Henry Gibson: 1935-2009

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Henry Gibson, an American actor and songwriter who appeared on television and in films for more than 40 years, has passed away after a short struggle with cancer. He was 73. Gibson received his first big film break in 1963's The Nutty Professor, but his first major role came courtesy of his three-year stint as part of the cast of Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, where he developed the popular recurring character of a Nehru-garbed poet. After Laugh-In, Gibson appeared in a long list of films, becoming a favorite of director Robert Altman, who used him in four films: The Long Goodbye, A Perfect Couple, Health, and Nashville (Gibson earned a Golden Globe nomination for his work in the latter).Back to Article

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