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R. G. Armstrong Character Actor Dead at 95
We Are Movie Geeks ^ | July 28, 2012 | Tom Stockman

Posted on 07/29/2012 9:06:32 AM PDT by EveningStar

I know what you’re thinking: “Woah, that dude was still alive?”

Yeah, I assumed he had died long ago too, but what a career. A Sam Peckinpah regular, R. G. Armstrong had a familiar, grizzled face and appeared in tons of TV shows, westerns, action films, and quite a few horror roles beginning in the mid-1950s.

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TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: actor; obituary; playwright; rgarmstrong
I was hoping to find a better obit. Fortunately, there's good information at Wikipedia and IMDb. There are plenty of pictures of him on the web. You'll probably recognize him.
1 posted on 07/29/2012 9:06:41 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Borges; DollyCali; Perdogg

ping


2 posted on 07/29/2012 9:07:58 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Just saw him yesterday inb the Warren Beatty Dick Tracy film. He was always good at playing a mean s.o.b.


3 posted on 07/29/2012 9:10:05 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: EveningStar

4 posted on 07/29/2012 9:10:46 AM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: EveningStar

He had a bit part in a 1961 “Andy Griffith Show” where he played a farmer with a daughter that wanted to use make up and wear dresses but he couldn’t allow it because he didn’t have anybody else to help him with the farm. He finally allowed it when Andy reasoned that his daughter should get dolled up and get married so the farmer would have a strapping son in law. It was 40 years before Andy started shilling for the socialists. He was still a decent human being.


5 posted on 07/29/2012 9:16:00 AM PDT by albie
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To: EveningStar

Really good character actor. Especially menacing as a villain, but could also play likeable roles well. He “looked” old even back in the 1950s!


6 posted on 07/29/2012 9:20:15 AM PDT by greene66
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To: EveningStar

I had no idea who he was until I saw the picture then oh boy, that guy has been in everything.

He was in some of those Burt Reynolds Gator films, I also remember him in one of the “The Invaders” episodes. Probably in too many shows to mention.

Yes he really did look like a tough character. In fact I bet he really was.


7 posted on 07/29/2012 9:23:58 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: albie

i love that episode... Andy’s gal friend who worked at the drug store gave her a make over, and her father didn’t recognize her... and she caught the eye of the boy from the farm next door... during the series, there were signs of Andy’s socialism... the one that irked me the most was the one that had to do with eminent domain...


8 posted on 07/29/2012 9:26:09 AM PDT by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: EveningStar

If you read through his IMDB fiimography, he appeared in almost every TV western in the early “Golden Days”. Thanks for all the great memories, R.G. Your gruff old face will be missed.......


9 posted on 07/29/2012 9:26:59 AM PDT by Donkey Odious (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: EveningStar

Finally I was able to figure out who Pruneface in Dick Tracy was. It’s always bugged me because there were some clues. I can rest easy now.


10 posted on 07/29/2012 9:38:50 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: EveningStar


This photo strikes me as familiar but I don't recall what movie it's from. Something sci-fi I think.
11 posted on 07/29/2012 9:38:50 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The right thing is not always the popular thing)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Nevermind. Predator. The only movie in which schwarzenegger did a halfway decent acting job.


12 posted on 07/29/2012 9:42:52 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The right thing is not always the popular thing)
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To: BwanaNdege

Reminds me of Fred Thompson. A face like a pair of old slippers — well worn and comfy, the kind you don’t want to replace with new.


13 posted on 07/29/2012 10:18:28 AM PDT by Lady Lucky (If you believe what you're saying, quit making taxable income.)
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To: Telepathic Intruder
That might be the movie the Car with James Brolin.
14 posted on 07/29/2012 10:19:25 AM PDT by JimC214
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To: Lady Lucky

These actors live on in our memories, renewed by watching old movies on Netflix or AMC.

It is a rude awakening to realize that they are 95, or gone...

Audrey Hepburn as Liza Doolittle singing “lots of coal makin’ lots of heat. Warm hands, warm face, warm feet! Aaaww, wouldn’t it be luverly!”


15 posted on 07/29/2012 10:24:26 AM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: BwanaNdege

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3mC4485Ue0

Funny, just an hour ago I was enjoying this song from My Fair Lady: “Without You!”

They never get old. What a pity we’ve only one century so preserved!


16 posted on 07/29/2012 10:30:00 AM PDT by Lady Lucky (If you believe what you're saying, quit making taxable income.)
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To: Lady Lucky

Here’s Audrey herself singing, not the dubbed voice of Marni Nixon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nD_-jhkh4Dg


17 posted on 07/29/2012 10:50:58 AM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: EveningStar

RIP.


18 posted on 07/29/2012 11:19:01 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: EveningStar

He looked exactly like the chairman of the History department when I was in college. Oddly, my former chairman also died recently. I’m willing to bet R G Armstrong was a much nicer guy.


19 posted on 07/29/2012 11:31:16 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: BwanaNdege

Thanks for the link with Audrey singing. It’s new to me!

And - not exactly shocking - she is throughly delightful & charming.


20 posted on 07/29/2012 11:41:07 AM PDT by Museum Twenty (If every truth & hidden motivation were to tumble out, not one supporter would turn against him.)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

“Predator. The only movie in which schwarzenegger did a halfway decent acting job.”

He was perfect in The Terminator.


21 posted on 07/29/2012 3:41:15 PM PDT by Borges
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To: EveningStar

The one role I always remember most was Armstrong guest-starring in an episode of “The Westerner,” which starred Brian Keith. Armstrong thinks Keith is the one who murdered a schoolmarm, and he and his buddies decide to lynch him. When, at the last minute, the real guilty party is revealed, Armstrong sheepishly smiles and puts his hand out to Keith and apologizes. Keith turns to him and then starts beating the hell out of him!


22 posted on 07/29/2012 5:06:48 PM PDT by greene66
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He was perfect in The Terminator

Yes, perfect due to the limited acting requirements. How hard can it be to act mechanical and emotionless, while rarely speaking at all?
23 posted on 07/29/2012 5:36:17 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The right thing is not always the popular thing)
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