Sunday, February 26, 2006

Prolific Actor Darren McGavin Dead at 83


In Memory

Darren McGavin, a constant presence in American film and television for the past 60 years died Saturday of natural causes. Making his film debut in the 1945 feature A Song to Remember he eventually struck up something of a relationship with director Otto Premminger who cast him in two films in 1955, The Man with the Golden Arm and The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell. McGavin had greater success on television then in the movies for most of his career, and started in such series as Mike Hammer, The Riverboat and later in Kolchak: The Night Stalker and the mini-series The Martian Chronicles. However it was as "the old man", Peter Billingsleys father in the 1983 film A Christmas Story for which he will be most widely rememberd. Darren McGavin is survived by his four children, he was married to actress Kathine Browne from 1969 until her death in 2003.

4 Comments:

At 11:23 AM, Blogger GlennBeckFan said...

For the record, I spok out loud in bed last night "Haper Lee wrote To Kill A Mockingbird." Lisa now thinks I'm crazy (okay, she already thought that), I just wish I could have remembered that during the show, then I would have looked like a literary genise

 
At 12:28 AM, Blogger sw8 said...

i've read 'to kill a mockingbird' last night and it just didn't get to me.

 
At 12:30 AM, Blogger rizza said...

i've read 'to kill a mockingbird ' last night and it didn't concern me at all.
i guess time changes or maybe i just don't get it coz i don't want to.
narrow minded ba ko?

 
At 12:30 AM, Blogger rizza said...

i've read 'to kill a mockingbird ' last night and it didn't concern me at all.
i guess time changes or maybe i just don't get it coz i don't want to.
narrow minded ba ko?

 

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