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#1 millwall32

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 08:56 AM

Just noticed that Ernest Borgnine (b.1917) is still with us surley he could fall off the perch at any minute?
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Posted 26 July 2005 - 09:58 AM

88 years old, overweight, history of depression, still takes part in action movies that would surely test even a younger man's health. Very possible I would say.
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Posted 26 July 2005 - 10:24 AM

good suggestion wb32, let's make sure his name is put forward for consideration at the end of the year. The only hesitation is if he's still appearing in action movies he must be somewhat mobile and alert. Plus, whenever a star is killed by a stunt gone wrong it's usally someone more in the prime of life. They don't let the old guys near the dodgy starter pistols or whizzing copter rotors....

Brandon Lee: http://en.wikipedia....iki/Brandon_Lee
Vic Morrow: http://en.wikipedia....wiki/Vic_Morrow

there's at least one other famous actor stunt-death to add to the above list, but I can't think of the guy's name. 1980's, TV star, think he had a Scandinavian sounding name but was American. Anyone got any clues?

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 11:10 AM

there's at least one other famous actor stunt-death to add to the above list, but I can't think of the guy's name. 1980's, TV star, think he had a Scandinavian sounding name but was American. Anyone got any clues?

Chuck Smorgasbord?
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Posted 26 July 2005 - 11:22 AM

Roy Kinnear was killed falling from a horse during the shooting of The Return of the Musketeers - but not Scandinavian...or American

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 11:36 AM

Scandinavian sounding name but was American.  Anyone got any clues?

Chuck Smorgasbord?

Sven Smith?

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 11:40 AM

there's at least one other famous actor stunt-death to add to the above list, but I can't think of the guy's name. 1980's, TV star, think he had a Scandinavian sounding name but was American. Anyone got any clues?

I've come up with two possibilities, though neither fit your profile exactly.

1. Eric Fleming. The Hollywood Book of Death states that Fleming died in a canoe accident whilst filming a new TV programme for ABC called "High Jungle" in Peru. Apparently, the canoe he and his co-star were in overturned, and although his co-star was able to swim to safety, Fleming wasn't. The proximity of piranha fish is suggested as the reason his remains were not found until the following week. However, he died in 1966.

2. Trinidad Silva Jr, who was in Hill Street Blues died in 1988, but he died in a non-TV-related car accident, although he was "hurled more than one hundred feet before hitting the pavement" which is pretty dramatic in its own right, really. He doesn't sound very scandinavian, though.

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 11:42 AM

there's at least one other famous actor stunt-death to add to the above list, but I can't think of the guy's name.  1980's, TV star, think he had a Scandinavian sounding name but was American.  Anyone got any clues?

I'm going for this guy:

Jon-Eric Hexum
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Posted 26 July 2005 - 12:32 PM

thanks VSB, that's the one I was thinking of. I'd forgotten about Roy Kinnear. At least 4 relatively well-known actors killed in stunts gone wrong in the past 25 years. Wonder what an actuary would say about that.

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 10:17 AM

good suggestion wb32, let's make sure his name is put forward for consideration at the end of the year. The only hesitation is if he's still appearing in action movies he must be somewhat mobile and alert. Plus, whenever a star is killed by a stunt gone wrong it's usally someone more in the prime of life. They don't let the old guys near the dodgy starter pistols or whizzing copter rotors....

Brandon Lee: http://en.wikipedia....iki/Brandon_Lee
Vic Morrow: http://en.wikipedia....wiki/Vic_Morrow

there's at least one other famous actor stunt-death to add to the above list, but I can't think of the guy's name. 1980's, TV star, think he had a Scandinavian sounding name but was American. Anyone got any clues?

Don't know who the other surviving action hero is but Lee majors must be a good age by now.
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Posted 27 July 2005 - 10:18 AM

Sorry, no , he's only 66 with no major health probs.
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Posted 27 July 2005 - 10:22 AM

Some interesting stuff here

http://www.theliving...and_deaths.html
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Posted 29 July 2005 - 01:11 PM

Scandinavian sounding name but was American.  Anyone got any clues?

Chuck Smorgasbord?

Sven Smith?

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 07:54 PM

I love Ernest Borgnine i have all his albums I didnt know he was still alive

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Posted 30 July 2005 - 01:47 PM

Albums?????
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Posted 30 July 2005 - 04:48 PM

Albums?????

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Posted 31 July 2005 - 12:30 PM

Ernest a singer - that`s absolutely new for me.
He`s a sympathetic actor winning the academy award for "Marty".
I hope and think he will live some more years

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Posted 31 July 2005 - 06:33 PM

Albums?????

Maybe this poster is thinking of the salsa albums of Robert Mitchum, or the easy listening albums of Jackie Gleason. Either way I think that Borgnine is a good choice for DL 2006 at the expense of, say, Diego Maraddona.
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Posted 31 July 2005 - 07:45 PM

Albums?????

Maybe this poster is thinking of the salsa albums of Robert Mitchum, or the easy listening albums of Jackie Gleason. Either way I think that Borgnine is a good choice for DL 2006 at the expense of, say, Diego Maraddona.

Maybe he just sold his stamp collection?
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Posted 01 August 2005 - 08:12 AM

try jesus of nazareth.

i think he played jesus.





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