different if she had landed the role of Bonnie Parker in Bonnie and Clyde, but Warren Beatty chose Faye Dunaway instead.

Age 73. It appears that she died on her birthday.

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Re: RIP Sue Lyon

#2 Post by SportsFan68 » Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:18 pm

The age surprised me. I thought she was 18 playing a 13 year old. Turns out she was 14 playing a 15 year old. Actually in the book she's 12, but the producers had to change it because of motion picture standards. I thought she did a very good job with the role.

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Re: RIP Sue Lyon

#3 Post by Earl the Squirrel » Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:33 pm

Is it just me, or every year does it seems like a ton of "famous" (for lack of a better word) drop off between Christmas and New Year's? Like many more percentage wise than at other times of the year?

Maybe the Universe just likes screwing with awards shows and the like that do year end retrospectives and in memoriam programs...

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Re: RIP Sue Lyon

#4 Post by Estonut » Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:11 pm

Earl the Squirrel wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:33 pm
Is it just me, or every year does it seems like a ton of "famous" (for lack of a better word) drop off between Christmas and New Year's? Like many more percentage wise than at other times of the year?

Maybe the Universe just likes screwing with awards shows and the like that do year end retrospectives and in memoriam programs...
It seems that way to me. Maybe some (who are sickly beforehand) just want to make it to Christmas, so as not to burden their families at that time.
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Re: RIP Sue Lyon

#5 Post by Bob78164 » Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:29 pm

Estonut wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:11 pm
Earl the Squirrel wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:33 pm
Is it just me, or every year does it seems like a ton of "famous" (for lack of a better word) drop off between Christmas and New Year's? Like many more percentage wise than at other times of the year?

Maybe the Universe just likes screwing with awards shows and the like that do year end retrospectives and in memoriam programs...
It seems that way to me. Maybe some (who are sickly beforehand) just want to make it to Christmas, so as not to burden their families at that time.
Reminds me of a M*A*S*H episode where B.J. works furiously to keep a fatally wounded soldier officially alive so that his family won't have to hear that he died on Christmas Day. --Bob
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Re: RIP Sue Lyon

#6 Post by Earl the Squirrel » Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:34 pm

Estonut wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:11 pm
Earl the Squirrel wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:33 pm
Is it just me, or every year does it seems like a ton of "famous" (for lack of a better word) drop off between Christmas and New Year's? Like many more percentage wise than at other times of the year?

Maybe the Universe just likes screwing with awards shows and the like that do year end retrospectives and in memoriam programs...
It seems that way to me. Maybe some (who are sickly beforehand) just want to make it to Christmas, so as not to burden their families at that time.
and the beat goes on...

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