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(Chicago Trib)   Pour out a cold Ballantine in memory of actor John Mahoney, dead at age 77   ( chicagotribune.com) divider line
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2018-02-06 12:38:34 AM  
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I got this alert while watching this episode. RIP Mr. Crane.
 
2018-02-06 12:49:31 AM  
Great actor. He'll be missed. I hope he knew how many people he touched with his work, found solice in it, and took it too his grave.
 
2018-02-06 01:20:33 AM  
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That missile is targeted to the giant's current position! WHERE'S THE GIANT, MANSLEY?

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/RIP
 
2018-02-06 02:17:59 AM  

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That missile is targeted to the giant's current position! WHERE'S THE GIANT, MANSLEY?

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/RIP


Great movie
 
2018-02-06 03:18:27 AM  
I didn't realize that he was English. Apparently years of living in the US wiped out all traces of his accent
 
2018-02-06 03:21:45 AM  
But what about the duffel bag of drug money in the police evidence locker, w/ the combo ACK!
 
2018-02-06 04:54:49 AM  
Go back!

/Ha ha ha
 
2018-02-06 05:25:25 AM  
What a great character actor...always fun in a comedic role, even if very brief. Like the newspaper ed in The Hudsucker Proxy. RIP, man....sad to see you go.
 
2018-02-06 06:09:43 AM  
loved him in burn notice.
 
2018-02-06 06:14:23 AM  
Guess he's gone to that great patched easy chair in the sky.
 
2018-02-06 07:15:20 AM  
For me he will always be Ione Skye's father in Say Anything. Helluvan actor.
 
2018-02-06 07:16:45 AM  
From all accounts he was an absolute professional on set, wether working with cast or stand ins.  He will be missed.
 
2018-02-06 07:40:42 AM  
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RIP Mahoney
 
2018-02-06 07:48:13 AM  
C - H - E - R - S!
 
2018-02-06 08:08:44 AM  
I have a nearly CSB about John Mahoney..
My now wife and I had just started dating and in honour of our 40th birthdays we decided a weekend trip to Chicago for our 3rd date. Anyway we find a very nice B&B in Oak Park (way before AirBnB, kids) We get there and set off to explore the area and some of the Frank Lloyd Wright houses nearby. On the way back to the B&B on a lazy hazy third Sunday of June, we are walking down the sidewalk, otherwise distracted by all the great architecture to miss the limo pull up in front of the hotel/bar that we were walking in front of and also totally miss the man getting out to go into the bar, catch some blues and maybe have an adult beverage without too many noticing. Anyway we walk straight into each other, if we had been on skates and had sticks it would have been the best hit in a given hockey game. I instinctively grab him to keep him upright and am apologizing before I even have a clue who I just ran into. We square up, take a half step back and it clicks in an instant I nearly took out Fraiser's Dad ON FATHERS DAY, apologize again, he nods, half smiles and bolts for the bar before anyone else recognizes him.
/csb

Miss you, shy man. Hope you're in the back of some dark smoky bar soaking up the whisky and blues.
 
2018-02-06 08:27:27 AM  
He was my favorite part of Frasier. The show needed him to play the foil to his pretentious sons.
 
2018-02-06 08:40:03 AM  
He was a great supporting player in The American President.

RIP Sideshow Bob's dad
 
2018-02-06 08:53:26 AM  

soporific: He was a great supporting player in The American President.

RIP Sideshow Bob's dad


He was fantastic in "Moonstruck" as well, playing a caddish professor. One who, now that I think about it, would be unlikely to survive in his job now.
 
2018-02-06 09:08:30 AM  

ArthurVandelay: C - H - E - R - S!


John Mahoney on Cheers
Youtube L5ElTaXbSLM
 
2018-02-06 09:21:08 AM  
lewintn

He was fantastic in "Moonstruck" as well, playing a caddish professor. One who, now that I think about it, would be unlikely to survive in his job now.

"I'm sorry about that, folks. She's a very pretty mental patient."
 
2018-02-06 09:21:24 AM  

Marshal Tito: He was my favorite part of Frasier. The show needed him to play the foil to his pretentious sons.


I started rewatching Frazier via Netflix and he had some great comedic and dramatic chops, especially in that first season.  He played the great Superego foil to Frazier's ego.

/R.I.P.
 
