This is a little on the morbid side, but I was just sitting there thinking the other day that it's been a while since a celebrity of any significance to me has passed away. I guess you better be careful what you inadvertently wish for.
Even though I would have only been 3-years-old when "Cleopatra Jones" first came out, I remember first watching it when I was in junior high school as it came on cable. That movie was my first glimpse at the blaxpoitation genre.
I can still remember laughing at how ridiculous the fight scenes were yet inexplicably compelled to watch it anyway. Perhaps not that inexplicable because it was also the first movie I had seen where an African American was the hero of the movie. And a woman at that. So rest in peace, Tammy and thanks for the memories.