Popular character actor Henry Gibson has died. He was 73.
Gibson, who had been battling cancer, was a member of the original ensemble of NBC’s top-rated “Laugh-In,” on which he performed for three seasons.
Though he appeared in more than a few films and TV series, for me, it was his role as supermarket chief Mr Wormwood in Joe Danteâ€™s â€œInnerspaceâ€ that Iâ€™ll best remember him for. Heâ€™s absolutely wonderful in that flick â€“ very funny. And he had great chemistry with Martin Short.
His other credits include â€œThe Burbsâ€, â€œThe Blueâ€™s Brothersâ€, â€œCharlotteâ€™s Webâ€ (he voiced Wilbur) and the 2007 comedy, â€œBig Stanâ€. Gibson’s recent work included a five-season stint as cantankerous Judge Clarence Brown on ABC’s “Boston Legal”.
Our condolences to his family, friends and many fans.
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