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Old 04-23-2008, 05:25 PM
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If they were alive today...

they would be this old.

Heather O'Rourke 32
River Phoenix 37
Rebecca Schaeffer 40
Kurt Cobain 41
Diana Spencer 46
Dorothy Stratten 48
Anissa Jones 50
Sid Vicious 50
Ian Curtis 51
Freddie Prinze 53
Janis Joplin 64
Jim Morrison 64
Brian Piccolo 64
Jimi Hendrix 65
Bruce Lee 67
John Lennon 67
Buddy Holly 71
James Dean 77
Charles Lindbergh Jr. 77
Elvis Presley 78
Anne Frank 79
Martin Luther King Jr. 79
Marilyn Monroe 81
John F. Kennedy 90
Jean Harlow 97
Clyde Barrow 99
Anastasia Romanova 106
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Old 04-23-2008, 07:44 PM
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Fascinating list!
The one I find most interesting is JFK. In theory, he could be alive at 90 today. In reality, though, his health was always suspect (despite public perceptions to the contrary), so I tend to doubt that he ever could have survived into old age.

For many of these, too, I think part of their mystique derives from the fact that we don't perceive of them as ever aging past their prime. Would James Dean still be an icon of cool if we occasionally saw his wrinkled old face show up on an Entertainment Tonight interview? I suspect not.
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Old 04-23-2008, 07:50 PM
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Guess who would be 2011.
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Old 04-23-2008, 08:16 PM
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Guess who would be 2011.
Brian?
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Old 04-23-2008, 08:47 PM
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Brian?
You followed his life, too?
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:41 PM
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John Lennon would be 68 in December

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Old 04-23-2008, 09:46 PM
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What prompted me was the realization that Anne Frank and Martin Luther King, two people that you never think of as contemporaries, were born within the same six month period.
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Old 04-23-2008, 11:26 PM
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Arthur Ashe, Geraldo Rivera, Mick Jagger and I were all born the same month. One of us is still cool and filled with energy. One of us got his nose broken on TV. One of us is deceased. One of us won at Wimbleton. And two of us had our photo in the newspaper together when I retired. (I'll never tell.) We are the same age as Jim Morrison (whose grave I visited in Paris) and Janis Joplin -- 64.

Rita Hayworth -- 89
Jimmy Stewart -- 100 on May 20
John Wayne -- 101 in May
Clark Gable -- 107
Zasu Pitts -- 114
Lionel Barrymore -- five days short of 130
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Old 04-23-2008, 11:41 PM
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What prompted me was the realization that Anne Frank and Martin Luther King, two people that you never think of as contemporaries, were born within the same six month period.
Exactly. Part of it is the different ages at which they died or attained fame, I guess. Lindbergh and Elvis?!?!
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Old 04-24-2008, 12:01 AM
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John Lennon would be 68 in December
In October, on the 9th.
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Old 04-24-2008, 12:30 AM
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I didn't realize that Dorothy Stratten was 10 days younger than I.
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Old 04-24-2008, 01:56 AM
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Lindbergh and Elvis?!?!
The Lindbergh Baby, not Lucky Lindy.
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Old 04-24-2008, 06:14 AM
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I was surprised by Heather O'Rourke being 4 years older than my co-worker.
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Old 04-24-2008, 06:50 AM
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The idea of Kurt Cobain over 40 is really odd.

Natalie Wood would be coming up on her 70th birthday.
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Old 04-24-2008, 08:50 AM
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Brad Nowell, lead singer and guitar player for Sublime would be 40.
Shannon Hoon, lead singer of Blind Melon would be 41.
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Old 04-24-2008, 09:53 AM
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Question: What kind of Wood does not float?

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Natalie Wood would be coming up on her 70th birthday.
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Old 04-24-2008, 09:54 AM
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Question: What kind of Wood does not float?
What did Grace Kelly have that Natalie Wood wishes she had?
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Old 04-24-2008, 01:09 PM
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John Lennon would be 68 in December


In October, on the 9th.
Well,he would still be 68 in December.

Freddie Mercury would be 61.
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Old 04-24-2008, 01:19 PM
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If they were alive today, they'd be scratching desperately at the inside of their coffins.



(okay, so it's a morbid joke, sue me.)
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Old 04-24-2008, 02:34 PM
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What did Grace Kelly have that Natalie Wood wishes she had?

Um...I dunno. What?

Che Guevara would be 80.
Jayne Mansfield - 75 (she was only one year older than my mother!)


