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Thursday, January 28, 2010

RIP: JD Salinger & Zelda Rubinstein




J.D. Salinger, the awesome writer who wrote one of the best novels of all time, Catcher in the Rye, has passed away today at the age of 91. I loved following Holden Caulfield through his rebelliousness. Definitely not the book to skip for English class because it's too amazing. I've tried explaining this to those who refused to read it. Wow, have they missed out!

I don't know much about the author, but there is quite a nice article about him in the New York Times for his obituary. Here is the link for it, if you want to read it: J. D. Salinger, Enigmatic Author of ‘The Catcher in the Rye,’ Dies at 91 - Obituary (Obit) - NYTimes.com.


The little woman, Zelda Rubinstein, who was in the movies: The Poltergeist, Teen Witch, and Sixteen Candles passed away yesterday at the age of 76. She also was the narrator for The Scariest Places on Earth. Being the horror fanatic that I am, this made me very sad. I'll admit that I was a little afraid of her when I was little when I saw The Poltergeist. It was so eery when she said, "Go into the light!!!" I realized she was not scary, but awesome as I got older. She's my favorite character in Teen Witch! Also, I love watching The Scariest Places on Earth! Seriously,  it's the main show that I watch during October, which is my favorite . She was crazy awesome at setting the tone for the haunted places! 

I've posted a little scene from the Poltergeist below. It doesn't give anything away about the film, if you haven't seen it yet. 


3 comments:

Tom said...

Creee-py!

kallim said...

haha It's real creepy that Linda Blair is also in 'The Scariest Places on Earth!'

Blondie said...

I, too posted about Salinger today. Great post honey! Thanks for the comments on my Taking Chance and JFK posts. I love your responses. Hope you have a fantastic weekend! Kori xoxo

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