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Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 04:01 PM
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Comic actor Alan Sues dies at 85
Source: BBC News

Comic actor Alan Sues, a star of US television series Rowan And Martin's Laugh-In, has died at the age of 85.

Known for his outrageous, camp persona, Sues had several recurring characters on the comedy series, including Big Al - an effeminate sport reporter and Uncle Al the Kiddie's Pal.

His close friend Michael Gregg Michaud told the Associated Press that Sues had died of cardiac arrest on Thursday at his home in West Hollywood.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-16029468



I still remember him as "Uncle Al, The Kiddie's Pal" from Laugh-In(I was seven when that show started). One of the best people on that show.

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Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 04:03 PM
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1. Here's a picture from the "Laugh-In" days:
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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 04:11 PM
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2. Did not know his name but I remember the face.
:(
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Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 04:12 PM
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3. He seemed to me to be one of the most pro-Sixties members of the cast
Edited on Mon Dec-05-11 04:45 PM by Ken Burch
in his basic persona, as opposed to Rowan and Martin themselves, who's take on the era seemed to be that of a couple of middle-aged cynics who'd had a few drinks.

Also, he came off as someone you'd genuinely enjoy spending time with, somehow.
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badgerpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 07:01 PM
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8. Gotta agree...
Was a kid just into double-digits in the 60's...but it seemed to me that "Big Al" would be a genuinely FUN person to hang with.

Thanks for the laughter and memories, big guy...
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Still Blue in PDX Donating Member (633 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 04:40 PM
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4. He always made me laugh.
. . . even though I was a very naive high-schooler when Laugh-In aired and probably didn't truly understand a lot of the humor on the show.
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davidwparker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 05:08 PM
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5. Laugh In Peace.
I remember watching him when I was younger.

Sock it to me.
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 06:01 PM
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6. It this the same Alan Sues whose death I read about here at DU last Friday?
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Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 06:07 PM
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7. Didn't hear about it until today. Sorry
n/t.
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 06:38 AM
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9. Oh I hadn't heard that.
I LOVED him on Laugh-In. Heck, I loved just about everyone on Laugh-In. Awesome show.

RIP, Uncle Al.
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evaeli5252 Donating Member (5 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 04:41 AM
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10. Comic actor Alan Sues dies at 85
I was not even born in 60s. I have seen him on TVs but I dont know his name. :(
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USA_1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 07:56 AM
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11. Very Funny Man
Great character actor who could always come up with the best improvised one liners, especially when he appeared on Hollywood Squares. While that show featured many of Hollywood's best entertainers he frequently stole the show.
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