Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Bon Voyage, Charles Lane

(January 26, 1905 – July 9, 2007)

I've always loved the character actors; the familiar faces on the edge of the screen that you often warm to more than the star in the center.

I used to fantasize about stumbling onto that one old movie where Charles Lane was the lead player, but I guess there ain't no such animal. Too bad...

Good work!

I love the little anecdote about the honors he received at the 'TVLand Awards' in 2005, marking his 100th birthday. Upon accepting the award, he said in his still characteristic booming voice, "In case anyone's interested, I'm still available!", followed by his standing ovation.

Charles Lane's imdb entry

The L.A. Times obituary

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