“Forgotten Hollywood”- Remembering Powers Boothe…

Posted on May 15, 2017 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Powers Boothe was a veteran actor who won an Emmy in 1980 for playing a cult leader in the television movie, Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones. He was prolific in playing intense villains on screen.

“`After graduating from Southwest Texas State University, Boothe joined the repertory  company of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.  His Manhattan stage debut was in the 1974 Lincoln Center production of Richard III. Five years later, his Broadway debut came in a starring role in the one-act play Lone Star.

“`Boothe joined the ranks of Humphrey Bogart, Dick Powell, Robert Mitchum, and other actors, when he played Phillip Marlowe for HBO  in the 1980s. Other cable and television appearances included roles in Deadwood,  24, Hatfields & McCoys,  Nashville, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  Powers also appeared on the big screen, with parts in  The Goodbye Girl,  Southern Comfort, Tombstone, Con Air, Nixon (as Alexander Haig), and Sin City.   POWERS BOOTHE —>

“`In 2008,  he narrated a television campaign ad for  Senator John McCain’s presidential run. Boothe maintained a private collection of art, which included Western paintings of his friend and fellow actor, Buck Taylor.

“`Powers Boothe, a ferocious presence on screen, died peacefully in his sleep. He was 68.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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