May 19, 2008

John Phillip Law, 1937-2008

"I've had more kicks out of playing far-out things. It's like putting on a funny face and going out in front of people and going, 'yaaaaaa!'" –John Phillip Law in the Los Angeles Times, 1966

Good bye to John Phillip Law, the prolific actor who acted on Broadway, and in Hollywood and Italian films. He became famous in the Russians are Coming the Russians are Coming (1966), for which he received a Golden Globe nomination for most promising newcomer. He is best remembered for colorful 60’s and 70’s flicks such as Barbarella (as Pygar the blind angel, his best-known performance), Danger: Diabolik, Skidoo (all 1968) and The Love Machine (1971). He also had the “honor” of having two of his movies, Diabolik and Space Mutiny (1988), spoofed on Mystery Science Theater 3000. His brief appearance in CQ (2001), a movie which paid tribute to the colorful movies that kept him famous, showed that he was very much the same as he was when he first found fame: tall, blonde and handsome with a deep, appealing voice and striking presence.

LA Times Obituary

Death Rides A Horse at Internet Archive

Lots of great clips with Law on Deep Ape

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