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Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Ben Chapman 1929-2008
Ben Chapman, achieved movie immortality without uttering a word of dialogue or even showing his face. The 6-foot-5 former Marine played the Gill Man in "Creature From The Black Lagoon," the1954 3-D monster movie that developed an enduring cult following.
Chapman, died Thursday at the age of 79.
This was one of my favorite movies growing up. And although he scared the dickens out of me, I also felt sorry for the poor genetically-engineered creature.