Notable Deaths

Actor Tommy Kirk Dies at 79

In sad news, the Disney legend, Tommy Kirk, has passed away at the age of 79. It’s impossible to talk about live-action Disney and not mention Tommy Kirk (1941-2021)! He appeared as Joe Hardy in the The Mickey Mouse Club serial, The Hardy Boys, and went on to appear in multiple live-action Disney films including Old Yeller, The Shaggy Dog, Swiss Family Robinson, The Absent-Minded Professor, Babes in Toyland, and The Misadventures of Merlin Jones. He appeared in a number of non-Disney films as well, although his fame would arguably be connected to Disney.

My condolences go out to his family and friends. He shall be missed!

Notable Deaths

Actress and Comedienne, Cloris Leachman, Dies at 94

In sad news, veteran actress and comedienne, Cloris Leachman, has passed away at the age of 94. Ms. Leachman (1926-2021) was probably most famous for her television role as Phyllis Lindstrom in The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spinoff, Phyllis.

She appeared in multiple films throughout her career including The Last Picture ShowYoung FrankensteinHigh AnxietyThe Muppet MovieHistory of the World, Part I, A Troll in Central Park, The Iron Giant, and The Croods. She also appeared in a few live-action Disney films including Charley and the Angel, The North Avenue Irregulars, Herbie Goes Bananas, and Sky High.

My condolences go out to her family and friends. She shall be missed!