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RIP Diana Rigg

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Re: RIP Diana Rigg

Postby ChrisinHove » Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:30 pm

She lived in Lewes, near me. Thomas Paine lived there once, too.

Anyone remember The Avengers?

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Re: RIP Diana Rigg

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ChrisinHove wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:30 pm
She lived in Lewes, near me. Thomas Paine lived there once, too.

Anyone remember The Avengers?

YUP.. :cool:

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Re: RIP Diana Rigg

Postby James Y » Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:48 pm

ChrisinHove wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:30 pm
She lived in Lewes, near me. Thomas Paine lived there once, too.

Anyone remember The Avengers?
I do, but only through the eyes of a little kid. Unlike apparently many others, I never had a crush on the Emma Peel character, because I had crushes on Elly May on The Beverly Hillbillies, and The Flying Nun (hey, I was only 3 or 4 years old). :o I mostly remember my older brother liking The Avengers, and I mostly remembered it for the cool opening and closing credits theme:

https://youtu.be/10QW3Az1FTw

RIP, Diana Rigg.

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Re: RIP Diana Rigg

Postby xceptnl » Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:28 pm

Now her watch has ended.
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Postby JonLeBlanc » Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:13 pm

My generation's first exposure to her was as the host of Mystery! on PBS in the 80's. I would always get so excited to hear the theme song and see the Edward Gorey animation, it was like every Sunday night was Halloween.
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Postby Naperville » Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:44 pm

Diana Rigg was sexy. Loved it when she was in a slinky dress or an all leather outfit. I killed many a good hour watching The Avengers in High School back in the 70's.

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Re: RIP Diana Rigg

Postby willc » Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:17 pm

I just heard this.
The Avengers was one of my favorite shows.

She was a such a charismatic actress.
Diana Rigg will be missed.

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Postby Spydergirl88 » Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:00 pm

She played Olenna Tyrell perfectly

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Postby Doc Dan » Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:06 am

So sad. She was every boys dream in the 1960’s. RIP.
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Re: RIP Diana Rigg

Postby ChrisinHove » Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:25 am

I must get a Bowler...

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Re: RIP Diana Rigg

Postby shunsui » Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:35 am

Loved her in the Avengers, loved her in Game of Thrones.

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Re: RIP Diana Rigg

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Spydergirl88 wrote:
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She played Olenna Tyrell perfectly
Ain't that the truth! Such an amazing character, knew exactly how to play the game.

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Re: RIP Diana Rigg

Postby Water Bug » Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:11 pm

Very sad to hear of her loss.

Long ago I recall looking in the TV Guide and seeing a program called, "The Avengers," listed for Saturday afternoon. I thought it was a show about Marvel Comic's Avengers... I was quite surprised to see a black and white TV show about John Steed and Emma Peel in a James Bond like show. I was fascinated with the program, and starting that day, I was a fan.

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Re: RIP Diana Rigg

Postby Ankerson » Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:19 pm

Water Bug wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:11 pm
Very sad to hear of her loss.

Long ago I recall looking in the TV Guide and seeing a program called, "The Avengers," listed for Saturday afternoon. I thought it was a show about Marvel Comic's Avengers... I was quite surprised to see a black and white TV show about John Steed and Emma Peel in a James Bond like show. I was fascinated with the program, and starting that day, I was a fan.

Rest in peace, Mrs. Peel.

Was a great show.

It started out with just Patrick Macnee as John Steed then they added his 1st Female partner played by Honor Blackman. Then Diana Rigg after that and for most of the series then Linda Thorson for the last Season or so.

A little trivia: :)

Both Diana Rigg and Honor Blackman were Bond Girls.. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Rigg) and Goldfinger (Blackman)

Linda Thorson was screwed out of being a Bond Girl because she wasn't British, she is Canadian, back when they all had to be British.

Linda Thorson is the only one still alive today out of the cast.

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Re: RIP Diana Rigg

Postby James Y » Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:40 pm

Ankerson wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:19 pm
Water Bug wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:11 pm
Very sad to hear of her loss.

Long ago I recall looking in the TV Guide and seeing a program called, "The Avengers," listed for Saturday afternoon. I thought it was a show about Marvel Comic's Avengers... I was quite surprised to see a black and white TV show about John Steed and Emma Peel in a James Bond like show. I was fascinated with the program, and starting that day, I was a fan.

Rest in peace, Mrs. Peel.

Was a great show.

It started out with just Patrick Macnee as John Steed then they added his 1st Female partner played by Honor Blackman. Then Diana Rigg after that and for most of the series then Linda Thorson for the last Season or so.

A little trivia: :)

Both Diana Rigg and Honor Blackman were Bond Girls.. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Rigg) and Goldfinger (Blackman)

Linda Thorson was screwed out of being a Bond Girl because she wasn't British, she is Canadian, back when they all had to be British.

Linda Thorson is the only one still alive today out of the cast.
Coincidentally, Honor Blackman also passed away this year, only a few months ago. She was well into her 90s. But I don’t remember it making the news. When I heard Diana Rigg was 82, I thought it seemed “young.” But Diana Rigg lived a full 82 years. Eighty-two seems “young” to me, because my mom was 93 when she passed away last year.

