celebrity death cluster continues

They’re dropping like flies, aren’t they? Earlier this week it was Arthur Clarke and Anthony Minghella, now Brian Wilde (Foggy in Last of the Summer Wine and Mr. Barraclough in Porridge) has passed away, suddenly, in his sleep at the age of 86. May be all be so lucky. He followed hot on the heels of the great Shakespearian actor Paul Scofield. As the comment at at the side of the BBC’s news page says, "Paul Scofield was a towering genius of a performer who had everything a theatrical elder statesman should have." So says Paddy of Aberystwyth. Hm. I wonder who that could be? Richard Burton also said at one point, "of the ten greatest moments in the theatre, eight are Scofield’s."

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