Tuesday, August 15, 2006

BRUNO KIRBY, 57

You know, the face in plenty of movies you've seen over the years. The Associated Press reports:
Kirby died Monday in Los Angeles from complications related to leukemia, according to a statement from his wife, Lynn Sellers. He had recently been diagnosed with the disease.

"We are incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support we have received from Bruno's fans and colleagues who have admired and respected his work over the past 30 years," his wife said. "Bruno's spirit will continue to live on not only in his rich body of film and television work but also through the lives of individuals he has touched throughout his life."

Kirby was perhaps best known for his roles opposite Billy Crystal in 1989's "When Harry Met Sally" and 1991's "City Slickers."

Other film credits included "Good Morning, Vietnam," "The Godfather: Part II" and "Donnie Brasco." More recently, he played Phil Rubenstein on the HBO series "Entourage."
Oh yeah. That guy.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

This obit would be incomplete without mentioning his role as an embittered chauffeur in "This is Spinal Tap".

The Libertarian Guy said...

Godspeed, Bruno.

Anonymous said...

I've always believed the character he played in Good Morning Vietnam was modeled after someone who A) later became a GM for the Shepherd Group or B) discovered Vincent David John Jacob Jingle Himerschmit Shotenkirk Shimmy Shimmy Ko-ko Bop Ramma Lama Ding Dong Do Wah Diddy Diddy Gidyup Ooomp Pompa Oooomp Pompa Mow Mow Hiyo Silver Away Banana Fanna Fo Fanna De Doo Doo Doo De Da Da Da (That's all I want to say to you)Gabba Gabba Hey Gabba Hey (Now you're one of us) two all-beef patties special sauce lettuce cheese pickles onion on a sesame seed bun, Itsy Bittsy Tiny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Jericho Joiner-Kersee Sammy Davis Junior. Desdinova the Eternal Light

Anonymous said...

I love 'that guy'!

Anonymous said...

And with your venom for the radio host, most wonder why people choose anonymous for this blog. Wonder no more.

Anonymous said...

AND IF YOU DOOOOOOO....AND IF YOU DOOOOOOO....AND IF YOU DOOOOOO...AND IF YOU DOOOOOOO....AND IF YOU DOOOOOOO....AND IF YOU DOOOOOOO....AND IF YOU DOOOOOOO....

busplunge said...

I always got him confused with Joe Pepsi

but I liked him anyway.