Harvey Korman is dead at age 81. A brilliant comedian and multiple Emmy winner, Korman was indeed a favorite. He was often at his best with two other formidable talents, Carol Burnett and Mel Brooks. Dick Martin and now Harvey. I will miss them. Froggy Love Daddy? Daddy loved Froggy - an awful lot.
The Film and Television Academy lost two very great composers this week. Two composers that I was a big fan of and whose melodies are in the hearts and minds of hundreds of millions.
Alexander Courage has died at age 88. Courage, who was best known in the industry for his conducting, arranging, and orchestrating is best known to the public for his composing. The opening measure to his Star Trek theme is known the world over and is associated with boldly going where no man has gone before. Alexander has boldly gone - but has left us with a profound legacy.
Composer Earle Hagen has also died. Another composer most famous for his television work, Hagen's melodies were embedded in our national psyche and we've lost another major talent. Quoted from filmmusicmag.com "His television work included composing original music for over 3,000 television episodes, pilots and TV movies, including theme songs for That Girl, The Dick Van Dyke Show and Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C." His classic "Harlem Nocturne" became the theme for Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer.