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givemebackmycountry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-26-10 10:12 PM
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Oh Man, Steve Landesberg died.
Edited on Sun Dec-26-10 10:13 PM by givemebackmycountry
Detective Sgt. Arthur P. Dietrich of Barney Miller fame has turned in his badge.


He was only sixty-five.

He did great stand up and I loved his dry dead pan delivery.

http://articles.sfgate.com/2010-12-22/bay-area/25295207...

RIP

edit to add link..
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CherokeeDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-26-10 10:13 PM
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1. RIP...
Loved that show and loved him...what a shame...he was terrific.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-26-10 10:14 PM
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2. I loved that show
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-26-10 10:14 PM
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3. Wow, this is a shock...
And very sad. I liked him, too. Thanks for posting this news... :(
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Motown_Johnny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-26-10 10:16 PM
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4. wasn't that 4 or 5 days ago?
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givemebackmycountry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-26-10 10:22 PM
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5. MJ
Yes, he died last Monday.
I had not heard a word about it until today, when I stumbled on it.
I guess were too busy talking about Justin Bieber or some other trivial bullshit.
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Codeine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-26-10 10:40 PM
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6. He was actually 74.
Lied about his age when he broke into show business.
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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-26-10 11:05 PM
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7. Loved that guy.
He had the best deadpan delivery ever.
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man4allcats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-26-10 11:31 PM
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8. Sad to hear.
I loved him on Barney Miller. He carried so many great and comic scenes in that show. I wish I could find a YouTube of the one I'm thinking of, but I don't remember the name of the episode. The detectives are discussing why they became cops. When Barney asks Dietrich his reasons, the intellectual Dietrich replies (in his best deadpan of course), "Well, I always wanted to be the best at everything I did. I wanted to be a doctor, but I knew I couldn't be the best doctor. I wanted to be a lawyer, but I knew I couldn't be the best lawyer. So, I became a cop." Of course the other detectives were left to simply marvel at Dietrich's comic arrogance. - So long, Steve "Detective Arthur Dietrich" Landesberg, and thanks for the high brow humor!
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-27-10 04:43 PM
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10. The episodes in which Steve was on Barney Miller were timeless imv: I enjoy seeing them today as
much or more than when originally broadcast. :cry:
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xxqqqzme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-27-10 01:00 AM
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9. Landesberg is credited with the quote
"Honesty is the best policy, but insanity is a better defense."
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Broderick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-27-10 04:44 PM
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11. RIP nt
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-27-10 04:46 PM
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12. I just cross-posted in the Lounge, sorry I just read it on AOL
it truly sucks.....
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-27-10 04:48 PM
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13. one of my favorite shows to watch w/ my dad as a kid
rip
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