Heath Ledger, because then the Heath Troll would lose interest.
Agree, River - loved him
Montgomery Clift, so that all his admirers at DL can have a go at him. You're welcome.
Michael Jackson and Bruce Lee.
This thread was just here a couple of weeks ago. Put down the pipe Webmaster.
Jon Erik Hexum.
Absolutely ELVIS FUCKING PRESLEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Montgomery Clift. I'd cure him of all his troubles and demons and we'd fall madly in love and live happily ever after.
This is of course why I'm single
My only regret in life is never having had sex with him.
Heath. He left a beautiful little girl behind, and he had a lot of movies to make. He was such a free spirit, I am sure he would've entertained us on screen and in real life for many years.
He was an accomplished photographer and I read that he could sing. After he died I read about him. It really was a huge loss. Can I also say how much the Heath Ledger troll disgusts me?
Jesus, because he needs to knock some heads and overturn some tables.
Buster Keaton, of course.
I third River. I would have said Marilyn but I think she'd prefer to be resting in peace.
Another vote for Elvis.
Sean from Corbin Fisher.
Sharon Tate and her unborn baby.
ELVIS PRESLEY and JIMI HENDRIX.
Neil Armstrong; to learn his secrets
To hell with a celebrity. I'd bring back MLK or Bobby Kennedy or Jesus.
Louis Armstrong; to learn his recipies
Anne Frank or MLK Jr.
Abraham Lincoln, to knock some sense into his Republican descendants.
Jimi Hendrix, because he was such a loss to music. I would have loved to see what he would have done in the 70s.
Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin would all be 70 years old in 2013, if you can even imagine.
32 posts and no mention of Judy? You're slipping..
When was Anne Frank ever a celebrity?
R33, out of respect for Judy, we unselfishly wish her peace and rest. She missed these things in life.
Kurt Cobain, just so I could slap him for leaving Courtney with a lynch mob of teenage boys baying for her blood.
On an emotional level: Marilyn Monroe
On an intellectual level: Abraham Lincoln
On a life was/is not fair level: John Erik Hexum
Garbo. I know what she'd say when she came to: "I sink... ahv never been so tired in my life."
Celebrity - Marilyn Monroe
Politician - Bobby Kennedy
Elvis Presley & Freddie Mercury. My two favorite singers of all time.
Definitely ELVIS PRESLEY.
I can't pick one, but here is the short list:
I wouldn't bring back anyone who killed themselves. They wanted to die. That would be rude.
I gotta go with Elvis Aaron Presley.
Runner-ups would be:
Another for Gilda Radner & Phil Hartman. They are my fave SNLerz, ever. Both so brilliant, and taken far too soon.
Errol Flynn. He was deiliciously decadent.
The Eyes of Britney Spears.
ANOTHER VOTE FOR ELVIS
Dusty Springfield for her beautiful voice. - OR - Barbara Stanwyck for decent, hardworking acting talent.
[quote]You can bring ONE dead celebrity back to life.
the first one i thought of was river.
Why no mention of Jani Lane? Whatever happened to our Warrant groupie?
Bruce and Brandon Lee
Lassie, the third one. The rest of them sucked.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Mohammed, Rama, the Buddha, Jesus, Zoroaster, Krishna, Abraham...have a round table
Natalie Wood.... and find out what the heck
REALLY happened that night.
Anna Nicole Smith
Roddy McDowell--and only if he spilled what he knows about Hollywood.
Aww r84, I just watched a Hitchcock Hour with Roddy and was thinking how awesome he was.
James Dean and Rock Hudson
People should check first to make sure they don't have a do not resurrect order.
Jesus Christ, Bette Davis, Henry VIII, and Ethel Merman.
Bobby Darin so that he could meet the man who portrayed him -- Kevin Spacey.
Are there other dead celebrities who have been played in bios who you would bring back to meet their actors.
Another vote for JFK, Jr. Too bad he never embraced his legacy. He would have made a great (and gorgeous) president.
....and don't say he wasn't smart enough--not when we were stuck with fucktard "W" for 8 years.
"Are there other dead celebrities who have been played in bios who you would bring back to meet their actors."
Elizabeth Taylor so she could give Lindsey Lohan a good slap.
JFK jr and Diana Spencer, the Prince and Princess of the People. Then, Now and Forever.
Without a doubt --- Elvis Presley. I loved him so much. Greatest entertainer ever.
Whitney, so I could kill her all over again
William Desmond Taylor.. who done it?
George Carlin. No one was ever so prescient re: 'The American Dream'.
Dolores--Ziegfeld's most beautiful showgirl
Yes, John Kennedy, Jr. would be wonderful to see again.
Elizabeth Taylor - my favorite movie star/humanitarian. I still miss her.
I have an autograph of Elizabeth Taylor's, R119.
Why are people so crazy about River Phoenix?
Also, OP wrote "ONE" person to bring back, sadly, his powers of resurrection are not unlimited!
I'd also vote for Jesus, if he's a "celebrity". He's got a lot of splainin' to do.
Joan Rivers. Horrible way to go for someone who still had a lot of life left, even at her age.
