Another actor leaves us

Another actor leaves us

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    Another actor leaves us

    After hearing about Don Knotts yesterday, I get up, turn on the news and hear that Darren McGavin died. I always liked him, especially in Koljak the Night Stalker. Of course, he played the father in A Christmas Story. I'll miss him, thank God for DVD's.
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    there will be one more to go... they seem to always die in 3's... both were great actors and will be missed. I had the honor of meeting don knotts when i was a boy. My grandfather was a plumber down in L.A. around the time Don got his first home there. My grandfather installed the toilets, sicks and water sprinkler system in his home. But being a resuntly Naturalized british man, my grandfather diddnt think it was "proper" to ask for an autograpth. So the second day of the job he took me along. At the time i had no idea who he was. Later in life i knew instantly who he was and kicked myself for not knowing then. Atleast i got to shake his hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by czman2006
    I'll miss him, thank God for DVD's.
    Yea, it's great that these people will "live" forever through their preserved work.
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    I am appalled these days - realizing just how many actors I sorta ''Grew up with'' have gone.

    Sure makes for an increased feeling of mortality.!

    Yes it is good we have so much archived material of the work - so in a sense they are well imortalized.
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    Don Knotts died? I still watch and tape Andy Griffith. I about laughed my head off at Barney trying to recite the Preamble to Andy!

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    Yup. You know how old you're getting when you make a reference to someone you grew up with and was well known....and all you get are blank looks from the "kids".
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    Yah, well it was about 10 years ago when I was talking to a co-worker about what it was like to see the men walk on the moon and I got a blank stare.
    (friggin whipper snapper.)
    It’s so much easier now days, to "Love and honor" my wife, when she is armed, and shoots a better group than I do. (Till death do us part, eh?)

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    Too many of my heros are gone, except for DVD's.
    Now my kids can grow up when I did (kinda.)
    It’s so much easier now days, to "Love and honor" my wife, when she is armed, and shoots a better group than I do. (Till death do us part, eh?)

    “The way you get shot by a concealed weapons permit holder is, you point a gun at him,” the Sheriff said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elkhunter
    Yah, well it was about 10 years ago when I was talking to a co-worker about what it was like to see the men walk on the moon and I got a blank stare.
    (friggin whipper snapper.)

    Thats cuz we never walked on the moon it was all filmed in the Desert


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    RIP Darren McGavin
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