Diane di Prima, poet and memoirist, San Francisco’s poet laureate, has died. Here she is with fellow poet Amiri Baraka.
Rhonda Fleming, who once murdered a man with a spear gun in Slightly Scarlet as June Lyons, twin sister of Dorothy (Arlene Dahl) has died.
David Graeber, anthropologist, anarchist, OWS luminary, has died. I never met him but I liked his books, especially The Democracy Project, which I taught to a largely passive and normie class back around 2012. Since then hopefully they’ve been radicalized by the brutally diminished prospects for young people everywhere as a result of structural violence and elite rapacity. It’s what Graeber would’ve wanted.
John Saxon (born Carmine Orrico) just died. He was seemingly ubiquitous on television during the 70s and 80s, in addition to acting in hundreds of films. His first breakthrough role was in The Unguarded Moment.
Betty Wright 1953-2020
Anna Karina. 1940-2019.
Danny Aiello. 1933-2019.
After appearing in the video for Madonna’s “Papa Don’t Preach” Danny recorded a response song titled “Papa wants the Best for You.”
René Auberjonois. 1940-2019.
Aron Eisenberg, who played Nog on Deep Space 9, has died.
Burt Reynolds died today. He was 82.