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6th Dec '16 7:16:04 PM Schroeder1174
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* Although a certain reinterest in her and her work was already brewing in the last years of her life, particularly with Bridget Fonda's character Kelly Porter in ''Film/GraceOfMyHeart'' being loosely based on her [[note]]Lesley co-wrote a song Kelly sang in the movie, "My Secret Love", but was unhappy with the experience and in not even being invited by the film's producers to the movie premiere[[/note]], and "You Don't Own Me" being featured heavily in ''Film/TheFirstWivesClub'', the death of [[TheSixties 1960's]] TeenQueen Lesley Gore in 2015 to cancer seems to have further awakened interest in her music, with pop singer Grace covering "You Don't Own Me" (using Lesley's '60's producer, QuincyJones) for the soundtrack to ''Film/SuicideSquad'' and Lesley's original recording being inducted in the 2017 Grammy Hall of Fame. Labels like the London-based Ace Records and American label Real Gone Music have reissued her back catalog, and a biography based on her life, also titled "You Don't Own Me", was released in 2016.
4th Dec '16 9:52:03 AM BugsFan17
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** Creator/RobertMcKimson was quite shy and his work was always seen as more conformist compared to his fellow colleagues at Warners. His only two creations, ''WesternAnimation/FoghornLeghorn'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheTasmanianDevil'' were far more obscure compared to Bugs and Daffy and would only get more popular after his death. Today [=McKimson=]'s work is re-evaluated as fine draftmanship. Two of his creations in particular (Taz and Speedy Gonzales, though the latter only became popular after Friz Freleng redesigned him) are among the most popular characters in the Looney Tunes staple. Taz even earned [[WesternAnimation/TazManian his own TV show]].

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** Creator/RobertMcKimson was quite shy and his work was always seen as more conformist compared to his fellow colleagues at Warners. His only two creations, ''WesternAnimation/FoghornLeghorn'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheTasmanianDevil'' were far more obscure compared to Bugs and Daffy and would only get more popular after his death. Today [=McKimson=]'s work is re-evaluated as fine draftmanship. Two of his creations in particular (Taz and Speedy Gonzales, though the latter only became popular after Friz Freleng redesigned him) are among the most popular characters in the Looney Tunes staple. Taz even earned [[WesternAnimation/TazManian [[WesternAnimation/TazMania his own TV show]].
4th Dec '16 9:51:42 AM BugsFan17
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** Creator/RobertMcKimson was quite shy and his work was always seen as more conformist compared to his fellow colleagues at Warners. His only two creations, ''WesternAnimation/FoghornLeghorn'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheTasmanianDevil'' were far more obscure compared to Bugs and Daffy and would only get more popular after his death. Today [=McKimson=]'s work is re-evaluated as fine draftmanship.

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** Creator/RobertMcKimson was quite shy and his work was always seen as more conformist compared to his fellow colleagues at Warners. His only two creations, ''WesternAnimation/FoghornLeghorn'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheTasmanianDevil'' were far more obscure compared to Bugs and Daffy and would only get more popular after his death. Today [=McKimson=]'s work is re-evaluated as fine draftmanship. Two of his creations in particular (Taz and Speedy Gonzales, though the latter only became popular after Friz Freleng redesigned him) are among the most popular characters in the Looney Tunes staple. Taz even earned [[WesternAnimation/TazManian his own TV show]].
24th Nov '16 7:12:41 AM ooh
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* Rock Hudson fell off the Hollywood A-list in the late-1960s, and within 15 years found himself in supporting roles on TV series such as ''Series/Dynasty''. However, he revealed in September 1985 that he was dying of AIDS, which followed a few weeks later by his untimely passing. This ensured Hudson's status as a beloved Hollywood actor, in large part because his death gave the public a greater awareness of AIDS than ever before. In addition, Hudson came out as gay in a posthumously-released memoir, which finally allowed the public to see Hollywood's unfortunate treatment of homosexual actors in the 1950s and 1960s.

