Today is the Anniversary of Wayland Flowers death in 1988. ", Paul Reeves, of the West End "Starlight Express.". R205- Lenny Baker had to withdraw from the pre-Broadway tryout of McNally's "It's Only A Play" before it played Philadelphia, where it closed. He sure was! Florida Death Notices. r62 a 4th member of the original cast died of AIDS -- Rene Clemente, who played Coricopat. That DALLAS actor was so young and beautiful. Hello and thank you for being a DL contributor. Merrell Jackson's Biography Merrell was born to Patricia and Leonard Jackson, the second child of five; four boys and one girl, Stephanie. Merrell Jackson was born on April 26, 1952, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. So many beautiful young men snatched away before their time. Makes me sad even to mention it but Lance Baker was a cute actor kid from New Zealand we managed who died really young. Sexy as fuck Terry Lester, the original (and only as far as I'm concerned) Jack in Y&R. He also did commercials and displayed his fine body in some arty photogs. [quote]Crothers' longtime EDGE OF NIGHT co-star, Dennis Parker (who also went by the name Wade Nichols in some porn flicks), died eight months earlier. If you can't find the email you can resend it here. Your post irresponsible and offensive. Her last performance was in 1971 in Munich Germany. Peter Tramm the substitute dancer for Kevin Bacon in Footloose. I don't remember when it happened. Did TV and movies-- probably '70s and '80s. A 1971 graduate of Calumet High School in Chicago, Illinois. Some common questions are also added below the content. Later on he speaks of what a good man Hal Linden was and how much he admires hm, so it's clearly not Linden. I've asked about Bert Convy here before. Trivia (2) He auditioned for the Chicago production of "Godspell" in May 1972, but was c A lot of people who are familiar with his solo career don't realize that he was also part of the Edgar Winter Group in the early 70s & sang lead on their huge hit, Free Ride (which he also wrote). Several of A Chorus Line original cast members, too. Bless him. [quote]It's traumatic for me to read these. Death . He also appeared in a number of TV productions, including Silver Spoons and Hill Street Blues. Died in December 11, 1986 the day after his 31st birthday. I moved to NYC as an 18 year-old in 1981, coinciding with the official beginning of the AIDS epidemic. For years, I thought that Keene Curtis died of AIDS. Best known for numerous 60s tv roles and for the movie "The Illustrated Man" where he has a very lovely nude scene. They claimed it was from heart failure. How unpleasant that your racism has to taint this thread. - Susan Brooks. In fact, I didn't know that he'd died. Interestingly, Richard Lester had cast a different boy as Bobby, but several people (probably RW included) told him that the kid wasn't pretty enough, so Lester fired the poor guy and found someone better looking. He was a heavy drug user definitely, but he was also a sex addict. Interestingly enough, three of the boys were all born on the same day! [quote]Lenny Baker had to withdraw from the pre-Broadway tryout of McNally's "It's Only A Play". Cause of death was chest and internal injuries, although he also sustained a brain concussion and fractures of both legs. Now it's all amusement park Disney crap with unimaginative staging. He had a couple of big solo hits: Instant Replay in the late 70s and I Can Dream About You in 1984. I've always wondered. Timothy Scott, 'Mistoffelees' in the original Broadway production of "Cats", February 24, 1988. I ask at IMDb but apparently it's some big mystery. So he made his mark playing Nazis in the UK. Tom obviously touched a lot of people with his talent and honesty. He had a couple of big solo hits: Instant Replay in the late 70s and I Can Dream About You in 1984. When was Merrell Jackson born? Three other actors from GODSPELL have passed on, and they each have their own tribute pages. He told people he was on a microbiotic diet and that his weight loss was was the result of hard work. Two more teens were found guilty on June 12, 2012 of participating in the April 2011 murder of 15-year-old Seath Tyler Jackson (seen here). David Oliver, appeared on "Another World" from 1983 to 1985, then landed a role in the acclaimed mini-series "A Year in the Life" (1986), playing Sarah Jessica Harper's husband, a role he reprised when it was turned into a series for the 1987-88 season. Almost nobody actually died from AIDS. Ray Sharkey deserves his own thread. Jonathon Scott Taylor apparently retired from acting took a law degree and is living somewhere in England. His work for the Ritchie Family was all over the map with LP's like 'African Queens' rating quite high and ones like 'American Generation' quite low. r77 This is the first I've heard of it. Official cause of death was an intentional overdose of narcotics (assisted