Saturday, January 04, 2014


A couple of obits to note:

Alicia Rhett, 98, the oldest surviving cast member of 1939's Gone With the Wind, has died. She played India Wilkes in the movie.

She was also a painter. She didn't much care for the Hollywood limelight:

While the runaway success and continued notoriety of "Gone With the Wind" made Rhett recognizable nationwide, she did not pursue the limelight. Instead of heading to Hollywood, Rhett went back to Charleston.

In the coastal South Carolina city, she developed a reputation as a talented artist, producing works seen in the state library and in many plantations in the area, as well as sketches of her fellow "Gone With the Wind" cast members, according to Borts.


Barbara Lawrence, 83, was an actress who had a role in the musical Oklahoma! and did some television work as well. She died of kidney failure.

Here is a New York Times obituary of Phil Everly, who died yesterday at the age of 74:

Their hitmaking streak ended in the United States in the early 1960s, lasting slightly longer in Britain. But they continued to tour and make albums, notably the 1968 “Roots,” a thoughtful foray into country-rock that included a snippet of a 1952 Everly family radio show. They had a summer variety series on CBS in 1970.

But the brothers were growing estranged. In 1973, at a concert in California, Phil Everly smashed his guitar and walked offstage, and Don Everly announced the duo’s breakup. They recorded solo albums for the next decade before reuniting in 1983, with a concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London that was filmed as a documentary. They returned to the studio for a 1984 album, “EB84,” that was produced by the British pub-rocker Dave Edmunds and included a song written for the Everlys by Paul McCartney; they made two more studio albums in the 1980s.

1 comment:

Bob said...

Actually, the Everly Brothers' TV show aired on ABC in the summer of 1970, and was the summer replacement for "The Johnny Cash Show." I think the full title was "Johnny Cash Presents the Everly Brothers Show."