December 18, 2017

Marcia Wallace, R.I.P.

Actress Marcia Wallace passed away after a long battle with cancer on Friday. She was a week shy of her 71st birthday. Wallace rose to fame in the 1970’s when she was cast as receptionist Carol Kester on The Bob Newhart Show. During this time, Wallace also became a fixture on game shows such as The Match […]

Brad Corbett, R.I.P.

Former Texas Rangers owner Brad Corbett passed away on Monday. He was 75. After making his fortune in plastic piping and chemical tubing, the 36-year old Corbett purchased the Rangers in 1974 for just under $ 10 million. The Rangers finished second in the AL West that season under Billy Martin. However, Corbett fired Martin […]

Hector “Macho” Camacho, R.I.P.

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Aaron Goldstein on 11.25.12 @ 2:21AM Former world boxing champion Hector “Macho” Camacho died yesterday after being taken off life support. Camacho had been shot in the head while sitting in a van in his native Puerto Rico. The driver of the van was killed instantly. Camacho […]

Emanuel Steward, R.I.P.

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Aaron Goldstein on 10.26.12 @ 1:04PM Legendary boxing trainer Emanuel Steward passed away yesterday after a sudden illness. He was 68. Steward had a brilliant career as an amateur winning a Golden Gloves as a bantamweight. But having a family to feed, Steward never turned pro. However, […]

Sam Sniderman, R.I.P.

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Aaron Goldstein on 9.24.12 @ 12:53PM Canadian record store mogul Sam Sniderman passed away yesterday at the age of 92. Sniderman was better known as Sam The Record Man. He began by selling records out of his brother’s radio shop and eventually owned record stores across Canada […]

Hal David, R.I.P.

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Aaron Goldstein on 9.1.12 @ 7:38PM Lyricist Hal David passed away today of complications from a stroke. He was 91. David got his start in the 1940s working with the likes of Sammy Kaye and Guy Lombardo. But he really came into his own in the 1960s […]

Andy Griffith, R.I.P.

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Aaron Goldstein on 7.3.12 @ 5:17PM Actor and TV icon Andy Griffith passed away today. A cause of death has not been released. He was 86. Griffith is best known to most as the Sheriff of Mayberry on The Andy Griffith Show which aired on CBS between […]

Limited Government, R.I.P.

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Aaron Goldstein on 6.28.12 @ 1:01PM Limited government in the United States succumbed this morning. The cause of death was a blunt blow to the head by the Supreme Court in its ruling to uphold Obamacare in its entirety. Her age was not known. At least one […]

Chuck Colson, R.I.P.

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Aaron Goldstein on 4.21.12 @ 9:03PM Chuck Colson passed away today of complications of a brain hemorrhage sustained last month. He was 80. Colson served as Chief Counsel to President Nixon. He achieved notoriety for his involvement in composing Nixon’s Enemies List and was one of the […]

Hilton Kramer, R.I.P.

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Aaron Goldstein on 3.27.12 @ 1:41PM Hilton Kramer, co-founder of The New Criterion, passed away this morning of heart failure. His death comes two days after his 84th birthday. Kramer spent many years as an art critic first at The Nation and then at The New York Times. Unhappy […]