Character Actor Bruno Kirby, Dead at 57

by | August 16, 2006 | Comments

You’d immediately recognize the face (and the voice) from movies like "City Slickers," "Good Morning Vietnam," and "When Harry Met Sally," but you might not remember the guy’s name. (Good character actors are like that.) The man’s name was Bruno Kirby, and we’re sad to say that he passed away last night at the age of 57.

From Yahoo! News: "Kirby died Monday in Los Angeles from complications related to leukemia, according to a statement from his wife, Lynn Sellers. He had recently been diagnosed with the disease.

"We are incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support we have received from Bruno’s fans and colleagues who have admired and respected his work over the past 30 years," his wife said. "Bruno’s spirit will continue to live on not only in his rich body of film and television work but also through the lives of individuals he has touched throughout his life."

Although best remembered for the three movies mentioned above, Mr. Kirby’s filmography is an impressive one indeed. He did some very fine work in movies like "Tin Men," "The Freshman," "Sleepers," "Donnie Brasco," "The Basketball Diaries," and "We’re No Angels." Plus the guy also popped up in "The Godfather Part 2" and "This is Spinal Tap." So obviously he’s an old pal to many a movie-watcher, and he will definitely be missed.

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