Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Character Actor Exits Stage

Bruno Kirby, a New York born actor, who many might remember for supporting performances in films such as “City Slickers” and “When Harry Met Sally,” passed away from leukemia Monday, Aug. 15. Aside from those roles co-starring with Billy Crystal, one of his best performances came in 1990, when he was featured along with Matthew Broderick and Marlon Brando in “The Freshman,” one of the best comedies of the 90s. In 1995, he guest starred in a prominent role in the NBC police drama “Homicide: Life on the Street,” in one of the best episodes in the series’ seven season history.

In recent years, he largely had disappeared from the acting scene, only occasionally popping up in smaller roles in mostly forgettable projects. But Kirby’s proof that you can never have enough good character actors out there. He was 57. Incidentally, he was born Bruno Quidaciolu Jr.

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