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RIP Allee Willis

LOS ANGELES — Allee Willis, best known for penning the iconic theme song to the TV show “Friends,” and who also co-wrote the Earth, Wind & Fire classics “September” and “Boogie Wonderland,” died here Dec. 24. She was 72.

MSTies will recall that she co-wrote the music in the movie in episode […]

RIP Tatsuo Umemiya

Japanese actor Tatsuo Umemiya died Dec. 12. He had been being treated for several different cancers. He was 81.

MSTies will remember his performance in the title role of the movie in episode 816- PRINCE OF SPACE.

UPDATE: He died of kidney failure at a hospital near Tokyo.

The only news story […]

RIP Carroll Spinney

Connecticut–Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Dec. 8 at his home here according to the Sesame Workshop. He was 85. MSTies will recall that Big Bird was mentioned in a host segment in episode 318- STAR […]

RIP Irving Burgie

Brooklyn, N.Y.–Irving Burgie, a singer, composer and lyricist whose songs were immortalized by Harry Belafonte during the calypso craze of the 1950s, died here Friday. He was 95.

Known professionally as Lord Burgess, Burgie was at his height in 1956 when he wrote eight of the 11 tracks on Belafonte’s celebrated album […]

Maria Perego, RIP

MILAN, Italy–Maria Perego, an Italian puppeteer best known in the U.S. as the creator of Topo Gigio, the lovable mouse who became famous to American audiences as a frequent guest on “The Ed Sullivan Show” in the 1960s and early ’70, died here Nov. 7. She was 95.

MSTies will recall that […]