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WILLIAM SCHALLERT - Marathon MVP R.I.P. (Read 2340 times)
May 10th, 2016 at 1:40pm

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WILLIAM SCHALLERT has passed on. Perhaps no actor has made as many marathon appearances as he. A truly talented character actor who was sturdy support in so many TV programs and films. Today's LA Times obit has a bittersweet story of how Schallert was once set to be the title character of his own TV show, but the execs decided he wasn't a big enough "name" to carry it. But, Schallert had the last laugh with hundreds of more acting gigs.

His Marathon appearances: MAN FROM PLANET X, THEM!, MONOLITH MONSTERS, INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN, COLOSSUS: THE FORBIN PROJECT and GREMLINS. And, of course, several of those titles have been shown numerous times such as THEM! and its five Marathon showings. Am I missing any?

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Reply #1 - May 11th, 2016 at 6:21pm

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William Schallert seemed to be almost everywhere cinematically. In the 50's and 60'she was in many movies and on tv. A sad day such a wonderful actor has passed away.
 
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Reply #2 - May 15th, 2016 at 9:14pm

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You forgot "MANT!" The movie within the movie "Matinee"(1993). While the latter has yet to be shown at the Marathon, The "MANT" footage was shown at the Coolidge.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_kTbWDxITw
(He can be seen getting strangled at 2:52)

Good job otherwise in memorializing a fine character actor with a long career.

 

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Reply #3 - May 20th, 2016 at 8:34pm

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How could I forget?!!

I was the one who procured the MANT reel from Joe Dante himself!

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R_F_Fineman wrote on May 15th, 2016 at 9:14pm:
You forgot "MANT!" The movie within the movie "Matinee"(1993). While the latter has yet to be shown at the Marathon, The "MANT" footage was shown at the Coolidge.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_kTbWDxITw
(He can be seen getting strangled at 2:52)

Good job otherwise in memorializing a fine character actor with a long career.


 
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