Just saw that the actor Clifton James died yesterday at age 96. He was a veteran of World War II receiving two Purple Hearts and a Silver Star. His career in acting spanned the theater, television, and movies. I first ran across him as Carr the floor walker in “Cool Hand Luke.” He had the great speech about which sheet you kept and what happened if you kept the wrong sheet. And why, you ask, am I telling you this? Well, primarily because of this:
In the movie version of “Eight Men Out” James portrayed White Sox owner Charles Comiskey. Whatever you thought of the flick’s take on the Black Sox scandal, James’ take on Comiskey was wonderful.
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