He lived a long rich accomplished life but as always sad news, especially for those loved ones he leaves behind.
I told my husband (whom I introduced to Remington Steele) that Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. had passed away and mentioned that he had a good, long life. My husband related a story about his great-grandfather (who died at 97). When his his great-grandfather heard of friends, or others, passing away, he always asked how old they were, as you do. And when told, he considered for a moment, before replying "yep, that was a good innings," or "we'll have to see how I go then." My husband, a teenager at the time, once asked his great-grandfather about this ritual and the comments, receiving the answer that only someone older would know whether a particular age was a good run at life.
That has really changed my thinking about the common response to death notices. I'm only 40, so I have no idea if 95 is a "good innings" or not. But I hope for Mr. Zimbalist (and his family) it was.
Post by Myrtle Groggins on Jul 3, 2014 1:21:36 GMT -5
I think it's safe to say EZ had good innings, except for a few sad times in his life, in general he had good health and was successful in his work. I remember the loss of his first wife sent him reeling for a few years. I'm sure the death of his older daughter was also traumatic. Plus other losses of loved ones were sad times. He had a good career plus many interests that gave him a rich life, along with the affections of his loved ones.
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