“Forgotten Hollywood”- Passing Parade Claims Actors…

Posted on November 28, 2016 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   This weekend, two character actors of note have died.

   Fritz Weaver was an accomplished performer, who won a Tony for his role in Child’s Play in 1970. He also received an Emmy nod, and appeared in dozens of television programs and important cinema. In 2010, Weaver was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.

frizt-weaver   Turning to acting in the mid-1950s, he excelled on television, with guest starring roles in The Twilight Zone, Combat, Dr. Kildare, Rawhide, The Fugitive, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., MannixThe Big Valley, Gunsmoke, Kung FuMission: Impossible, Night Gallery, Matlock, Hawaii Five-0, Wonder Woman, Magnum P.I., Murder She Wrote, Law & Order, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, The X-Files, and Frasier. Beginning in 1995,  Weaver worked primarily as a voice actor, providing narration for programs on the History Channel.      FRITZ WEAVER —>

   On the big screen, he co-starred in Fail Safe, The Day of the Dolphin, Marathon Man, Black Sunday, Creepshow, and the 1999 remake of The Thomas Crown Affair. Broadway credits include The Chalk Garden, Baker Street, Love Letters, and The Crucible.

   Fritz Weaver was 90.


rg_barneymiller_02_70<— RON GLASS was a familiar face on television, best known for his Emmy-nominated role on Barney Miller. He was also memorable in the science fiction series, Firefly.

   Glass made his stage debut at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis  before moving to Hollywood. He made his home on television, guest-starring in Sanford and Son, All in the Family, Maude, Good Times, Hawaii Five-0, The Bob Newhart Show, Hart to Hart, AmenThe Streets of San Francisco, Murder She Wrote, Star Trek: Voyager, and Friends. Along with Barney Miller, he co-starred in Mr. Rhodes and The New Odd Couple.

   Ron Glass was 71.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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