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George Coe, Original SNL Member and Archer Voice Actor, Dead at 86

George Coe, Original SNL Member and Archer Voice Actor, Dead at 86
George Coe, one of Saturday Night Live‘s original “Not Ready for Primetime Players,” died on Saturday after a long illness, our sister site Variety reports. He was 86.

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Following SNL’s freshman run, Coe appeared in TV series such as (but not limited to) the CBS sitcom Goodnight, Beantown, Hill Street Blues, Scarecrow and Mrs. King, Max Headroom, L.A. Law, the ABC sitcom Working and The West Wing.

Coe returned to his SNL stomping grounds as recently as 1986, playing a judge in the infamous “Get a Life!
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Original Saturday Night Live Cast Member George Coe Dies at 86

Original Saturday Night Live Cast Member George Coe Dies at 86
George Coe, an original cast member of Saturday Night Live, passed away Saturday at age 86.

The actor died in Santa Monica, California, after a long battle with an unspecified illness, Variety reports.

Coe's extensive career spanned more than five decades. As one of the Not Ready for Prime Time Players, Coe starred in SNL's debut episode in October 1975 with Chevy Chase and Dan Aykroyd, appearing in several episodes throughout the first season.

In addition to SNL, Coe earned an Academy Award nomination for the 1986 film The Dove, which he co-directed as well as starred in, and was featured in
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George Coe, Oscar-Nominated Actor and SAG Activist, Dies at 86

George Coe, an actor with extensive credits and a longtime activist in the Screen Actors Guild, died Saturday in Santa Monica, Calif., after battling a long illness. He was 86.

Coe acted for more than 50 years of film, television, commercial and stage work. He had a lengthy career as a commercial performer both on camera and voiceover, including six years as the voice of Toyota.

He served more than a dozen years on the SAG national board of directors, having the vice president title for two years and creating the template for what became SAG’s first low-budget production contract.

Coe was born in Jamaica, Queens. His Broadway theater career began in 1957 and included performing as M. Lindsey Woolsey opposite Angela Lansbury in the original cast of Jerry Herman’s “Mame” and as Owen O’Malley in “On The Twentieth Century.”

Coe was also an original member of “Not Ready For Prime Time Players,
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Can you ace HitFix's brutal 21-question Oscars quiz?

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Can you ace HitFix's brutal 21-question Oscars quiz?
The Oscars are less than 96 hours away, so you only have a limited amount of time to brag about your insane knowledge of Academy Awards history. Ready for a brutal 21-question foray into Oscar's grisly past? Let's roll. (We give you the questions on the first page. Jot down your responses, then check the answers, along with the accompanying questions, on the next page. The videos embedded here aren't related to the questions. They're just fun!) 1. What ‘90s Best Actor winner gave the shortest onscreen performance ever nominated (and therefore awarded) in that category? This is measured by total minutes and seconds spent onscreen. 2. The first (and so far only) black female nominee in the Best Original Screenplay category was a co-writer of what biopic released in the 1970s? 3. From 1937 to 1945, the Academy guaranteed nominations in one particular category to any studio that submitted a qualifiable entry. What was the category?
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The top 10 made-up movie languages

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The top 10 made-up movie languages
The "The Jazz Singer" launched the age of the "talkie" for film in 1927, and ever since then spoken language has been a part of watching movies, no matter how goofy or totally made up it may be. Today, we salute the filmmakers and actors out there who have gone to the next level and brought entirely new rules for speech and grammar to the big screen.

William Shatner gets an honorable shout-out for his work learning Esperanto for "Incubus" in 1966, but our ten favorite fictional film languages of all time get even crazier. They are funny, occasionally creepy and almost always put more pressure on their subtitles, but all of these foreign tongues defined their movies and breathed life into their elaborately imagined cultures.

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10. Martian, "Mars Attacks!" (1996)

The aliens in this Tim Burton cameo-orgy spoke with a vocabulary just slightly bigger than that of the teacher in the "Peanuts" cartoons,
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