RIP Lane Smith...(Perry White)

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  1. todd s

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    Lane Smith who played Perry White on the tv show Lois & Clark died at the age of 69 of ALS.

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  2. Patrick_S

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    Wow that's too bad. He was one of those character actors who you instantly recognize even if you don't know the name.
     
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    Moe.
     
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    Rest in peace.
     
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    That's sad.

    I can't even think "Perry White" without seeing his face.
     
  6. Adam Lenhardt

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    What a tragic way to go, too... ALS is a brutal, brutal disease.
     
  7. James_S

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    Sad Indeed, Loved him as DA Jim Trotter the III in My Cosuin Vinny.
     
  8. Doug Wallen

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    Such sad news, a great character actor.[​IMG]

    One of the bright spots on V - The Series.
     
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    He was great in Son-in-Law. The very definition of "Hey, It's That Guy!", but, oddly enough, not listed on their site. He'll be sadly missed.
     
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    Great Actor. I really enjoyed him in From the Earth to the Moon which just happened to have a SE recently announced. Also was funny as hell in Distinguished Gentlemen and he was also the "evil"coach in the first Mighty Ducks Film

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  11. Henry Gale

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    "TV" would not have been my choice for remembering this much loved character actor.

    Between The Lines (1977)

    Honeysuckle Rose (1980)

    Frances (1982)

    Places In The Heart (1984)
     
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    Wow, a real shame. At 69 he was relatively young still.
     
  13. Don_Limey

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    It is a shame to hear this. I really liked him on Son in Law especially at the end. "Let's munch on some grindage" LOL. You know what else I found out too today, the old man on Son in Law played by Mason Adams (another character actor) passed away on April 26th of this year.
     
  14. Marty M

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    The last thing I remember seeing him in was the HBO mini-series From The Earth to The Moon. He was great in this mini-series. I will have to start watching it again.
     
  15. Jim Dalton

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    Lane Smith and also Mason Adams (didn't hear about that one). I think Snoopy put it best:

    Awoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oo!!!!!!

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  16. Parker Clack

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    I had never even heard he had ALS. That is a horrible disease that is incidious and you have to watch yourself slowly lose one function after another.

    RIP Mr. Lane.

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