Thursday, February 17, 2011
Film scholar -- via the Chicago Tribune.
Social studies teacher, drive-in theater manager, Serbian music expert and radio host -- via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Comic actor -- via the Hollywood Reporter. Well, this one really hurts. Mars was one of the funniest performers of the 20th century -- his roles in Mel Brooks films such as "Young Frankenstein" (as the one-armed Inspector Kemp) and "The Producers" (as Franz Liebkind, crazy Nazi playwright of "Springtime for Hitler") make him immortal. He did so much more -- other films, TV, stage work -- nearly 200 IMDB credits alone! He was a voice master as well -- he could do any accent, instantly and with ease and facility. He was eloquently daffy, and somehow subtly slapstick. God bless him! Never forget -- "He vill currrzzz de dey he vasschh borrrrn a Frangeunshhtein!"