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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:57 PM
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RIP Henry Gibson
Actor Henry Gibson dead at 73, spokesman saysStory Highlights
Gibson was known to "Laugh-In" audiences for reading short, funny poems

He was in two Robert Altman films and recently played judge on "Boston Legal"

No details of his death were immediately available

updated 9:00 p.m. EDT, Wed September 16, 2009Next Article in Entertainment



LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- Actor Henry Gibson, who played roles ranging from loopy poets to vengeful Illinois Nazis and cranky judges during a 40-year film and television career, has died at age 73, his representatives said Wednesday.


Henry Gibson had a role as a neo-Nazi in the cult movie classic "The Blues Brothers."

Gibson was a regular on "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In," where he was known for popping up to read short, humorous poems during the show's 1968-71 run.

He was a frequent guest star on television shows from the 1970s through the mid-2000s, with a recurring role as a judge on ABC's "Boston Legal" as late as 2008.

His movie roles included turns in two of director Robert Altman's 1970s films, "Nashville" and "The Long Goodbye," and as the neo-Nazi leader pursuing John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd in "The Blues Brothers."

No details of his death were immediately available, said Peter Gross, a spokesman Talentworks LA, which represented Gibson




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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:27 PM
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1. He was great in Nashville...such an asshole he played...nicely
played against type. I believe he was nominated for an Oscar for that. RIP, Henry!
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TommyO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:53 PM
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3. Sustained!
I loved him on Boston Legal as the unhinged Judge Clark Brown.
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DinahMoeHum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:50 PM
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2. His teacup-clutching minister's act on Laugh-In was a real pisser. . .
"My congregation supports all denominations...but my favorite is in tens and twenties"

RIP, Henry

:toast:
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:05 PM
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4. You know what's scary? That those types of jokes probably
wouldn't make it on tv...they'd offend people, who, IMHO, should be offended.
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-19-09 09:47 AM
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5. I've been under a rock this week.
RIP.

believe it or not he and Jon "batshit crazy" Voight had plans to form a comedy team (I believe they were college roommates) but the purty mouthed one dropped out once they got bookings.

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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-19-09 10:19 AM
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6. A tribute
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