Farewell to a legend

I’m angrier than an Albany County resident who just realized county government officials can get away with driving drunk.  I’m angry because of that, but for the moment, I’m irate that I found this news story on my own while perusing my various sources in a hunt for new articles.

I have numerous news apps on my phone and not one of them have reported this as of the time this article was published.  Not CBS, not NBC, not CNN, no one.  Absolutely no one pushed out a special alert. My point is that this story definitely warrants a breaking news alert that has yet to happen.

Acting legend Dabney Coleman, known for his role as the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot Franklin Hart in cult classics 9 to 5, and for his role in another cult classic movie Wargames, has died at the age of 92.  His daughter announced to the smarmy gossip rag TMZ that he died yesterday.  It is unclear what caused his death.

Coleman made a career out of playing douchebags and he did so quite well.  In addition to the hilarious movie, he starred in the 90’s short-lived sitcom Mr. Drexell’s Class and in numerous other television shows such as The Guardian as well as countless movies.

On October 31, 1987, he even hosted an episode of the NBC classic Saturday Night Live. In all, according to his Wikipedia page and IMDB profile, he had over sixty projects to his name.

Before his fame as an actor and performer, Coleman served our country, specifically in the Army.  He served in Europe in 1953.  Though he was good at what he did, he was a failure at marriage, having been both married and divorced twice.

His death brings to a close an accomplished acting career, but his roles will always be remembered.  And that is more than any actor can ask for!

(Photo credit: Saturday Night Live/Broadway Studios/NBC Studios)