Monday, November 23, 2009

November 23

Today, we remember David Rappaport, star of Time Bandits and "The Wizard." He started his acting career in his native England, in several 70's children's shows. His role of Randall, the bandit leader in Terry Gilliam's 1981 film Time Bandits, made him an international face, and he gave Hollywood a shot.

During the 1985 TV season, he starred in the CBS-TV series "The Wizard," as a retired spygadget-maker who makes toys that do extraordinary things. He committed suicide in 1990.
The Wizard series only lasted one season, but it still has its rabid fans. They have a website, and a campaign to get the series finally released on DVD...

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