John Mahoney (“Frasier”) dies at 77

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by AKA, Feb 5, 2018.

  1. Strat-Mangler

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    I'm not so sure. According to Ken Levine who wrote and directed him, the powers that be loved working with him on Cheers after he took over for another actor who had a terrible case of stage freight.

    I've looked into how the show occurred and basically, Kelsey wanted John Mahoney to play the father. They went out to dinner and apparently, Kelsey said to him in a humorous way to pitch the role "Will you be my father?" They then went into details and the rest is history. He was pre-approved for the role by the studio heads so he did not need to audition. Same with Jane Leeves and David Hyde-Pierce.

    Roz was initially played by Lisa Kudrow but she couldn't play "strong" and got bulldozed in scenes by Kelsey Grammer. They got Peri Gilpin who was (I think) their 3rd or 4th choice.
     
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  2. mr. steak

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    Let's say Fraisier is remembered because of him, not the other way round.

    RIP
     
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  3. Jazzmonkie

    Jazzmonkie Can't stop buying music.

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    Loved his performance in "Barton Fink." Cheers, Mr Mahoney.
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  4. CrazyCatz

    CrazyCatz Great shot kid. Don't get cocky!

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    R.I.P.

    Sad Day.. ..
     
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  5. HenryH

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    Yup, his work on that show was incredibly good.
     
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  6. KinkySmallFace1991

    KinkySmallFace1991 Not the world's most passionate man...

    The Complete Series box set was one of the best purchases I ever made:
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    If you love Frasier, it's a no-brainer.
     
  7. MikaelaArsenault

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    Where are the statements from Kelsey, Jane, David, and Dan?
     
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  8. Strat-Mangler

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  9. The Hud

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    It might still be too painful to comment. Everyone grieves differently.
     
  10. KinkySmallFace1991

    KinkySmallFace1991 Not the world's most passionate man...

  11. wayne66

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    I always loved him on Frasier. Great character and great actor. RIP.
     
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  12. Karnak

    Karnak "81-82-83-84..."

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    Yes, 'Betrayed' as well.
     
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  13. Matthew Tate

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    she was technically their 2nd choice. there was someone whose name was tossed around before kudrow but never was a pick. can't remember the name though
     
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  15. bluejeanbaby

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    RIP :cry:
    I been watching the block of Fraiser on COZI tv lately..
    Did he pass Sun, or Mon...some articles posted say one some say the other.
    Hospice...did the cancer return?
     
  16. MikaelaArsenault

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    Any word from David Hyde Pierce yet?
     
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  17. MikaelaArsenault

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    He had cancer?
     
  18. bluejeanbaby

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    In some of the article links here, it says he had colon cancer in the past.
     
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  19. MikaelaArsenault

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  20. dkmonroe

    dkmonroe A completely self-taught idiot

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    One of the many articles I've read about John in the last couple of days did state that he died of cancer but there wasn't a lot of detail. It seems likely though. Not only had John overcome colon cancer in the 80's, but he also recovered from throat cancer just a few years ago. So it's definitely possible that he had a recurrence of cancer.
     
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  21. MikaelaArsenault

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    So maybe complications of or from cancer.
     
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  22. dkmonroe

    dkmonroe A completely self-taught idiot

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