Sunday, December 4, 2016

A couple more obituaries

Don Calfa died on Thursday at the age of 76. I didn't recognize the name at first, but you might remember him as Paulie, the hitman who's trying to kill the good guys in 1989's Weekend at Bernie's. He was also in Return of the Living Dead, although I haven't seen that one; Calfa's career also saw him do a lot of small roles on both the big and small screens.

And then there's child star Billy Chapin, who died on Friday aged 72. His best known role would probably be as the older brother who protects both his kid sister and her doll stuffed with $20,000 in Night of the Hunter. All along the way, he's trying to stay one step ahead of evil Robert Mitchum:

I haven't watched enough TCM to see if they've run the annual "Parade of the Dead", AKA the year-end TCM Remembers piece, yet. Has anybody seen it?

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