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Barnard Hughes dead at 90

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 12th 2006 11:14AM

Barnard HughesThis obituary doesn't go into Barnard Hughes' many years of television work, so I will.

Hughes starred in many TV shows over the years, including Blossom, The Cavanaughs, Mr. Merlin, Doc, As The World Turns, The Guiding Light, and had recurring roles on both All in the Family and The Bob Newhart Show. He guest starred in many shows since the 50s, including Hawaii Five-O, Lou Grant, The Love Boat, Cannon, Kraft Television Theater, Hotel, Tales From The Darkside, and Hotel. His most recent role, in 2000, was on Deadline. He also starred in the classic TV movie The UFO Incident.

Barnard's film roles included Tron, Oh, God!, Hamlet, Midnight Cowboy, First Monday in October, and The Lost Boys, and he was a critically-acclaimed theater actor as well, winning a Tony for Da and starring in Advise and Consent, A Majority of One, Hamlet, The Good Doctor, and many others. He died yesterday of natural causes. 

 

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"One thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach, all the damn vampires."

Best line ending a movie, after "Frankly, my dear..."

Gonna miss him.

July 12 2006 at 1:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Toby OB

Thanks for paying tribute to this great character actor. "Dr. Cook's Garden" was another TV movie which I always think of when he comes to mind. I found it last summer as a bootleg DVD and grabbed it.

Although it's not directly TV-related, another movie to see for his performance is "Cold Turkey". The movie was a Bud Yorkin and Norman Lear production and had many TV faces in it: Dick Van Dyke, Jean Stapleton, Bob Newhart, Tom Poston, Bob & Ray, and Hughes as Dr. Proctor.

It's probably mild now, but I'm sure it was considered quite the black comedy in its time.

July 12 2006 at 12:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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