Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Peter Cushing Remembered
Today is Peter Cushing's birthday.
A long-time favorite of mine, I had to set aside a moment from a very busy day to express my admiration of this fine, consummate performer. Mr. Cushing's films meant so much to me as I was growing up. Whether he was portraying the diabolical Baron Frankenstein, the saintly Dr. Van Helsing, the brilliantly eccentric (and definitive) Sherlock Holmes, or dozens of other roles, Peter was always fascinating to watch.
He still is.
Happy Birthday, sir. You remain as an inspiration to so many of us. And you are sorely missed.
May 26, 1913 - August 11, 1994