All around entertainer Mickey Rooney passed away at his home on April 6th. He was 93 years old. In spite of his amazing 340 credits on imdb, Netflix only has five of them available for streaming. None of them are from the 30s and 40s when he was a box office king so I’d recommend either his work as a convict in The Last Mile (1959) or his voice work in Disney’s The Fox and the Hound (1981).
Comedian John Pinette died in a hotel room in Pittsburgh on April 6th. While he had 23 acting roles in various movies (The Punisher) and television (the finale of Seinfeld), he is best remembered for his stand up comedy. His “I Say Nay Nay” routine always made me laugh. Streaming Netflix has the less enjoyable but still amusing special, “Still Hungry” available.
Actress Kate O’Mara passed away March 30th at the age of 74. She was best known for her role as Cassandra ‘Caress’ Morrell on Dynasty. I remember her from the Hammer horror movies, The Vampire Lovers and Horror of Frankenstein. None of her roles are currently available on streaming Netflix.
Rest in Peace Mickey, John, and Kate – you will be missed.