Losing A Legend


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Ian Sean
August 16, 2003, 03:31 PM
Charles Bronson is not in good shape.

http://www.fox23news.com/entertainment/story.aspx?content_id=BE9DB245-A846-481E-8152-D2E2959A58D0 (http://)

I can't believe he is 81. My thoughts and prayers.

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Moparmike
August 16, 2003, 05:49 PM
That sucks. Him and Clint Eastwood were main factors in my quest to own firearms. I wish his family the best.

Edited to add a better link: http://www.fox23news.com/entertainment/story.aspx?content_id=BE9DB245-A846-481E-8152-D2E2959A58D0

AZTOY
August 16, 2003, 06:01 PM
:(

jsalcedo
August 16, 2003, 06:04 PM
What a shame. He is one of the best.

cool45auto
August 16, 2003, 09:34 PM
You watch their movies over and over and never think about their age untill you see 'em on TV or something and realize they've been here a long time.

Hkmp5sd
August 16, 2003, 09:59 PM
never think about their age untill you see 'em on TV That's for sure. Saw a clip of Robert Conrad in court for DUI. You'd never recognize him from his The Wild Wild West or Black Sheep days.

powerstrk
August 16, 2003, 10:28 PM
Ian-your link is not working,what happened to him?

makarov1
August 16, 2003, 10:35 PM
I met Charles Bronson in a clothing store/surf shop in the small resort town of Chincoteague, Virginia on Virginia's Eastern Shore in the summer of 1989. I was still a teenager at the time. He was at the check out when the lady at the cash register asked him, "Did anyone ever tell you you look just like Charles Bronson?" His response was, "They tell me that all the time."

Chincoteague is still an isolated fishing village turned small resort community. Celebrities have been known to spend a weekend there, as they don't seem to draw much attention in a coastal village with virtually no connection to mainland Virginia. If this wasn't Charles Bronson, then he was a dead ringer for the ageing actor. I noticed he was getting up in years, and appeared to be about 70. He was really polite and unassuming, signed his credit card slip, and headed out the door.

CAP
August 16, 2003, 11:38 PM
Bummer.
God be with him and his family.

Penman
August 17, 2003, 12:32 AM
I heard that he once said: "I don't play golf, but I throw a pretty good knife."

If it's not true, it should be. Prayers going out to him.

Subby
August 17, 2003, 03:05 AM
I hope there's a big plate of halupki waiting for him up in the sky. I hope the Big Guy has a soft spot for mill Hunkies.

Sub

Ian Sean
August 17, 2003, 07:38 AM
Stupid Link, now I can't find the story again. Sorry people.

The gist of the news story is that he has been in the hospital and is in pretty bad shape. As per his wishes the family is taking him home so he can be with family. It sounds as if he only has a few more days.:(

hansolo
August 17, 2003, 12:43 PM
I'm in my 50's so Charles Bronson's films were/are a big part of my growing up; IMHO, "Death Wish" is one of the best films of the era. Sadly, most of his contemporaries -- Yul Brenner, Lee Marvin, Telly Sevalas, Eli Wallach, etc., are already gone. Via con Dios.

A. Partisan
August 17, 2003, 01:00 PM
All the great ones are leaving us and there's nobody to take their place.
God bless you, Mr. Bronson

Dot_mdb
August 17, 2003, 01:22 PM
http://webcenters.compuserve.com/compuserve/celebrity/whisper.jsp?floc=ce-main-3-l1&current=17

Keith
August 17, 2003, 02:47 PM
He played some interesting characters - ugly guys that got the girl!

I'll miss him...

Keith

4v50 Gary
August 17, 2003, 03:00 PM
Who can forget Death Wish or Villa Rides (with Robert Mitchum). In the latter movie, the Charles Bronson character lines up several prisoners and tests out a Peacemaker by shooting several down with one bullet. "It works!"

ed dixon
August 17, 2003, 03:25 PM
Sadly, most of his contemporaries -- Yul Brenner, Lee Marvin, Telly Sevalas, Eli Wallach, etc., are already gone. Via con Dios

hansolo: I could be wrong, but I didn't think Eli Wallach was gone.

223
August 18, 2003, 12:45 AM
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hansolo: I could be wrong, but I didn't think Eli Wallach was gone.
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Still ticking.

Hard Times,my favoritie Charlie movie

papaone
August 18, 2003, 01:04 AM
I saw Hard Times about 8 times. Loved it. He WILL be missed.:mad:

QuickDraw
August 18, 2003, 01:39 AM
I heard he was a tailgunner in WWII.
Don't know if its true or not.
He will be missed.

QuickDraw

jsalcedo
August 18, 2003, 01:59 AM
Tailgunner =True

His biography was on last month.

Mike Irwin
August 18, 2003, 03:18 AM
Bronson was in one of my favorite westerns -- Breakhart Pass.

Lots of names in that one... Bill McKinney, Jill Ireland (his wife), Richard Crenna, and a couple of very well-known character actors.

One of the funniest scenes from the Simpsons is Bart and Grandpa take a roadtrip to Branson, Missouri, to win back Grandpa's girlfriend, who has taken off with another member of the retirement home.

They stop, and everyone in the town looks like Charles Bronson. Men, women, and children.

The joke line is 'No, this is Bronson, Missouri. Branson's that way!"

Spackler
August 18, 2003, 10:57 AM
I've always been a Bronson fan. He made bad movies better, good movies great, and great movies classics.

One of my favorite Bronson scenes comes early in "Once Upon a Time in the West", when Bronson gets off the train. Jack Elam, Woody Strode, and another guy are waiting for him. He asks Jack Elam, "Did you bring a horse for me?"

Elam says "Looks like we're shy one horse".

Bronson shakes his head and says "You brought two too many."

Larry Ashcraft
August 18, 2003, 01:23 PM
My favorite Bronson movie is "Mr. Majestic" because it was filmed in La Junta and Canon City, CO, familiar territory to me.

I have talked to businessmen in La Junta who met him and by all accounts he was quite a gentleman.

keyhole
August 18, 2003, 03:32 PM
Damn!

Hate loosing another one.


Prayers for him, and his family.

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