What ever happened to Polar the Titanic Bear

Andrew Maheux

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Iv always been interested in Robert Douglas Speddens life. I thought the book was very well done. It's sad that such a young boy died so tragicly. Does anybody know what happened to Polar the Titanic Bear?

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Andrew
 

George Behe

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Hi, Andrew!

I seem to recall Don Lynch telling me that Polar was buried with the boy.

All my best,

George
 

Kate Bortner

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Oh my gosh. That's so sweet. I hope that is true. A young boy should always have his best friend with him.
-kate "crying-again-over ET while at work" bortner
 

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"Sadly, the Titanic disaster was but a foreshadowing of deeper pain to come to the Speddens. Just three years after the sinking of the ship, nine-year-old Douglas was killed in a car accident near the family's summer camp in Maine. It was one of the first automobile accidents in the state. No one knows what happened to Polar the bear." (Emphasis added.)

Source: Spedden, Polar the Titanic Bear.

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I just found out that Don Lynch got to play 1st Class Passenger Fredric Spedden in James Cameron's Titanic.

I had no idea... now Don can add actor to his resume.
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Such talents.

Beverly
 

George Behe

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Hi, Beverly!

>I had no idea... now Don can add actor to his >resume.

Make that 'ham actor.' :)

>Such talents.

I think it was Don who invented the term, "chewing the scenery." :)

All my best,

George
 
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LOL! George!

I can always count on you for a giggle, especially when I seem to be having a rather tense day!!

I am chomping at the bit for the recovery footage from Monday's dive, but it is not being aired yet.
(10:16PM EST)

How well do you and Don know each other??

Beverly
 

George Behe

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Hi, Beverly!

> How well do you and Don know >each other??

We've been the best of friends since 1973 and know each other well enough that neither of us would ever try to blackmail the other. :)

All my best,

George
 

Sam Brannigan

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Hi George!

Didn't you try to cling onto to Don's coat tails to get a part on "Titanic"?
If I had a friend who got a role in the movie I would have kidnapped him and stolen his identity to get the part!!

Anyway, IMHO (sort of) Don was the difference between box office failure for the film, and a pile of Oscars. I'm sure Leonardo et al are forever grateful!
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Regards

Sam
 

George Behe

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Hi, Sam!

> Anyway, IMHO (sort of) Don was >the difference between box office failure for the >film, and a pile of
> Oscars.

IMO the film might have garnered even more Oscars if Don had only squeezed a little more slick'um into his hair and gone with the George Hamilton look. :)

Take care, old chap.

All my best,

George
 
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But George WAS in the film! Remember when the first class dogs were being excercised on the deck? Well, look carefully, third dog on the left was George! I have to say though George that I hardly recognised you at first - it was only the closer shots of the bulging eyes and hanging jowls
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George Behe

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Woof! :)

By the way, Geoff, this morning I mentioned that Don and I would not blackmail each other, and that reminded me that you're two months behind in your payments. (I'm sure you wouldn't want these good people to find out about that questionable little incident involving the organ grinder, the Swiss cheese and the hyena....) :)

By the way, I now accept credit cards. :)

All my best,

George
 

Sam Brannigan

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Hi George!

I notice on IMDB that you and Don have built up quite a catalogue of big screen appearances. Who is your agent?

However, having checked the people you play, then trawling through the passenger and crew lists I can't find anyone called "himself"!! The man who left dressed as a woman, perhaps?! The mystery deepens....
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BTW did you slick back your hair for your appearances?? (that should get a good reply from Geoff!)

Warm regards

Sam
 

George Behe

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Hi, Sam!

> I notice on IMDB that you and >Don have built up quite a catalogue of big screen >appearances.

We specialize in films like "I Was A Guard on a Womens' Chain Gang," etc. (But hey -- it pays the bills, right?) :)

Seriously, though, Sam, what is IMDB? I've never heard of it before.

> BTW did you slick back your >hair for your appearances??

Hair? What hair? :)

>(that should get a good reply from Geoff!)

Hah! I beat him to it! :)

Take care, Sam. I always enjoy your postings.

All my best,

George
 
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Hello All,George - You promised you would never refer to the Swiss cheese incident on a public forum George, I feel very let down! Frankly, how you can talk about anybody after that argument with the Customs Officer and the baguette is beyond me!
I mentioned your Titanic "appearance" to Don and he said that at least he felt able to attend future auditions with his head held high, whereas Behe could only lie on the carpet and let the producers tickle his tummy!
By the way - where's Cook in all this (pretty Irish colleen in boat 4)!

Geoff
 

Pat Cook

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Geoff wrote: > By the way - where's Cook in all this (pretty Irish colleen in boat 4)! <

I's here, missa Geoff, I's here.
Actually, a major virus (or viruses) took down my computer and it had to be shut down and 'gutted' for a few days. However, I have returned. And, as the English bobbies have a way of saying, "What's all this then?"

By the way, George, IMDB (unless I miss my guess) refers to the "Internet Movie Data Base" - been there a few times myself.

Best regards, as usual
Cook