Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Another loss in the ranks of "veteran character actors"... Frank Campanella died December 30 at the age of 87. He had worked in films and tv since 1949, almost always playing the imposing tough guy (after all, he was 6 ft, 5 in. tall). He was one of a half dozen or so actors who probably played more cops than any other actors (guys like Ken Lynch and William Boyett). He could occasionally do comedy, but was most often seen in dramatic roles. The New York-born actor continued to work up until a couple years ago. Among his survivors are his younger actor brother, Joseph Campanella.
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
Happy Birthday to character actor Louis Guss. Mr. Guss turns 89 on January 4th. Still working, he has a small role as a court clerk in the feature film Find Me Guilty. Living in New York for the last several years (instead of Hollywood), he's in his sixth decade of acting professionally. (the photo at right is from 1978)