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Sat Feb 8, 2020, 08:09 AM

Orson Bean death: Desperate Housewives star dies aged 91 after being struck by two cars

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Orson Bean death: Desperate Housewives star dies aged 91 after being struck by two cars

Roisin O'Connor | @Roisin_OConnor |

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Desperate Housewives star Orson Bean has died after being struck by two cars while crossing the road in Venice, California, according to US media reports. He was 91.

Los Angeles police told ABC News that a pedestrian was walking in the area of Venice Boulevard area when he was clipped by one vehicle and fell.

Other bystanders tried to warn a second driver, but he also struck the pedestrian. Police say the second collision was fatal. Both drivers stayed at the scene.
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nitpicker Feb 8 OP
superpatriotman Feb 8 #1
hlthe2b Feb 8 #2
Lindsay Feb 8 #3
Control-Z Feb 8 #4
TeamPooka Feb 8 #5
Skidmore Feb 8 #6

Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Sat Feb 8, 2020, 08:13 AM

1. The original voice of Bilbo Baggins

RIP

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Sat Feb 8, 2020, 08:14 AM

2. He was ubiquitous on tv as character actor for decades. Also the father-in-law of Andrew Breitbart..

I suspect his politics were far RW as well, but I always liked him as an actor.

Tragic. More pedestrian deaths have occurred nationwide in the past decade than ever before. Yet nothing is being done in most major cities.

RIP, Orson.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 8, 2020, 08:24 AM

3. He was raised as a lefty

but took a wrong turn somewhere. According to Wikipedia, his father was a founding member of the ACLU. And I remember him early in his career as being quite liberal. I didn't follow him closely, but was shocked to discover more recently how right-wing he'd become.

RIP, anyway.

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Sat Feb 8, 2020, 08:35 AM

4. Apart from the sadness of such an event

what stands out to me is this: "Both drivers stayed at the scene." That gives me hope.

At a time when I am wondering if my neighbors are people of questionable character like those who have been on display over the past weeks...or the kind of people my children could safely go to and ask for help if needed. I love this answer tonight.

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Sat Feb 8, 2020, 09:07 AM

5. I used to live in Venice and it's a pretty responsible neighborhood for the locals that live there

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Sat Feb 8, 2020, 09:07 AM

6. Interesting footnotes.

His father was a founding member of the ACLU, and his daughter was married to Andrew Breitbart.

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