Manny P. here…
One of most familiar cinema faces of the 1950′s has died. Actually, Kevin McCarthy had memorable parts for fifty years in film and television. For his role in Death of a Salesman in 1951, he was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. In 1956, McCarthy starred in the science fiction classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers; and appeared in A-List movies including The Misfits and The Best Man.
On television, Kevin McCarthy starred in The Twilight Zone in one of the best episodes during the first year of its memorable run entitled Long Live Walter Jameson. He also co-starred in the episodic Twilight Zone: The Movie in 1983.
The actor was honored at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival in October of 2009. McCarthy died of natural causes on Saturday at age 96.
He continues to be an absolute personal favorite of mine in anything celluloid.
I’d like to welcome an additional public library, located in Cook County, Illinois, to the fold. The Northbrook Public Libary has just added Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History. This location is known as A jewel of a library by local residents.
Northbrook is a village where many coming-of-age movies have been filmed including Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Risky Business, Weird Science, and the Oscar-winning Ordinary People. Jim McMahon, former NFL quarterback of The Chicago Bears is from this area.
38 copies of my work now reside in libraries around the nation.
Until next time> “never forget“