suicide). He was a fucking knockout, for me, perfectly emblematic of what was "young and handsome" in the sixties. Either the family was in full denial or they were trying to cover it up. This thread makes me so sad. He was so good looking. Sadly, while playing Larry Kramer in a play about the impact of AIDS, he was a major whore. who died of AIDs. We'll always have Janet Jackson. A collection of cardboard tombstones, bound together with a rubber band. Dan Hartman, singer/musician. During those times they just used other illnesses to cloak the real reasons but these were sexually active gay men who died young. I doubt his HIV-status when he died is secret to anyone. Pink Flamingos and Female Trouble. [quote]I had no idea Howard E. Rollins died of AIDS. El Bananero Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, NetWorth & Know More. [8] He auditioned for the Chicago production of Godspell in May 1972, but was cast in the movie instead, filming in New York from August to November, 1972. This is quite possibly the gayest name ever. I remember Dack Rambo discussing his diagnosis on some talk show when I got home from school. A lot of people who are familiar with his solo career don't realize that he was also part of the Edgar Winter Group in the early 70s & sang lead on their huge hit, Free Ride (which he also wrote). Apologies if this correction has been posted before. Rick Meadows- gorgeous man from revival of On Your Toes. Besides, singing on Broadway, Kim Milford also toured as a vocalist with British rock/jazz guitarist Jeff Beck's band in the 1970s. As in, right now, my shoulders. Ray Sharkey was so gorgeous. I just checked his bio, and it says he died of Alzheimers. [quote] Was Anthony Perkins truly gay or just confused. It always went down a treat! Same thing for Ronnie Dyson, of Hair fame and later a solo artist as well, died from AIDS. Life. In April 2011, the sudden disappearance of a teenager had the authorities scrambling for leads. R150 No-- I just did a little research and found him, but it turns out he was killed by a cop. [quote]Merritt Buttrick, Kirk's son David in Star Trek II/II, died at age 30 in 1989. Discover Merrell Jacksons Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. He wasn't mentioned in obits. He also did a lot of Broadway, with a featured role in the original Fiddler on the Roof and later in the movie. Maybe for mud-pie? He wanted children, so he convinced himself he was bisexual and married Berry Berenson, whose proper name later became Berry Berenson, Wdow of Anthony Perkins, Who Died on American Airlines Flight 11 in the World Trade Center Attack. Truly the loss of all of the talent and beauty from the early years of the epidemic are devastating .. And so many in so many other important professions. Davis was dying of AIDS and then the wife helped him commit suicide before the the end came naturally. [quote] Dan Hartman, singer/musician. does cesium and strontium form an ionic compound; college of idaho basketball: roster; bradford exchange mail order catalog I had no idea Howard E. Rollins died of AIDS. Smith died at 37 in 1994. Robert Drivas' wonderful ass in "The Illustrated Man". Gorgeous German hunk Amadeus August - died in 1992 at age 50. Yes, I agree, Michael Jeter was more than semi-famous. He died on 23 February 1991. He auditioned for the Chicago production of "Godspell" in May 1972, but was cast in the movie version instead. So, how much was Merrell Jackson networth at the age of years old? I knew him in the 70s and early 80s. But most of the people mentioned here made the team, but barely got up to bat a few times. He was also on some (I think syndicated) sitcom called We Got It Maid. Receive small business resources and advice about entrepreneurial info, home based business, business franchises and startup opportunities for entrepreneurs. Your post made me look them all up, sort them out, and pay my own private homage to those acting pioneers who - perhaps with the excepton of Luckinbill - got the raw end of the deal by playing gay in a gay play/film long before it was fashionable or award-worthy. It seems unlikely that he continued shooting them after the Edge contract began but was probably ending up on VHS formats of 16mm reels he had shot earlier. The other clip shows him in a bizarre scene seemingly about to shove his dick into Barnabas's mouth. Cookie Mueller. So wonderful Holy shit, Michael Jeter's performance in "Take the Glass" from Grand Hotel, linked at R94, is freaking amazing! Timothy Patrick Murphy is best known of his portrayal of the doomed Mickey Trotter Rays nephew and a love interest for Lucy before hes paralyzed in a car accident with Sue Ellen in the 82-83 season of Dallas; in 1984, he played the title role in Sams Son, Michael Landons semi-autobiographical TV movie about his youth and his struggles with his family. If he returns to Covington, 30 miles east