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Martin Landau, R.I.P.

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Landau won an Oscar for his role in  “Ed Wood”,  but many of us remember him best for his  earlier work  as a master of disguise on the TV series “Mission: Impossible”.   His looks were a bit odd,  but he had a lovely,  rich voice,  and he was a talented actor I always enjoyed watching.

 

 

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July 20, 2017 at 6:17 pm

Robert Vaughn, R.I.P.

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Robert Vaughn was an actor in other parts,  but  the one  which gave him fame and stardom was Napoleon Solo in the tv series  “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.”   His co-star,  Scottish actor David McCallum, is still active,  appearing on N.C.I.S.

In recent years,  Vaughn starred for eight seasons on the British crime-caper series “Hustle,”  which also aired in the U.S.

 

 

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November 12, 2016 at 10:04 am

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Gene Wilder, R.I.P.

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Even if you’re the only person on the planet who didn’t see “Blazing Saddles”,  you’ve probably  seen Gene  Wilder in other hit movies.   His comedic hysteria played well on the large screen,  and he certainly made the most  of it.

 

 

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August 30, 2016 at 10:07 am

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George Kennedy, R.I.P.

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Character actor George  Kennedy has  died,  aged 91.   You saw him in many well-known movies,  most notably Cool Hand Luke,  and he could be a menacing bad guy just as easily as he could play a lighter part for laughs.   He was also a man whose physical appearance was treated rather kindly by the aging process.   To me,  he was more attractive once the bloom of youth had worn off.

 

 

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March 2, 2016 at 10:07 am

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Leonard Nimoy, R.I.P.

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I was aware of Leonard Nimoy  before he  became Dr. Spock,  simply because I had seen him in other series.   He was a talented actor,  and one with other  creative outlets  which seem to have maintained his interest in life.

Art  and music  were important to him,  and he managed to do as his sign-off always advised  —  live  long and  prosper.

UPDATE:  The interesting  history behind  the Vulcan sign.

UPDATE:  Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin  pays tribute.    This is how  Nimoy came to be in Star Trek.   Current astronaut Terry Virts makes the Vulcan sign from space.

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February 27, 2015 at 11:54 pm

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Lauren Bacall, R.I.P.

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Betty Joan Perske lived  an amazing  life,  and unlike so many modern Hollywood stars,  she did her job and was happy with recognition for her good performances as a reward.   Her romance with Humphrey Bogart is what some know her best for,  but she was skilled at her craft,  and her low,  rough purr of a voice demanded your attention for even the simplest,  shortest line.

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August 13, 2014 at 11:50 pm

Dale Robertson, R.I.P.

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He was always a treat to watch.   I’m glad he  finally became  the rancher he always wanted to be.

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March 8, 2013 at 9:20 am

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