Friday, March 2, 2012

The Golem's Top 25 Deaths of 2011 (Part 1 of 5)

Eleanor Mondale
25. Eleanor Mondale (left)
Daughter of Vice-President Walter Mondale. Was a big fan of hers when she was a regular E! Network hostess in the 1990s. Curiously, an attractive Democrat.

24. Joe Frazier
Fond memories of watching Philly-based Joe win the title from Muhammad Ali back when title fights still meant something (and aired on network television - for free.)

23. Dwayne McDuffie
Comics pioneer; founder of Milestone (Static Shock, Icon, and others) in the 90s. His comics were an inspiration to me.

22. Jeff Conaway
You might prefer to remember Conaway from his 1970s Taxi and Grease heyday. He was equally entertaining in recent years on several "get sober/lose weight" reality shows; but it ended badly.

21. Jerry Robinson
Another comics pioneer. He was, at one time, the definitive Batman artist, and will always be the creator of The Joker.