A tough couple of weeks in Hollywood, as people who I grew up watching - or made the movies I grew up watching - passed away...
• Ernest Borgnine, who acted in more than 200 movies and television programs but probably is best known for his Oscar-winning turn as the title character in Marty as well as roles in From Here To Eternity, The Dirty Dozen, The Wild Bunch and The Poseidon Adventure, not to mention the TV comedy "McHale's Navy," died last week at age 95.
• Richard D. Zanuck died last Friday of a heart attack at age 77. Among the films he was responsible for producing: Jaws. The Sting. Driving Miss Daisy. The Road to Perdition. The Verdict. Cocoon. M*A*S*H. Enough said.
• And finally, Andy Griffith, who was best known for playing Mayberry Sheriff Andy Taylor on "The Andy Griffith Show," and defense attorney Ben Matlock on "Matlock," but who also had memorable movie roles in films such as A Face In The Crowd and No Time for Sergeants, passed away on July 3 at age 86.