Saturday, February 07, 2009

Thank You, Mr. Whitmore

This news truly makes me sad: James Whitmore passed away on Feb. 6 of lung cancer.

One of my earliest memories of old movies is watching James Whitmore's Them! with my dad on the late show.

My other two favorite Whitmore roles: The Next Voice You Hear (1950) and The McConnell Story (1955).

Thank you for the memories, Mr. Whitmore.


Anonymous said...

I was sad to see this today too.

Carrie said...

I was just reading somewhere - James Whitmore, Van Johnson and Ricardo Montalbon, all in "Battleground," dying within a short period of time...odd.

la peregrina said...

Carrie, I was not conscious of that, very odd indeed.

THEM was also the first movie I remember seeing James Whitmore in. Always loved the man.

Carrie said...

Very odd...the Lord works in mysterious ways!