Eric Florack on February 20th, 2005 is reporting Stage and Screen legend John Raitt, who made his Broadway debut playing Billy Bigelow in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, passed away today at his home in California from complications due to pneumonia. Raitt had just celebrated his 88th birthday on January 29th. Sadly, that’s two.

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Eric Florack on February 20th, 2005

AP Wire is reporting: “Sandra Dee, the blond beauty who attracted a huge teen audience with films such as “Gidget” and “Tammy and the Doctor” and had a headlined marriage to pop singer Bobby Darin, died Sunday morning of complications from kidney disease. Her family said she was 63.” That’s one.

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Eric Florack on February 20th, 2005

Captain’s Quarters makes the rather obvious observation that “The rationale for the DNC’s selection of Howard Dean as party chair has been that he “energized their base,” driving many new voters into electoral politics and creating a juggernaut for his campaign.” I’ve begun to wonder about this conclusion, however. Let’s consider this. Is it the […]

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Eric Florack on February 20th, 2005

The Spoons Experience is not one of my regular reads. But I’m starying to think thta an omission on my part, after reading JIMMY CARTER FOR DUMMIES.

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