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September 17th, 2009, 08:19 PM
Actor Henry Gibson dead at 73, spokesman says

updated 9:00 p.m. EDT, Wed September 16, 2009

LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- Actor Henry Gibson, who played roles ranging from loopy poets to vengeful Illinois Nazis and cranky judges during a 40-year film and television career, has died at age 73, his representatives said Wednesday.
http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/SHOWBIZ/TV/09/16/obit.henry.gibson/art.henry.gibson.gi.jpgHenry Gibson had a role as a neo-Nazi in the cult movie classic "The Blues Brothers."


Gibson was a regular on "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In," where he was known for popping up to read short, humorous poems during the show's 1968-71 run.
He was a frequent guest star on television shows from the 1970s through the mid-2000s, with a recurring role as a judge on ABC's "Boston Legal" as late as 2008.
His movie roles included turns in two of director Robert Altman's 1970s films, "Nashville" and "The Long Goodbye," and as the neo-Nazi leader pursuing John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd in "The Blues Brothers."
No details of his death were immediately available, said Peter Gross, a spokesman Talentworks LA, which represented Gibson.

September 18th, 2009, 05:42 AM
I used to LOVE watching Laugh-in every week. Don't make 'em like that anymore.


RIP, Henry.

September 18th, 2009, 09:12 AM
How many does HE make now who we've lost this year so far? I lost count. But I'm sure that People Magazine will have them all in this year's last issue. They always do.

So it was HENRY who played the German soldier slowly coming up from behind the bushes and saying; "Veeeerrry interesting!". Who played the dirty old man who always sat on the bench and made sexual advances to Ruth Buzzi? She would beat him up with her pocket book.

Yeah I remember him in The Blues Brothers as well.

R.I.P. Mr. Gibson. :(

September 18th, 2009, 09:39 AM
Arte Johnson played the German soldier.


He also played Tyrone F Horneigh, the dirty old man with the hots for Ruth Buzzi.

He isn't dead.

Henry Gibson was the poet with the flower.


September 18th, 2009, 11:40 AM
Ok, thanks.

But again, who played the old man who was always sexually harassing Ruth Buzzi on the bench? :confused:

September 18th, 2009, 12:16 PM
^ Your question was answered.

Ricardo Montalban, who died earlier this year (http://wirednewyork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20126&highlight=montalban), on the park bench with Gladys.

Ricardo and Tyrone

Tyrone, Gladys, and Don Rickles

September 18th, 2009, 01:56 PM
I gotta find the Laugh In set.......

October 6th, 2009, 11:29 PM
Laugh-In is dated, for certain, but remains silly and brilliant. I still remember the hilarity that ensued on the show when Sammy Davis Jr. and TWO other stars stood around Ed Sullivan and imitated...Ed Sullivan! As he would have said, it was a "rilly big shew."

RIP, Henry Gibson!

October 7th, 2009, 02:57 AM
Even Richard M. Nixon and Flip Wilson got in on the act. :D