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Actor Roy Scheider dies at 75
UPI ^ | 10th February 2008 | UPI

Posted on 02/10/2008 7:24:47 PM PST by the scotsman

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Actor Roy Scheider, the star of such films as "Jaws" and "All That Jazz," died Sunday at 75 in Little Rock, Ark., his wife told The New York Times.

Scheider, who lived in Sag Harbor, N.Y., died of complications from a staph infection, Brenda Scheider told the newspaper. Scheider had suffered from multiple myeloma.

Scheider came to prominence in such '70s films as "Klute" and "The French Connection" -- for which he earned an Oscar nomination as Buddy Russo, the partner of police Detective Popeye Doyle, played by Gene Hackman.

Scheider may have been best known as the resort town police chief in the 1975 blockbuster "Jaws."

Scheider was born in 1932 in Orange, N.J. He earned a history degree from Franklin and Marshall College and then served three years in the U.S. Air Force

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TOPICS: Announcements; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: bluethunder; detective; films; hollywood; jaws; movies; mrsa; obituary; staphinfection; superbugs
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1 posted on 02/10/2008 7:24:53 PM PST by the scotsman
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To: the scotsman

RIP Roy Scheider and thanks.


2 posted on 02/10/2008 7:27:33 PM PST by Reagan Man (McCain Wants My Conservative Vote --- EARN IT or NO DEAL !!!)
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To: the scotsman

Rob Schneider’s father?


3 posted on 02/10/2008 7:28:12 PM PST by wastedyears (This is my BOOMSTICK)
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To: the scotsman

Aye, farewell to Cap’n Bridger.


4 posted on 02/10/2008 7:28:19 PM PST by eclecticEel (oh well, Hunter 2012 anyone?)
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To: the scotsman
Related thread here
5 posted on 02/10/2008 7:28:41 PM PST by null and void (President Hillary! Clinton? Time to invest in body bags. Again...)
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To: the scotsman

dupelicate


6 posted on 02/10/2008 7:29:00 PM PST by paulat (I'd rather spend my vote on someone who CAN ACTUALLY BE ELECTED)
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To: the scotsman

Bummer. He was always my favorite everyman type of actor. Even when he was playing a gangster (”Sorcerer”), or a high-strung Broadway director (”All That Jazz”).

Of course, he’ll always be Chief Brody to my g-g-g-g-generation.


7 posted on 02/10/2008 7:29:30 PM PST by sinanju
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To: null and void
Related thread here

"We're going to need a bigger thread......"

8 posted on 02/10/2008 7:30:20 PM PST by TexasNative2000 (Is this tagline governed by McCain-Feingold?)
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To: TexasNative2000

LOL! perfect!


9 posted on 02/10/2008 7:31:37 PM PST by null and void (President Hillary! Clinton? Time to invest in body bags. Again...)
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To: the scotsman

sorry to hear this, great actor. RIP


10 posted on 02/10/2008 7:31:57 PM PST by RDTF
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To: the scotsman
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11 posted on 02/10/2008 7:32:16 PM PST by Old Seadog (Inside every old person is a young person saying "WTF happened?".)
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To: the scotsman

The movie “Jaws” is like the gift that keeps on giving. I still get nightmares! Thanks a lot Roy... (just kidding) RIP


12 posted on 02/10/2008 7:32:26 PM PST by John123 (Wahhabism is the best choice for anyone too stupid for scientology...)
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To: TexasNative2000

that was good


13 posted on 02/10/2008 7:32:39 PM PST by RDTF
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To: the scotsman
Sorry to hear this. I thought he was a good actor who didn't seem to get enough roles, but perhaps that was his choice.

RIP

14 posted on 02/10/2008 7:32:47 PM PST by clintonh8r (Lesson for conservatives from Super Tuesday: "evangelicals" are not reliable political allies)
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To: the scotsman
Hope she's waiting for you Hoss!


15 posted on 02/10/2008 7:34:00 PM PST by wardaddy (Political Correctness is to Western Culture what the Aids virus is to the cake community)
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To: null and void; RDTF

Thanks. Sometimes it’s just too easy.


