Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Two, I'm Thinking of You....
Just days after the tragic passing of Patrick Swayze, we have to say goodbye to another one of the greats.
Henry Gibson, 73, passed away Monday at his home in Malibu.
Gibson is one of my favorite actors. I'll still use present-tense, though he is gone. My personal favorite performance of his is in Robert Altman's 1975 opus Nashville, in which he played high-falutin' country singer Haven Hamilton. Like the rest of the cast, Gibson penned his own songs, and his are among the best in the film, from the satirically patriotic "200 Years" to the genuinely amazing romantic ballad "One, I Love You."
His claim to fame on the Silver Screening Room, of course, is having appeared in more Casting Coups than any other actor. He's an amazingly versatile performer, as proficient in comedy as he is in drama.
Goodbye, farewell, and amen. You are already sorely missed.