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John Mahoney, best known for his role as Marty Crane on the television program "Frasier" has died. He was 77.
posted by 4ster (8 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Head on over to the other obit post for Mahoney which has a bit more meat. -- LobsterMitten

posted by Cash4Lead at 5:21 PM on February 5, 2018

posted by 4ster at 5:22 PM on February 5, 2018

posted by exlotuseater at 5:24 PM on February 5, 2018

posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 5:26 PM on February 5, 2018

I was watching Fraiser this morning.

This Twitter post has a quote from Mahoney explaining why he got into acting late in life.
posted by riruro at 5:27 PM on February 5, 2018

I know there will be a lot of reminiscing over Frasier, but I wanted to highlight Mahoney's scene in Moonstruck with Olympia Dukakis. He's so good in it: a little pathetic, but still holding on to a quiet dignity. RIP.
posted by Cash4Lead at 5:27 PM on February 5, 2018

I should have included this biography from the Steppenwolf Theatre:

John Mahoney has been a Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble member since 1979. Most recent theatre appearences include The Herd, The Seafarer, I Never Sang for My Father (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); The Outgoing Tide, A Life (Northlight Theatre); Prelude to a Kiss (Broadway) and Romance (Almeida Theatre). He has appeared in more than 30 Steppenwolf Theatre Company productions. He received a Tony Award for his performance in The House of Blue Leaves. Film credits include Moonstruck, Tin Men, Say Anything, Primal Fear, Barton Fink and, most recently, Flipped. On television Mahoney starred in Dinner at Eight, H.E.L.P., The Human Factor and Frasier.
posted by 4ster at 5:28 PM on February 5, 2018

[edit - sniped by 4ster while previewing, but I'm posting it anyway]

He was an early member of Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company, along with...well just look at this photo.
posted by Guy Smiley at 5:30 PM on February 5, 2018

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