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RIP Lane Smith...(Perry White)

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#1 of 16 OFFLINE   todd s

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Posted June 14 2005 - 03:12 AM

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

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Bring back John Doe! Or at least resolve the cliff-hanger with a 2hr movie or as an extra on a dvd release.

#2 of 16 ONLINE   Patrick_S



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Posted June 14 2005 - 03:38 AM

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

#3 of 16 OFFLINE   Moe Maishlish

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Posted June 14 2005 - 03:39 AM

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#4 of 16 OFFLINE   ThomasC


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Posted June 14 2005 - 04:22 AM

Rest in peace.

#5 of 16 OFFLINE   Chris Bergmann

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Posted June 14 2005 - 04:42 AM

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That's sad.

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

#6 of 16 ONLINE   Adam Lenhardt

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Posted June 14 2005 - 04:46 AM

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

#7 of 16 OFFLINE   James_S


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Posted June 14 2005 - 07:19 AM

Sad Indeed, Loved him as DA Jim Trotter the III in My Cosuin Vinny.
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#8 of 16 OFFLINE   Doug Wallen

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Posted June 14 2005 - 08:17 AM

Such sad news, a great character actor.Posted Image

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#9 of 16 OFFLINE   David Williams

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Posted June 14 2005 - 02:24 PM

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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#10 of 16 OFFLINE   CaptDS9E



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Posted June 14 2005 - 10:17 PM

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 capt

#11 of 16 OFFLINE   Henry Gale

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Posted June 14 2005 - 11:26 PM

"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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Than riden' the rails."
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#12 of 16 OFFLINE   Qui-Gon John

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Posted June 15 2005 - 02:27 AM

Wow, a real shame. At 69 he was relatively young still.

#13 of 16 OFFLINE   Don_Limey


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Posted June 15 2005 - 04:23 AM

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 of 16 OFFLINE   Marty M

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Posted June 15 2005 - 10:42 AM

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.
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#15 of 16 OFFLINE   Jim Dalton

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Posted June 15 2005 - 11:47 AM

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 of 16 OFFLINE   Parker Clack

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Posted June 15 2005 - 09:48 PM

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. Parker

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