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Steve Franken

Born: 1932-05-27 - Died: 2012-08-24
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Steve Franken died on August 24th, 2012, after battling complications with cancer. Franken was 80 years of age.

Who was Steve Franken :

Steve Franken was a well-known television show actor from Brooklyn, New York. Franken was mostly well-known for his role as "Chatsworth Osborne, Jr." on the CBS show of The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.

Other roles that Franken was involved in were in the shows of: Tom, Dick and Mary (Dick Moran), Bewitched (various characters), Insight (Interviewee / Jocko), and voice acted in Spawn.

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  1. Sue Sapienza Says:

    Remember this actor well. He will be missed.

  2. Melinda R. Fallon Says:

    one of the finest actors…you will be missed

  3. Nina Infante Says:

    While I recall Steve Franken in many tv shows during the sixties, my best memory of him was in the film “The Time Travelers”, a lillte-known but excellent sci-fi flick from 1964. Steve played one of the travelers and was as handsome, intelligent and charming as I imagined he was in real life. He will be missed!

  4. John [JC] Cosgrave Says:

    I loved Dobie Gillis when I was a teenager. As time takes use all Chadesworth and Manard go before.

  5. Michele Says:

    Thank you for the years of memorable characters!

  6. Mike Says:

    Was he any relation to Al Franken?He was just as stupid!

  7. Karen Caldwell Says:

    To the Franken Family,

    Perhaps you are experiencining the feeling that comes with losing a loved one in death. On such occasions people feel not only sad, but also very helpless. It is only natural to wonder: What happens to a person when he dies? Is he still conscious somewhere? Is there a real hope that the dead will live again? The Bible contains comforting answers to these questions.

    At times like this your thoughts will turn to God, the giver of life, for only he has power over death to change things. The Bible holds out the hope of a resurrection, showing that God gave Jesus on a small scale what would take place on earth under the Kingdom of God.

    I wanted to share these scriptual references with you; Ps.46:1, and John 5: 28, 29. All three scripritures have helped me in overcoming grief in my own life. Jehovah will take care of you and your family when you are weak, because “God is Love “,and he will never leave you.

    Rev.21:4 “Says he will wipe out every tear from thier eyes and death will be no more neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain anymore.The former things have passed away.

    Please be assured of my loving scriptural interest in your family. My prayers will be with you and your family.

  8. HENRY DYKES Says:

    best wishes

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  10. Ngoc Says:

    Beautiful bride .beautiful pictures ..I cant think of enguoh words to describe how well you captured the happiness beaming from that stunning infectious smile how gorgeous is my most beautiful baby : ) Mum

