Actor Jonathan Harris Dies

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  1. Nick Sievers

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    The story at YAHOO! says it all. Most famous for playing Dr. Smith on 'Lost in Space' died age 87 from a blood clot in his heart.
    He will be missed.
     
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    I took this photo of him in 1998. He was very nice at Dragon Con '98.
     
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    Damn, I'm getting old, I remembered watching that show on Wednesday nights on Channel 2 during it's original television run. Of course, I was just a mere child and didn't know any better.[​IMG] During those days I hated Dr. Smith with his constant whining.
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    He made LiS worth watching. He was interviewed a few years ago on local radio. A bit arrogant, but funny as hell!

    "Ohhhh, the pain, the pain."
     
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    What I always liked about him was the fact that he seemed to take himself very seriously as an actor, but never took his career seriously. He knew he played an over the top character on Lost In Space, and never really tried to defend that. He went along with the joke. But, he was very serious about his craft.

    Everytime I heard him interviewed, he was very gracious, but not a pushover. I liked that alot!
     
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    I talked to him several times on the phone this
    and last year.

    Was planning to meet him next time I was in LA.

    It was sort of a dream of mine -- I loved the
    show and his character.

    I am very sad to learn about his passing.
     
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    The quote I will always remember him by:

    "Oh the pain, the pain of it all"
     
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    Sad news, I grew up watching Lost in Space, and the devious Dr.Smith was the most memorable character in it "Oh the pain, the pain", "Never fear, Smith is here!", oh yeah and Robot too, how can I forget Robot? "you ninny".
    Judy Robinson started becoming memorable to me later on when I grew up a bit more, can't remember the others...
    RIP Dr.Zachary Smith aka Jonathan Harris.[​IMG]
     
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    I loved the "bubble-headed booby," "Neanderthal ninny" and "cantankerous clump"
     
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    I also remember him as the voice of Lucifer in "Battlestar Galactica." The by-play between him and the late John Colicos was great.
     

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