Monday, September 13, 2010

R.I.P. Kevin McCarthy

Actor Kevin McCarthy passed away over the weekend at the age of 96. McCarthy was best known to horror fans as the star of the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers (he had a cameo in the first remake, as well), but he was also a regular for Joe Dante. His turn as the mad scientist in Dante's Piranha was particularly memorable. Other credits for Dante included The Howling, Innerspace, and Matinee. The IMDB lists over 200 credits for the actor, many of them television spots.

Fare thee well, Mr. McCarthy. You can sleep at last.

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