Saturday, May 26, 2007

Happy Birthday, Duke





The Duke would have been 100 years old today.

There’s no explaining it. He was probably the worst good actor ever. I’m sure we’d find very little to agree on politically. His films are almost corny now. But I still watch his westerns whenever they’re on. It’s an odd term to describe an actor, but when I think of his performances, the word I come up with is “honest.” Like I said, there’s no explaining it. Whatever “it” is, he had it.

Don Brown
May 26, 2007

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