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Old December 5 2008, 11:11 PM   #1
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RIP - 4E (Forrest J. Ackerman)

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Forrest J Ackerman, the sometime actor, literary agent, magazine editor and full-time bon vivant who discovered author Ray Bradbury and was widely credited with coining the term "sci-fi," has died. He was 92.
Rest in Peace, Uncle 4E.

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Old December 5 2008, 11:12 PM   #2
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Aw, I'd heard he had recovered from his pneumonia, too.

RIP
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Old December 5 2008, 11:31 PM   #3
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Very sad news.

RIP, Mr. Ackerman.
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Old December 5 2008, 11:31 PM   #4
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RIP, Mr. Ackerman. You will be sadly missed.
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Old December 6 2008, 12:22 AM   #5
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RIP, Forry. You were the most Famous Monster of them all ...
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Old December 6 2008, 12:23 AM   #6
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Rest in peace, good sir.
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Old December 6 2008, 12:55 AM   #7
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I visited the Ackermansion twice - Once in 1975, when I was 15, and again in 1989. I was amazed on the second visit that Forry remembered me from the first one, 14 years earlier. He was an amazing man, and an amazing fan.

RIP, Forry.
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Old December 6 2008, 01:12 AM   #8
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Can't say I'll miss it.

Damn soap operay space-wasting comic strip!
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Old December 6 2008, 01:23 AM   #9
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I am somewhat chagrined to say that I didn't even realize he was still around at this point.

Always enjoyed Famous Monsters back in the day.

Condolences.
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Old December 6 2008, 01:48 AM   #10
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Scrooge4747 wrote: View Post
Can't say I'll miss it.

Damn soap operay space-wasting comic strip!
What are you talking about?


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Old December 6 2008, 03:10 AM   #11
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A sad day indeed.
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Old December 6 2008, 04:31 PM   #12
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Forest J. Ackerman RIP

No thread yet regarding the sad demise of Forest J. Ackerman? That needs to be remedied immediatly.

I don't believe I ever met the man, but as someone who grew up on his ground-breaking magazine, FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND, I do feel like a little piece of my childhood just passed away. FAMOUS MONSTERS inspired a generation fans, including, I believe, the likes of Steven Spielberg and John Landis.

It's a sad day for us old-time horror fans.
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Old December 6 2008, 04:41 PM   #13
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I read that this morning.
Sad day for true SciFi fans as the father of the term has passed.
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Old December 6 2008, 04:44 PM   #14
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RIP, Forry.
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Old December 6 2008, 04:45 PM   #15
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Re: Forest J. Ackerman RIP

What do you mean no thread? It's here on the same page, posted yesterday. http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=76008
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