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In The Wake Of Meshach Taylor's Passing, It Might Be Timed For A "Designing Women" Marathon


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TV pro Meshach Taylor, who was best known for his role on the 80s staple Designing Women, lost his battle with cancer on Saturday, June 28. He was 67. Taylor’s family announced that he had begun his transition on Friday, via a Facebook post, urging friends to get in touch. The message read: "It is with love and gratitude that we sorrowfully announce that our darling, amazingly brilliant and dynamic, Meshach, the incredible father, husband, son and friend has begun his grand transition. Our friends who know and love us, please offer your prayers for his peace and blazing light as he ascends to the heavens. Those who need to call the family please do. Those who desire to post memories, we are open and graciously accepting all gestures of peace."

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Taylor spent more than two decades as a small screen favorite.

Meshach took on the role of Anthony Bouvier on Designing Women in 1986. Playing the lovable ex-convict, surrounded by southern belles paid off for the actor, earning him nationwide recognition and an Emmy nomination during his seven-year run. After his time on Designing Women, he took on a part inanother successful comedy, Dave's World, as the best friend of a newspaper humor columnist played by the series' star, Harry Anderson. He stayed on as Harry for four seasons.

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"Designing Women" Star And 80s Icon Meshach Taylor Dead At 67


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Meshach Taylor, star of 80s hit Designing Women, has died at age 67 after a prolonged battle with cancer. Taylor passed away at his home in California, surrounded by his family, according to TMZ. He had been in hospice care in his final days.

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Meshach Taylor became a staple of American television in the 80s.

Taylor made his name in the 80s as Anthony Bouvier on the popular show and even received an Emmy nomination for his work. He later starred in the1987 comedy-romance Mannequin as a larger-than-life window dresser. He also appeared in Damien: The Omen Part II.

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Meshach Taylor Sunday 10th October 2010 the Hollywood Show at the Marriott Convention Center in Burbank Burbank, California

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Friends And Family Review


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What if gay guys were tough? What if mafia bosses were warm and cuddly? What if loving parents were also hardcore off-the-grid anarchists? And what if they all came together in a nutty climax where hilarity would inevitably ensue? Friends and Family screenwriter Joseph Triebwasser poses all these questions in his attempt to find humor in subverting stereotypes, but by tackling far too many for one small screenplay, he's created a screwball comedy with far too many loose screws.

Meet Danny and Stephen (Christopher Gartin and Greg Lauren, nephew of Ralph), a dapper couple who share a palatial New York townhouse which they pay for by working as enforcers for Victor Patrizzi (Tony Lo Bianco), a charming mafia boss. We first encounter the tuxedo-clad twosome as they shake down an opera star in his dressing room between acts of Othello. Hey, gambling debts must be paid.

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Explorers Review


Very Good
A terrific little kid flick, I loved Explorers as a youth, even though I had no idea at the time that it would bring us Ethan Hawke and River Phoenix in their pre-star incarnations.

It's quite a juicy setup: Thanks to the power of dreams, young Ben (Hawke) and Wolfgang (Phoenix -- yes, a hippy kid is playing a German) invent the impossible: A sphere of energy that can travel at extreme speeds through space when connected to an Apple IIc and a 9-volt battery. (That's nothing compared to what they invent later: a machine that spontaneously generates oxygen!) Convinced that they're destined for greatness, they team up with local outcast Darren (Jason Presson), who gets them into the junkyard where they obtain a Tilt-A-Whirl car for use in their spaceship.

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