Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Another pair of obituaries

Glen Campbell (l.) and John Wayne in True Grit (1969)

Glen Campbell, best known as a singer but who appeared in a handful of movies, has died aged 81 several years after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Of course, more people will remember him for that music. He also hosted a TV variety show for several years in the late 60s and early 70s.

Haruo Nakajima died on Monday at the age of 88. I hadn't heard the name before, but it turns out Nakajima was the first actor to don the Godzilla costume, going on to play Godzilla in about a dozen movies. Here's hoping he gets mentioned in TCM's year-end retrospective of the people who died.

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