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RIP Alex Karras

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by Phoenix, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    What a tremendous DLman he was. Sad to hear of his kidney failure / rapid deterioration / dementia...then dying today.

    RIP, and condolences to his family.
  2. rocboy22

    rocboy22 Active Member

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    RIP. Loved him on Webster.
  3. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    Thought I might follow up with a link. Saw it originally on twitter.


    http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/10/10/ex-nfl-star-actor-alex-karras-dies/?hpt=us_t2


    10:15 AM ET


    Ex-NFL star, actor Alex Karras dies

    Former NFL player and actor Alex Karras died Wednesday in Los Angeles, a family spokesman said. He was 77.


    "After a heroic fight with kidney disease, heart disease, dementia and for the last two years, stomach cancer," Karras died at his home, surrounded by family, the spokesman said.


    Karras, a defensive lineman and four-time Pro Bowl selection who played for the Detroit Lions from 1958 to 1970, went on to star in the 1980s sitcom “Webster” and also played the horse-punching Mongo in the 1974 movie “Blazing Saddles."
  4. Phrozen Phil

    Phrozen Phil Active Member

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    I'll always remember some folks describing him as a "dirtry player" and him laughing about it. He did not take himself seriously and his depiction of Mongo in blazing Saddles was great fun. Rest in Peace, Mr Karras.
  5. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    Just a few minutes ago.

    RIP Mongo.

    I didn't see the thread in the NFL Zone. Merge or delete.
  6. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    He was also great as the Sheriff in Porky's... and surprisingly good in Victor/Victoria...

    RIP Mongo...
  7. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, that's not welcome news. Alex Karros Professional Football Player (Detroit Linons), Professional Wrestler and Actor (Mongo ~ Blazing Saddles and Webster among other roles).

    Rest In Peace Alexander George Karros.
  8. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    Yeah he was a good guy. RIP.
  9. jobberone

    jobberone Save the Snow Leopard Staff Member

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    Sad to see him go. He was old school. One tuff son of a gun, too. Lombardi loved/hated him.
  10. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    Karras is one of many great players that never got near a ring. He only had one playoff game- the 5-0 loss to the Boys in 1970.

    That was his last game by the way- he was cut before the next camp.
  11. Cowboys&LakersFan

    Cowboys&LakersFan Benched

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    R.I.P. Condolences to his family.
  12. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    I preferred him in Blazing Saddles as Mongo.
  13. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    Ah yes, he was the gay butler wasn't he.
  14. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    Bodyguard... but yes that was him...

    Very entertaining movie...
  15. muck4doo

    muck4doo Active Member

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    He entertained, and will be missed.

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