Football Player and Film Star Alex Karras Dead at 77…
Former football great Alex Karras, died yesterday at age 77 after battling kidney failure, cancer and dementia. He was able to successfully transition from a career as a pro athelete to a successful career as an actor and Hollywood personality.
He appeared in a series of guest shots on such series as “Daniel Boone” and “Love, American Style,” but it was when his appearance as the lumbering bad guy Mongo in Mel Brooks‘ “Blazing Saddles” that his star really took off.
- Former Detroit Lions Player Alex Karras Suffering From Kidney Failure (detroit.cbslocal.com)
- Alex Karras: NFL star and actor reportedly near death (mercurynews.com)
- ‘Webster’ star and Detroit Lions legend Alex Karras near death (foxnews.com)
Posted on October 11, 2012, in Announcement, Cinema, creativity, film, News, Obits, Opinion, Sports, Television, Word from Bill and tagged Alex Karras, Blazing Saddles, Daniel Boone, Detroit Lions, Hollywood, Match Game, Mel Brooks, Tom Lewand. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Football Player and Film Star Alex Karras Dead at 77….