16 posted on 02/10/2008 7:34:34 PM PST by TexasNative2000 (Is this tagline governed by McCain-Feingold?)
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To: the scotsman

“You’re gonna need a bigger boat” (Jaws)

“It’s showtime, folks!” (All that Jazz)


17 posted on 02/10/2008 7:34:35 PM PST by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh
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To: clintonh8r

18 posted on 02/10/2008 7:35:25 PM PST by catbertz
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To: wardaddy

Loved him in French Connection


19 posted on 02/10/2008 7:35:29 PM PST by shadeaud
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Had no idea Roy Scheider was that age. Man, I’m getting old! Thanks for the entertainment Roy. May you RIP.


20 posted on 02/10/2008 7:39:31 PM PST by CTSeditor
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To: the scotsman

Isn’t he the Captain in Seaquest?


21 posted on 02/10/2008 7:40:44 PM PST by Dengar01
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To: shadeaud

Roy was also in 2010 : sequel to 2001. He was always good and even his TV show was worth watching for fun and fantasy.


22 posted on 02/10/2008 7:42:01 PM PST by phillyfanatic ( tH)
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To: the scotsman
"and then served three years in the U.S. Air Force"

Good for him and kudo's to the obit for mentioning it.

23 posted on 02/10/2008 7:43:51 PM PST by MSF BU (++)
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To: the scotsman

CNN is saying he led a protest of the US troops in Iraq? I don’t think I liked him much.


24 posted on 02/10/2008 7:44:30 PM PST by LouAvul
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To: the scotsman

Jaws still makes me shudder. RIP!


25 posted on 02/10/2008 7:44:34 PM PST by samiam1972 (I'm a mommy of 4 now!!)
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To: LouAvul

I believe he took part, along with 125,000 others!....lol

Hardly ‘leading’. And as an American and an ex-veteran, isnt that his free right?.


26 posted on 02/10/2008 7:47:01 PM PST by the scotsman
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To: CTSeditor

Not to get off topic here, but I caught a “Bat Masterson” marathon on the Western Channel the other day with ol’ Gene Barry. That was a great show.


27 posted on 02/10/2008 7:48:55 PM PST by Callahan
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To: LouAvul
Here's what it said:

He participated in rallies protesting U.S. military action in Iraq, including a massive New York demonstration in March 2003 that police said drew 125,000 chanting activists

CNN

28 posted on 02/10/2008 7:48:58 PM PST by LouAvul
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To: LouAvul

Yes, I read it too.

Participating isnt leading, which is what you said.


29 posted on 02/10/2008 7:49:53 PM PST by the scotsman
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To: LouAvul

Scheider was also politically active. He participated in rallies protesting U.S. military action in Iraq, including a massive New York demonstration in March 2003 that police said drew 125,000 chanting activists


30 posted on 02/10/2008 7:50:06 PM PST by kcvl
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To: the scotsman

RIP. He was great.


31 posted on 02/10/2008 7:51:13 PM PST by Tribune7 (How is inflicting pain and death on an innocent, helpless human being for profit, moral?)
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To: LouAvul

So what?.

The man served his country. If anyone earned a right to disagree and protest, its him.


32 posted on 02/10/2008 7:52:01 PM PST by the scotsman
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To: LouAvul

JOWLY “Jaws” star Roy Scheider staged a silly peace protest in the Hamptons the other day, lying down in the middle of Montauk Highway pretending to be a casualty of war.

Scheider, who lives in the Hamptons year-round, headed up a contingent of 75 peaceniks who staged a mock funeral procession down the middle of Route 27 in Sagaponack Tuesday morning, causing a brief traffic jam but mostly confusion in the resort community, where the off-season is usually uneventful.

Scheider and friends dressed in all black and carried white coffins bearing anti-war slogans, led by a veiled woman cradling a folded American flag. Then someone played “Taps” while they lay down “dead” beside their caskets, causing a 45-minute traffic jam.

