Thursday, August 31, 2006

RIP Glenn Ford

"There's one thing I know for sure, son. And that is, you are here for a reason. I don't know what it is, exactly, but I do know this much: it's not to score touchdowns."

Superman, his real father, and now his Earth father are all gone. It's weird, because since Ford's character dies in the film, I guess my mind never made the connection that the actual actor has been alive this whole time. It's kind of like how daddy on Good Times died on the show, but only recently did it occur to me that John Amos is still alive and well. I should write him a fan letter, as he was like the black father I never had. (I'm still waiting to write that "first fan letter;" the one in which you tell the celebrity that you've "never done this before," to which they'll probably think you say that to everyone. Other contenders for my first fan letter: Well, the list starts and ends with Joe Castiglione and features him sprinkled throughout as well, I can tell you that much.)

He was a great American actor. Well written Jere. Back to Fenway!
Just as long as it's not to Trupiano.
I was busy moving the wife into Casa AJM last Thurday, and never got to comment on this one. Excellent Job with the Glen Ford post, Jere. I have to admit that I thought he actually passed away several years ago. He was a very fine actors in a lot of movies long before Superman. By his real father, I assume you mean Brando. As another sorta fun AJM aside, I actually met Christopher Reeve's real-life father, a poetry and writing professor named FD Reeve, back in high school when I won some writing award. Very nice man.
Thanks. Yes, I meant Brando. But good job by FDR. And congrats on the old school writing award.

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