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    [R.I.P.] Orson Bean

    From the LA Times:

    Orson Bean, the 91-year-old veteran actor-comedian and a mainstay of the Westside’s theater scene, was killed after being hit by two cars Friday night while crossing Venice Boulevard on his way to see a play, according to police and friends of the actor.

    Bean, who began his entertainment career as a magician and stand-up comedian, appeared on and off Broadway over two decades in New York. He guest-starred on “The Ed Sullivan Show” and, later in his career, starred in “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman,” “Being John Malkovich” and “Desperate Housewives.”

    Bean’s death comes as new figures show that the number of people killed in car crashes in Los Angeles remains stubbornly high. In 2019, four years after Mayor Eric Garcetti launched the Vision Zero initiative to eliminate traffic deaths on city streets, 244 people died in collisions in Los Angeles, including 134 pedestrians and 19 cyclists. Orson Bean is killed after being struck by two cars in Venice - Los Angeles Times


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    Re: [R.I.P.] Orson Bean

    "killed after being hit by two cars Friday night while crossing Venice Boulevard "

    Oh man...

    He was great on that game show from the 70's.

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    Re: [R.I.P.] Orson Bean

    At his wittiest with a very witty his own right Johnny Carson (1974).


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    Re: [R.I.P.] Orson Bean

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    From the LA Times:

    Orson Bean, the 91-year-old veteran actor-comedian and a mainstay of the Westside’s theater scene, was killed after being hit by two cars Friday night while crossing Venice Boulevard on his way to see a play, according to police and friends of the actor.

    Bean, who began his entertainment career as a magician and stand-up comedian, appeared on and off Broadway over two decades in New York. He guest-starred on “The Ed Sullivan Show” and, later in his career, starred in “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman,” “Being John Malkovich” and “Desperate Housewives.”

    Bean’s death comes as new figures show that the number of people killed in car crashes in Los Angeles remains stubbornly high. In 2019, four years after Mayor Eric Garcetti launched the Vision Zero initiative to eliminate traffic deaths on city streets, 244 people died in collisions in Los Angeles, including 134 pedestrians and 19 cyclists. Orson Bean is killed after being struck by two cars in Venice - Los Angeles Times

    Wow! That's a shame. I've always liked him.








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    Re: [R.I.P.] Orson Bean

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Wow! That's a shame. I've always liked him.
    I hope that he didn't even know what hit him. He was struck by one car and then dragged by a second as he walked to the theater to see his wife. So sound mind and healthy until the end.

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    Re: [R.I.P.] Orson Bean

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I hope that he didn't even know what hit him. He was struck by one car and then dragged by a second as he walked to the theater to see his wife. So sound mind and healthy until the end.
    Who knows. He reportedly was jaywalking and no charges will be filed by either car, so maybe he was looking in other direction when it happened.

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    Re: [R.I.P.] Orson Bean

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I hope that he didn't even know what hit him. He was struck by one car and then dragged by a second as he walked to the theater to see his wife. So sound mind and healthy until the end.
    Oh, man. That's horrible, and with his wife. Imagine what she is going through to have seen it happen.








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    Re: [R.I.P.] Orson Bean

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Oh, man. That's horrible, and with his wife. Imagine what she is going through to have seen it happen.
    I don't think she did; I think she was at the theater already (and was performing in it?). I really hope Bean died instantly, that he wasn't alive when dragged. Awful.

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