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R.I.P. Yarnell

August 06, 2010 By: Category: Heroes

Oh no! Yarnell died!

Lorene Yarnell, a dancer who became half of the Shields and Yarnell comedy mime team that came to fame in the 1970s and briefly starred in their own TV variety series, has died. She was 66. – The LA Times

Shields and Yarnell were the best. They krumped, they clowned, they broke it on down. Before there was the robot, there was Shields and Yarnell. They were the mimes that you didn’t want to punch in the face. A notable achievement in any era.

There aren’t too many clips of their work out there in the world, but you can check out a few after the break.

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