Monday, June 4, 2018

A couple of obituaries I probably ought to have mentioned

Production designers don't get the love they deserve, and so it was that the death last Thursday of two-time Oscar winner Michael Ford went relatively unnoticed. His Oscars came of Raiders of the Lost Ark and the 1997 Titanic, but he also did a couple of the post-Roger Moore James Bond movies as well as two of the Star Wars movies.

Actor William Phipps died on Friday at the age of 96. I think the only time I ever mentioned him was when I blogged about the relatively obscure movie Five last September. I the the reason I didn't recognize his name is because his most famous role didn't see him on the screen at all. Instead, we only heard his voice as Prince Charming in Walt Disney's Cinderella.

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