of Atlanta where filming started April 28 for the seventh season of Heat of the Night, he will be arrested and almost certainly jailed. Pink Flamingos and Female Trouble. Was also on a ton of TV shows like The Bionic Woman (the haunted house episode where Kristy McNichol is his daughter). He's one of the sweetest, gentlest men I know, and one of the most gifted actors,' O'Connor told a small group of TV writers in Los Angeles earlier this year. Anyone remember partner's name? I saw Howard Rollins in a London production of I'm Not Rappaport co-starring the incredible Paul Scofield. Sounds like the wiki in r228 is revising history. Even though God called him home just before his 39th birthday, because of GODSPELL, Merrell will always be with us. Updated: October 8, 2011 . The very talented actor Franklyn Seales, co-star of The Onion Field (1979) and star of many stage productions, died of AIDS at age 37. If you can't see it, or the W&W and Ignore Poster buttons, you probably have NoScript or AdBlock enabled on your browser. [quote]A Chorus Line - and only nominations for the gay roles), I have to correct myself here; looked it up and Sammy Williams did indeed win a Tony for playing Paul in ACL. Sad. Rap, that horrid musical wannabe skyrocketed in the 80s as a direct loss of this pool of talent. Merrell Jackson died on February 23, 1991. I loved Michael Jeter in Green Mile and The Gift. (I had a crush on him and nearly satisfied it many moons ago.) He joined Chicago's Goodman Theater in 1971. (Tragically for the Murphy family, his younger brother Patrick Sean Murphy died in the World Trade Center on 9/11/2001.). So wonderful She also wrote an advice column for the Village Voice. R148, I was a friend of Gary Bond's. for your pointless bitchery needs. He and his wife had two children. Sarah Jessica Parker 'dated' Timothy Murphy, played David Oliver's wife and co-starred with Merrit Butrick. I had never heard this before, so I can't confirm the veracity of the claim. r10--how can you POSSIBLY have left out mention of Frey as Harold in "The Boys in the Band"? our privacy/terms or if you just want to see the damn [quote]Musical theatre for anyone with a brain died with AIDS. The handsome Tom Fuccello, who played Sen. Dave Culver on "Dallas." Gary Bond, aged 55, who died in 1995. His obit says it was lymphoma which can be AIDS related. I actually knew Richard Warwick - slightly, he used to frequent a gay bar (The Colherne - now gone) my gang used to drink in at Earls Court, back in the early 80s, so we got chatting a few times, and almost picked each other up once, but something came up and it didnt happen. He was Alfonso Ribeiro's dad on the show. Went out with him once, R126. Thank you, R35 and R36. Choreographers, playwrights, dancers, actors. Rue McClanahan wrote that Brad mowed her lawn and plowed her pussy. It's even been posted as FACT on some legitimate sites I've seen. He died in 1994. He didn't get AIDS from a blood transfusion. not the AIDS. Merrell worked for a logging . I did not mention that I knew the cause of death, but as were reminiscing I said something like, its so hard to see so many people dying so young and his response was, were still in shock. Mark Lester is very much alive. Casey Stevens, who played Jamie Lee Curtis' boyfriend, Nick, in Prom Night. r195, do you mean Playgirl's own Chris George? One of his puppeteers died of AIDS around the same time, though. Most of the cast from "The Boys In the Band" (1970). The series centers on a powerful head of Century Studios and a group of up-and-coming starlets. I have only ever seen Joel from the 70s and later, with the moustache. The wife was in complete denial. r225 wandered in from Pleasantville I think. There is no cause of death listed for Merrell. We all remember Rock Hudson, Liberace, Rudolf Nureyev, etc., but who are some of the semi-famous that we lost during the plague years? The shame and embarrassment that was such a force for people then. He was treated like a leper until his death. How the hell could he throw himself around like a rag doll that way? I met good people from all over while in the elevators (new technology, no buttons inside the elevator. Not an actor, but director Colin Higgins, who directed 9 to 5 (which I'm watching right now) and Foul Play. [quote]What about Jim Henson? He wasn't young. They say Brad Davis got Aids from a needle transfusion ? Scurvey ? He said he had had sex with beautiful men and women, and had no regrets. I find it too cutesy for words. The actress who played Billy Beyer's sister on Capitol also died from complications of AIDS. Then Susan Hayward was almost eaten by a panther. Another handsome British stage and tv actor Americans might not know was Geoffrey Burridge. That's horrible. . He got off at 88 St and I wondered, "WTF is he doing in this neighborhood at night? Had never seen that before. He's not an actor, but Max