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"Muppet Show" Director dies.

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by MUPPET FAN, Jul 10, 2002.


    MUPPET FAN Member


    Dave Wilson, who worked on "The Muppet Show", has died at the age of 69. Dave also worked on and off directed "Saturday Night Live" for 17 years.

    Take care!

    Brian Knatchbull
  2. Cindy

    Cindy Moderator Staff Member

    That is very sad news. Thank you for letting us know Brian. Our sympathies go out to Mr. Wilson's family.
  3. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Well-Known Member


    Very very sad news !
  4. scarecroe

    scarecroe Well-Known Member

    Wow, death really does come in threes. This follows the deaths of Rod Steiger and John Frankenheimer yesterday and over the weekend, respectively.

    A few months back it was just as eerie when Milton Berle, Dudley Moore and Spike Milligan died all around the same time.
  5. scarecroe

    scarecroe Well-Known Member

    Incidentally, which episodes did he direct?
  6. Stulz

    Stulz Well-Known Member

    more then "3's"

    Ward Kimbell died on Monday too...

    For those of you who don't relize who he is...

    Ward was one of Disney's legendary "Nine Old Men" animators who created Jiminy Cricket, helped reshape Mickey's head to what it is most recoginized as, and also LOVED trains. This got Walt into them and was the basis for Walt's inclution of the old style trains at the Disney theme parks..

    Who was John Frankenheimer agian??

  7. scarecroe

    scarecroe Well-Known Member

    Re: more then "3's"

    John Frankenheimer directed the classics The Manchurian Candidate and Birdman of Alcatraz amongst a myriad of other films over a period of six decades. More recently he helmed Ronin with Robert De Niro and Reindeer Games with Ben Affleck and Charlize Theron. He was to direct the prequel to The Exorcist, but dropped out weeks ago due to health conditions.

    Celebrate his life this weekend by renting The Manchurian Candidate. A fantastic film with an outstanding performance by a young Angela Lansbury and the unlikely pairing of Frank Sinatra and Janet Leigh who also lend wonderful performances.
  8. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Re: more then "3's"

    Yeah, I'm late with a post again, but WARD KIMBALL DIED?!

    That's terrible. HE was a really nice man. I got an autographed photo of him years and years ago in his engineer clothes! :)

    What a fun person he must have been.

    Too bad about the MS Director dying, too. Since he was there in the beginning, he could have been MUCH help on any new series.

  9. Foreignman

    Foreignman Well-Known Member

    Foz, they have some great stuff about Ward Kimmbel up right now at the Walt Disney Family Museum online, you should check it out. LINK Hogthrob
  10. Ernie101

    Ernie101 Well-Known Member

    mAN THE DEATHS have hit jeminy crickets creator? NO this is all terrible news
  11. Niall

    Niall Member

    Sad news indeed.
  12. Niall

    Niall Member

    Why won't my avatar show up?

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