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Mickey Spillane: Dead

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by deskslave, Jul 17, 2006.

  1. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Mickey Spillane, the macho mystery writer who wowed millions of readers with the shoot-’em-up sex and violence of gumshoe Mike Hammer, died Tuesday. He was 88.
    Spillane’s death was confirmed by Brad Stephens of Goldfinch Funeral Home in his hometown of Murrells Inlet. Details about his death were not immediately available.
    After starting out in comic books Spillane wrote his first Mike Hammer novel, “I, the Jury,” in 1946. Twelve more followed, with sales topping 100 million. Notable titles included “The Killing Man,” “The Girl Hunters” and “One Lonely Night.”
    Many of these books were made into movies, including the classic film noir “Kiss Me, Deadly” and “The Girl Hunters,” in which Spillane himself starred. Hammer stories were also featured on television in the series “Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer” and in made-for-TV movies. In the 1980s, Spillane appeared in a string of Miller Lite beer commercials.
  2. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Be honest: how many of us knew Mickey Spillane was still alive??

    RIP, Mike Hammer.
  3. kokane_muthashed

    kokane_muthashed Active Member

    Last Tuesday?
  4. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    If it's next Tuesday, as in tomorrow, I want to know who that AP writer is so he or she can take me out to buy lottery tickets. :D
  5. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Somewhere, there's a blond doll crying.
  6. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    A young Delta Burke was smokin hot on that show.
  7. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    I actually thought that spaceman might be Mickey Spillane.

    Glad to see you're still with us, space. 8)
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

  9. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Tough break, pallie....
  10. Sly

    Sly Active Member

    Forty-two-twelve, Basic Military Journalism. You gotta be shitting me, Joker! You think you're Mickey Spillane? Do you think you're some kind of fucking writer? [/fullmetaljacket]
  11. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    That's my sig. :p
    (Changed for today.)
  12. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    Thanks, toots. Right back at cha.
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