Monday, June 4, 2012

Richard Dawson, R.I.P.

As you've probably heard by now, legendary TV personality Richard Dawson passed away this weekend at the age of 79.   Dawson's greatest fame no doubt came from his work as the charming yet wisecracking emcee of Family Feud, but I will always remember him most fondly for his Machiavellian turn in The Running Man, the sci-fi/adventure film based on Stephen King's novel.  Here's the link to a YouTube clip from the film, in which Dawson's game-show-host character (in response to Arnold Schwarzenegger's familiar refrain) delivers one of the best quips in cinematic history.

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