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Re: RIP Diana Rigg

Postby Ankerson » Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:44 pm

James Y wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:40 pm
Ankerson wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:19 pm
Water Bug wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:11 pm
Very sad to hear of her loss.

Long ago I recall looking in the TV Guide and seeing a program called, "The Avengers," listed for Saturday afternoon. I thought it was a show about Marvel Comic's Avengers... I was quite surprised to see a black and white TV show about John Steed and Emma Peel in a James Bond like show. I was fascinated with the program, and starting that day, I was a fan.

Rest in peace, Mrs. Peel.

Was a great show.

It started out with just Patrick Macnee as John Steed then they added his 1st Female partner played by Honor Blackman. Then Diana Rigg after that and for most of the series then Linda Thorson for the last Season or so.

A little trivia: :)

Both Diana Rigg and Honor Blackman were Bond Girls.. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Rigg) and Goldfinger (Blackman)

Linda Thorson was screwed out of being a Bond Girl because she wasn't British, she is Canadian, back when they all had to be British.

Linda Thorson is the only one still alive today out of the cast.
Coincidentally, Honor Blackman also passed away this year, only a few months ago. She was well into her 90s. But I don’t remember it making the news. When I heard Diana Rigg was 82, I thought it seemed “young.” But Diana Rigg lived a full 82 years. Eighty-two seems “young” to me, because my mom was 93 when she passed away last year.

Jim

Yeah, it did make the news when Blackman passed away.

She wasn't as popular as Dianna Rigg was however I suppose. :confused:

My Mom passed at 71 this year...

Jim

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Re: RIP Diana Rigg

Postby James Y » Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:56 pm

Ankerson wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:44 pm
James Y wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:40 pm
Ankerson wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:19 pm
Water Bug wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:11 pm
Very sad to hear of her loss.

Long ago I recall looking in the TV Guide and seeing a program called, "The Avengers," listed for Saturday afternoon. I thought it was a show about Marvel Comic's Avengers... I was quite surprised to see a black and white TV show about John Steed and Emma Peel in a James Bond like show. I was fascinated with the program, and starting that day, I was a fan.

Rest in peace, Mrs. Peel.

Was a great show.

It started out with just Patrick Macnee as John Steed then they added his 1st Female partner played by Honor Blackman. Then Diana Rigg after that and for most of the series then Linda Thorson for the last Season or so.

A little trivia: :)

Both Diana Rigg and Honor Blackman were Bond Girls.. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Rigg) and Goldfinger (Blackman)

Linda Thorson was screwed out of being a Bond Girl because she wasn't British, she is Canadian, back when they all had to be British.

Linda Thorson is the only one still alive today out of the cast.
Coincidentally, Honor Blackman also passed away this year, only a few months ago. She was well into her 90s. But I don’t remember it making the news. When I heard Diana Rigg was 82, I thought it seemed “young.” But Diana Rigg lived a full 82 years. Eighty-two seems “young” to me, because my mom was 93 when she passed away last year.

Jim

Yeah, it did make the news when Blackman passed away.

She wasn't as popular as Dianna Rigg was however I suppose. :confused:

My Mom passed at 71 this year...

Jim
I remember, Jim. Condolences again.

Honor Blackman wrote her own self-defense book many, MANY years ago (1960s). She had trained some Judo.

As a little kid, I always thought that Diana Rigg/Emma Peel’s karate was ballet, because my sister took ballet classes, and that’s what it looked like to me. I only knew what Judo was. Now that I see the closing credits theme again, Diana Rigg’s karate still kinda looks like ballet. :). She was a great actress, though, with tons of charisma.



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Re: RIP Diana Rigg

Postby Ankerson » Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:01 pm

James Y wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:56 pm
Ankerson wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:44 pm
James Y wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:40 pm
Ankerson wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:19 pm



Was a great show.

It started out with just Patrick Macnee as John Steed then they added his 1st Female partner played by Honor Blackman. Then Diana Rigg after that and for most of the series then Linda Thorson for the last Season or so.

A little trivia: :)

Both Diana Rigg and Honor Blackman were Bond Girls.. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Rigg) and Goldfinger (Blackman)

Linda Thorson was screwed out of being a Bond Girl because she wasn't British, she is Canadian, back when they all had to be British.

Linda Thorson is the only one still alive today out of the cast.
Coincidentally, Honor Blackman also passed away this year, only a few months ago. She was well into her 90s. But I don’t remember it making the news. When I heard Diana Rigg was 82, I thought it seemed “young.” But Diana Rigg lived a full 82 years. Eighty-two seems “young” to me, because my mom was 93 when she passed away last year.

Jim

Yeah, it did make the news when Blackman passed away.

She wasn't as popular as Dianna Rigg was however I suppose. :confused:

My Mom passed at 71 this year...

Jim
I remember, Jim. Condolences again.

Honor Blackman wrote her own self-defense book many, MANY years ago (1960s). She had trained some Judo.

As a little kid, I always thought that Diana Rigg/Emma Peel’s karate was ballet, because my sister took ballet classes, and that’s what it looked like to me. I only knew what Judo was. Now that I see the closing credits theme again, Diana Rigg’s karate still kinda looks like ballet. :). She was a great actress, though, with tons of charisma.



Jim

Jim,

It likely was, not many Actors etc actually had formal training, even today that number is very low.

Jim


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