Friday, December 02, 2005

United In Death, December 2

Herewith this week's Friday mashup of notables who share December 2 deaths:

1993 Pablo Escobar Gaviria - Columbian druglord
1990 Aaron Copland - American composer
1982 Marty Feldman - British actor-comedian
1967 Cardinal Francis J. Spellman - Archbishop of NY
1963 Sabu - Indian actor

Sabu's first film was Elephant Boy, a thrilling adventure based upon Kipling's Toomai, of the Elephants. I saw this 1937 black-and-white film as a child and have been delighted by it ever since. I was doubly tickled at John Prine's song Sabu Visits The Twin Cities Alone. It remains one of my favorites to sing impromptu, to the piano or my guitar.

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