Steve Walsh, press secretary for Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, has died after catching COVID-19, according to his wife, state Rep. Sara Walsh, who is looking to primary Vicky Hartlzer for her seat in the US House.
The couple both contracted COVID-19, and Sara Walsh told KCRG in early August that she and her husband had chosen not to receive the vaccine.
On August 2, the day before Sara Walsh first announced her husband was on a ventilator with COVID-19, six Republican legislators called on Governor Mike Parson to convene a special session of the General Assembly in hopes of blocking businesses from mandating vaccines for employees.
Met him once, briefly. I recognized him, and I was wearing a Stones t-shirt, so he knew I’d been to the concert the prev night.
We weren’t introduced; he just spoke to me.
We were the only two people having super early breakfast in a fancy hotel. I was already there.
He was, for some reason, given the table next to mine, when I was close to being done. He asked me whether I liked whatever I had ordered (some sort of fancy eggs). He got the same thing.
We chatted for about 5 minutes, but I was done w breakfast and I didn’t want to presume on his time or attention, so I thanked him for the concert and got up to leave.
Just after that another “rock-and-roll” looking person came in the room to sit at his table. They clearly knew each other. So I guess my exit timing was decent.
In our conversation, he said that during the later stops in the tour itinerary, everyone was pretty tired;
they tried to keep it from showing in their performances.
He joked about “playing while unconscious”
(unconscious zombie mental state while performing was due to tour fatigue, not to “entertainment pharmaceuticals”, in his case).
That was a damned fine tour.
But they did a bunch of damned fine tours.
If they go ahead with one this year is well prob be worthy.
Tho I prob won’t go. Aversion to spending time in large crowded venues is a bigger motivator for me now.
Ed Asner, best known for The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Lou Grant, Elf, and Up, has died at age 91.
He has the record for most primetime Emmys won by a make actor. He is one of two actors to win both Drama and Comedy Emmys playing the same character (in different series).
He was also president of the Screen Actors Guild, where his political views were a sharp change from those of his predecessor, Charlton Heston.
From Vanity Fair
“The world for me is divided into three spaces,” Ed Asner told AM New York in 2016. Those spaces: “Lou Grant, Up, and Elf.” While those are his most identifiable credits, they only hint at the breadth and depth of this consummate character actor and controversial activist, who died on Sunday at the age of 91.
In the days to come, expect to see this Asner clip a lot. You should know which one without even clicking on it. His impeccably-timed delivery of one of the most quoted lines in television history—“I hate spunk,” barked at job applicant Mary Richards in the pilot episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show—instantly and indelibly defined newsman Lou Grant, the character Asner embodied and made iconic for seven seasons on that show, and then for another five on the spin-off series, Lou Grant.
Asner knew he had nailed the “spunk” scene. “I felt such power at that moment,” he told V.F. in 2017. “I could command those 300 people [in the audience] to march into the sea if it was nearby.”
@f00l truly a great actor with memorable characters to his credit(s). Always reminded me of my FIL… who was also what my kids called a “burnt marshmallow” at his memorial service (hard and crusty outside but actually soft and sweet on the inside…)