Tuesday, February 28, 2006

R.I.P. Night Stalker

The actor Darren McGavin has died.
"His most famous small-screen role, as reporter Carl Kolchak, began in 1972 with a hit television movie that led to the 1974-75 supernatural thriller series, “The Night Stalker.” In a typical episode, the rumpled, straw-hatted Kolchak was trying unsuccessfully to convince his editor that vampires were terrorizing the city, or swamp creatures infesting the sewer system, only to be sent to cover the flower show instead. The show ran for only a short time, but developed a following and is thought to have influenced “The X-Files” (in which Mr. McGavin made a guest appearance). "

Also, actor Dennis Weaver died Friday. I remember reading that he was involved in UFO investigations, but all I could find in a quick search was a couple of tidbits:

"Dennis Weaver lives in the Four Corners area of the Southwest in a home called the "earthship" that is made from recycled tires and trash!"

"Weaver said, 'I think there's a lot of evidence that we've made contact.' "


Blogger X. Dell said...

Wow, Darren McGavin, Dennis Weaver and Don Knotts in the same week?

And it's just barely March. Looks like a tough year for the famous.

1:21 PM  
Blogger Johnny said...

Yeah, and you have the triple-D thing going on with the first names

2:04 PM  

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