January 11, 2015

If there's a rule of 3 about celebrity deaths, we have a set of 2...

... Anita Ekberg and Taylor Negron.

They seem quite different but both appeared in an iconic movie scene — a scene so utterly memorable that when the death is announced, everyone seems compelled to put that scene first.

Who else can you say that about? I'm not looking for a third person to die. I hope everyone lives a good, long time. But... who among the living could complete this triad?

ADDED: Here's a NYT piece timesplaining that "No, Celebrity Deaths Do Not Come in Threes."

27 comments:

Phil 3:14 said...

Martin Ferrero

Bill Harshaw said...

Rod Taylor?

Ron said...

Samuel Goldwyn Jr. died...

No?

Phil 3:14 said...

Salvatore Corsitto

(but died awhile ago)

Phil 3:14 said...

Ok some are playing the "three celebrities" game, I thought you asked about actors defined by a scene

Phil 3:14 said...

Here's a stretch but its emphasizing the actor part of the legacy.

Ben Stein

Laslo Spatula said...

I find this morbid and in bad taste.

Aim higher, Althouse: Aim Higher.

I am Laslo.

J2 said...

The paperback "Three Dog Nightmare" is $59.99 on Amazon.

Robert G. said...

Ned Beatty.

BDNYC said...

Not sure either qualifies as a celebrity. I can count on one hand the number of minutes I've known of them.

Diogenes of Sinope said...

Rod Taylor, stop counting.

President-Mom-Jeans said...

I don't care if there is no connection between them, or if she actually qualifies as a "celebrity" since she is a talentless ugly piece of garbage, but I sure hope it is Lena Dunham.

Ann Althouse said...

I started another thread about Rod Taylor, so please use this thread to identify actors (alive now) who are strongly associated with a single iconic scene.

Ann Althouse said...

Phil 3:14 said..."Ok some are playing the "three celebrities" game, I thought you asked about actors defined by a scene."

Exactly. Thanks. Let's do that.

Obviously, the game of 3 can always be played because so many people die that you can always find 3. It's only interesting if 3 of the same distinctive type die together, and I'm spoofing that by finding a way to link Ekberg and Negron.

So that's the fruitful topic, I think.

Ann Althouse said...

Phil's examples — Martin Ferrero and Ben Stein — are playing the game I'd hoped to start.

Laslo Spatula said...

Bronson Pinchot as Serge in the original "Beverly Hills Cop."

There: I have played your dastardly little game.

I am Laslo.

tim maguire said...

Of course movie deaths come in threes. If you choose to group them that way. If you want them to come in some other number, then you will have to change the way you group them.

Ann Althouse said...

"Of course movie deaths come in threes...."

I think everyone understands that... to the point that it was dopey of the NYT to publish an article puncturing the myth.

Let's talk about the subject of actors known for one iconic scene.

Ann Althouse said...

From timesplaining to timsplaining...

Phil 3:14 said...

"Monk" probably saved Ted Levine from this category

Laslo is clearly NOT a robot.

Phil 3:14 said...

Sadly, Edward Furlong

Phil 3:14 said...

Professor, I'm sorry that I'm the only one who wanted to play.

I'll sit on my hands now.

Laslo Spatula said...

Most any 'Bond Girl.'

Ursula Andress, as a.... robust example.

I am Laslo.

Ann Althouse said...

"Professor, I'm sorry that I'm the only one who wanted to play."

Sometimes a post turns out to be only for one person, and this one was for you, Phil 3:14.

All I can say is: I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Phil 3:14 said...

Thanks for the shout out.

JT said...

My nominee, Phoebe Cates. Oddly, another actor with an iconic scene from Fast Times.

Here's a clip (NSFW)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8SDm1HfF3Y

tim maguire said...

Ann Althouse said...
"Of course movie deaths come in threes...."

I think everyone understands that... to the point that it was dopey of the NYT to publish an article puncturing the myth.

Let's talk about the subject of actors known for one iconic scene.


I doubt very much that that's true. Most people would simply say, "no, celebrity deaths don't come in threes" and leave it at that. I think my observation about language and logic is far more interesting than the game you forced Phil to play.