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taf2002
10-10-2012, 04:28 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/alex-karras-former-nfl-defensive-143833176--nfl.html

He was such a natural actor & did a wonderful job, from "Mongo" in Blazing Saddles, to the sheriff in Porky's, to the bodyguard in Victor/Victoria. And of course, he played himself in Paper Lion, which is the 1st I ever noticed him. I really liked him.

suep1963
10-10-2012, 05:17 PM
I heard he wasn't doing well. Loved him in Blazing Saddles.

Nan
10-10-2012, 05:20 PM
So sad. :( He always seemed like such a nice man. RIP Mr. Karras.

peibeck
10-10-2012, 07:03 PM
I thought he was hilarious in "Victor/Victoria."

taf2002
10-10-2012, 07:59 PM
One thing I loved about his acting is the way he acted with his face.

skatesindreams
10-10-2012, 08:25 PM
What a sad end for someone who was gifted in so many fields.
Condolences to his family and friends,
RIP

pollyanna
10-10-2012, 08:30 PM
I thought he was hilarious in "Victor/Victoria."
:respec:

RIP Mr. Karras.

Kasey
10-10-2012, 09:04 PM
Awww, he seemed like a really decent guy. RIP Mr. Karras

NeilJLeonard
10-10-2012, 10:05 PM
Awww, he seemed like a really decent guy. RIP Mr. Karras
And one of the best defensive tackles in the history of the NFL. Hopefully he will now finally get into the NFL Hall of Fame. He deserves it. He was that good.

RIP, Mongo. You entertained me in so many ways. Thank you.


NJL (...and I just saw "Blazing Saddles" on TV last week. It was the 1st time I'd seen it. Very PI and hilarious...;)...)

skatesindreams
10-10-2012, 10:12 PM
And one of the best defensive tackles in the history of the NFL. Hopefully he will now finally get into the NFL Hall of Fame. He deserves it. He was that good.

Too bad that it didn't happen while he was here to appreciate the honor.

Alex Forrest
10-10-2012, 10:15 PM
Sad news. He was great in Victor/Victoria, and seemed like the perfect Dad in Webster.

Nice to see he and Susan Clark were still married. They made a nice couple.

RIP

Aussie Willy
10-10-2012, 10:55 PM
Oh no Mongo died. RIP.

Reuven
10-10-2012, 11:54 PM
"Mongo only pawn... in game of life.“ R.I.P., Alex, ya big galoot.

KHenry14
10-11-2012, 03:04 AM
And one of the best defensive tackles in the history of the NFL. Hopefully he will now finally get into the NFL Hall of Fame. He deserves it. He was that good.

I heard it said today that Alex was Warren Sapp or Cortez Kennedy before those guys were even born. He was that good of a defensice tackle!

Between him and Merlin Olsen, Defensive Tackles of the 60's did pretty well in the entertainment field.

AragornElessar
10-11-2012, 03:35 AM
I only heard about just how badly his health was yesterday during the Supper Hour Sportscast and that he wasn't expected to make it to the weekend. What a shame that couldn't have been wrong. :(

I'll have to break out my Season Three M*A*S*H DVD's later and watch the episode where he plays a Marine that Hawkeye saved and, in turn, he becomes Hawkeye's "right hand man" in payment for saving his life. Really funny episode, but the best part is when Frank starts going on about the report all that happened in this episode will end up making for the General he and Hotlips were going to send it to, and when Frank refuses to shut up, Alex picks him up and twirls him around until the promise of no report's made. :D

He really was such a talented man and seemed like such a gentle man too. Lovely to hear he and Susan were still married and my heart goes out to her tonight, as well to all of his Friends and Family.

May he rest in peace. :(