EMMYS 2013: In Memoriam Special Tributes

It was nice to see real and heart warming tributes to the stars who sadly passed at this year’s Emmys. What made them even more special was that they were remembered by  their co-workers and friends. Beautiful and heart felt words were said.

I know not everyone can be included in the special tribute section but it didn’t make sense that legends like Larry Hagman (Dallas, I Dream of Jeannie) and Jack Klugman (The Odd Couple, Quincy ME) weren’t given this honour. They had a big impact big part in the world of entertainment (not to take away from anyone else’s passing). Surely some of the ads could have been cut and a couple more special tributes included as these were beautifully done and deserved.

Below are the touching tributes to some of the entertainers we lost this year.

Jonathan Winters – remembered  by Robin Williams
“I got to play Jonathan’s dad on Mork and Mindy, his riffs were like mini movies … Sometimes I would join in. Jamming with Jon was like dancing with Fred Astaire – he always brought out the best in people … The beauty of Jonathan was that he was a big brilliant kid and the world was his playground. In April he turned out the lights but they certainly burned bright while he was here. Thanks for the spark Big Guy!”

Jean Stapleton – remembered  by Rob Reiner
“This past May death came to Jean Stapleton and when I heard the news, I think all of us who knew Jean felt the way Archie did when he said goodbye to Edith, “You had no right to leave me that way without giving me one last chance to say I love you!”

Gary David Goldberg – remembered by Michael J Fox
It was great to see Michael J Fox  on the Emmys stage but sad to see that it was to talk about his mentor, and father like figure, Gary David Goldberg’s passing. The TV Goldberg produced made me love TV!

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Corey Monteith – remembered  by Jane Lynch
All that warmth and charm, that open hearted quality we loved in Corey was no act. Corey was a beautiful soul. He was not perfect, which many of us here tonight can relate to. His death is a tragic reminder of the rapacious, senseless destruction that is brought on by addiction. Tonight, we remember Corey for all he was and mourn the loss of what he could have been. 

James Gandolfini – remembered  by Edie Falco
One got the feeling that Jim was never entirely comfortable with all of the attention he got, usually because he said it any chance he got. He was far more interested in turning the light on people who he thought was more worthy

Thank you for the entertainment. RIP.

About The Bellissimo Files

Hi, I’m Sarina Bellissimo and this is the place I come to indulge in my love of all things entertainment. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by all things Hollywood/showbiz. I blame my parents! As a child my mum used to force me to watch old Elvis Presley films with her, and both my mum & dad would take my brothers and I to the Drive-In to watch the latest films (this is where my love for ROCKY began!). When not watching movies, I was trying to figure out ways to pull the back off the TV so I could somehow get into it and be a part of all the action on the screen! This blog isn’t a place that revels in gossip and negativity. It’s a place where entertainment is celebrated. That said, this is a place you can turn to for honesty. Honesty and criticism don’t always mean attacks. I choose to criticise the piece of work but not the person and I acknowledge that just because I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Here you’ll find interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Entertainment, reviews, breaking news and my very own musings. Away from The Bellissimo Files, you can find me on Spin 1038 on Saturdays, between 1pm and 3pm,presenting Plan B. There’s celebrity interviews, entertainment news, the low down on the must see movies and music releases of the week, the ultimate guide to what’s on where in the city, as well as masterclasses with experts on standby to answer listeners’ questions. I also appear on TV3’s “Elaine” panel, talk movies on “Ireland AM” and you can sometimes hear me filling in on Moncrieff’s “Movies and Booze “(Newstalk) The Bellissimo Files is constantly evolving. Files (topics) will be added or deleted as time goes on. Feel free to read, watch, comment, share, and make suggestions for what you would like to see on the site. Sarina
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