Saturday, September 11, 2010

R.I.P. Kevin McCarthy

Thanks to Prof. Grewbeard over at Magic Carpet Burn for posting about this. I had no idea...
The world of horror and science fiction movies lost one of its totemic actors on Saturday when, according to the Los Angeles Times, Kevin McCarthy died at the age of 96. McCarthy was never really a household name, but he starred in a raft of genre classics including 1978′s Piranha, 1981′s The Howling, and most famously, the seminal 1956 sci-fi movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers, in which aliens attempt to turn the human race into emotionless “pod people.” He was a hugely talented character actor who made whatever he appeared in watchable and could help elevate good material into the realm of the truly great. You will be sorely missed Kevin, rest in peace.

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