Sunday, November 27, 2016

Firefly star Ron Glass has died

updated: Firefly star Ron Glass has died

You older guys may remember him as the dapper Det. Harris on Barney Miller.

I reckon there won't be any Barney Miller reunion shows. Not many of the regulars have survived. In shuffling off this mortal coil, Glass joins cast members Steve Landesberg (Dietrich), Jack Soo (Yemana), Abe Vigoda (Fish), James Gregory (Inspector Luger) and Ron Carey (Levitt).

There are two left standing. Hal Linden (Barney Miller) is still alive and kickin' at 85. According to IMDb, he appeared in an episode of Royal Pains this year. Max Gail (WoJo) is 73 and appeared in a recurring role this year on Scorpion.

Reader comment:

I recently saw a fine small film called "I'll See You In My Dreams" with Blythe Danner. In one scene, she has a horrific speed-dating experience in a retirement home, and one of the men is particularly pathetic. The actor was terrific and oddly familiar, but I couldn't place him. When I saw the credits, I was floored to discover it was Max Gail. Never would have recognized him.

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  1. I recently saw a fine small film called "I'll See You In My Dreams" with Blythe Danner. In one scene, she has a horrific speed-dating experience in a retirement home, and one of the men is particularly pathetic. The actor was terrific and oddly familiar, but I couldn't place him. When I saw the credits, I was floored to discover it was Max Gail. Never would have recognized him.

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