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#3 death in Hollywood, Dennis Weaver (Chester),
Fox News | Ruy

Posted on 02/27/2006 5:52:22 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar

Dennis Weaver passed away today according to Fox News on TV.


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: breakinghard; chester; dennisweaver; gunsmoke; notbreakinghard; obituary; sammcloud
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I just heard on Fox News that Dennis Weaver has passed away. Anyone else hear it? This is number 3. Daren McGaven, Don Knotts, and now Dennis Weaver.

I suppose Hollywood will try to find some no-talent replacements.

1 posted on 02/27/2006 5:52:23 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Yep, waiting for #3. Sorry to see it was him. He gave my faimily many hours of very good entertainment.


2 posted on 02/27/2006 5:53:40 PM PST by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Charlie Mike, son))
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

RIP Marshall McCloud.


3 posted on 02/27/2006 5:54:48 PM PST by satchmodog9 (Most people stand on the tracks and never even hear the train coming)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

These were three great actors. RIP


4 posted on 02/27/2006 5:59:03 PM PST by Martina
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Needs to be said: he was a liberal.
5 posted on 02/27/2006 5:59:30 PM PST by dollar_dog
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To: satchmodog9

McCloud was a favorite with us, too. There isn't much worth watching on TV anymore....except "24," which is on now!


6 posted on 02/27/2006 5:59:46 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: bnelson44; Ruy Dias de Bivar

One of the best movies I ever saw was with Dennis Weaver driving through the desert in his car with a driver in a truck trying to kill him. I can't remember the name of the movie, but I could watch it over and over again and never tire of it. It's frightening, and Weaver was so good. Love the ending!


7 posted on 02/27/2006 6:00:31 PM PST by toldyou
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To: dollar_dog

Either that or he spent his money foolishly.


8 posted on 02/27/2006 6:01:30 PM PST by satchmodog9 (Most people stand on the tracks and never even hear the train coming)
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To: toldyou

DUEL


9 posted on 02/27/2006 6:01:31 PM PST by WhirlwindAttack (kill them all and let allah ( piss be upon him ) sort em out. % -)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
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10 posted on 02/27/2006 6:01:42 PM PST by digger48
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
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11 posted on 02/27/2006 6:01:56 PM PST by digger48
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To: toldyou
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12 posted on 02/27/2006 6:03:19 PM PST by digger48
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To: toldyou

That was 'Duel'. I agree on the ending- I particularly appreciated that we were spared the ubiquitous Hollywood gasoline fireball.


13 posted on 02/27/2006 6:03:22 PM PST by Riley ("What color is the boathouse at Hereford?")
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar


14 posted on 02/27/2006 6:03:32 PM PST by SIDENET ("IT'S A COOKBOOK!!!")
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To: toldyou

I think that was Stephen Speilberg's first directing debut


15 posted on 02/27/2006 6:04:36 PM PST by Muzzle_em ("Mayor Nagin, what about those buses?")
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Anyone else hear it?

Quite a few people have.

Dennis Weaver

16 posted on 02/27/2006 6:05:23 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I never dreamed it would've been Dennis. I thought maybe Glenn Ford.


17 posted on 02/27/2006 6:05:26 PM PST by bjs1779
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To: Riley

Thanks so much. I just googled it, which is what I should have done in the first place:

1971 Made TV-movie debut, "Duel", directed by Stephen Spielberg


What's amazing, is that it certainly holds your interest, and he is really the only character in it!


18 posted on 02/27/2006 6:07:09 PM PST by toldyou
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To: toldyou

I believe you're talking about "The Duel." Weaver is in a little Dodge Dart, a guy driving a big Autocar truck is trying to kill him. All you ever see of the guy in the truck is his hands. Made by a talented guy named Spielberg...


19 posted on 02/27/2006 6:07:38 PM PST by 185JHP ( "The thing thou purposest shall come to pass: And over all thy ways the light shall shine.")
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To: dollar_dog

Well I have news for you. Just about everyone in Hollywood is a liberal. So what? I'm sorry he's dead just the same.


20 posted on 02/27/2006 6:08:27 PM PST by plain talk
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To: toldyou

Ooooh yes! I remember that movie! It was very tense. We were staying at a hotel on the beach in North Carolina the first time we watched it. I can't remember the name of it myself. Don't think they ever did reveal who it was or why they were doing it. I wondered for a long time after that if it might have just been a case of mistaken identity, or maybe someone had a contract out on Weaver's character for some reason. Even when they showed the wrecked truck, I half expected a driverless truck to just right itself and start rolling after him again!


21 posted on 02/27/2006 6:08:34 PM PST by Twinkie (Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Gunsmoke
Bit part in Touch of Evil (They got another think commin!)
Gentle Ben
McCloud
Duel

I jusr realized, on the detective series with different stars each week, only COLOMBO is still kicking.

Rock Hudson, McMillan and wife
Richard Boone, Heck Ramsey
Dennis Weaver, McCloud
Peter Falk, Colombo.

I personally didn't care for the shows as they never missed a chance to denigrate handgun ownership. (Rifles were not a target then)


22 posted on 02/27/2006 6:09:23 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Islam, the religion of the criminally insane.)
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To: Muzzle_em

One of the best movies Stephen Speilberg ever did.


23 posted on 02/27/2006 6:09:48 PM PST by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Charlie Mike, son))
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To: bjs1779

Hello?

Am I dead yet?

No? Cool...

