Monday, September 13, 2010

"Their stealing our bodies"

"Invasion of the Body Snatchers" 'hero' Kevin McCarthy is dead at the age of 96. He played the doctor who tried to warn a small town and the world of the invasion in the 1956 classic film. The remainder of this post is from Wikipedia. 

Kevin McCarthy

in Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
BornFebruary 15, 1914
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
DiedSeptember 11, 2010 (aged 96)
Hyannis, Massachusetts, U.S.
Other namesKevin Mc Carthy
Kelvin McCarthy
Kevin Mccarthy
Years active1944–2010
Spouse(s)Augusta Dabney (m. 1941–1961)
Kate Crane (m. 1970–2010) (his death)

As an American stage, film, and television actor, he appeared in over two hundred television and film roles. For his role in the 1951 film version of Death of a Salesman, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and won a Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year - Actor.[2]
McCarthy went on to have a long and distinguished career as a character actor. He has had some starring roles sprinkled in his career, most notably the science fiction film classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers. On television, he had roles in two short-lived series: The Survivors with Lana Turner; and NBC's Flamingo Road as Claude Weldon, father of the Morgan Fairchild character. In 1956, he appeared with Alexis Smith in the NBC anthology seriesThe Joseph Cotten Show in the episode "We Who Love Her". McCarthy appeared too in the 1959 episode "The Wall Between" of CBS's anthology seriesThe DuPont Show with June Allyson. He guest starred in the 1960 episode of The Twilight Zone entitled "Long Live Walter Jameson", as the title character.
In 1963, McCarthy appeared in the ABC medical drama Breaking Point in the episode entitled "Fire and Ice". In 1966 he appeared in the episode "Wife Killer" of the ABC series The Fugitive. In 1967, he appeared in the episode "Never Chase a Rainbow" of NBC's western series The Road West starring Barry Sullivan. In 1977, he and Clu Gulager appeared in the episode "The Army Deserter" of another NBC western series, The Oregon Trail, starring Rod Taylor, a program cancelled after only six weeks on the air. In 1985, McCarthy guest-starred in a fourth Season episode of The A-Team called "Members Only".
McCarthy was one of three actors (along with Dick Miller and Robert Picardo) frequently cast by director Joe Dante.
In 2007 McCarthy appeared as himself in the Anthony Hopkins film Slipstream. The film made several references to his Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
On October 24, 2009, McCarthy was honored at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival.[5]

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