Skip to comments.Andrew Breitbart:'They couldn't revive him,' father-in-law says (actor/comedian Orson Bean)
Posted on 03/01/2012 9:32:22 PM PST by STARWISE
Andrew Breitbart, the 43-year-old conservative writer who died Thursday morning, was found collapsed on the sidewalk near his Westwood home while taking a nighttime walk, his father-in-law told The Times. Breitbart was found about 12:30 or 1 a.m.
"He was walking near the house somewhere.... He was taken by paramedics to UCLA and they couldn't revive him," said his father-in-law, actor Orson Bean, who spoke with his daughter, Susannah Bean Breitbart, about what happened. "We're devastated. I loved him like a son," Bean said. "It looks like a heart attack, but no one knows until" an autopsy is done.
Breitbart's mother-in-law, Alison Mills Bean, called Breitbart "one of the most genuine people Ive met in my life.... He always spoke the truth of his heart and no matter what people agreed or disagreed with him he never wavered.
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Aww ..thank you. He was all that .. and
more. Now, we fight on... for we must. And
the Breitbart sites will live on, as they
must, carrying Andrew’s blazing torch of
It will be interesting to see who picks up his mantel and runs with it. He is not a man one could replace by any means. Truly one of a kind.
I think I may have corresponded with AB once on FR. When I found out that Orson Bean was a conservative, I expressed my incredulity. The poster said “I know him well, he loves Dick Cheney, and...he’s my father in law”.
Breitbart will be sorely missed. Watch this video and you’ll see why he was a one-of-a-kind:
I always loved Orson Bean. He was funny on the old game shows....I remember him from waaay back on the Johnny Carson show. He is what made me decide to get a little smarter and use those smarts to be humorous. I guess I’m still funny, most of the time.
Orson Bean was a regular on the game show “Match Game”
I am so saddened by this news, Andrew was one of the few that awake from his liberal slumber and became a crusader for America and conservative values.
God rest his soul and prayers to his family. :-(
Add this household in our affection for Orson Bean.
Wow, if Orson Bean is a conservative, that’s quite a turn around. On his wiki site, it says that he was blackballed from Hollywood in the 50’s due to attending a couple of communist party meetings.
Thanks! I knew she looked familiar but I couldn’t place her.
I always liked Orson Bean, too. Didn’t realize he was still around.
I did see him recently showing up at Charlie Sheen's door as the angry husband of a much younger lady who had just spent the night with Charlie on Two and a Half Men...
I did not know that either!! How cool is that?
On IMDB it says "Though blacklisted for his outspoken liberal views in the early 1950s, he had become an ardent supporter of Richard Nixon during the 1968 Presidential election year."
I have always thought that he looked more Irish than Jewish. Rest in Peace, dear Andrew. I hope you are looking down and seeing how much you are missed.