I hate to think of the thirds…

We’ve had some interesting deaths recently.

Late last week, we lost Dick Martin of Rowan and Martin’s Laugh In. Last night brought the news of the death of Harvey Korman, best known for his work on The Carol Burnett Show. Both gifted comedians, and the world is the less for the loss of their humor (ETA: although, I should note, neither had been well).

On the TV Theme front, earlier this week brought the news of the death of Earle Hagen, composer of such themes as The Andy Griffith Show, Make Room for Daddy, I Spy, The Mod Squad, The Dick Van Dyke Show, and many others. Today’s news brings word of the death of Alexander Courage, composer of the theme to Star Trek, as well as composer or orchestrator for numerous Broadway, film, and TV shows.

On the director front, earlier this week we lost Sydney Pollack, an Oscar winning director and producer. Yesterday brought the news of the death of Joe Pevney, television director of numerous Star Trek episodes, including the “The Trouble with Tribbles”.

I am not looking forward to the thirds in any of these three categories.