zanl188
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RIP - Charles Nelson Reilly

Mon May 28, 2007 8:32 pm

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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RE: RIP - Charles Nelson Reilly

Mon May 28, 2007 9:20 pm

sa.d

but he had to go sometime.

still watch Match Game on the GSN religiously.
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RE: RIP - Charles Nelson Reilly

Mon May 28, 2007 11:20 pm

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

 tombstone  Charles.
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RE: RIP - Charles Nelson Reilly

Tue May 29, 2007 12:54 am

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".
 
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RE: RIP - Charles Nelson Reilly

Tue May 29, 2007 1:15 am

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

Were they gay?

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RE: RIP - Charles Nelson Reilly

Tue May 29, 2007 1:47 am

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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RE: RIP - Charles Nelson Reilly

Tue May 29, 2007 1:49 am

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



and he would laugh at that description.



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RE: RIP - Charles Nelson Reilly

Tue May 29, 2007 2:09 am

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."

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RE: RIP - Charles Nelson Reilly

Tue May 29, 2007 2:14 am

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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RE: RIP - Charles Nelson Reilly

Tue May 29, 2007 2:21 am

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

Oh Reilly? My bad!  blush 
 
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RE: RIP - Charles Nelson Reilly

Tue May 29, 2007 4:36 am

I remember this as a kid.

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RE: RIP - Charles Nelson Reilly

Tue May 29, 2007 4:49 am

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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RE: RIP - Charles Nelson Reilly

Tue May 29, 2007 7:14 am

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
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RE: RIP - Charles Nelson Reilly

Tue May 29, 2007 8:54 am

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

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RE: RIP - Charles Nelson Reilly

Tue May 29, 2007 9:34 am

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).

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RE: RIP - Charles Nelson Reilly

Tue May 29, 2007 9:05 pm

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

Fruitier than a Cancun breakfast buffet.



 
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RE: RIP - Charles Nelson Reilly

Wed May 30, 2007 7:17 am

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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RE: RIP - Charles Nelson Reilly

Wed May 30, 2007 7:22 am

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).

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RE: RIP - Charles Nelson Reilly

Wed May 30, 2007 11:37 am

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.

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