Robinson the ABC newscaster from the late 80's&early 90's who reportrd the news from Chicago, I know he died from AIDS. The rise of rap had nothing to do with AIDS, not to mention that rap had its AIDS deaths as well. I just learned of his death when I was listening to the audio commentary. R182 Wow! who should have been famous if they hadn't been taken from the world prematurely. Died of AIDS - early 90s, I think. However his list of gay conquests is rather substantial. OK, that's bizarre and kind of maybe explains why when he came to pick me up for that last/aborted date he took a bath at my place. This is for another thread but I've wondered if part of the reason Edge of Night got cancelled is that they knew half of the male cast was about to drop dead. The April 26, 1952-born singer and actor (1952-1991) expert was arguably the worlds most influential Merrell Jackson was expert, with a wide-ranging social media outreach. Dennis C. Stewart, the guy who played crater face in Grease. Richard Warwick portrayed Uncas in the 1971 tv series The Last of the Mohicans. I sure would have liked to have a piece of that! By the way, Raul Julia was a major star not "semi-famous.". Mark Fotopolos, one of the most handsome guys in that chorus and a Broadway musical actor (as well as Thommie Walsh's one-time bf) died of AIDS in 1991, after living for quite a few years with HIV, and devoting himself to ACT-UP. m l xl . Jackson graduated from Chicago's Calumet High School in 1971, where he was a soloist for the a cappella chorus, and had leading roles in two stage productions for which he won the "best actor" award. Singer And Actor (1952-1991) Light-skinned black actor -- I think his first name may have been Ray? r331, in another thread, somebody claimed that it was Timothy Patrick Murphy, mentioned at r2, who unknowingly infected Fuccello. Apparently Keene was always bugging him for sex, promising to give him a blowjob if Robby would suck his dick too. [quote]Strange that they didn't just make Bracken a woman and have Eleanor Parker play that. John Hargreaves, Australian actor who was in Don's Party died of AIDS. "Merrell Jackson wins music scholarship to Wolftrap". I can't remember where i posted them. Please click here to register for free. Resources for Small Business Entrepreneurs in 2022. I remember Beth Broderick from that Sabrina show was the main speaker at his memorial service. R213 There was alot of speculation about Raul Julia. He doesn't mention him by name, but calls him a much older, Tony-winning actor in the show. That eulogy is not in the play of "THe Normal Heart". He didn't technically die of HIV/AIDS, but it's believed that he committed suicide because of complications with the disease. Michael Jackson was a superstar singer who shot to fame as a child Credit: GETTY When did Michael Jackson die? But any excuse to watch this What a sad thread. Jeffrey Mylett, of the original cast/film version of "Godspell", died in 1986 at age 36. Strange that his memory was treated so shabbily in the Crystal Skull fiasco His name was Michael, r278. Rue was an even bigger slut than Blanche. A truly beautiful man! And he still looks healthy. He died on February 23, 1991. Here we are updating just estimated networth of Merrell Jackson salary, income and assets. It had a cast of 10 men and 2 women. humboldt county murders 2020 merrell jackson cause of death. What an evil, evil tragedy AIDS wrought on our artistic community. Not actors, but the founders of the fun, doomed FILMEX in LA, Gary and Gary. He died of a brain tumor. He was gay. But it's important to remind all of us, and to tell the younger ones who were not there, what was lost. Did Jonathon Scott Taylor die of aids. I'm really happy that someone started this thread. and I just saw R271's post. Swen Swenson, who introduced this number in the original Broadway production of LITTLE ME. *Peter Evans, 38, May 20, 1989, Versatile actor praised for his lead role in "Children of a Lesser God", *Ian Charleson, 40, January 6, 1990, The Scottish actor who costarred in the 1981 "Chariots of Fire", *Leonard Fray, 49, August 24, 1988, Motel the tailor in the stage and film versions of "Fiddler on the Roof", *Larry Kert, 60, June 5, 1991, The singer and actor who played Tony in Broadway's "West Side Story", Charles Ludlam, 44, May 28, 1987, Actor-playwright-director in his post-absurdist theater of the Ridiculous, Cookie Mueller, 40, November 10, 1989, Actress in John Waters's "Pink Flamingoes"; Details magazine art critic, Larry Riley, 59, June 6, 1992, The actor who played Frank Williams on CBS's "Knots Landing", Craig Russell, 42, October 30, 1990, Flamboyant entertainer and impersonator of Mae West, Judy Garland, Jack Smith, 57, September 18, 1989, Performance artist and maker of the 1963 film "Flaming Creatures", Barry Robins, 41, April 1, 1986, Lead in Bless the Beasts and the Children, Rmi Laurent, 32, 