Sunday, February 26, 2006

Darren McGavin, RIP

I learn that actor Darren McGavin died yesterday. I remember him well from the TV series Kolchak: The Night Stalker, back around the time I was starting out in college. What I loved about that series was that the creepy stuff he got into was always portrayed as real— unlike the Scooby Doo cartoons of my childhood, which always ended up with some wet-blanket forest ranger explaining how the ghost was really "nothing but" a bedsheet on strings, or whatever.

Of course, having loved Kolchak, you can bet I also became a big fan years later of The X-Files.

Darren McGavin, died February 25, 2006, age 83.

(h/t The Tetrast)


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