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Doctor Gash's Tip of the Scalpel: A Tribute to Lance Henriksen

"Not bad for a human." Do you recognize that voice on the Verizon Droid commercials? That is the voice of a badass. That is the voice of Lance Henriksen. And "Not bad for a human" is not only one of the more memorable lines ever delivered by the man, whose career has spanned a veritable library of film, it's also the name of his biography. And a full biography it is.

Henriksen landed his first movie role in 1961 (that's 50 years ago, folks; can you say longevity?). He played the role of a Us Marine in the Tony Curtis film The Outsider. He was uncredited in the movie and only got the part because he was working as a set designer on the project at the time. Now, five decades later, he has amassed an amazing body of work that spans well over 100 films, a couple dozen television shows and numerous voice-over appearances.
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Wamg Interview: Harriett Bronson, first wife of Charles Bronson and author of Charlie And Me

Harriett Tendler was 18, the only child of a widowed Jewish farmer, when she enrolled at the Bessie V. Hicks School of Stage, Screen, and Radio in Philadelphia in 1947. It was there she fell in love with Charles Buchinsky, a fellow student eight years her senior. Charles was part of a large Lithuanian family from an impoverished coal mining town in Pennsylvania. He had served in WWII as a tail gunner and was using the GI bill to study art and acting. Harriett and Charles were married in 1949 and two years later, Charles was cast in his first film. In 1953 he changed his last name to Bronson and found work as a solid character actor with a rugged face, muscular physique and everyman ethnicity that kept him busy in supporting roles as indians, convicts, cowboys, boxers, and gangsters. Life was good for the Bronsons and they had a daughter and then a son.
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Actress Jill Clayburgh Dead at Age 66

She was a fine actress, an A-lister in the late ’70′s known for serious, proto-feminist roles. She’d suffered for years from leukemia. None of the obits mention that she played Jill Ireland opposite Lance Henrickson’s Charles Bronson in Reason For Living: The Jill Ireland Story in 1991.

From The Wall Street Journal:

Jill Clayburgh, whose portrayals of strong women in such movies as .An Unmarried Woman. and .Starting Over,. reflected the feminist movement, has died. She was 66. Clayburgh.s characters were often independent, urban, smart and even a little neurotic. As she told a New York Times reporter in 1982, .I do best with characters who are coming apart at the seams..

A classic example is Erica, the Manhattan wife and mother in .An Unmarried Woman. who grapples with her husband.s decision to leave her for a younger woman. The film displays Clayburgh.s gift for playing characters who
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