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Author Topic: We've lost John Vernon and Ossie Davis  (Read 687 times)
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« on: February 04, 2005, 08:02:31 PM »

Film and television lovers everywhere are now mourning the deaths of two of the great character actors, John Vernon and Ossie Davis.

John's CNN obit

Ossie's CNN obit

These great actors will be sorely missed, and I'm sure all of our condolences go out to their families. Everytime either one showed up on screen, it was a happy moment for me. As well-regarded as Morgan Freeman is as a "statesman of quiet dignity," I always thought Ossie Davis was infinitely more so. Little did I know he was involved in the Civil Rights movement along with his wife of 50+ years, actress Ruby Dee.

As for Vernon, who doesn't know Dean Wormer? biggrin
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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2005, 08:10:45 PM »

I don't want to hear Wales dead. I want to see Wales dead.
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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2005, 04:51:56 AM »

I didn't know Ossie Davis was 87, he sure didn't look to be in his 80's in Bubba Ho Tep. He was great as JFK smile
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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2005, 05:09:11 AM »

John Vernon also did a lot of voicework for games.  

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0006893/
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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2005, 11:22:15 PM »

Wow, Vernon was also the voice of Rupert Thorne in the Batman:TAS cartoons.  It seems so obvious now that I know it, but I had no idea until I read the above link.  He did a good job.
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