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Thread #63854   Message #1040410
Posted By: DonMeixner
23-Oct-03 - 10:52 AM
Thread Name: Obit: actor Jack Elam - RIP (1920-2003)
Subject: RE: Obit: Jack Elam - RIP
He was also a very funny man. As the bogus gunslinger "Swifty" in "Support Your Local Gunslinger" Jack Elam proved to be the equal to James Garner in the comedy side of things. The wandering eye of his was at onetime in his carreer a frigtening device. It took a skilled actor to turn into a humorous effect in the next movie he played.

Character actors of Jack Elam's quality don't come around everyday and they are often invisable until they are missed.