Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Cyd Charisse (1921-2008), Stan Winston (1946-2008)

I know this is old news by now, but I just can’t get over how many big names have been taken from us this year. The sadness continues with the loss of the sexiest dancer that ever did dance (and did she ever dance), Cyd Charisse.

Not to be forgotten is Stan Winston, a marvelous behind-the-scenes artist who was also taken from us this week. His inventions of makeup and special effects include The Thing, The Terminator, Predator, and the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park.

Next year’s memoriam tribute at the Oscars is going to be filled with more BIG names than any other memoriam tribute in recent memory. It’s almost too much to take.

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