Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Another Celebrity Death: Character Actor Johnny Seven Dies At 83.


The last couple of days has seen another flourish of celebrity deaths.  Along with Jean Simmons, Pernell Roberts,  and James Mitchell comes word that Johnny Seven, a prolific character actor of TV and movies has succumbed to lung cancer at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, CA.

Seven portrayed Lt. Carl Reese on 30 episodes of NBC's "Ironside" series and played Shirley MacLaine's brother, Karl Matuschka, in Billy Wilder's  "The Apartment."

Seven also appeared in such shows as "Chips," "Naked City," "The Untouchables," "Peter Gunn," "Death Valley Days," "Bonanza," "Gunsmoke," "The Phil Silvers Show," "Batman," "The Wild Wild West" and "Charlie's Angels."

Among his 26 films, Seven appeared in "The Last Mile" (1959) with Mickey Rooney, "Guns of the Timberland" (1960) with Alan Ladd and Blake Edwards' "What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?" (1966).


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