“This war is insane,” Scheider told the Southampton Press about his actions. “Bush is doing everything he can to make you look unpatriotic if you disagree with him. This is fear-mongering. Now I am really afraid of terrorism. I wasn’t before [Bush’s address].”

Sag Harbor resident Dan Steiger, who organized the protest, was more vocal. “We do not want to bury Iraqi and American youth. We want to bury the cynicism, racism, fear and attempts at world empire on the part of this U.S. administration.”


33 posted on 02/10/2008 7:53:22 PM PST by kcvl
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To: the scotsman

Dang!

I’ve always been a fan of Mr. Scheider. Superb character actor who has never turned in a bad performance and has never taken himself too seriously.

First caught my eye as Gene Hackman’s partner in ‘The French Connection’, possibly the best ‘Partner’ (Not ‘Buddy’) films ever made. From there, he’s only traveled upward.

He will be sorely missed.

Jack.


34 posted on 02/10/2008 7:54:19 PM PST by Jack Deth (Knight Errant and Resident FReeper Kitty Poem /Haiku Guy)
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To: the scotsman
"You're gonna need a bigger boat!"

RIP!

35 posted on 02/10/2008 7:56:38 PM PST by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: the scotsman
Loved him as an actor, just loved him. The little moments in Jaws in particular stick with me: Worn out Chief Brody at the dinner table as his son mimics him; and Brodytaking a subtle peek at his small appendectomy scar as Dreyfuss and Shaw are one-upping each other with scar stories.

God rest his soul.

36 posted on 02/10/2008 7:57:21 PM PST by AHerald ("Be faithful to God ... do not bother about the ridicule of the foolish." - St. Pio of Pietrelcina)
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To: the scotsman

RIP, Roy. You were a fine actor.


37 posted on 02/10/2008 7:58:47 PM PST by PackerBoy (Just my opinion ....)
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh
“You’re gonna need a bigger boat” (Jaws)

"Smile, you son of a b--ch." (ditto)

38 posted on 02/10/2008 8:00:47 PM PST by ReignOfError
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To: the scotsman
Wow, I didn't realize he was getting that far up there. RIP Roy. I loved this movie as a teenager:


39 posted on 02/10/2008 8:02:48 PM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: kcvl

I went overboard off a fishing boat in Mexico June 1975............ all I could think about was Jaws.


40 posted on 02/10/2008 8:03:00 PM PST by umgud
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Oh my.

RIP Mr. Scheider.


41 posted on 02/10/2008 8:04:15 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: umgud
I know what you mean. It was years before I could ever get back in the water. When I did I could still see SHARKS everywhere. lol!
42 posted on 02/10/2008 8:04:15 PM PST by kcvl
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To: the scotsman

I’m the first to post this? Alright, here goes:

Already posted here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1968282/posts


43 posted on 02/10/2008 8:06:02 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (If you don't want people to get your goat, don't tell them where it's tied.)
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Liked him best in 2010: The year We Make Contact.
Loved that film. He really made the character Heywood Floyd stand out.

Too bad. RIP.


44 posted on 02/10/2008 8:06:25 PM PST by mkleesma
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To: the scotsman

Liked him best in 2010: The year We Make Contact.
Loved that film. He really made the character Heywood Floyd stand out.

Too bad. RIP.


45 posted on 02/10/2008 8:06:27 PM PST by mkleesma
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To: kcvl

oh dear.


46 posted on 02/10/2008 8:11:59 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: the scotsman

RIP Roy, a good guy from Jersey.


47 posted on 02/10/2008 8:12:35 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: Dengar01
  Isn’t he the Captain in Seaquest?

Yep. Link to IMDB's page on Seaquest DSV here.
48 posted on 02/10/2008 8:16:26 PM PST by Mike-o-Matic
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To: the scotsman

May his reward in Heaven be greatly enriched for all the entertainment he gave us.

Prayers for his family.


49 posted on 02/10/2008 8:22:32 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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The Seven Ups was a good movie too...RIP Roy

50 posted on 02/10/2008 8:28:36 PM PST by hercuroc
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