Saturday, November 30, 2019

Blind Item #5 - Reader Blind

This deceased actor was primarily known for two roles - A small but pivotal part in one of the biggest, most well known films of all time and a character he played on a popular sitcom that had a short-lived spin-off. Comedians joked about his age and mortality a lot.

When his beloved second wife dead, the grief stricken actor kept her body in his apartment for several weeks until his offspring from his first marriage forced him to give the corpse to the authorities. 

29 comments:

Tricia13 said...

Robert Guillaume-Soap/Benson?

ilovesunglasses said...

Abe Vigoda

Tricia13 said...

Nah Benson was on for many years

s.s. said...

great guess...he got fired from Barney Miller for mugging hideously at the camera while the other actors were speaking their parts...

JS said...

Abe Vigoda didn't get fired - he was so popular they launched him into a spin-off called "Fish".

s.s. said...

He DID get fired and he then got the spin-off. Both things happened. And you can see the mugging if you watch his last couple of seasons on BM. It's terrible,he deserved firing.

E said...

"Tom, can you get me off the hook? Fornold time's sake?"

Love that scene...it's where you know how ruthless Michael is going to become

E said...

"For old time's sake". Fat fingers!

Vita said...

Not sure who this is, but yikes! Grief can truly become irrational!

Lady Leaves said...

+1 on the Abe Vigoda guess. And I still forgot that he actually had died.

Puddy said...

"Tessio was always smarter".

IndieRaga said...

Woaah !
Thats like....

Dingus said...
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Dingus said...

This would be George Burns. Gracie Allen died in the 60s, and George had been married previously. He lived to be 100. His movie was The Sunshine Boys or Oh, God. Sitcoms were the show George and Gracie headband then he tried his own show after she became too ill to do it. It wasn't popular. Comedians made a lot of fun of him because he was so elderly, and he worked up until he passed. Oddly, his Wikipedia doesn't mention Gracie's death.

Sd Auntie said...

Yes. Burns and Allen!

Unknown said...

🐎💩

Erin said...

I have never understood how no one (neighbors) smells decomp wafting from the home, apartment, building, etc next door. Even if kept
in a cold room, the body still decays. So sad for people who mentally and physically can't let go.

samechick said...

This is Abe Vigoda, small but pivotal roll being in The Godfather.

Morninglorri said...

Abe Vigoda, we always heard jokes about him being “not dead”. Was on Barney Miller as Det Fish.

Sook said...

Abe Vigoda, for sure. His death was the brunt of jokes for years and all the career points fit perfectly - Godfather/Barney Miller/Fish.

txredhd said...

Abe Vigoda was not fired from Barney Miller.

GentleBreeze said...

The blind doesn't mention him being fired or not. I'm gonna say Abe Vigoda. But what was his pivotal role in The Godfather? The guy who asks for something at the wedding?

GentleBreeze said...

Never mind, I just googled. I wouldn't call that a small role.

Disillusioned Fan said...

No, Gracie was his only wife (blind says this was his second), and I’d hardly call either of those movies one of the biggest of all time.

Sd Auntie said...

Oh, missed the movie bit unless you count Oh God in the 70's

gauloise said...

Gracie Allen was his second wife. Hannah Siegl was his first

I remember as a kid, his age was a running a gag amongst comedians and he always talked about his wife, even though she had been 30 years

A.Claire said...

Ooooh that smell, can you smell that smell?

MY CIGARS HAVE GONE MOULDY said...

If a blind is deceased then why does it need to be a blind. Surely you can just tell us and name the name?

Unknown said...

except according to the blind, "his children from his first marriage" … it could not be Burns because it said his marriage to Seagal was never consummated and only lasted 26 weeks.

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