James Karen RIP

No one lives forever -- except, perhaps, Shirley MacLaine. This is where we ring down the final curtain for Filmdom's finest.
Richard M Roberts
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James Karen RIP

Postby Richard M Roberts » Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:13 am

James Karen sadly has passed away at the age of 94, a great, busy character actor, known to many in our group as a friend of Buster Keaton's who appeared with him on stage and in Samuel Beckett's FILM. He was also a wonderful raconteur and had great memories of so many actors with whom he worked.

Mark Evanier posted this video of James and his wife visiting Hal Holbrook backstage at a performance of MARK TWAIN TONIGHT in 2014 that is simply charming:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7BhsWOELOU

Rest in Peace Jimmy.

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Re: James Karen RIP

Postby Richard M Roberts » Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:09 pm

And of course, Leonard Maltin has written a wonderful tribute:

http://leonardmaltin.com/remembering-my ... mmy-karen/


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Re: James Karen RIP

Postby William Ferry » Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:11 pm

Being from New Jersey, I fondly think of him as "Mr. Pathmark". He hosted a wonderful doc about Keaton on the TCM archive box set of his first three MGM films.


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