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    Default It's raining the Queen of the 6th Dimension.

    RIP Susan Tyrrell

    Unconventional thesp Susan Tyrrell, who was Oscar-nommed for her supporting actress role in John Huston's "Fat City," died Sunday, according to her website. The cult actress, who often played whores, crazies and grotesques, was 67.

    "I've been here for my own pleasure -- Strictly -- I even found pleasure in displeasure -- I would ride those seas and walk those planks -- ARRRR," read a quote from her on the website.

    Born Susan Jillian Creamer in San Francisco -- her father was a William Morris agent -- she made her stage debut as a teenager in 1962 in "Time Out for Ginger." After appearing in a number of New York stage productions as member of the Lincoln Center repertory company, she began to get film roles in pics including "Shoot Out" and "Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me," and won her Oscar nom in her fourth film job as a low-life boozer girlfriend opposite Stacy Keach's washed-up boxer.

    Her other roles in the 1970s included "The Killer Inside Me," "Andy Warhol's Bad," "Islands in the Stream" and "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden."

    She continued her offbeat character roles as in the 1980s in films such as "Tales of Ordinary Madness," "Forbidden Zone," "Big Top Pee-Wee" and John Waters' "Cry-Baby."

    In later years, she appeared in avant-garde theater productions in Los Angeles including her one-woman show "My Rotten Life: A Bitter Operetta" and did voices for cartoons such as "Cow and Chicken" and "Extreme Ghostbusters."

    She told the Los Angeles Weekly in 2000, "The last thing my mother said to me was, 'SuSu, your life is a celebration of everything that is cheap and tawdry.' I've always liked that, and I've always tried to live up to it."

    In 2000, she contracted a rare blood disease and had both legs amputated. Nonetheless, she continued to appear in films such as Larry Charles' "Masked and Anonymous."



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    Default Re: It's raining the Queen of the 6th Dimension.

    :-(

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    Default Re: It's raining the Queen of the 6th Dimension.

    Who is Susan Tyrrell? What the fuck is the Queen of the 6th Dimension an allusion to???
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    It's like finding out an old high school buddy is on meth, and you're not sure if any of the rumors of him giving handies behind Burger King are true but they very likely could be.

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    Default Re: It's raining the Queen of the 6th Dimension.

    Use contextual clues.
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    Default Re: It's raining the Queen of the 6th Dimension.

    Illustrating the problem identified in the "I Weep for the Future" thread.
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    Default Re: It's raining the Queen of the 6th Dimension.

    I guess I saw her in Cry-Baby.
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    Because fucking millenials that's what

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    Well, I think the blurb and youtube clips that Patrick posted explain all that pretty well. Forbidden Zone was a ridiculous movie about the Mystical Knights of Oingo Boingo, the predecessor of Oingo Boingo. it was directed by Danny Elfman's brother Richard and featured Elfman's first film score. The Sixth Dimension was a major part of the film.
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    Default Re: It's raining the Queen of the 6th Dimension.

    Is 'thesp' a word now?
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    Default Re: It's raining the Queen of the 6th Dimension.

    Quote Originally Posted by Drinkey McDrinkerstein View Post
    Well, I think the blurb and youtube clips that Patrick posted explain all that pretty well. Forbidden Zone was a ridiculous movie about the Mystical Knights of Oingo Boingo, the predecessor of Oingo Boingo. it was directed by Danny Elfman's brother Richard and featured Elfman's first film score. The Sixth Dimension was a major part of the film.
    Can't view Youtube clips at work, but again, I was asking facetiously.
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    Default Re: It's raining the Queen of the 6th Dimension.

    whoa, all those posts appeared quickly. Those were not there when i replied haha
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    Default Re: It's raining the Queen of the 6th Dimension.

    Pay yer damned respects or move out.
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    In 2000, she contracted a rare blood disease and had both legs amputated. Nonetheless, she continued to appear in films such as Larry Charles' "Masked and Anonymous."
    Yikes.
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    Default Re: It's raining the Queen of the 6th Dimension.

    I watched Fat City last night on TCM. It's a great film that also stars a young Jeff Bridges and Stacy Keach. Tyrell's Oscar nod was well deserved.

    Crybaby is without a doubt my favorite John Waters film and Susan Tyrell paired up with Iggy was a stroke of genius.

    I adored her performances. She was truly an original.

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