Thursday, July 08, 2010

Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.

I was recently watching "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, World" at an art opening with some friends. It was a perennial TV event when we were growing up and a favorite of many of my generation. My friend Joe and I were discussing who is still left alive in the cast. There was a huge all star cast in the movie but since it was made in 1963, Not many people are still alive.

By way of Wikipedia I'll list those that are still alive as of July 8, 2010.

Jonathon Winters
b.1925-played Lennie Pike a furniture mover who tears down a gas station.

Mickey Rooney
b. 1920-played Dingy Bell who was going to Vegas with Buddy Hackett.

Sid Caesar
b.1922-played dentist Melville Crump who teamed up with Edie Adams to destroy a hardware store.

Peter Falk
b. 1927-played a cab driver who teamed up with fellow cab driver Eddie "Rochester" Anderson to find out what the hubbub was all about.

Barrie Chase
b.1933- played Dick Shawn's bikini clad dancing beatnik girlfriend.

John Clarke
b.1932-played a helicopter pilot.

Stan Freberg
b.1926-played a background part as a Deputy Sheriff.

Marvin Kaplan
b.1927-played the co-owner (with Arnold Stang) of the gas station that gets destroyed by Jonathon Winters.

Jerry Lewis
b.1926-made a very brief appearance running over Spenser Tracey's hat.

Nicholas Georgiade b.1933-played a detective at the beginning of the movie with Norman Fell. (updated 2014).

It seems like a decent list but remember the movie had a HUGE cast.


Scanman said...

I can't believe I left off Carl Reiner who is still alive and well at the age of 88.

Scanman said...

And now Peter Falk is dead.

Scanman said...

And in April of 2013 we lost Jonathon Winters.

Scanman said...

We lost Sid Ceasar today on February 12th, 2014.