2018-02-06 09:26:07 AM  
You know somebody loves acting when they make millions on television but it's only a sideline to their "real" career on stage. John Mahoney was doing theater productions until a few months ago.
 
2018-02-06 09:28:16 AM  

Snapper Carr: I didn't realize that he was English. Apparently years of living in the US wiped out all traces of his accent


I saw him talk about this on a really late night interview show back when Frasier was still on.  He had a really thick lower-class accent, so when he got out of the navy and came to America to find work as an actor, he made a specific attempt to lose it.  No coach, he would just ask his friends "'Ow dya say 'binana'?"

"Banana."

Then he'd practice and move on to the next word.
 
2018-02-06 09:35:51 AM  
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RIP
 
2018-02-06 10:35:33 AM  
RIP to a great actor....

/Sad that I moved back to Chicago and never saw him on stage.....
 
2018-02-06 11:01:40 AM  
He and Olympia Dukakis were adorable together in Moonstruck.
 
2018-02-06 11:15:30 AM  

Snapper Carr: I didn't realize that he was English. Apparently years of living in the US wiped out all traces of his accent


I interviewed him once and it came up in the conversation. He did a bit of the accent he had until he moved to the States at 19. Sounded like "Coronation Street". Of course, so did Patrick Stewart, Yorkshireman. https://www.wimp.com/patrick-stewart-​r​ecites-a-poem-in-his-native-yorkshire-​dialect/
 
2018-02-06 12:04:45 PM  

Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: ArthurVandelay: C - H - E - R - S!

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I saw that episode this past weekend...good stuff.

/R.I.P. Funny Actor Man.
 
2018-02-06 12:18:11 PM  
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My condolences to Ione Skye.

/call me Ione!
 
2018-02-06 12:38:18 PM  
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2018-02-06 01:22:42 PM  
I loved him as Kid Gleason in "Eight Men Out." Gave a fantastic performance in that movie.
 
2018-02-06 01:55:45 PM  

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RIP


Just saw that episode the other night. Really funny, and touching. I never get tired of watching Frasier. It's an actual smart and witty show, unlike other supposedly "smart" shows I could name (cough, Big Bang Theory, cough.)

RIP, classy talented actor.
 
2018-02-06 02:06:54 PM  

Valiente: Snapper Carr: I didn't realize that he was English. Apparently years of living in the US wiped out all traces of his accent

I interviewed him once and it came up in the conversation. He did a bit of the accent he had until he moved to the States at 19. Sounded like "Coronation Street". Of course, so did Patrick Stewart, Yorkshireman. https://www.wimp.com/patrick-stewart-r​ecites-a-poem-in-his-native-yorkshire-​dialect/


Ever seeHugh Laurie do an interview?  I had no clue he was from the UK before I saw one, because he did a perfect American accent for House.

/but back to the topic, R.I.P. Frazier's dad :(
 
2018-02-06 02:08:42 PM  

KodosZardoz: I loved him as Kid Gleason in "Eight Men Out." Gave a fantastic performance in that movie.


Glad to see him get some love for 'Eight Men Out'.
 
2018-02-06 02:13:16 PM  
He didn't just bring great humor to Frasier, but also great humanity. It wasn't hard for him to take control of the scene and make two otherwise wholly unrelatable characters (Niles and Frasier) seem like a couple of regular joes.
 
2018-02-06 02:25:07 PM  
I always wondered how close his Daphne impersonation was to the accent of his youth:

Martin Crane impersonating Daphne Moon - Frasier
Youtube MjrLyWlCrP8
 
2018-02-06 04:51:29 PM  
Broken Hearts Club.

/Purple guy sad.
 
2018-02-06 04:57:49 PM  

Snapper Carr: I didn't realize that he was English. Apparently years of living in the US wiped out all traces of his accent


I read somewhere that he quickly "lost" the British accent when he was in the US Army.
 
2018-02-06 05:02:32 PM  

flypusher713: Valiente: Snapper Carr: I didn't realize that he was English. Apparently years of living in the US wiped out all traces of his accent

I interviewed him once and it came up in the conversation. He did a bit of the accent he had until he moved to the States at 19. Sounded like "Coronation Street". Of course, so did Patrick Stewart, Yorkshireman. https://www.wimp.com/patrick-stewart-r​ecites-a-poem-in-his-native-yorkshire-​dialect/

Ever seeHugh Laurie do an interview?  I had no clue he was from the UK before I saw one, because he did a perfect American accent for House.

