"Grandpa Munster" Al Lewis is dead

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  1. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Al Lewis was always one of my favorite character actors.

    I remember seeing him in at least two other places: a Lost in Space episode in which he played a demented magician, and "The Night Strangler" (the sequel to the original "Night Stalker") in which he played a wino.

    Lewis always seemed to play the "same" character -- the daffy guy with the weird laugh -- but he was always loads of fun to watch.

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  2. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    He was equally funny in "Car 54, Where Are you?" and "The Munsters", at least, to me. Thankfully, in those days, you didn't have to be beautiful/handsome to be an actor--you just needed to know how to act.
     
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    I saw this earlier this evening. So sad to see one of the greats leave us.
     
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    That's sad. :(

    I always liked him in the Munsters...
     
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    I never knew actors lived that long. 95. wow.

    good actor, seemed to be a good guy too. he'll be missed :(
     
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    Hmm... there appears to be a bit of a difference of opinion over his age. According the the BBC report on his death, he was only 82. :confused:
     
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    And perhaps even funnier in collecting 60,000 votes while running for Governor of NY.

    In other words, a man great enough to bring Naderites and Munster junkies together.
     
  8. Thomas Veil thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Well, his iMDb bio lists his birth year as 1910 and talks about him already being in show business in the late 1920s. FWIW.
     
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    Al Lewis was also a big fan of the knicks. At least now he won't have to suffer their horrible play any longer. I will miss him.
     
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    Sad news- like many others have said- Al Lewis' work was great. I watched a movie with my daughter recently that starred Al as vampire - in his later years.
     
  11. capone2 macrumors regular

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    1923??

    How could his son say he was born in 23 when he was a vaudelvillian ?? Why is he lying like that ?? how weird! That would have made him only 41 when he did The Munsters, not right. He was born in 1910 like imdb says, has to be!!
     

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