“Forgotten Hollywood”- Passing Parade Claims A Couple…

Posted on April 16, 2018 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Two familiar faces from cinema and television have passed on. Here are the details:

“`Harry Anderson was a comedian best known for playing an off-the-wall judge presiding at a Manhattan court room in the television comedy series Night Court. He played Judge Harry T. Stone, a young jurist who professed his love for singer Mel Torme, actress Jean Harlow, magic tricks, and his collection of art-deco ties. After the show ended, he was cast in the lead role in the CBS sitcom Dave’s World, which was based on the life of Pulitzer Prize-winning humor columnist Dave Barry.

“`Anderson began his career as a street performer in San Francisco, New Orleans, and Austin, among other cities. He found his way to Saturday Night Live, which led to his recurring role on Cheers. His character on the latter sitcom was most like the affable magician and actor.

“`Harry Anderson was 65


“`R. Lee Ermey was a former Marine who played hard-nosed military types such as Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket. The Kansas native received a Golden Globe nomination for a memorable performance. His initial film credits were as a helicopter pilot in Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now; and in The Boys in Company C as a drill instructor.

“`Ermey claimed over 60 credits in movies and television. He voiced the little green army man Sarge in the  Toy Story series, and Mayor Tilman in Mississippi Burning. He also hosted the History Channel programs, Mail Call and Lock N’ Load with R. Lee Ermey; plus, he was a board member for the National Rifle Association.

“`R. Lee Ermey was 74.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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