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« on: March 24, 2015, 07:59:28 AM »

R.I.P. Gregory Walcott

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Veteran Character Actor Gregory Walcott Dies at Age 87
Posted on March 23, 2015
GREGORY WALCOTT WAS A FAVORITE OF CLINT EASTWOOD. AT 6’4″ HE FIT WELL INTO PLAYING IN WESTERNS.



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Back in the day, Mr. Walcott guest starred on most of the top rated TV programs. He was married to the same woman for 56 years, until her death in 2010.Gregory Walcott, an admired actor who appeared in such memorable films as Mister Roberts, The Eiger Sanction, Norma Rae and, unfortunately for him, Ed Wood’s lamentable Plan 9 From Outer Space, has died. He was 87.

Walcott, who starred as pilot Jeff Trent in Plan 9, considered one of the worst films ever made, died Friday at his home, his son, Men in Black puppeteer Todd Mattox, announced on Facebook.
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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2015, 12:07:40 AM »

Gregory Walcott was in five Rawhide episodes and four Clint Eastwood films, Joe Kidd, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, The Eiger Sanction and Every Which Way but Loose: IMDb link

Here is the obituary from the Los Angeles Times:

http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-gregory-walcott-20150324-story.html



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Gregory Walcott, a tall, rugged character actor who appeared in Clint Eastwood films, detective shows, Westerns and "Plan 9 From Outer Space" — a terrible howler whose notoriety he came to view with graceful good humor — died Friday at his home in Canoga Park. He was 87.

Walcott had been in failing health for some time, his daughter Pamela Graves said.

His last role was a cameo as a prospective investor in "Ed Wood," the 1994 Tim Burton film about the director and writer behind "Plan 9 From Outer Space" (1959) and other movies that have since attained cult status. With its dime-store special effects and cheesy plot about alien grave-robbers, "Plan 9" earned Walcott the kind of attention that he never expected.

"Ed Wood has etched my name forever in the annals of film history," he said a 1998 Filmfax magazine interview with writer Dwayne Epstein. "The thing that really bugs me is I will go to my grave not remembered for those meaty roles I did for the likes of John Ford, Raoul Walsh, Martin Ritt or Steven Spielberg but as the leading man in a film that many movie historians regard as the worst of all time. It's enough to drive a Puritan to drink!"

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