Thursday, March 17, 2011

R.I.P Michael Gough (1917-2011)

In case you have not yet heard, the legendary actor Michael Gough died today at the age of 94. He was one of the last Horror Movie actors from the golden age of horror.
He stared in such movies as Hammer horrors 1958`s HORROR OF DRACULA in which he played the character Arthur. He was also acted along side Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee in the phenomenal 1968 film CURSE OF THE CRIMSON ALTER. Other memorable roles of his include that of the Occult Auctioneer in THE SKULL and the Mad Scientist Dr.Charles Decker in  1961s KONGA.
Then of course his later roles were that of the kindly butler Alfred in all four of the 90s Batman movies. Then he played Notary Hardenbrook in the great 1999 SLEEPY HOLLOW movie. His last role was that of the Dodo Bird in last years ALICE IN WONDERLAND, which I am happy to say was a good final film for him and i`m just happy I was able to see it in theaters when it came out.

 It always sadness me to see a great actor like him pass away, but unfortunately it happens. So in honor of him tonight I will watch some of his movies and put up some reviews of them very soon.

R.I.P Michael Gough "The world will always acknowledge your greatness"



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