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Discussion in 'The OT' started by Davenlr, Feb 17, 2013.
how sad!! sounds like she had quite a troubled life. I remember when she played here in my town, had to have been in the late 90's
I watch a lot of the broadcast rerun channels: MeTV, AntennaTV, ThisTV, Cozi-TV. Every time I see some actor in a thirty or forty year old episode who I hadn't seen in decades, I punch in his or her name along with IMDB, and I find dead, dead, dead.
Lots of suicides, and lots of heart attacks attested to by Los Angeles coroners back when they could all be trusted to conceal overdoses.
I remember George Reeves killing himself back in I think 1959. It really stuck in people's minds, because... how could Superman kill himself? A decade later, there was a rash of them, Inger Stevens, Bob Crane, Pete Duel, Freddy Prince. All people who were in the primes of their careers. Hardly a week goes by in which I don't discover another one. Just last week, I looked up Rick Jason... the Combat co-star who got overshadowed by Vic Morrow, who himself died famoiusly. Jason committed suicide at age seventy seven.
Wikipedia has a list of actors who committed suicide. I think it is about 350 people long. I wish they had it illustrated, because a lot of them were characters whose names most of us don't recognize.
Bob Crane was bludgeoned to death.
Certainly drugs and also typecasting are a big part of it, as well as blacklisting during that period.
Mindy was simply unable to defeat her demons. So young, so sad.
Bob Crane was bludgeoned to death. That's one heck of a way to commit suicide!
Worse, she has two young childeren. Even worse, the father of one of those childeren committed suicide less than a year ago. How horrible for these two kids.
That was my biggest takeaway from the article and that's why I hope she doesn't RIP. Why should she? She left some major duties unfulfilled by her own choice.
How easy it is to criticize the dead when they are not here to defend themselves. Perhaps if you experienced the depths of her depression you'd be more understanding and not judgemental.
Yet life goes on. Here's a short list of successful people who were orphaned early in their childhood. Aristotle. Moses, Muhammad, Herbert Hoover, Andrew Jackson, Ella Fitzgerald, Ingrid Bergman, Ice-T.
Sometimes I wish I had been orphaned when I was a kid...