Thursday, January 11, 2007

Ah, Lily Munster... People who died (cont.).

OH, HERMAN!—Noticed today that the lovely Yvonne DeCarlo had died at 84. Was in lots of films and TV, and was more beautiful underneath that ghoulish makeup, but I’ll always remember her from “The Munsters.” I loved that show.

MR. SOPHIA LOREN—Carlo Ponti, an Italian-born film producer who bankrolled more than 150 movies, including “La Strada” and “Doctor Zhivago,” and who was perhaps the most envied man in the world as the husband and mentor of actress Sophia Loren, died of a lung ailment Jan. 9 at a hospital in Geneva.

SCOOBY-DOO!—Iwao Takamoto, the animator who created Scooby-Doo and directed the cartoon classic “Charlotte’s Web,” died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 81 and had a heart attack.