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Thread #63854   Message #1041649
Posted By: GUEST,Bernie
25-Oct-03 - 12:39 PM
Thread Name: Obit: actor Jack Elam - RIP (1920-2003)
Subject: RE: Obit: Jack Elam - RIP
Thanks for the reminder of all his great roles .....he was hilarious in "Support your local sherrif"...great scene in a saloon,when a dynamite blast rocks the place and everyone else is running or ducking to save their lives,Jack looks up at the ceiling and slaps his hand over his beer glass to keep the plaster dust from ruining his drink....he was a master of the "great lines"........wonder if he didn't improvise some of of his best was in "Have gun,will travel".....Paladin presents his business card to scruffy old Jack,then asks"YOUR card,sir?.Jack replies "card?...I aint GOT a card" ,then,whipping out his pistol and placing it under Paladin's nose and rolling his dead eye,or maybe it was his good one,says "but I got THIS!!!...he was a classic......