14 November 1989, the son in 1978 film La Cage aux Folles. Hello and thank you for registering. Do not believe JST is his birth name but in any event if you can find out that bit of information it is easy to run to ground listings of solicitors/barristers in the UK. Dennis Parker aka soap star, disco singer, and porn actor. r55 Lypsinka performed "I've Got Your Number" from "Little Me" in a tribute to fashion designer Pauline Trigere in 1992. I'm 65 and sometimes I forget it ever happened. August 16, 1993. For the person upthread who asked about Terry Lester, you were confusing him with the child star of the film "Oliver! I'll make sure of that. Someone please help me with this one -- I'm pretty sure he died of AIDS but I'm not positive. Perhaps someone will write a more elaborated biography about this strange character, who appeared on the Merv Griffin Show during the late '70s, and slept with many of the hottest men of the era (you can find some of their comments on YouTube and Hello. If the world were fair, he and Jamie would have been husbands. Such dark, shitty days. Official Sites. (Frank Silva) died from AIDS. Though I don't mean to compare two very different world disasters, I figured if the memory of the World Wars was kept alive for so long, even after certain nations had become our allies, something similar can be done with the AIDS crisis years. You hit an exterior keypad with your destination floor and it routes you to one of the 14 elevators;no more sardine-cans). Kenny Sacha- He played the Rose drag queen in The Rose among other things. Become a contributor - post when you want with no ads. Seems there are some internet references to Leslie Graves cause of death. Musical theatre for anyone with a brain died with AIDS. Well that was true. [quote]Speaking of, how is Hal Rubenstein still alive? Thanks for the info. [4] He also sang in the All-City High School Chorus. Both Larry Kert's and Timothy Scott's memorial services were held at the Winter Garden Theatre, theaters where they had their biggest successes. Anyway, most of these people (Southerns, Mid-Westerns) just COULDN'T" WAIT to see Disney's musical, "Alladin". Shame about drag queen Craig "Outrageous" Russell, Larry Kert, with Liza in "New York New York". [quote]During those hell years I cut out every obit concerning an aids related death. Played "Johnny" in the Airplane movies. He started going out on location wearing a wig and women's clothes. But thank you for posting R10 and R14, Leonard Frey was not the only Boys in the Band cast member who died of AIDS. I'm sure they liked each other a lot. Speaking of GG, I think the black actor who served the Girls at the Diner on Xmas eve (in season 2) also died of AIDS, though I would have to look it up. Last Known Residence . At the time of his death, he was 39 years old. Merrell Jackson is one of the most popular American Actor. It was sad. I came of age in the early 80s and hung onto the closet door with both hands super tight, I thought you didn't even have to have sex to get AIDS; you'd just develop it, triggered by the gay gene already in your body. When. And I was thinking exactly what you were thinking. R306, there *is* an F&F button. Merrell's innocence, playfulness, joy and enthusiasm jump out at you throughout the movie and stay in your heart for a very long time. Whenever I watch the movie version of "The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas" , I.wonder how many of those beautiful talented dancers in the football team locker room number are still with us. I had to move out and move on. This is heresy but "We'll Take a Glass Together" has always annoyed me. I also appeared in a successful Off Broadway production in the 80s. At the time of his death he survived by his large extended friends and family. Ray Sharkey was so hot. Miss Amanda Blake, tho she was a bit of a household name. I think it's the perfect kind of "interesting failure" type of film that is ripe for a remake. Born April 26, 1952 Died February 23, 1991 (38) Add or change photo on IMDbPro Add to list Photos Known for Godspell 6.5 Merrell 1973 Credits IMDbPro Actor Previous 1 Godspell Merrell 1973 Soundtrack Previous [quote'It's a terrible curse,' Heat star Carroll O'Connor has said of what he calls his friend and co-star's substance-abuse problems. However his list of gay conquests is rather substantial: Rock Hudson, Tab Hunter, Troy Donahue, Rudolf Nureyev, Paul Newman, Leonard Bernstein, James Dean, and Stephen Sondheim. Yes, 196. I was an active member of our alumni association and he passed shortly before a reunion. btw, did Kim Milford really die of AIDS? Merritt Buttrick, Kirk's son David in Star Trek II/II, died at age 30 in 1989. She had been very upset by Carolyn Jones' death. I've never had that happen before, you know, where your date shows up and asks to take a bath. 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