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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I read the Limbaugh Letter interview with Andrew and the comments about his relationship with Orson Bean. Very interesting.
The Man In The Arena
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly;
who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions;
who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
God rest Andrew in Heavenly peace and joy.
I always loved Orson Bean. He was funny on the old game shows.
OH WOW, I had no idea they were his in-laws!
Rest in peace, Andrew. You WILL be missed.
Mr. Bevis was the name of the episode. Stangly he was a marxist and is now a conservative. He calls his children “little communists”
I had no idea that Orson Bean is married to Ally Mills
I always knew about Andrew and Orson being related. They would bring it up once in a while in interviews and Orson used to write on Big Hollywood on Conservative issues in his witty fashion. I just was not aware of him having Mrs Arnold on his arm. Good for him.
Oddly enough, I just watched him this weekend on an old episode of Ellery Queen with Jim Hutton from the 70’s. That guy just turns up everywhere.
After LA does the autopsy...I’d get a second opinion. Just sayin’.
Rush has the interview at his web site—very good. PDF file.
I always liked Orson Bean.
You just know these are good people.
I keep that quote in my work locker pasted on the inside of the door at work so that I read it every day when I open the door, and I keep it on my FR homepage.
And these days she on the soap The Bold and The Beautiful.
Yep! For many years. I’ve always love Orson, too.
He’s aged so well .. and he’s still so sharp and
comical. Wish we saw more of him.
Videos of them
He’s also an author. This interview for the recent one, M@ail For Mikey
How Alley Mills met her husband Orson Bean
From an interview in 1991
http://www.peter-reynders.de/WY/mills.htm (scroll down)
There are few people in all the venues of life who can truly say they have fought as Breitbart (freeper Andrew) did ......your post was fitting for this man we admired Star....thank you.
Good, fine stock .. see the links above, my.
He was “the man in the arena” .. wasn’t he?
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.
>> I have always thought that he looked more Irish than Jewish <<
Maybe somebody now will go thru all known photos of Irish folksingers, with the goal of identifying Andrew’s biological father. Probably will turn out to have been a flaming communist or anarchist. But no matter. We can just be thankful that the biological parents didn’t choose to abort.
Orson Bean was also the voice actor for the Rankin-Bass animated production of “The Hobbit.” EXTINGUISH ME!
Yeah, I just saw that Twilight Zone episode, “Mr. Bevis,” last week, too! I had no idea Orson Bean was Andrew’s Father-in-Law. Of course, I didn’t even know that Mr. Bean was still alive! LOL!
That’s right .... there were years there when
he was always on the tube. Quite a guy. In
the Rush interview with Andrew for the Limbaugh
Letter that Mark posted, he said he was working
as a waiter and Bean was a customer he met. They
began talking, and Orson became a mentor to him
and ended up being a huge influence on him ultimately
... so much so, that unbelievably, Andrew ended up
marrying one of Orson’s daughters.
God’s hand... and the circles and cycles of life ...
Didn’t know Andrew was burned by Glenn Beck. Funny, I was such an avid afficionado of Glenn’s when he had his TV show, and really did educate me a lot about our Founders, history, etc.. Now, I don’t give him a thought, and actually think he’s gone off the deep end.
Andrew Breitbart: Glenn Beck “Screwed the Pooch”
Andrew Breitbart Goes Off On Coward Glenn Beck: He Is Dead To Me
Glenn Beck is very much not a fan of Newt Gingrich. If anyone didnt yet know that from this interview, he made it very clear Saturday on Fox Business Network when he alleged that Gingrich was so similar to President Obama in his progressive ways, that the only reason Tea Partiers would like him over the President would be because of his race.
Unsurprisingly, this has caused some anger. Even less surprisingly, one of those angry voices is Andrew Breitbart, a man who is very much not a fan of Glenn Beck.
Breitbart appeared on the Victory Sessions podcast and slammed Beck for, as his BigGovernment site put it, pulling the race card on the Tea Party. However, the Beck/Breitbart beef goes back a far way and one could tell this had as much to do with a heated, longstanding grudge as with the Tea Party comment..
In fact, Breitbart only discussed that comment briefly before moving on to a list of the many slights he feels hes received from Beck. He accused Beck of throwing him under the bus during the Shirley Sherrod scandal and trash talking him in private while poaching employees to create rival website The Blaze).
This was clearly personal.
I dont know what to say because I know it makes me look like a bad guy and I know Reagans 11th Commandment, but how many times can you have a baseball bat taken to your rib cage by a gang that have GBTV on your jerseys before you stand up for yourself?
This guy has always been about himself. You know, while youre sitting there watching him talk about the food shortage stuff, he doesnt tell you this ties to the Mormon Church. He doesnt talk to you about his investors. He doesnt tell you that theyre paying for him to create a crisis.
He always talks about Cloward-Piven and how Rahm Emanuel said Dont let a good crisis go to waste, but creating a hysteria that theres going to be food storages because of chaos that is coming he is profiting off this as well.
There is a financial stake for him with food storage companies that advertise on his site. This guy is a huckster. Hes always been a huckster. It was only a few years ago that he was a shock jock, that he was a morning zoo guy. And hes been taking peoples content for years and not crediting it.
At the end of the interview, the podcasts host Stephen K. Bannon put it explained that this seemed to be something that comes from [Breitbart’s] heart and that might be an understatement.
Listen to the segment from The Victory Sessions below: