That's a bit sad. Together, they were instrumental in Disney Magic, that will never again be realized.
The abundant amount of Sherman Brothers tunes for Disney are ingrained in my brain but...
...so are their songs for "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang". Many memorable melodies in that film. If anyone can listen to Dick Van Dyke sing the Sherman Brothers tune, "Hushabye Mountain", and not shed a tear, then they are not human! (Watch the movie and you'll see what I mean.) Here is just one example of their musical greatness:
Dick Clark's ball officially reached the bottom, today.
I actually met Dick back in 1994. during a family trip to Universal Studios, Suzanne Sommers had a talk show taping in one of the sound stages. My family and I decided to go see the taping. That day Dick Clarke was a guest host with Suzanne and Chubby Checker was a music guest. Had a chance to chat with Dick during one of the commercial breaks - cool guy. He was actually the first celebrity I ever had a chance to talk with. He'll be missed.
Another one that passed on Saturday. Jonathan Frid, the original Barnabas Collins on the original Dark Shadows at age 87: Mania.com: Dark Shadows Star Jonathan Frid Dies
The article says he's got a cameo in the upcoming Tim Burton movie, his final acting role.
Now let's all give a hearty Teva Five-Finger salute to one of the great non-conformists.
Micah True's death is truth that you can get too much of a good thing but I wouldn't mind cashing out the way he did (and frankly I'm glad that he cashed out before he totally sold out). Stanford Cross Country didn't have anything on this guy.
Anyone that's not familiar with the shoeless running craze that started a few years ago here in the states, you may want to check out this book . . . and I recommend that you do it before the film
(not sure if I trust Sarsgaard). And while True's character will be de-emphasized in the film, I would chose Andrew Wilson to play the White Horse.