Henry Gibson has died

Actor Henry Gibson has passed away at the age of 73.

Depending on your age, Gibson was one of those actors whose face you knew well, though you couldn’t remember his name.  For my generation and older, you could probably remember a few of the reasons you knew his face.  If you’re younger, maybe not.  But you would still know his face.

I have all the respect in the world for actors who can make a full-time career of their art, in particular those like Gibson who never become household names but manage to be as successful as anyone.  If you have a moment, check out his credits at IMDB.  I guarantee you’ll be impressed.

If I were a little bit older, he would probably be best known to me as part of the motley bunch of comics on “Laugh In.”  The three roles I most associate with Gibson, however, are a creepy guy he played on an old episode of “Wonder Woman,” the Nazi guy from “Blues Brothers,” and the voice of Wilbur the pig in “Charlotte’s Web.”  He was great in everything he did.

Thanks for all the wonderful memories Mr. Gibson.

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12 thoughts on “Henry Gibson has died

  1. I forgot about him in Blues Brothers. Wow. I do remember his brief appearance in Boogie Nights in the bar scene with William H. Macy.

  2. I went and saw the Burbs at the drive in when it came out and Dr. Werner Klopek gave me the creeps! He ruled in Innerspace I can watch that movie in to the ground. So long old friend.

  3. I learned Henry was on Twitter only a couple of weeks ago. I dropped him a message and received a very charming reply. What a gentle, funny man. I was a huge fan of Laugh In.

  4. He was the best. It’s cool he could play so warm and endearing and so crazy and evil and all of it in between.

  5. Gina, I believe that scene took place in “Magnolia”, not in “Boogie Nights”. At least, both actors shared a great scene of jealous in a bar, in “Magnolia” :-) It has been the first image in my head when I have read this new.

  6. Gina, I believe that scene took place in “Magnolia”, not in “Boogie Nights”. At least, both actors shared a great scene of jealous in a bar, in “Magnolia” :-) It has been the first image in my head when I have read this new.

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