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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Remembering a True Gentleman of Horror

A Happy Birthday in Hammer heaven to one of the genre's greatest legends, Peter Cushing, who would've been 97 today...

For more on Mr. Cushing:

The Official Site of the Peter Cushing Association
The Peter Cushing Shrine
Peter Cushing at HouseofHorrors.com
Good and Evil: The Peter Cushing Fanlisting


gord said...

Easily my favourite horror actor, and definitely in my top five actors period. He is just so damned amazing I'll watch him in anything.

Anyone know of any really bizarre or non typical roles/films featuring him?

B-Sol said...

I believe he has some weird bit part as a ship captain in Dr. Phibes Rises Again. It's weird because it's such a non-descript little part, which doesn't even acknowledge him as a big genre star, which he most certainly was at the time (early '70s).

Halloweenman666 said...

Total bummer

Anonymous said...

I've yet to encounter anyone who had a bad word to say about Cushing. An utter professional and gentleman, no matter what his opinion was on the film he was doing. Sorely missed.

B-Sol said...

One of the old English pros, no doubt about it.

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