Monday, September 23, 2019

Sid Haig, 1939-2019

Sid Haig (the bald one) in Coffy

I should probably mention the death of Sid Haig. He had memorable roles in cult films, and bit parts in several more serious movies. Haig died on Saturday at the age of 80.

I have to admit that I didn't know much about Haig until TCM started running the Underground block. The original iteration of Underground was hosted by Rob Zombie, and Haig worked with Zombie on several movies playing Captain Spaulding in House of 1000 Corpses. One of the promos for Underground talked about things like the blaxploitation movies and used Haig as one of the talking heads. So I wound up noticing Haig in films such as Coffy and Foxy Brown.

Haid did a lot of work in episodic TV, and had bit parts in movies a lot more prestigious than anything that would show up in Underground, such as Point Blank, Diamonds are Forever, or Emperor of the North.

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