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Jack Warden has died at age 85

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#1 of 23 OFFLINE   Henry Gale

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Posted July 21 2006 - 09:45 AM

Since I remember Mr. Peepers, on which Jack played the coach, I can honestly say I've been enjoying him for over half a century.
Most of all for Heaven Can Wait, Used Cars and The Verdict.
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Some men are searchin for the Holy Grail
But there ain't nothin sweeter 
Than riden' the rails."
-Tom Waits-

#2 of 23 OFFLINE   Quentin



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Posted July 21 2006 - 10:07 AM

So many great roles. Such a nice guy. RIP Jack.

#3 of 23 OFFLINE   Tim Glover

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Posted July 21 2006 - 10:22 AM

I loved him in Heaven Can Wait. Loved him. He was also the owner in The Replacements. Small role but still effective. RIP Mr. Warden. Posted Image

#4 of 23 OFFLINE   paul_austin


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Posted July 21 2006 - 10:34 AM

great actor....R.I.P
"My Hovercraft is Full of Eels"

#5 of 23 OFFLINE   Ricardo C

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Posted July 21 2006 - 11:12 AM

Damn Posted Image One of my favorite character actors. RIP, sir.
Man, an hour wasted on this sig! Thanks, Toshiba! :P

#6 of 23 OFFLINE   Larry Sutliff

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Posted July 21 2006 - 12:03 PM

He was great. Posted Image


#7 of 23 OFFLINE   MatthewA



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Posted July 21 2006 - 12:10 PM

Of the original 12 Angry Men, are any of them left?


Enough is enough, Disney. No more evasions or excuses. We DEMAND the release Song of the South on Blu-ray along with the uncut version of Bedknobs and Broomsticks on Blu-ray. I am going to boycott The Walt Disney Company until then.

#8 of 23 OFFLINE   Joe Fisher

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Posted July 21 2006 - 12:20 PM

Only one now. Jack Klugman.

#9 of 23 OFFLINE   Beau


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Posted July 21 2006 - 03:26 PM

Wasn't he Big Ben in Problem Child 1&2? R.I.P. Posted Image

#10 of 23 OFFLINE   ScottR



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Posted July 21 2006 - 05:22 PM

Another actor from the mini-series Alice in Wonderland...two in one week's time. Posted Image The dvd will be released in less than two weeks.

#11 of 23 OFFLINE   Brent C

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Posted July 21 2006 - 05:52 PM

He was great in All the President's Men, "Remember when you were hungry?"

I also remember his cameo at the beginning of "The Great Muppet Caper" Posted Image

#12 of 23 ONLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted July 21 2006 - 07:08 PM

A great actor and one that I always like in whatever role he played. My favorite was probably in Used Cars. May he R.I.P.




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#13 of 23 OFFLINE   RyanAn



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Posted July 22 2006 - 01:22 AM

...and I just saw Jack in Used Cars 3 days ago, too. Posted Image

As a kid I grew up with him as Big Ben in the Problem Child Trilogy, and grew to see his amazing range in movies like 12 Angry Men and ...and Justice for All.

He was great and will be incredibly missed and appreciated.

From Wikipedia.org:

"Jack Warden (September 18, 1920 – July 19, 2006) was an American actor.

Born John Lebzelter in Newark, New Jersey, and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, his early jobs included lifeguard and nightclub bouncer. He also fought as a professional boxer under the name Johnny Costello. He served in the 101st Airborne Division during World War II.

Warden decided to pursue an acting career after leaving the military, and moved to New York City. He joined the company of the Dallas Alley Theater and performed on stage for five years. He made his television debut in 1948 in The Philco Television Playhouse and Studio One. He had an uncredited film debut in 1951 in You're in the Navy Now, a movie which also featured the debuts of Lee Marvin and Charles Bronson.

Warden had his first credited film role in The Man with My Face in 1951. In 1952, he began a three year role in the television series Mr. Peepers. Warden's breakthrough role was his appearance in 12 Angry Men in 1957.

Warden appeared in over one hundred movies during a career which lasted six decades. He received an Emmy Award for his performance as George Halas in Brian's Song (1971), and was nominated for Academy Awards as Best Supporting Actor for his performances in Shampoo (1975) and Heaven Can Wait (1978). He also appeared in Problem Child (1990) and its sequel (1991).

Warden, who lived in Manhattan, died of heart and kidney failure and other medical problems on July 19, 2006 at a hospital in New York. He was 85."


#14 of 23 OFFLINE   Jeff_CusBlues


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Posted July 22 2006 - 01:49 AM

Wasn't the 101st Airborne the division featured in Band of Brothers?

#15 of 23 OFFLINE   Don_Limey


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Posted July 23 2006 - 05:20 PM

R.I.P. Jack I will always remember you as Pops on one of my favorite all time comedies, Dirty Work. R.I.P.

#16 of 23 ONLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted July 23 2006 - 08:36 PM




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#17 of 23 OFFLINE   Cees Alons

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Posted July 24 2006 - 01:05 AM

The moment I saw this thread's title, I saw Jack Warden's face in my mind. Happens only with the greatest of actors. Some of the others you have to look up.
I remembered him best from Heaven Can Wait and Twelve Angry Men.

RIP, Jack Warden!


#18 of 23 OFFLINE   Parker Clack

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Posted July 24 2006 - 01:13 AM

Sad. Sad. News indeed. I loved his performance in The Verdict.

"I tried to get my medical records from the company but they say they

are confidential and can only be released to other insurance companies,

pharmaceutical​ reps, suppliers of medical equipment and for some

reason the RNC."

#19 of 23 OFFLINE   Joe S

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Posted July 24 2006 - 11:45 AM

Sad news... I remember him mainly from "Crazy Like A Fox". I've been trying to think of the name of one of the movies (must have been a comedy) where, at the end, he's drunk and and riding in a gondola in Venice and asks "How long have your streets been F*ed up like this?".

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Posted July 24 2006 - 02:44 PM

i have three movies that asre my top faverites of my all time list
this is one of them.

jack warden's performance is heartbreaking in HCW.

near the end when. spoiler..
he finally believes that farnsworth really is pendleton but too late because he becomes farnsworth and is pendleton no more just kills me.
it kills me as he just sits down and realizes joe is gone for good.

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very well said from a web site i just found.
"Jack Warden is delightful as Beatty's football coach, Max Corkle. My favorite scene is where Beatty, in the rich guy's body, tries to convince Warden that he's really the dead Rams' quarterback. Warden's range of responses from total denial, to anger, to gradually dawning belief, is a delight to behold. "