Saturday, 13 December 2008

3 To Remember

Three people who made their mark in popular culture passed away this week.

Forrest J. Ackerman: Was the grandfather of geek culture by literally being the biggest fan and booster of science fiction, fantasy, and horror in popular culture. He was a writer, editor, occasional actor, and publisher of Famous Monsters of Filmland, and was a ground-breaker in bringing fans and creators together.

Van Johnson: An always reliable and versatile actor who was best known for his all-American looks, but was under-appreciated for a lot of his career because he did everything so naturally, he made it look easy.

Betty Page: Pin-up model and pop-culture icon, whose sex appeal was amplified exponentially by her impish smile, and the laughter in her eyes. She refused to be photographed in her later years, preferring people to remember her how she was, and who am I to refuse her.

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