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Bidding Farewell to John Mahoney – VultureHound

“I don’t have a scrap more talent than so many actors in Chicago. I just happened to be blessed by being lucky.”

It’s not the kind of line you would expect to hear from Martin “Marty” Crane, the curmudgeonly father to two pretentious sons living in a Seattle penthouse. And that’s because it’s not. In a 1996 interview with the Chicago Tribune, John spoke about trying to find a balance between being a publically recognised face and his desire for privacy. His personal eloquence and introspection are in stark contrast to the role from which he gained his ubiquity. Martin Crane was brash, short-tempered, and a perpetual stick in the mud. Even his sense of humour was pointed. Read more…

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