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RIP - Charles Nelson Reilly  
User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3588 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1671 times:
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From the "Is he still alive dept.?"

http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/TV/05/28/reilly.obit.ap/index.html

RIP Charles


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User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9511 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1649 times:

sa.d

but he had to go sometime.

still watch Match Game on the GSN religiously.



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1619 times:

Between he and Paul Lynde, I'd be in stitches watching game shows they appeared in.

 tombstone  Charles.


User currently offlineAirportSeven From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 327 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1589 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 2):
Between he and Paul Lynde, I'd be in stitches watching game shows they appeared in.

Lynde on Hollywood Squares and Reilly on Match Game, they were two of the best. They were so... "flamboyant".


User currently offlineQueso From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1584 times:

Quoting AirportSeven (Reply 3):
They were so... "flamboyant".

Were they gay?

The last time I saw CNR was on "The New WKRP", like 10 or 15 years ago.


User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1574 times:

Quoting Queso (Reply 4):
Were they gay?

 rotfl  Charles is probably having a good laugh on that one.

RIP funny, funny man.



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User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1572 times:

Funny as hell and he played himself successfully....



and he would laugh at that description.



RIP



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User currently offlineQueso From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1560 times:

Ha! I guessed it right!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Nelson_Reilly

"Reilly did not publicly come out as a gay man until his one man show Save It for the Stage. However, much like fellow game show regular Paul Lynde, Reilly played up a campy onscreen persona. In many episodes of Match Game, he would lampoon himself by briefly affecting a deep voice and self-consciously describing how "butch" he was. He mentioned in a 2002 interview with Entertainment Tonight that he felt no need to come out of the closet and that he never purposefully hid his homosexuality from anyone."

I need to play the lottery! 2 out of 2!


User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1553 times:

Quoting Queso (Reply 7):
Ha! I guessed it right!

Or you could have just read the link in the opening post.



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User currently offlineQueso From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1550 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 8):
Or you could have just read the link in the opening post.

Oh Reilly? My bad!  blush 


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1517 times:

I remember this as a kid.



User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1508 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 10):
I remember this as a kid.

LOLOL, I loved his laugh. He would have made a great Teletubby!



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User currently offlineA340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1981 posts, RR: 23
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1484 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 10):
I remember this as a kid.

That's some memory you have!
I, too, am sad to hear he passed away as he was iconic on the original Match Game. I also enjoyed his turn in Cannonball Run II, as Don Don Canneloni, classic role, though the movie was less than spectacular.

Wonder how the Jim Rome show will take this tomorrow as his name pops up as a clone-ism from time to time.

RIP CNR
JSD



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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8690 posts, RR: 16
Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1460 times:

RIP my friend. You were a good guy that we'll miss.

Hunter



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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1450 times:

Quoting A340Spotter (Reply 12):
That's some memory you have!

I also remember him from "Lidsville" by Sid & Marty Kroft (1971). It also starred Butch Patrick (aka, Eddie Munster).



User currently offlineJohnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2601 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1421 times:

Check it out....Charles Nelson Reilly, boozy Brett Summers, and the "good sister" Eva Gabor (!)

Fruitier than a Cancun breakfast buffet.





User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3588 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1383 times:
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Quoting Johnboy (Reply 15):
Check it out....Charles Nelson Reilly, boozy Brett Summers, and the "good sister" Eva Gabor (!)

Who the heck is "Bart"?



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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Reply 17, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1381 times:

Quoting ZANL188 (Reply 16):
Who the heck is "Bart"?

Bart Braverman, perhaps best known for his role on "Vega$" outside of Match Game (if that's saying anything).

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0106013/



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User currently offlineA340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1981 posts, RR: 23
Reply 18, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1358 times:

Quoting Johnboy (Reply 15):
Check it out....Charles Nelson Reilly, boozy Brett Summers, and the "good sister" Eva Gabor (!)

Classic game show, probably the best way to pass the late morning hours as a kid growing up in the late 70s, watching Match Game and the Price is Right. CBS (and Mark Goodman/Bill Todman) knew how to produce great daytime game shows back then.

Separately...last night, I went to the Morrissey concert here in Houston. He came out on stage, took the microphone, looked towards the ceiling and said, Charles...Nelson...Reilly. I was stoked! What a way to honor someone who, I'm guessing, half the crowd had no idea about.

JSD



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