One of my favorite bloggers/writers, Mark Evanier, reported earlier today about one of my all-time favorite movies: "Sad to hear that the lovely Dorothy Provine has left us at the age of 75. Ms. Provine was a great and lovely comic actress, as she proved on TV shows like The Roaring Twenties and movies like Good Neighbor Sam and Who's Minding the Mint? But she will especially be remembered for her role as Milton Berle's spouse in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. She played the only major character in the film who didn't get injured, dumped in a trash can or covered with paint...and the only one who seemed to have a greedless heart. She got out of acting around 1969 and it was a shame because she was quite good in everything she did...For those of you scoring at home, here's what I believe is the full list of suriving members of the Mad World cast: Sid Caesar, Mickey Rooney, Jonathan Winters, Peter Falk, Stan Freberg, Carl Reiner, Jerry Lewis, Marvin Kaplan, Nicholas Georgiade, Barrie Chase and maybe Bob Mazurki. Bob Mazurki was the little boy who directed Phil Silvers to drive his car through a river. Also, several of the stunt people are still with us and I probably should research which ones, since they were as much as the "stars" of that movie as most of the featured actors."