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Re: Re: Marc Laurence aka Steve McBirney

Especially when you consider how many people don't hit the seventies in age!


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Dear Andrew,

Thank you for the information. Many, if not most, Charlie Chan fans are also fans to varying degrees of the venerable Marc Lawrence. Anyone who takes a peek at his filmogrphy should not with some awe a career in film that lasted seven decades.

Rush Glick

Re: Re: Marc Laurence aka Steve McBirney

Actually I have been so out of touch I didn't know the old guy had gone . We corresponded back amd forth a few times and he had a rough and ready character . I remember he wrote how f***ing ( my censorship , not his !)cold it had been in Newfoundland where he had just been "making faces" as he called acting . What modern actor would take the trouble to reply in his own hand to fans like he did .
A 21 machine gun salute is called for .

Re: Re: Re: Marc Laurence aka Steve McBirney

A few years ago, I met Marc Lawrence at an autograph show in Studio City. I asked him a couple of questions about the Charlie Chan films he did, and he signed several homemade pics I made off of "Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum." When I told him that I had flown 3000 miles to meet him, he playfully slapped my face. lol His assistant whispered to me that he was giving me a compliment, which I took it as. Kinda like the way Steve McBirney would have slapped his pal Grenock! lol I have some video footage of the slap and of meeting him. Also some audio of him talking a little about Warner Oland, Eddie Marr (Grenock), and C. Henry Gordon (Dr. Creme). Audio is pretty noisy, though, from all the people in the room. But he was a really nice guy to meet.