So far I got%0D\
1. Michael Douglas%0D\
2. Aretha Franklin%0D\
3. Steve Jobs%0D\
4. Courtney Love%0D\
What trainwrecks/ill celebrities would you suggest I add to this?%0D
Dick Cheney needs to be on there.
Are you doing an online deathpool, OP?%0D\
I''m doing The Newly Dead Game
Cancer is your friend, OP. Much more reliable than old age or drug habits.
Zsa Zsa ?
I''m afraid you''re right about my husband, OP. From the looks of things he won''t live to see me celebrate my 34th birthday.
People on these threads always forget about Mickey Rooney, now 91.\
How much longer can he be around?
Lauren Bacall is reaching her sell-by date.
Oy, same old/same old!
Steve-O from Jackass\
Jean Stapleton, 88 years young come January
Why Richard Dawson? Is he really old or got cancer or something?
Courtney Love?? We should be so lucky. She''ll outlive us all.
Why Ronnie Spector, R14?
Courtney Love is to the deathpool list as Meryl is to the Oscars. Nominated every year.
Estelle Getty went in 2008.\
Bea went in 2009.\
Rue went in 2010.\
2011 is Betty''s year!
r9, the problem with putting down people like Mickey Rooney (or folks like Zsa Zsa or Joan Fontaine or Olivia DeHavilland) is that some death pool scoring is set at 100 minus the dead person''s age for each correct guess.%0D\
So a relatively young person with cancer is really the sweet spot of death pool balloting in this situation.%0D\
I mean yeah, Mickey Rooney is past his life expectancy but even if he dies he''s only worth 9 points. That means it would take 8 Mickey Rooneys to get like one Miley Cyrus.
Kirk Douglas. The death of Michael will push him over the edge.
Damn! I thought Richard Dawson was already dead.%0D\
That happens sometimes. Somebody dies and you already thought they were dead.
Wow, me too. I would have bet you $1000 Dawson died years ago.
Olivia de Haviland
Olivia de Haviland
Richard Dawson went through a period years ago where he wouldn''t leave the house, claiming that he looked terrible. Nowadays, he''s out doing public appearances. He looked pretty good in 2009 for his age, but he IS 78.
Also, Courtney Love is like a cockroach: She cannot be destroyed.
Sadly, I don''t think Jim Garner is doing well. He hasn''t been seen now in years.
My pick for years was Jesse Helms, then Jerry Falwell. Now it''s Fred Phelps. Every year.
Garner had a stroke in 2008 and is now wheelchair-bound, R35, so you might be right. I hope not, I really like James Garner.
How''s he doing? Haven''t heard anything about him in a while%0D\
Gene Hackman retired from acting.\
James Garner is one of those actors that will really depress me when he dies. I''ve always liked him. \
A lot of TV actors who I watched growing up, like Garner, are getting pretty old. \
Dick Van Dyke, Carl Reiner, Rose Marie (Dick Van Dyke Show)\
Jack Klugman (The Odd Couple)\
Cloris Leachman, Ed Asner, Gavin McLeod, Betty White (Mary Tyler Moore Show)\
Conrad Bain, Charlotte Rae (Diff''rent Strokes)\
Hal Linden, Abe Vigoda, Barbara Barrie (Barney Miller)\
Betty Garrett (Laverne & Shirley)\
Marion Ross, Al Molinaro (Happy Days)\
Robert Guillaume, Inga Swenson, James Noble (Benson)\
Bob Newhart, Bill Daily (Bob Newhart Show)\
Ann B. Davis (Brady Bunch)\
Also Don Rickles, Doris Day, Anne Meara, Jerry Stiller.
R39 how odd that you mentioned so many of Mary Tyler Moore''s colleagues and not the lady herself! She getting up there, you know.
[quote][R9], the problem with putting down people like Mickey Rooney (or folks like Zsa Zsa or Joan Fontaine or Olivia DeHavilland) is that some death pool scoring is set at 100 minus the dead person''s age for each correct guess.\
In these types of pools, it''s good to look for a younger celebrity with drug problems and suicidal tendencies. And if he/she happens to be morbidly obese, all the better.
Artie Lange, finishing my third bucket of KFC
Well then, R41, my guess is Chaz Bono. I really do wish Chaz all the best, but he just looks one step closer to death every time we see him.
[quote]James Garner is one of those actors that will really depress me when he dies. I''ve always liked him. \
Me, too. Even though I think he''s a Republican. I had such a crush on him when I was a kid. Who was cooler than Jim Rockford?
If you thought he was hot as Jim Rockford, check Garner out as Bret Maverick.
How is Julie Harris doing? Betsy Palmer? Charles Durning?
How is Gena Rowlands doing?
r44, don''t you fucking dare besmirch James Garner!\
Garner is a strong Democratic Party supporter, contributing over $7,500 to Democrats running for Federal office the past seven years, including Dennis Kucinich (for Congress in 2002), Richard Gephardt, John Kerry, Barbara Boxer, and various Democratic committees and groups. Since 1982 Garner has given at least $29,000 to Federal campaigns, and over $24,000 of that has been to the Democrats.\
For his role in the 1985 CBS miniseries Space, the character''s party affiliation was changed from a Republican (as in the book) to reflect Garner''s personal views. Garner said: "my wife would leave me if I played a Republican".\
Prior to the entry of ex-San Francisco Mayor (later U.S. Senator) Dianne Feinstein, there was an effort by Democratic party leaders, led by state Senator Herschel Rosenthal, to persuade James Garner to seek the 1990 Democratic nomination for Governor of California
R48: I''m sorry! I don''t know where I got that idea.
*hiccup* John Boehner
Scotch N. Soda
Can someone do a 2013 death pool thread?
I can't start threads