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Losing A Legend

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Ian Sean, Aug 16, 2003.

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  1. Ian Sean

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    Oddly enough, a downwardly-plunging firey handbask
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    What a shame. He is one of the best.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Ian-your link is not working,what happened to him?
     
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    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.
     
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    Bummer.
    God be with him and his family.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.

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    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.:(
     
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    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.
     
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    All the great ones are leaving us and there's nobody to take their place.
    God bless you, Mr. Bronson
     
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    He played some interesting characters - ugly guys that got the girl!

    I'll miss him...

    Keith
     
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    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!"
     
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    hansolo: I could be wrong, but I didn't think Eli Wallach was gone.
     
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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
     
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    Great Actor

    I saw Hard Times about 8 times. Loved it. He WILL be missed.:mad:
     
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    I heard he was a tailgunner in WWII.
    Don't know if its true or not.
    He will be missed.

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    Tailgunner =True

    His biography was on last month.
     
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    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!"
     
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    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."
     
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    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.
     
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