  11. Lais Says:

    It is such high piles of odorous mobaont droppings that define the breathtaking scope of your ignorance and stupidity, Mark: What a rush it’s gonna be when upper-middle class voters see the Democratic Party fighting to save them from the AMT while Bush vetoes the proposal because it could endanger their ability to make permanent income tax cuts and dividend tax cuts directed at people who earn much more than those affected by the AMT due to inflation What in the name of Al Gore and Our Mother the Earth are you barking about here?? This is just utter nonsense, Mark. It makes no sense. Dude, put away the bong!First of all, every income earner in the nation is technically subject to the AMT. Most just don’t make enough to hit the threshold where it kicks in yet, or don’t own the type of assets with exposure to the AMT. Those who do qualify, pay the AMT. That’s just how it works, Mark. Nobody earns much more than those affected by the AMT, because the AMT affects everybody who earns beyond a certain limit. And that amount, by the way, is calculated using a highly complex and arbitrary formula that only a bunch of hippie-dippie, stick-it-to-the-man, psychedelic 1960s radical future mobaonts could have come up with while on what must have been a particularly nasty madhatter of an acid trip. In 1969, the AMT affected maybe 200 people, probably less. Today, however, it affects nearly a third of everyone filing a U.S. income tax return. That’s millions of people. That’s because what was a relatively exorbitant income in the 70s, attainable only by a very enterprising few, is today a pretty typical upper middle-class income which is everywhere becoming more common. I’m sure you will agree this is a good thing. It’s no doubt why you moved away from Minnesota to make more money, pay less taxes, and become part of the rising middle-class, right?The problem is because of the expanded tax base and higher revenue generated by the AMT, the Democrat Party has consistently refused any and all attempts at reform just as they have blocked any and every attempt to reform Social Security. They are just not going to do it. They are not going to cut anybody’s taxes ever, Mark, never have and never will, because it is completely anathema to the basic economic tenet of Marxist-Leninism of using the tax system to equalize incomes between the rich and poor. That is the cornerstone of the Democrat Party platform, as you well know. That is the goal; that is the primary objective. That is what Democrats do. Tax the rich, remember?The GOP majorities were elected in a campaign to reduce the income, capital gains, and dividend taxes precisely because of the higher income taxes being generated by the AMT on the rising middle-class. Check out the electoral map again, Mark. As you so enjoy pointing out, there are an awful lot of us poor dumb red people who reject the socialist utopia of higher taxes and less individual liberty. Our incomes, stupid as we may be, nevertheless are rising. We realize that soon every taxpayer, rich and middle-class alike, will all be performing the standard income tax calculation together with the archaic, byzantine, unadjusted-for-30 years-of-inflation, AMT calculation, and then fork over whichever results in the highest possible income tax payable to the Federal government. Of course, the Democrats will always simplisticly argue it’s because of the GOP tax cuts that more people are faced with the AMT so we just need to repeal the tax cuts and nevermind the AMT, right? But it is always the nature of Democrat politics to so avoid addressing the real problem by just blaming the other side. The happy Marxist-Leninist result for the Democrats, of course, would then be the desired rise in income taxes on the rich and middle-class, much less individual liberty for the people now so dispossessed, and finally more equal income distribution to better help finance the continual expansion of the ever more monolithic, expanding socialist State. That’s standard Marxist-Leninist economic theory, Mark, known as Communism, and it is the lodestar of today’s Democrat Party. What you don’t understand is that most of what rich people own are capital assets. They do not keep piles of cash in interest bearing accounts and they do not own billions of dividend bearing stock and securities (unless they’re Warren Buffet). They don’t own mutual funds, they own mutual fund companies. They own real estate and real property; they buy loss-leading restaurant and hotel chains and currency exchange hedge funds. They set up REITs and non-profits and collect fine art and antiques. They own big things that do not generate much income if they generate any income at all. Their profits, when they decide to take them, are sheltered in charitable trusts and philanthropic foundations that issue scholarships and build group homes for the mentally disabled. That’s why it doesn’t make any difference whatsover if you tax them at 39%, 59%, or 79%. 79% of zero is zero. Your party leadership understands this perfectly of course.It is exactly why the Democrat Party came up with the Alternative Minimum Tax in the first place, Mark. It is also why not one leading Democrat, not John Kerry, not Ted Kennedy, not Harry Reid, not Nancy Pelosi, not one of them ever, ever reveals their IRS income tax returns. It’s because that while they own millions and millions of dollars of hard capital assets, they DO NOT PAY INCOME TAXES, or at least only very little embarrassing paltry sums compared to their actual net worth. Who do you think enjoys the perpetual tax write-off for building the Kennedy Center, Mark?? The poor? The middle-class?? You? Me? The U.S. Government? Or the plethora of Kennedy trust funds and philanthropic organizations that shelter all those palacial estates, sailing yachts, and familial legal embarassments that for their opulence and extravagance rarely ever, ever see the light of day?? Why do you think Harry Reid is a Nevada land baron and Nancy Pelosi owns a California winery?? To help the poor and middle-class? Or for the capital tax write-offs?Meanwhile, you, you dummy, are forking over $1500 on a lousy $20,000 a year you humped a bucket to get and yet you’re still here steadfastly voting for the very political party that insists you are not taxed nearly enough. And you wonder why you can’t get ahead?? The irony, of course, is that you are so full of rage and hatred for anyone who disagrees with your point of view, enflamed as you are with a liberal mobaont hysteria driven daily by ever more strident liberal mobaont propaganda, that you can’t even tell who’s been on your side all along. Do you really not see your own inherent contradictions? Obviously not.

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