March 11th, 2010

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LENT Day 23: RiP Merlin Olsen, former Ram. former sports announcer, former actor.

Merlin Olsen passed away today.
He had a great voice for football and he worked with Professor Dick Enberg on memorable NFL football games.

Besides performing on "Little House on the Prairie" and "Father Merlin," Olsen was "Little George" in "The Undefeated" starring John Wayne and Rock Hudson. Olsen played a Victor McLagen-type character who chased teammate Roman Gabriel in the middle of a cowboy donnybrook.

The just don't make voices like Merlin Olsen anymore.


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Lent Day 23 Christopher Lee celebrates his knighthood by teaching the "Time Warp"

Last year, Great Britain named Christopher Lee a knight. The 87 year old actor celebrated by teaching a dance class;


Sir Chris surprised audiences with this bawdy rendition from the original "The Wicker Man;"


For a man who dueled Errol Flynn, James Bond and Master Yoda, Christopher Lee took pride in his singing abilities;


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