/but back to the topic, R.I.P. Frazier's dad :(


You should look on YouTube for some of his earlier stuff: he was in Blackadder, A Bit of Fry and Laurie and Jeeves and Wooster.
 
2018-02-06 05:05:13 PM  

little big man: I always wondered how close his Daphne impersonation was to the accent of his youth:

[YouTube video: Martin Crane impersonating Daphne Moon - Frasier]


Fairly close: he was born in Blackpool in the northwest of England and I think the Daphne Moon character was from Manchester, also in the northwest.
 
2018-02-06 05:11:21 PM  

ArthurVandelay: C - H - E - R - S!


YOU. I L-I-K YOU.
 
2018-02-06 05:20:41 PM  

ukexpat: flypusher713: Valiente: Snapper Carr: I didn't realize that he was English. Apparently years of living in the US wiped out all traces of his accent

I interviewed him once and it came up in the conversation. He did a bit of the accent he had until he moved to the States at 19. Sounded like "Coronation Street". Of course, so did Patrick Stewart, Yorkshireman. https://www.wimp.com/patrick-stewart-r​ecites-a-poem-in-his-native-yorkshire-​dialect/

Ever seeHugh Laurie do an interview?  I had no clue he was from the UK before I saw one, because he did a perfect American accent for House.

/but back to the topic, R.I.P. Frazier's dad :(

You should look on YouTube for some of his earlier stuff: he was in Blackadder, A Bit of Fry and Laurie and Jeeves and Wooster.


I have  both Blackadder and the first couple of series of Fry & Laurie.  I will keep an eye out for him as I work my way through them.
 
2018-02-06 05:28:08 PM  

ukexpat: little big man: I always wondered how close his Daphne impersonation was to the accent of his youth:

[YouTube video: Martin Crane impersonating Daphne Moon - Frasier]

Fairly close: he was born in Blackpool in the northwest of England and I think the Daphne Moon character was from Manchester, also in the northwest.


Story goes he helped Jane Leeves get the accent down.
 
2018-02-06 06:53:15 PM  

buckeyebrain: KodosZardoz: I loved him as Kid Gleason in "Eight Men Out." Gave a fantastic performance in that movie.

Glad to see him get some love for 'Eight Men Out'.


Put me down for some of this action, too.
 
2018-02-06 07:41:56 PM  

buckeyebrain: KodosZardoz: I loved him as Kid Gleason in "Eight Men Out." Gave a fantastic performance in that movie.

Glad to see him get some love for 'Eight Men Out'.


Cool! Another Eight Men Out fan! Great stuff. I love John Sayles.
 
2018-02-06 07:45:25 PM  

ukexpat: flypusher713: Valiente: Snapper Carr: I didn't realize that he was English. Apparently years of living in the US wiped out all traces of his accent

I interviewed him once and it came up in the conversation. He did a bit of the accent he had until he moved to the States at 19. Sounded like "Coronation Street". Of course, so did Patrick Stewart, Yorkshireman. https://www.wimp.com/patrick-stewart-r​ecites-a-poem-in-his-native-yorkshire-​dialect/

Ever seeHugh Laurie do an interview?  I had no clue he was from the UK before I saw one, because he did a perfect American accent for House.

/but back to the topic, R.I.P. Frazier's dad :(

You should look on YouTube for some of his earlier stuff: he was in Blackadder, A Bit of Fry and Laurie and Jeeves and Wooster.


Regular on QI as well.

Best show ever
 
2018-02-06 09:28:53 PM  
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2018-02-07 10:04:56 AM  

flypusher713: Valiente: Snapper Carr: I didn't realize that he was English. Apparently years of living in the US wiped out all traces of his accent

I interviewed him once and it came up in the conversation. He did a bit of the accent he had until he moved to the States at 19. Sounded like "Coronation Street". Of course, so did Patrick Stewart, Yorkshireman. https://www.wimp.com/patrick-stewart-r​ecites-a-poem-in-his-native-yorkshire-​dialect/

Ever seeHugh Laurie do an interview?  I had no clue he was from the UK before I saw one, because he did a perfect American accent for House.


Same with Gary Oldman. His Russian accent (Air Force One) is pretty good too.
 
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