Tuesday, January 31, 2006

101 Year Old Actor Suffers Age Discrimination!


Kevin over at LA OBSERVED blows the top off the latest Hollywood scandal.


To being with, Kevin starts with the news that 101 year old Charles Lane - one of the greatest Hollywood character actors of all time - whom I had assumed has been dead for 20 years at least - is still alive!

To give you an idea how old this man is, I was born in 1948 and even BEFORE I was born - he was already playing old men type parts.

He not only lived through the 1933 Long Beach Earthquake and the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, but also the sinking of the Titanic, the Lusitania and John Gilbert's career.

So go to Kevin's post, hit his links and then read more about this remarkable gentleman. And then Hollywood casting agents - for God's sake - give this man a job!

He hasn't worked for more years than some of TV's current stars have been alive! It's a sign of clear age discrimination when Hollywood hires 90 year old youngsters to play 100 year old men when there are clearly more age appropriate actors capable of playing those same roles.

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