Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Oh yeah, that Bruno Kirby...

LOS ANGELES Aug 16, 2006 (AP)— Bruno Kirby, a veteran character actor known for playing the best friend in two of Billy Crystal's biggest comedies When Harry Met Sally and City Slickers, has died. He was 57.

Kirby died Monday in Los Angeles from complications related to leukemia, his wife Lynn Sellers said in a statement Tuesday. He had been recently diagnosed with the disease.


Kirby appeared in dozens of motion pictures and television programs - usually cast as the definitive New Yorker...

He appeared in my beloved Homicide: Life on the Street - as The Gas Man. Kirby also directed a fan fave episode of H:LotS - Heartbeat - in which Munch and Howard...

munch howard

...go up against a murderer with an obsession with Edgar Allen Poe.

But maybe his most unforgettable role was in the Al Pacino starring, feel-good movie of 1980: Cruising...

Internet Movie Database credits Kirby as the "man greasing up his fist in a club."

(Major shout-out to TBogg...)


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