That’s how Variety gives us the terrible news. Terrible, terrible news indeed. And that’s not because we’ve lost a genius actor and one of the very few survivors of the Hollywood’s golden age but … but … BECAUSE I’M HEARTBROKEN! 😩😩😩😩 I grew-up with this man’s movies, watching both those which had been made long before I was born (The Sound of Music, The High Commissioner) as well as enjoying his new work, being particularly fond of his narrator voice in the cartoon “Madeline”, a dreaming carrron based on dreamy books I still love these days!
Everyone agrees that the man was not only extremely talented but, like all genius people, also humble and professional.
Very few people know that, before the Sound of Music, he paid his dues as a rather obscure TV actor who made a number of average TV movies, as well as theatre, happy to be able to do his job and earn a living from it, and honing his craft in the process. There’s a lesson to be learned here, all I experienced young actor should have the same above mentality, instead of wanting fame after five minutes in the business and so should … *cough* young screenwriters *cough* not that I’m talking about anyone in particular (me 😑).
So, to cut a long story short: we’ve lost a great artist and a great inspiration. A hug to his family and friends: thanks to his incredible body of work, he’ll never be forgotten!