Kevin McCarthy, of original Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Dies at 96

September 13, 2010 |  by  |  Breaking News, Entertainment
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Kevin McCarthy, who played the heroic doctor in the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers from the 1950s, passed away Saturday at the age of 96.

The film, which has been remade, stolen from or referenced countless times, is hailed as one of the best sci-fi films ever. McCarthy was a big reason for that, which his legendary line “Can’t you see, everyone?! They’re here already! You’re next!”

And while McCarthy may  have slipped out of the mainstream view as decades went on,  he continued to work up until his death.

In fact, McCarthy’s IMDB page is about as long as Paris Hilton’s rap sheet.

McCarthy’s career began on the stage. His 1938 Broadway debut in Abe Lincoln in Illinoisearned him membership in the Actors Studio. McCarthy was chosen to play Willy Loman’s son, Biff, in the London production of Death of a Salesman, a role which McCarthy also played in the 1951 film, earning a best supporting actor Oscar nomination. He was named New Star of the Year by the Golden Globes in 1952. Via Seattle Post Intelligencer


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