Christopher Lee, Ron Moody pass away

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Sir Christopher Lee dies at 93 - latest reaction and tributes - Telegraph

Oliver! actor Ron Moody dies aged 91 - BBC News
  • Profile picture of the author clockface
    i was actually thinking about him and the other guy....Vincent Price the other week. Shame but 93...what a great age to live to. What a career he had. I loved the old Dracula films 1960-1970's with Peter Cushin.
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    Yeah, the old Hammer Horror films were great. Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, and Vincent Price were great actors that had real screen presence.
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    • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
      Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

      Yeah, the old Hammer Horror films were great. Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, and Vincent Price were great actors that had real screen presence.
      RIP Christopher Lee (or will he?) Fangs for the memory.

      My mother attended a British film stars garden party in the 50's. A young Lee was there, and she got a signed photo.

      Ron Moody, the definitive Fagin.
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      • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
        Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

        RIP Christopher Lee (or will he?) Fangs for the memory.

        My mother attended a British film stars garden party in the 50's. A young Lee was there, and she got a signed photo.
        What year was that? How old are you?


        Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

        Ron Moody, the definitive Fagin.
        Yeah, when I was in High School, they used to call me Fagin....almost.
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        • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
          Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post


          Yeah, when I was in High School, they used to call me Fagin....almost.

          I have a feeling it didn't stop at high school.
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          • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
            Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

            I have a feeling it didn't stop at high school.
            Even now, when he gets a Bill, it Sykes him out.

            His theme song

            You gotta pick a dounut or 2 boy, you gotta pick a dounut or 2
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        • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
          Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

          What year was that? How old are you?




          Yeah, when I was in High School, they used to call me Fagin....almost.
          Actually that was in the late 40's when he was an up and coming young actor. I'm 58. Mother must have been in her teens.
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          • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
            Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

            Actually that was in the late 40's when he was an up and coming young actor. I'm 58. Mother must have been in her teens.
            You just Whitacred the joke.
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            • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
              Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

              You just Whitacred the joke.

              The correct phrase is in YOUR OWN DAMN SIG LINE and, yet, you still can't get it right.
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              • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
                Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

                The correct phrase is in YOUR OWN DAMN SIG LINE and, yet, you still can't get it right.
                Ahem!

                As the person who invented the whole thing, I can play with it in any way I want. You just gave it a definition.

                I even put your definition in my Sig, to give your meager life some meaning.

                In fact, I strongly suspect that you made me up completely, to provide a foil to trade insults with.

                Just as Stan Lee invented Spider-Man...you invented me. Has anyone besides you here ever met me? No. I rest my case.
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                • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
                  Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

                  Ahem!

                  As the person who invented the whole thing

                  You didn't invent being a jackass. You just perfected it.
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  • RIP. He will be missed.
    Don't you all agree that a movie/a song etc. starts to feel different once you know the peson playing it is dead?
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    You beat me to this one. I had to check it out first because the last two deaths I announced were very, very old news I thought was new because I didn't know.

    Christopher Lee was an Icon here.

    RIP Christopher.
    RIP Ron.

    Congratulations on long meaningful lives.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
    It could be they were searching for a relative to inform, because Sir Lee's death was on Sunday and the news just started making the rounds this morning.

    I thought Lee was a good actor, and that was about it...until I learned he had made his first metal album in his 80s. The album was on Youtube for awhile and I listened to it. Lee has a way of bellowing out his lyrics rather than singing them, and it works well for that genre.


    I haven't gotten around to listening to his "A Heavy Metal Christmas Too".

    That is a HUGE "yeah, you were saying?" rebuttal to anyone including me who thinks they're "too old" for trying something new.
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    RIP Christopher Lee.
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    • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
      He's right about comedy being the hardest. Trying to deliver another person's script as you are being funny, is a very difficult thing to do.

      And although Christopher Lee was a very accomplished actor, I can't imagine him as funny.

      I just realized that I've seen every film with Lee and Peter Cushing. The Hammer Horror films are some of the best I've ever seen.

      Christopher Lee was almost cast as Magneto in the X-Men movies. Wouldn't he have been magnificent?

      Dan Riffle is soooo glad they cast Ian McKellen in the part. I have no idea why.
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  • Profile picture of the author clockface
    hmm....can I ask a silly question?

    Vincent Price still alive?
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    • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
      Originally Posted by clockface View Post

      hmm....can I ask a silly question?

      Vincent Price still alive?
      Allow yourself to google that question and find out in 20 seconds
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  • Profile picture of the author uppityretire
    It seems that all of his movie are bad ass and remarkable. Rest in peace Sir Christopher "Saruman" Lee.
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