Wednesday, August 16, 2006

R.I.P. Bruno Kirby

I'm sorry to say that Bruno Kirby died today. He was an actor who could almost unfailingly make me laugh -- he had a true knack for playing a regular Joe. I don't think I'd ever seen him in a role I didn't enjoy, but the one that stands out for me was playing a pissed-off guy stalking Frank Pembleton on an episode of Homicide. And, of course, he completely sold us that someone would blurt out "Baby Fish Mouth" during a game of Pictionary.

Rest in Peace, Mr. Kirby. I'll miss seeing you around the edges, and the too-rare times you were in the spotlight.

Rob

2 comments:

Christian Ready said...

I've always had the greatest respect for Bruno Kirby. My favorite performance of his was also in Homicide. What a great guy, and certainly young enough not to have left us so soon.

Sharon GR said...

I had no idea. What a loss.

Don't forget Godfather 2. He made a great Clemenza.