“Forgotten Hollywood” – Iconic 1950s Character Actor Dies…

Posted on September 13, 2010 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…Kevin_McCarthy_in_Invasion_of_the_Body_Snatchers_trailer

   One of most familiar cinema faces of the 1950’s has died. Actually, Kevin McCarthy (right) had memorable parts for fifty years in film and television. For his role in Death of a Salesman in 1951, he was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. In 1956, McCarthy starred in the science fiction classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers; and appeared in A-List movies including The Misfits and The Best Man.

   On television, McCarthy starred in The Twilight Zone in one of the best episodes during the first year of its memorable run entitled Long Live Walter Jameson. He also co-starred in the episodic Twilight Zone: The Movie in 1983.

   The actor was honored at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival in October of 2009. McCarthy died of natural causes on Saturday at age ninety-six .

   He continues to be an absolute personal favorite of mine in anything celluloid.


   I’d like to welcome an additional public library, located in Cook County, Illinois, to the fold. The Northbrook Public Library just got Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History.  This location is known as A jewel of a library by local residents.

   Northbrook is a village where many coming-of-age movies have been produced including Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Risky Business, Weird Science, and Oscar winning Ordinary People. Jim McMahon, former NFL quarterback of The Chicago Bears is from this area.

   38 copies of my work now reside in libraries around the nation.

Until next time>                              “never forget

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