Looks like we have this weeks #3, Gunsmoke actor Dennis Weaver: http://dailynews.att.net/cgi-bin/new...g1jiro0&src=ap
I didn't realize he was that old. I remember him more from his later series, such as McCloud and Kentucky Jones.
RIP Dennis. You did good.
Well, I guess all the other 80-year old actors are now breathing a sigh of relief.
"I'll be in my bunk...."
Also had a couple Disney connections:
Home on the Range (Abner)
Gallagher Goes West (George Tucker, the Sundown Kid)
He helped put Steven Spielberg on the road to success with "Duel" .......
"She's taking everything. She's taking the house, she's taking the kid, she's taking the dog. IT'S NOT EVEN HER DOG. IT'S MY DOG! SHE'S TAKING . . . MY DOG!"
- Ron Livingston, "Band of Brothers"
Anyone else remember another TV series that Weaver starred in called "Gentle Ben"? It was on CBS in the late 60's.
He played a game warden in the Florida Everglades, and his son (played by Ronny Howard's brother Clint) had a pet bear.
A couple of years later, he was "McCloud" part of the NBC Sunday Mystery Movie along with Columbo and and McMillan and Wife.
I remember Weaver serving for a long time as the commercial spokesman for Great Western Savings, a now-defunct Caifornia bank. John Wayne did those commercials before him.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
I read someplace that Dennis Weaver is going to buried in his dracula costume.
I also heard Hollywood Squares is going to leave his square empty in honor of his memory....oh wait, that was Charley....
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