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René Auberjonois has passed at 79

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Ron1973, Dec 8, 2019.

  1. Ron1973

    Ron1973 Beverly Hillbilles nut extraordinaire

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    Was very good in the two Altman films McCabe & Mrs. Miller and Brewster McCloud.
     
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    Remember him first as Clayton Endicott III, a fine foil for Benson.

    I remember him best as Odo, the Constable.

    Rest in peace.
     
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    Well, this sucks. Rest in peace.

    For me, his iconic role is Chef Louis.

     
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    RIP.

    He was also great in King Kong ‘76 and The Eyes Of Laura Mars.
     
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    Absolutely love him as Odo on Deep Space Nine. He will be missed a lot.
     
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    Very sad about it. He was great in everything. I always hoped we'd see him as Odo one more time.
     
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    Very sad to read this news.

    Benson. Boston Legal. And guest appearances on so many other series I like. Memorable appearances in several Altman films, among others. Such a wonderfully talented and versatile actor.

    R.I.P., René.
     
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    And don't forget the original Father Mulcahey blessing a Jeep in M*A*S*H


    Loved him in Benson and DS9
     
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    He was the first actor I ever met in person, at my very first Star Trek convention, I think I was nine or ten. Those were the days when you could meet people without having to pay extra fees for the experience, and I remember waiting on an extraordinarily long line, and how he seemed to have boundless energy and enthusiasm and kindness, particularly towards the small, awkward boy that I was. One of those things I’ll never forget.
     
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    RIP. Sir thank you for providing comic relief when I needed it at times
     
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    I had the pleasure of meeting Rene at the Las Vegas Star Trek convention a few years ago, where he spoke to Lauren and I for a few minutes. He was an incredibly gracious guy, and left a lasting impression. It's really unfortunate that cancer has taken another person too soon.
     
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    ¶ I remembered him in three parts from the seventies:
    McMillan & Wife: “Once Upon a Dead Man” (1971)
    Rod Serling’s Night Gallery: “Camera Obscura” (1971)
    Baa, Baa, Blacksheep: “Small War” (1976)


     
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    One of my favorite characters he played is a french psychologist on The Bob Newhart Show who comes to Chicago and stays with Bob and Emily.
     
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    Sad news. Not a big Star Trek or Benson fan, but remember seeing RA in numerous other films/TV shows over the years, and he always cracked me up - even when he wasn't trying to be funny.

    The last thing I saw him in was a small but important role in Kelly Reichardt's excellent film Certain Women (2016).
     
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    When I collected the Star Trek franchise, the only series I had seen in full was TOS. I purchased DS9 Sight unseen. When I saw the opening episode, the meeting with Sisko , Odo and quark was hilarious. Sisko asked Quark to be the community leader. QUark laughs and Odo compares Quark to a Politician.
     
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    Odo was a brilliant creation - it shows how an idea that can sound silly on the surface can be Shakespearean in the right hands.
     
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