"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)

"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)
"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)
September 19 is the last post for this blog. Thanks to all my readers!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Never to be Forgotten:
Meshach Taylor 1947-2014

Actor Meshach Taylor, best known for his role as Anthony Bouvier on the sitcom Designing Women, has died at the age of 67 of cancer. Among the genre films and TV show in which he appeared are Hyenas, Mannequin 1 and 2, ALF, Ultra Warrior, The Howling, The Incredible Hulk and his very first screen appearance pictured here in Damien: Omen II. It hardly seems a spoiler now to say his character died gruesomely in the movie. Heck, who didn't?

When I was younger, I thought that being typecast was a burden for an actor, but having spent a year and a half researching this blog and listing the credits of so many Oh That Guy actors (and Oh That Gal actresses), it's clear to me that spending several years on a successful TV show is one of the few ways for actors to get a large and dependable paycheck in an unforgiving business. While he gets mentioned here because of his work in genre, Meshach Taylor caught a very lucky break to be on a show that lasted seven seasons when he was in his thirties and forties.

Best wishes to the family and friends of Meshach Taylor, from a fan. He is never to be forgotten.


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