The film world lost some true greats in 2020, from James Bond legend Sean Connery to Hollywood titan Kirk Douglas to the Black Panther himself, Chadwick Boseman. But just because 2020 shifted into 2021, that didn’t stop the cruel march of time or the inevitability that all things must pass — including beloved figures of the big and small screen. And sadly, 2021 has been a busy year for Tinseltown obituaries.
We’ve lost stars to everything from hit-and-runs to COVID-19. Some were screen legends of a bygone era. Others were young actors still in their primes. Some were little-known bit players who made you laugh every time they stepped on screen, others were respected character actors who could inhabit any role imaginable, and some were Oscar-winning titans who played in bona fide classics.
Updated on August 23, 2021: It’s been a tragic year for the performing arts, and we want to pay our respects and remember these amazing stars and the projects they worked on. So we’ve updated this list to honor the actors who made their final bow in 2021.
Philadelphia-born actress Marion Ramsey, best known for playing soft spoken Officer Laverne Hooks in the “Police Academy” movies, died in January 2021, her agency told The Hollywood Reporter. “Marion carried with her a kindness and permeating light that instantly filled a room upon her arrival,” the statement read. “The dimming of her light is already felt by those who knew her well. We will miss her and always love her.” No cause of death was given. She was 73.
She made her stage debut in the original Broadway production of “Hello, Dolly!” She popped up in another Broadway musical — the short-lived, New York City-set “Soon” — before making her onscreen bow in a 1976 episode of the classic sitcom “The Jeffersons.” A gig on Bill Cosby’s sketch show “Cos” followed, but Ramsey would return to the theater world for the best part of a decade after that. She made her first appearance as Officer Hooks in 1984’s “Police Academy” and would remain a mainstay of the wacky comedy franchise over the coming years, working on six installments.
Ramsey returned to television in the 1990s, landing one-off parts in the likes of “MacGyver” and “Beverly Hills, 90210.” She also got involved in voice acting, lending her unmistakable tones to the character of D.I. Holler in Hanna-Barbera’s “The Addams Family.” The cartoon began airing on ABC in 1992. Other notable credits include SyFy’s cult direct-to-TV movie “Lavalantula” and its follow up, “2 Lava 2 Lantula!”
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Oasis Knebworth 1996 reminds us of the Gallaghers’ glory days
The most memorable scenes in Oasis Knebworth 1996 have almost nothing to do with Noel and Liam Gallagher or their chugging Britpop. Jake Scott’s documentary Természetes fény teljes film magyarul about Oasis’ historic brace of gigs at the 125,000 capacity venue is bookended with testimonials from fans who made the long journey to the Hertfordshire country estate to watch history unfold. And it is these reminiscings that, delivered at 25 years remove, leave the strongest impression.
One Oasis fan reveals that he was about to set off for Knebworth when his girlfriend of eight months told him she was pregnant. Another recalls standing next to her boyfriend, drinking warm lager from a plastic cup while singing along to Champagne Supernova. Was this as good as life got, she wondered? Perhaps it was.
Oasis are of course the stars of this concise two-hour film Így vagy tökéletes teljes film online magyar which rattles through many familiar concert doc scenes. We see Oasis arrive at Knebworth by helicopter, gawping at the crowd sprawling towards the horizon. And we watch as they bestride the venue, belting out hits such as Live Forever and Don’t Look Back In Anger to a combined attendance of 250,000.
Noel and Liam Gallagher may not be presently on speaking terms – but they did come together to co-produce the documentary The Voyeurs (2021) teljes film online. Noel also chimes in with voiceover comments, explaining, for instance, that Oasis stayed up until 7am partying two days before the first Knebworth to ensure they had a decent night’s sleep on the eve of the gig. And rhythm guitarist Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs confesses his disbelief when John Squire of The Stones joins the group for Champagne Supernova.
Inviting Squire up was Noel Gallagher’s way of acknowledging where Oasis had come from. He similarly paid homage when Oasis came to Páirc Uí Chaoimh in Cork several days later, at which he played Cast No Shadow with an acoustic guitar belonging to Rory Gallagher.
Not that Noel could be accused of undue humility. Oasis were not taking up the baton from John Squire, he says. They’d already seized it two years previously with their first streak of hits.
Oasis fans will be heartened to hear Gallagher has not lost his swagger. But for those agnostic about the Gallaghers, the real pleasure in this film The Boss Baby: Family Business teljes film magyarul is in how it evokes a long-vanished area.
As the camera pans out over Knebworth, it’s hard not to notice what is missing. There are no phones, nobody tweeting or Instagramming. They’re all swept up in the moment in a way that, a quarter-century later, would be simply unthinkable.