Sunday, September 12, 2010

Kevin McCarthy, R. I. P.

Kevin McCarthy, Star of 1956 Sci-Fi Classic `Body Snatchers,' Dies at 96 - Bloomberg: "Kevin McCarthy, the actor best known as the star of “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” the classic 1956 science-fiction film about humans taken over by giant seed pods from outer space, has died. He was 96.

He died yesterday at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, Massachusetts, the Los Angeles Times reported.

A versatile character actor with the chiseled jaw and blue eyes of a leading man, McCarthy was adept on stage, in movies or on television shows. He acted in almost 100 films over seven decades and was a familiar presence on prime-time TV from the 1950s through the 1990s."

Hat tip to Toby O'Brien.

6 comments:

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

On Friday I saw him in a Rifleman rerun in which he played mark Twain. Good actor.

Anonymous said...

The damn thing ate my comment.

Jeff

Jerry House said...

Sad.

Seepy Benton said...

One of my favorites.

Stephen B. said...

Can you believe - just about 2 weeks ago talked to my Dad and told him McCarthy was currently living.

Bill Crider said...

Maybe you're a jinx.