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Character actor Richard Carlyle appeared in numerous films and television productions from the early 1950s, but was perhaps best remembered for his guest-starring role as Carl Jaeger in the 1967 episode The Squire of Gothos of the original Star Trek series.
Carlyle was born in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, on March 20, 1914, and made his film debut in the 1951 feature Target Unknown. He was seen on television in episodes of such series as The Web, Lights Out, One Step Beyond, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, and Irwin Allen’s Land of the Giants. He was also featured in the 1977 supernatural tele-film The Spell.
Carlyle died in Los Angeles on November 15, 2009, at the age of 95. »
- Harris Lentz
According to the Associated Press, actor David Carradine, most known for his role of Caine in Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, was found in his Bangkok hotel room, hanged, and was believed to have committed suicide.
A spokesman for the U.S. Embassy, Michael Turner, confirmed the death of the 72-year-old actor. The Web site of the Thai newspaper The Nation cited unidentified police sources as saying Carradine was found Thursday hanged in his luxury hotel room. It said Carradine was in Bangkok to shoot a movie and had been staying at the hotel since Tuesday.
It said a preliminary police investigation found that he had hanged himself with a cord used with the room’s curtains. It cited police as saying he had been dead at least 12 hours and there was no sign that he had been assaulted.
A police officer at Bangkok’s Lumpini precinct station would not »
- Matt Raub
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