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47of74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 06:11 PM
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'Deliverance' actor Bill McKinney dies
Source: CNN

Actor Bill McKinney, perhaps best known for his role in 1972's "Deliverance," died on Thursday, CNN has confirmed.

His stepson Richard Booth tells CNN that the actor, who was 80 at the time, had esophageal cancer. Booth called his stepfather a "strong, compassionate, motivated individual."

A post on his Facebook page adds that the actor was "an avid smoker for 25 years of his younger life." At 80, he was "still strong enough to have filmed a Doritos commercial two weeks prior to his passing, and he continued to work on his biography with his writing partner. Hopefully 2012 will bring a publisher for the wild ride his life was. He is survived by son Clinton, along with several ex-wives."

McKinney's chilling mountain man in "Deliverance" is one of his most memorable roles, particularly the "squeal like a pig" line he utters in the scene in which he assaults Ned Beatty. Entertainment Weekly calls it "one of the most unsettling scenes ever put on film."

Read more: http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2011/12/02/deliverance-act...
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PSPS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 07:02 PM
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1. Squeallikeapig.com
When Bill wanted to start his own website, he couldn't find one with his name that wasn't already taken. So he got and used www.squeallikeapig.com (which has no mention of his death when I checked.)

Here's a funny story: The "toothless man" who appeared with McKinney in "Deliverance" was played by Herbert 'Cowboy' Coward. When John Boorman, the director, explained to Coward that his character was going to rape a man, Coward replied, "I've done worse."

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DissedByBush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 07:18 PM
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3. Beers, steers and queers
Sqeeeeeal!

RIP
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Ohio Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 07:07 PM
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2. RIP - nt
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DCBob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 07:24 PM
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4. Every time I go canoeing or hiking in the wilderness..
Edited on Fri Dec-02-11 07:24 PM by DCBob
that movie comes to my mind. Dumb I know but cant help it. Jaws also had a similar effect on me.
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 05:41 PM
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5. He was an inspiration for every Republican candidate since Baby Bush
if he was a nice guy in real life, he never could have run himself.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 06:47 PM
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6. also "The Outlaw Josie Wales" "Thunberbolt and Lightfoot"
Josie Wales is one of my favorite movies.
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 06:56 PM
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7. RIP
:thumbsup:
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