Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Peter Boyle Dies

"It's alive!" was the famous cry from Dr. Frankestein in the original horror film and in Mel Brooks' masterpiece "Young Frankenstein." Peter Boyle would have lived forever just for his performance as the Monster. (Boy, could he dance.) Then of course he struck gold as the irascible dad in "Everybody Loves Raymond." With Cloris Leachman reprising her role from "Young Frankenstein" in the Broadway musical, I had a brief silly dream Boyle could play the Monster. At least he might have shown up on opening night. Now, sadly, he's gone.

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