Madeline Kahn. I'd like to think she'd still be hilarious.
Laura Branigan, even though she would probably still be underrated.
I'd need to write out a list of who I'd bring back, but off the top of my head I can definitely think of one I wouldn't.
Jonathan Brandis. It was such a tragedy, he was way too young.
Dean Martin was dead ten years before he died, R129.
[quote]Jesus, because he needs to knock some heads and overturn some tables.
He'd be sent to GITMO once his more fanatical followers saw him.
I have a three-way tie.
Nat King Cole
James Gandolfini. I just loved that man.
I'd love to see Jesus critique all the Tea Partiers who go around insulting people in his name, or the woman who had to "pray for hours" to decide it wasn't nice to attack the President's daughters. Personally, I think he would die of apoplexy about five minutes after hearing all the crap Republicans say he was for, but still...
It would be fun to see Republicans discover that camo-wearing, AK-47 carrying Jesus was actually a dirty Commie hippie with sandals and long hair that told rich people to pay their taxes and give all their money away to the poor. You would have to wear a coverall to protect yourself from all the heads exploding.
Natalie Wood ....
she should've been here another 40 years.
Another just occured to me. I wish I could bring back Audrey Hepburn.
[quote]When was Anne Frank ever a celebrity?
She was planning to be one -- she wanted to come to Hollywood and be a star. There is a memorial to her at Hollywood cemetery commemorating this.
Male: Henny Youngman
Female: Gilda Radner
Freddie Prinze. Shocked when he died.
JFK, Jr. for his pure beauty.
Brian Jones (Rolling Stones). Who killed him or did he really just drown?
Reincarnation is real!
Bitch, please. Jesus was Semitic. He had a Jewfro.
I think bringing back JFK Jr. might be best for everyone.
There are too many celebs to name, maybe Chris Farley?
My heart broke when Jeff Buckley died. So underrated as a songwriter.
Judy Garland, so she could go to rehab, play Carlota in "Follies" and go die again, most likely!
Stritch. But the Stritch of the early 2000s when she still had (most) of her wits about her. There is, quite simply, no one like her.
Oh, Elliott, R161. God, I wish he was still music.
John Eric Hexum
Those are my top five, in that order.
Beatrice Stella Tanner
Dominick Dunne so he can keep doing "Power, Privilege and Justice."
Joseph Patrick Kennedy, Jr. He was gorgeous and wonder if he would've become President.
r166. That is eerie, I was going to say Dominick Dunne too because I loved his books and VF articles. Cue the Twilight Zone theme...
Pope John Paul the first
R168 Why is it eerie? Many of his books are of the very same nature as the TV show.
Stylish English actress Kay Kendall who died far too young in 1959. We would love to have her around now.
Young Marlon Brando. I'm obsessed
Then bring back James Dean.
They were lovers. So bring them both back and have a kiki
Elizabeth Taylor, Anne Bancroft, and Lucille Ball
Not exactly celebrated (in most circles), but Lee Harvey Oswald might be good value in an open-ended interview broadcast live.
Jon Erik Hexum- For my own pleasure exclusively.
Leonardo Da Vinci.
Rodney Dangerfield because he was one funny man.
George Carlin too.
Thomas Jefferson and George Washington.
Sorry to be a killjoy, but some of these men and woman lived full lives. Ben Franklin, Eileen Stritch, Liz Taylor, others. Part of the fun of living is knowing that there are no return engagements. You've got one shot. I can see the fun of thinking about Jon Eric Hexum, an empty-headed blond, but what a man! He died too young, and it would be fun to have seen him turn into decrepitude. But, as much as I loved Henny Youngman, and think his comedy deserves to be required viewing for the youth of America, the man was so far past his freshness date he was lucky he wasn't buried prematurely. Some people earned their eternal rest!
R179, that's it? You get one vote, and it's Tesla? Are you a nerd? I think you must be going for your certification as a third degree nerd at Nerd U. What about Newton? Possibly the most intelligent man to have ever lived? Or Darwin, perhaps?
That little boy they killed every week on South Park, Timmie.
I think you mean Kenny, R183.
The other Judy--Judy Holliday. A terrific "comedienne" with a genius IQ and she was only 44 when she died.
So all those theater queens who think Bernadette Peters or Patti LuPone were the 'definitive Rose' could see how it's really done.
Do they still kill Kenny?
[quote]So all those theater queens who think Bernadette Peters or Patti LuPone were the 'definitive Rose' could see how it's really done.
Can you wait until I finish mine?
R170 is that you, Keanu?
He was both menacing and charming. Not very many actors today could pull off what he did.
Not as often anymore, R187. I think it's more infrequent now. They killed him off in so many ways, they started running out of ideas on how to do it.
I was watching Clueless last night and realized how much I miss Brittney Murphy (when she was chubbier & had more personality).
I thought maybe Janet, but no, she couldn't get any colder.
If JFK had never been assassinated... what would be different now? Or did he "have to die"/whatever (I don't think anything GOOD came out of it though).
Liberty Vallance. If I brought him back to life, I could kill him, and get away with it, right? Because that would be kinda cool.