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* Rock Hudson fell off the Hollywood A-list in the late-1960s, and within 15 years found himself in supporting roles on TV series such as ''Series/Dynasty''. ''Series/{{Dynasty}}''. However, he revealed in September 1985 that he was dying of AIDS, which followed a few weeks months later by his untimely passing. This ensured Hudson's status as a beloved Hollywood actor, in large part because his death gave the public a greater awareness of AIDS than ever before. In addition, Hudson came out as gay in a posthumously-released memoir, which finally allowed the public to see Hollywood's unfortunate treatment of homosexual actors in the 1950s and 1960s.
24th Nov '16 7:04:20 AM ooh
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* Rock Hudson fell off the Hollywood A-list in the late-1960s, and within 15 years found himself in supporting roles on TV series such as ''Series/Dynasty''. However, he revealed in September 1985 that he was dying of AIDS, which followed a few weeks later by his untimely passing. This ensured Hudson's status as a beloved Hollywood actor, in large part because his death gave the public a greater awareness of AIDS than ever before. In addition, Hudson came out as gay in a posthumously-released memoir, which finally allowed the public to see Hollywood's unfortunate treatment of homosexual actors in the 1950s and 1960s.
21st Nov '16 2:46:54 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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* On an episode of ''Series/{{Icarly}} Spencer writes an obituary for himself and posts it in the local newspaper in a last desperate attempt to get his art noticed.

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* On an episode of ''Series/{{Icarly}} Series/{{Icarly}} Spencer writes an obituary for himself and posts it in the local newspaper in a last desperate attempt to get his art noticed.
21st Nov '16 2:46:33 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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* On an episode of ''Series/{{Icarly}} Spencer writes an obituary for himself and posts it in the local newspaper in a last desperate attempt to get his art noticed.
9th Nov '16 4:14:45 AM AnonymousCowherd
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** The adulation started to fade once the coroner announced that Fernandez had alcohol and cocaine in his system, and was believed to be driving the speedboat at the time of the fatal crash.
21st Oct '16 5:29:30 PM WillKeaton
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* Phil Hartman ran away with the trope. Although he did not win an Emmy posthumously for Outstanding Supporting Actor for ''Series/NewsRadio'' (causing his co-star Dave Foley to humorously quip, "What does a guy have to do to win an Emmy around here?"), the outpour of respect for him since his death has been immense. Many have since cited him as the "glue" that kept ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' together during its second creative peak in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and while he rarely got to be known as a superstar like his fellow cast members (Dana Carvey, Mike Myers, Adam Sandler, Chris Farley), he's now regarded as one of the greatest (and perhaps the most versatile) performers of the ''SNL's'' history. Additionally, he was extremely popular for his recurring work as Troy McClure and Lionel Hutz on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', with some even stating that his death coincided with the point where [[SeasonalRot the series started to lose its luster]].

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* Phil Hartman ran away with the trope. Although he did not win an Emmy posthumously for Outstanding Supporting Actor for ''Series/NewsRadio'' (causing his co-star Dave Foley to humorously quip, "What does a guy have to do to win an Emmy around here?"), the outpour of respect for him since his death has been immense. Many have since cited him as the "glue" that kept ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' together during its second creative peak in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and while he rarely got to be known as a superstar like his fellow cast members (Dana Carvey, Mike Myers, Adam Sandler, Chris Farley), he's now regarded as one of the greatest (and perhaps the most versatile) performers of the ''SNL's'' history. Additionally, he was extremely popular for his recurring work as Troy McClure [=McClure=] and Lionel Hutz on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', with some even stating that his death coincided with the point where [[SeasonalRot the series started to lose its luster]].
13th Oct '16 12:33:57 AM thelivingtoad
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* As both a journalist and novelist, David Foster Wallace was a critically acclaimed wunderkind in the mid-90s literary world, but most outside of those circles knew him only for ''Literature/InfiniteJest'' being a [[{{Doorstopper}} doorstopper to end all doorstoppers]]. Following his 2008 death, he received a tremendous amount of attention and many younger writers and journalists will namecheck him as an influence. The release of his posthumous novel ''The Pale King'' was more anticipated than any of his books were during his lifetime and received a nomination for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

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* As both a journalist and novelist, David Foster Wallace Creator/DavidFosterWallace was a critically acclaimed wunderkind in the mid-90s literary world, but most outside of those circles knew him only for ''Literature/InfiniteJest'' being a [[{{Doorstopper}} doorstopper to end all doorstoppers]]. Following his 2008 death, he received a tremendous amount of attention and many younger writers and journalists will namecheck him as an influence. The release of his His posthumous novel ''The Pale King'' was ''Literature/ThePaleKing'' had more anticipated pre-release anticipation than any of his books were other novels received during his lifetime lifetime, and it received a nomination for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
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