Archduke Ferdinand of Austria would be 145 if he were alive today!
William McKinley would be 165!
And Abraham Lincoln would be 199!

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Old 04-24-2008, 02:40 PM
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Why didn't Natalie Wood take a shower on the boat?
She wanted to wash up on shore.
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Old 04-24-2008, 02:58 PM
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Um...I dunno. What?
A stroke.
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Old 04-24-2008, 03:51 PM
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Jon-Erik Hexum would be 51 in Nov.
Jim Henson would be 72 in May.
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Old 04-24-2008, 04:00 PM
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Elvis Presley 78
What do you mean if they were alive?
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Old 04-26-2008, 08:46 PM
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And in the same vein...

Dylan Thomas 94
Billie Holiday 93
Anwar Sadat 90
Judy Garland 86
Jack Kerouac 86
Charlie Parker 86
Hank Williams, Sr. 85
Rocky Marciano 85
Audie Murphy 84
Lenny Bruce 83
Rock Hudson 83
Robert F Kennedy 83
Malcolm X 83
Sam Cooke 77
Sylvia Plath 76
Robert Reed (Mr. Brady) 76
Patsy Cline 76
Dian Fossey 76
Roberto Clemente 74
Yuri Gagarin 74
Eddie Cochran 70
Marvin Gaye 69
Sal Mineo 69
Rick Nelson 68
Mama Cass Elliot 67
Otis Redding 67
Ritchie Valens 67
Jim Croce 65
Sharon Tate 65
John Holmes 64
Bob Marley 63
Gilda Radner 62
Stephen Biko 62
Gianni Versace 62
Robert Mapplethorpe 62
Duane Allman 62
Keith Moon 62
Bon Scott (AC/DC) 62
Thurman Munson 61
John Bonham 60
Phil Hartman 60
Ronnie Van Zandt (Lynyrd Skynyrd) 60
Christa McAuliffe 60
Andy Kaufman 59
John Belushi 59
Karen Carpenter 58
Sam Kinison 55
Stevie Ray Vaughan 54
Keith Haring 50
Andy Gibb 50
Terry Fox 50
Florence Griffith-Joyner 49
Nicole Brown Simpson 49
Dominique Dunne 49
Michael Hutchence (INXS) 48
Davey Allison 47
Len Bias 45
Dana Plato 44
Chris Farley 44
Brandon Lee 43
Ronald Goldman 40
Tupac Shakur 37
Selena 37
Ryan White 37
The Notorious B.I.G. 36
JonBenet Ramsey 18
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Old 04-27-2008, 06:04 PM
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Since the oldest verified age to which a human has survived is 122, these people could theoretically have made it to the present day:

Chico Marx -- 121
Harpo Marx -- 119
Jim Thorpe -- 119
Adolf Hitler -- 119
Groucho Marx -- 117
Dwight D. Eisenhower -- 117
Sergei Prokofiev -- 117 (Happy Birthday!)
Francisco Franco --115
Haile Selassie -- 115
Mae West -- 114
Babe Ruth -- 113
Amelia Earhart -- 110
George Gershwin -- 109
Zeppo Marx -- 107
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Old 04-27-2008, 08:33 PM
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Francisco Franco --115
In actual fact, still dead after all these years.
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Old 04-28-2008, 12:07 PM
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The composer Elliott Carter will turn 100 this December if he doesn't die first. He was born before these composers, who have been dead for at least ten years and would be this old if they were alive today:

Samuel Barber (98)
John Cage (95)
Jean Françaix (95)
Benjamin Britten (94)
Alberto Ginastera (92)
Leonard Bernstein (89)
Astor Piazzolla (87)
Luigi Nono (84)
Morton Feldman (82)

And Olivier Messiaen was born the day before Carter.

(Looking at that list, the thing that bothers me most is that Cage was born before Britten.)
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Old 04-28-2008, 02:35 PM
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The composer Elliott Carter will turn 100 this December if he doesn't die first. He was born before these composers, who have been dead for at least ten years and would be this old if they were alive today:

Samuel Barber (98)
John Cage (95)
Jean Françaix (95)
Benjamin Britten (94)
Alberto Ginastera (92)
Leonard Bernstein (89)
Astor Piazzolla (87)
Luigi Nono (84)
Morton Feldman (82)

And Olivier Messiaen was born the day before Carter.

(Looking at that list, the thing that bothers me most is that Cage was born before Britten.)
Oh dear. There is a "decomposing" joke inside me, struggling to get out. Help!
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