Monday, August 7, 2017

A pair of related obituaries

Ty Hardin (1930-2017) and Robert Hardy (1925-2017) both died last Thursday.

Hardin was an American who came to fame on the TV western Bronco, although he had quite a few supporting roles in the movies in the late 1950s and 1960s: I Married a Monster from Outer Space, PT 109, and the like.

Hardy was British, did a lot of Shakespeare and TV work, but also played Cornelius Fudge in the Harry Potter movies, for those of you who watched them. (I haven't, so I really have no idea what I'm talking about here.)

But what makes the obituaries related is not the fact that they both died on August 3. It turns out that both of them were also in Berserk opposite Joan Crawford. Hardin is the male lead, or at least as much of a lead as you can be in a Joan Crawford movie, while Hardy played the police detective.

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