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    September 14, 2010

    RIP KEVIN McCARTHY (1914-2010)

    Many audience in the contemporary modern world may not know who is he. But the 96 years old passed away due to natural cause on September 11, after spending an amazing acting career, Kevin McCarthy had been nominated for an Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor and a Golden Globe win for his role in Death of a Salesman. Otherwise, he is best known for starring in the 1956 horror science fiction Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

    Born in Seattle, Washington in 1914, he attended the University of Minnesota, where he participated in his first play Henry IV, Part 1, and discovered a love of acting. MTV Movies' Adam Rosenberg described McCarthy as "had a knack for playing the smiling villain; his kindly face belied the evil genius lurking within." Of course there are countless number of films in which McCarthy were best remembered for his devious cynical and villainous characters including the one in 1987's Innerspace (directed by Joe Dante, co-stars Dennis Quaid)), 1992's The Distinguished Gentleman (with Eddie Murphy) and 1989's UHF (also starring Weird Al Yankovic). McCarthy also stars in many science fiction and horror related titles over his 70 years of acting career, which includes 1978's original Piranha and 1983's Twilight Zone The Movie.

    My condolence to the family of Kevin McCarthy. He is survived by Kate Crane, his wife of 40 years, and their two children, as well as three other children from a previous marriage.

    SOURCES: MTV Movies
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