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John Byrne

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Posted: 08 February 2020 at 11:22am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Killed in traffic accident.

Among other things, the voice of Bilbo Baggins in the 1977 TV version of THE HOBBIT.

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David Miller
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Posted: 08 February 2020 at 12:53pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Loved him in Being John Malkovich. 
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Rebecca Jansen
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Posted: 08 February 2020 at 3:18pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

And you could get hit by a car walking down the street... something I've heard people say many times. :^(

I remember him being on Match Game in the '70s a fair amount.
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Jozef Brandt
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Posted: 08 February 2020 at 3:57pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply


He did a one man show about his life, and I believe it's free on YouTube. Pretty fascinating stuff. He was a really accomplished raconteur. He's done a number of podcast appearances in the last few years, particularly Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast and a two-parter on Dennis Miller's, that were chock full of hilarious stories.

Coincidentally I just saw the Denzel Washington Equalizer 2 movie and he had a pretty great small part in it.
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Tim O Neill
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Posted: 08 February 2020 at 7:33pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply



His TONIGHT SHOW appearances were among my favorites. Antenna TV has
been showing old Carson shows, and I have been able to revisit his
appearances in the last few years - a great storyteller and a wonderful spirit.

It was a great surprise when he showed up in BEING John Malkovich.


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Brian Floyd
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Posted: 09 February 2020 at 1:00pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

R.I.P., Mr. Bevis 

(One of my favorite TWILIGHT ZONE episodes)


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Eric Ladd
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Posted: 11 February 2020 at 2:12pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

I very much enjoyed his voice talent as Bilbo. He will be missed.
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Thad Studebaker
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Posted: 12 February 2020 at 10:13am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

His stories of old Hollywood and such were hysterical. He occasionally guested on a favorite radio talk program and told the best tales. The program later went into the realm of podcasts where Mr. Beanís stories gained a portion of saltiness that made the stories even funnier. RIP, sir.
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