Monday, February 27, 2006

Threes?

Friday - Don Knotts
Saturday - Darren McGavin
and now, come to find out Dennis Weaver -- great philanthopist, environmentalist and activist -- also died on Friday.

7 comments:

sandy said...

Dennis Weaver was a great man. A few years ago, I was out in S.W. Colorado and someone pointed out his house to me. It was an "earth friendly" type of home - the house was quite non-pretentious, he had alot of acreage too in the Durango to Telluride area. I felt sorry for him having to live in such a horrible place Snark.

alice said...

I remember seeing a tv show that featured his house -- solar and made of old tires, if I remember correctly. He also ran an organization that fed 150,000 people a WEEK in LA, and he founded the Institute of Ecolonomics.

chad edwards said...

How far from Durango was his place, sandy? I was out there for three and half months in '96, but no one ever mentioned it. I really wish they had.

Bill said...

It ALWAYS happens in threes...

...and Dennis Weaver looked like a slightly taller version of my dad.



I actually waited on Dennis at 212 when he was working on a project at Chatt. State -- some Enviro-Global-Rainforest-Worldwide-Epiphany project or some such. He seemed like a nice guy.



Plus, you have to respect a guy that can ride a horse through a city street...



The loss of Don Knotts, however, is killing me...

sandy said...

Hi Chad, Ridgeway Colorado is where he lived. I just read about it on a site, you can see Ridgeway here. Sometimes just looking at places, makes me want to move away and live there. Enjoy.



Oh and Alice, I remember his home was made with old tires too. Awesome to know all this about Dennis Weaver. I did not realize he was so old though, thought he was 65 or so.

Joe P. said...

While certainly a fan of Knotts and McGavin for many hours of entertainment, there are two movies with Dennis Weaver that are among the best ever made - he played an oddball motel manager in the Orson Welles classic "Touch of Evil" and then in the TV-movie "Duel" by Steven Spielberg, he gave a tour-de-force one man show. And I should also mention how dang funny he was as the voice of the alcoholic elderly cowboy actor Buck McCoy in an episode of "The Simpsons". Quite a career!

chad edwards said...

Thanks for the link, Sandy. It sure is beautiful out there.