My Two Yen Worth
Quirky observations about Life in Japan, Canada and the world at large.
I was looking for an excuse to watch
today. Unfortunately, the reason for doing so is a rather sad one. Alas, comic
has met his untimely end.
First watch part one of this episode...
Then in one of his earliest roles,
shows up at the 5:35 mark here.
I don't want to spoil anything but if the only reason you were watching these was to see
, then don't watch part 3.
Of course, his main claim to fame was in
(not the musical or remake of the musical but the original upon which they were based.)
Zero Mostel's Max
Franz Liebkind: You know, not many people know zis, but der Fuhrer was a terrific dancer.
Max Bialystock: Really? Gee, we didn't know that, did we, Leo?
Leo Bloom: No, we sure didn't.
Franz Liebkind: THAT'S BECAUSE YOU WERE TAKEN IN BY THE BBC! Filthy British lies! But did they ever say a bad word about Winston Churchill? CHURCHILL!
Franz Liebkind: With his cigars, and his brandy, and his ROTTEN paintings! ROTTEN! Hitler, there was a painter! He could paint an entire apartment in one afternoon! Two coats!
Among the dozens of animated feature voices he did, one of the roles he will be most remembered for is that of
Land Before Time
Oh yeah, he also showed up in
. Here are some snaps I took off my computer screen:
Wait a sec, that didn't feature
! No, but it did showcase
who also passed away this week. Everyone knows of her as
Laverne & Shirley
, I know of her best as
All in the Family
and I just learned that she is the widow of
in the eponymous
I'm going to do some fancy
work and segue into another death.
was in the last clip,
Wayne & Shuster
starred on the
show in between their innumerable
appearances and their own long running show,
is the cousin of
was the widow of
and the inspiration for
passed on yesterday at the age of 91.
I'm sorry to see all of them shuffle off this mortal coil, but the ladies were in their 90s and
reached 74 so they all had a pretty good run.
trio of death
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