Barnard Hughes has died

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Alt.obituaries is reporting the death of Barnard Hughes, whose long
career included numerous stage, screen and small screen credits.  Those
small screen credits included an Emmy award-winning turn on Lou Grant
and a recurring role on the sitcom Blossom.

Hughes was 90.
                                            
et472FreeNetCarletonCA
([email protected]) writes:
That's almost a surprise, since he always seemed rather old when he
was getting shows, and if I'd been asked, I think I would have
said he had passed away already.

I think I'd remember him for Mr. Merlin before Blossom.  And I
rather liked his role in "A Hobo's Christmas".

  Michael
                                            
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I know what you mean. Remember when Abe Vigoda died, and it was
surprising because you thought he'd died years ago?



Brian
                                            
Rob
Abe Vigoda still isn't dead.  You're thinking of Burgess Meredith.

  -- Rob
                                            
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What? That can't be. I clearly remember somebody talking about it
sometime or the other, when was that, like uh, a couple years ago or
something?




Brian
                                            
Anim8rFSK
No, he's still alive.  He's only 85.
                                            
et472FreeNetCarletonCA
Anim8rFSK ([email protected]) writes:

So then are there a whole class of actors who play old long before they
are, the producers liking that because they aren't as fussy as actors
who are actually old, and it increases the chance that the actors won't
disappear suddenly due to old age?

Kind of like the Gary Coleman's of the world, the actors who appear
young but turn out to be older.  They can be preferred because they
are older, hence likely better actors and they won't suddenly change
as they grow.

  Michael
                                            
Rob
Not really.  Most actors play their own age range, which is generally
plus or minus 5 or 10 years or so of their own age.  What does happen,
though, is that most actors get fewer and fewer roles of any real
substance offered to them as they age, and some, such as Vigoda,
simply drop off the map of celebrity because the makers of movies and
TV shows simply forget how to use them when they haven't forgotten
that they're still alive.  Vigoda, in particular, still wants to work
but just hasn't been getting jobs because people keep thinking he's
dead.  Probably relates to Bill Pullman getting buried alive in
Serpent and the Rainbow, "Don't bury me, I'm not dead!"

This really gets me to start sympathizing with actors who do the
convention circuit.  It at least gets it in the fangeeks' minds that
said actors are still alive and wanting to work.

  -- Rob
                                            
Anthony
(Michael Black)
died, and it was
ago?
talking about it
couple years ago or
long before they
fussy as actors
the actors won't
is generally
does happen,
any real
Vigoda,
movies and
forgotten
wants to work
thinking he's
alive in
do the
minds that


Fortunately, Abe still gets to do pretty regular short skits
on the Conan O'Brien Late, Late, show. Very funny--Conan is
a good guy to keep throwing him a little work now and then,
even tho it can't pay much. One performance of his in the
movies I will never ever forget is certainly that in The
Godfather ("can you do anything for me, Tom...?") Great
stuff!                  ...tonyC


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Other plays I saw him in include UNCLE VANYA, ALL OVER TOWN, WAITING IN
THE WINGS, END OF THE WORLD...

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Whooooosh.



Brian
                                            
Uniblab
Florence Stanley is dead, though.
                                            
Jude
oh for "Fish" to be on DVD!
                                            
elf
Here, go straight to the source: http://www.abevigoda.com/

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You guys. 



Brian
                                            
Chris
He was old when he played Bob Newhart's Dad on "The Bob Newhart Show" in 
1972. He was also in one of my favorite Christmas movies "A Hobo's 
Christmas.