24 posted on 02/27/2006 6:10:00 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Anyone else hear it?
***Quite a few people have.***

Well, that's the story of my life! A day late and a dollar short!


25 posted on 02/27/2006 6:13:05 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Islam, the religion of the criminally insane.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Gunsmoke....We were little kids and had to go to bed....but,as if they didnt know...we sat at the top of the stairs and listened....


26 posted on 02/27/2006 6:15:34 PM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: dollar_dog

I knew they were Democrats. I just didn't know Dennis was a Liberal. Jesse Jackson for President? Come on.


27 posted on 02/27/2006 6:16:47 PM PST by FryingPan101 (Goodbye Don Knotts and Darren McGavin and Dennis Weaver.)
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To: Twinkie

I think the guy in the truck was just telling him he was bigger. I got that feeling last week when I drove the entire length of the Pennsylvania turnpike. After a while, I was so happy to see the trucks parked on the side of the road or in the rest stops for the night!


28 posted on 02/27/2006 6:18:31 PM PST by toldyou
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To: t1b8zs

Saturday nights...my dad & I played Cribbage and then watched Gunsmoke. Each week. My favorite night of the week...


29 posted on 02/27/2006 6:19:04 PM PST by Bradís Gramma
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Daren, Don, and Dennis... it was a bad week for "D"s.


30 posted on 02/27/2006 6:20:15 PM PST by Swordmaker (Beware of Geeks bearing GIFs.)
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To: Twinkie

The story " Duel" was originally published in Playboy Mag.
I forget the author of the piece.
The story in my opinion, was more suspensful than the movie--although the movie was very well done.
The ugly truck should have won an award.


31 posted on 02/27/2006 6:21:00 PM PST by Duffboy
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To: Brad's Gramma
Yup.....Cant go there any more....that was "wholesome family" entertainment
32 posted on 02/27/2006 6:21:58 PM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: t1b8zs
Gunsmoke....We were little kids and had to go to bed....but,as if they didnt know...we sat at the top of the stairs and listened....

They made you do that on a Saturday night? !! Don't tell me they made you suffer through the worst hour of television right before Gunsmoke, Lawrence Welk!

33 posted on 02/27/2006 6:23:35 PM PST by bjs1779
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To: Swordmaker
I loved that Colecheck(sp) stuff..especially being a photographer when he would bring out that "Kodak Insatmatic".That was always a hoot!!
34 posted on 02/27/2006 6:25:11 PM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Rock Hudson, McMillan and wife
Richard Boone, Heck Ramsey
Dennis Weaver, McCloud
Peter Falk, Colombo.

george peppard, banacek.


35 posted on 02/27/2006 6:25:23 PM PST by JohnLongIsland
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To: bjs1779

Ahhhhh Woner-Full Ahhhhhh Woner-Fullll


36 posted on 02/27/2006 6:26:24 PM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: t1b8zs
Ahhhhh Woner-Full Ahhhhhh Woner-Fullll

You know what you can do with those bubbles! : )

37 posted on 02/27/2006 6:27:31 PM PST by bjs1779
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To: bjs1779

Had to be there and you were...


38 posted on 02/27/2006 6:28:51 PM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Darren McGavin. RIP Carl Kolchak...
39 posted on 02/27/2006 6:28:54 PM PST by Junior (Identical fecal matter, alternate diurnal period)
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To: satchmodog9

RIP, Chester.


40 posted on 02/27/2006 6:29:08 PM PST by GOP_Proud (Jack Bauer wears Dick Cheney jammies.)
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To: Junior
WOWWWWWW
41 posted on 02/27/2006 6:32:29 PM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: t1b8zs

It sure was...

Remember Sunday nights? We HAD to watch the Ed Sullivan show. I HATED that one....


42 posted on 02/27/2006 6:32:45 PM PST by Bradís Gramma
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To: Brad's Gramma

1st viewing of "The Beatles"


43 posted on 02/27/2006 6:34:10 PM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: t1b8zs
Had to be there and you were...

Do you know how many episodes of Have Gun - Will Travel I missed on account of that guy?

44 posted on 02/27/2006 6:34:39 PM PST by bjs1779
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To: bjs1779

Was that Paladin?


45 posted on 02/27/2006 6:35:34 PM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: Brad's Gramma

Jack Benny was cool though!


46 posted on 02/27/2006 6:35:36 PM PST by bjs1779
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To: toldyou
oh yeah, what a movie!!! Duel
47 posted on 02/27/2006 6:35:46 PM PST by ferri (Be Politically Incorrect: Support the Constitution!)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Also Stone, 1980 show sbout a cop who wrote crime novels. The episodes I saw were quite good, but it only ran 11 episodes.
48 posted on 02/27/2006 6:36:36 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (Liberal comes from "liber" the Latin word for "free" - Liberal Republic, you know it makes sense)
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To: t1b8zs

Yes sir. Richard Boone in his prime.


49 posted on 02/27/2006 6:36:42 PM PST by bjs1779
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I remember that Dennis Weaver came to my high school probably 4 years ago to talk to our entire high school about the use of soybeans as an alternative fuel source. We didn't realize how big of a star he was or used to be. However, we did all enjoy when he began to tell us all to question authority. It was definitely an interesting memory to have.


50 posted on 02/27/2006 6:37:13 PM PST by underdognewsgrl ("As many soaring voices, forever changed by Your mercy. It was beautiful." RIP Five Iron Frenzy)
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