Friday, June 26, 2009


"The idea is to die young as late as possible." ~Ashley Montagu

Wow, what a sad week for the entertainment industry and the world in general. Today, a moment of silence and memory for Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, and Michael Jackson.

Michael Jackson hit it big when I was in middle school/high school. I will never forget what a huge icon he was -- the glove, the jacket, the crazzzy music videos (Thriller, of course -- what a terrific song/performance). And even though he got a little, well, eccentric as time went on, he's still credited with changing the world of music and dance forever.

A woman I work with was talking about Farrah, and how she represented an entire era of movie/TV starlets. She remembers how all the guys in college had THAT POSTER of Farrah hanging on their walls. It was so sad to see how she suffered near the end of her life, and for that reason, I'm glad at least her pain is over.

And Ed about the voice that changed television, right? Such a vibrant, larger-than-life kind of guy. I'm sure the Johnny Carson fans are missing him more than ever this week.


1 comment:

Dayana said...

Hey, Allie.

This has truly been one of those devastating weeks. I will miss all three legends. Farrah so beautiful and full of life to have to suffer so when she should have been enjoying life, Ed who was like part of the family he'd been around so very long and Michael...

so talented and so troubled. Poor thing. What snags at my heart most about him is he was a lost soul even with all his accomplishments.

All three will be remembered for different reasons and all three were top of the line.