Death – Obituary: Family and friends are mourning the death of Jack Kehoe, best known for his roles in the Al Pacino-led crime drama “Serpico” and “Midnight Run,” who died on Jan 14th , 2020.
Cause of Death.
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The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
I’ve been dreading this news. We all know that stars account for only a very small percentage of working actors in the cinematic firmament, and most of the others are little more than walk-ons, however talented.
Many of us treasure at least one of those lowly specks of stardust, who often manage to shine as brightly, in their modest ways, as the supernovas they support. My favorite of these by far was Jack Kehoe.
Most moviegoers wouldn’t have recognized this man’s name even at the peak of his career in the 1970s and ’80s, but almost anyone who lived through that era carries at least one fond memory of him, whether they realize it or not. As Robert Redford’s devoted but overlooked sidekick in The Sting, the guy who was in over his head but never over his heart, Jack made me a lifelong fan.
He was equally wonderful – always sharply differentiated in character and yet always recognizably, irrepressibly Jack – as everyone else he played, from the ill-fated crooked cop (who was also Geraldine Page’s beloved son) in The Pope of Greenwich Village to the defense attorney drowning in guilt and disgust about having to defend the scum of society in The Star Chamber. I know he has been in ill health for some time, and had not acted for a couple of decades, so this is probably a blessing in disguise.
But I still feel there’s now a void where he should be: the trusty companion who made the journey better, not just for those onscreen, but for all of us out in the dark as well. Rest in Peace, thou good and faithful servant.
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