Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Blind Item #3 - Reader Blind

This deceased foreign born legendary actor was in everything and played a number of the most iconic film and literary characters in history and also had some fascinating adventures in his personal life before he was famous.  He had a striking physical appearance but was very sensitive about one aspect of this which was his hair or lack of it.       

He wore a toupee his whole film career and was never seen without it in public. In fact, he wore one even when spending time with his family.

The one exception to this was a film he made about halfway through his career where he played a relative of a famous fictional character. He was naturally bald for that role.  A number of his friends advised him he should stay that way as it made him look even more distinguished but the actor rejected that.  In fact, he even told reporters that he had shaved his head for the role.

29 comments:

Tricia13 said...

Richard Burton?

squirrelmistress said...

marlon brando

Melvin The Reanimated said...

Christopher Lee

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Melvin The Reanimated said...

Played Sherlock Holmes's brother Mycroft in The Private Lives of Sherlock Holmes. Went bald in it.

Tricia13 said...

That’s a damn realistic looking piece!

Dennis said...

albert finey (sp?)-annie?

CarolMR said...

Sean Connery.

MeliticusBee said...

@Carol
apparently Sean connery has been quite open on set about being bald...rips off his toupe after a scene

this is christopher lee.

Zebra Seasoning said...

Christopher Lee was a badass. He would have been terrifying bald.

Jim said...

Christopher Lee, what a legend. What I'd give to know what he did in the war before he was famous.

I always thought we'd have a national week of mourning when he died.

LaurenMaye said...

He served with the SAS and LRDG, and spoke several languages. Very impressive man.

Dodi Blow said...

Omar Sharif?

longtimereader said...

James Bond was written by his cousin Ian Fleming partly about Lee's exploits in WW2. The man was and still is a complete legend.

T. W. said...

Christopher Lee did look better bald.

That hairpiece was obvious too.

Brayson87 said...

How bald are we talking? His hairline usually looked real.

Do Tell said...

I bumped into Sean Connery walking out of an Upper East Side store as he was walking in. He wasn't wearing a toup. But he is VERY tall. (Or I am VERY short.)

shakey said...

Christopher Lee always scared the crap out of me. To show what kind of man he was - I was watching the interviews about The Wicker Man on the dvd. He complained that one of the producers didn't even say hello to his wife. It still upset him, because he said you can tell what kind of man the producer was if he couldn't even acknowledge his wife.

Super class.

Simon Jenkin said...

unlikely to be connery as he is still alive...

christopher lee was my first thought when reading this so +1 to that guess

Unknown said...

aww this makes me miss him all over again :(

notthisagain said...

Bald men out there, dont feel bad! You don’t lose all your attractiveness just bc you are bald! Sincerely, a lot of women and gay guys

Puzzled Onlooker said...

From what I remember Sean Connery went without the "crown-topper" in the 1965 film "The Hill" (there's me outed as an oldster. So not him.

Flashy Vic said...

Recorded a death metal album in his 90s. And no one thought it unusual.

Given his wartime and pre war exploits (he volunteered to fight for the Finn's against the Russians) and the fact he was the son of an Italian countess famed for her beauty, he was pretty much in the top ten badasses of the 20th century.

malcam66 said...

Errol Flynn came to mind, but I'm not sure about the bald role.

Unknown said...

He was badass but nowhere near as tough as his brother, Bruce.

hunter said...

Ted Danson is bald and has worn a hairpiece forever.

Ted Danson is a very handsome man and he looks better w/ hair.

Randzy said...

Its Jimmy Stewart

Vita said...

I love learning all of this Christopher Lee trivia! Thanks, Everybody!😍

Unknown said...

Yul Brynner ?

All X's said...

Yul Brynner?

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