The Great Beyond

Sid Caesar (1922-2014)


Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014)


Award-winning Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead in Manhattan Apartment [WSJ]

Pete Seeger, 1919-2014


Pete Seeger, Songwriter and Champion of Folk Music, Dies at 94 [NYT]

Mac McGarry (1926-2013)


It’s Academic is a DC-area quiz show that features teams of high school students competing for … not much. I was an alternate to the alternates – I was never going to be on the show. I went to a couple tapings however, and this guy put other game show hosts to shame. A bit of my childhood.

Peter O’Toole, 1932-2013

Peter O’Toole, star of Lawrence of Arabia, dies aged 81 [Guardian UK]

Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013


Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid icon and father of modern South Africa, dies [CNN]

Sir David Frost (1939-2013)