Skip to comments.Actor collapses on stage for real during heart attack scene
Posted on 05/05/2008 11:10:43 AM PDT by EveningStar
A SICK actor collapsed on stage - at the same time as his character was meant to have a heart attack and die.
Steve Dineen was taken to hospital after he keeled over during the dramatic finale of Mike Leigh's famous comedy Abigail's Party.
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Taking the Method a bit too far...
Life imitates Art.
Wow, sad. R.I.P.
‘Ees not dead yet.
Sorry, my rumor of his death is greatly exaggerated.
Okay, so he can rest in peace at his leisure. lol!
Leigh is a great director and screenwriter.
CUT! Cut! Cut! Cut!...... I said, CUT!!!!
I consider myself fairly well-informed but I have never heard of the famous comedy nor have I heard of the playwright.
Did this ever happen to Redd Foxx?
They should have a safe word (like Palomino) to let the others know that it is for real and not just an act.
There is probably still some critic who would pan the scene for lacking in realism.
That’s how Dick Shawn went too. He dropped dead on stage, and everyone thought it was part of his act.
During a break from rehearsals on October 11, 1991, a fatal heart attack felled him on the set. Reportedly, Reese and the rest of the cast and crew thought he was doing his classic (and in this case, ironic) "I'm coming, Elizabeth" fake heart attack routine he made famous on Sanford and Son, even going as far as collapsing to the floor, although that was not part of the usual schtick. However, this heart attack was real, and Foxx never regained consciousness.
Word for word...that was exactly what I thought when I saw the headline!
‘M getting better...
Mickey: Cirrhosis of the liver with jaundice! Alright I get to wear make-up! What did you get?
Kramer: Gonorrhea? Excuse me, I think there’s been a mistake, see, I had gonorrhea last week.
Dr. Wexler: Oh, it’s no mistake. We loved what you did with it.
Kramer: I don’t believe this, I’m being typecast.
Good idea. But you'd need a different safe word for "Equus".
I believe that this did actually happen to actor/commedian Dick Shawn, who died while on stage during a standup comedy act.
Foxx appeared to be making a comeback with the 1991 series The Royal Family, in which he co-starred with his long-time friend Della Reese. During a break from rehearsals on October 11, 1991, a fatal heart attack felled him on the set. Reportedly, Reese and the rest of the cast and crew thought he was doing his classic (and in this case, ironic) “I’m coming, Elizabeth” fake heart attack routine he made famous on Sanford and Son, even going as far as collapsing to the floor, although that was not part of the usual schtick. However, this heart attack was real, and Foxx never regained consciousness. He was 68 years old.
I think the best safe words would be “Holy Cr@p! I’m having a heart attack!”
Okay, you can get up now, Steve.
Steve...? Cut the clowning, Steve.... STEVE.
(Sheesh, this could be a great story line for a play - - actor acts like he is having a real real heart attack while his character is acting that he is having a heart attack. Nevermind - - my head is already spinning.)
Actually yes, it did.
He certainly predicted it alot
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