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R.I.P. Dean Stockwell

Sad news today about the passing of the incredibly prolific and two-time Columbo co-star, Dean Stockwell. Stockwell, whose career spanned seven decades, including an appearance with Abbott and Costello, is best-known to all of us as the "'half-baked, swinger type" (Eric Wagner in The Most Crucial Game) and later as the guy with "large, bushy eyebrows" (Lloyd Harrington in Troubled Waters).

Looking forward to seeing him again when these shows come up on my rotation.

Re: R.I.P. Dean Stockwell

I hate hearing this for all sorts of reasons. But as usual, at least I heard it her.
Fortunately I just saw The Most Crucial Game a week ago.
One role of his I like a lot is in the movie PSYCH-OUT (which sounds a lot more like a horror film than it is).

Re: R.I.P. Dean Stockwell

He was one of the show’s great “dopey guy in the band set up as the patsy” (the other being the trumpet “player” from Etude in Black). I loved him in David Lynch’s Dune, and as the antagonistic Secretary of Defense in Air Force One.

Re: R.I.P. Dean Stockwell

It's a coincidence that Dean Stockwell and Bradford Dillman played the fictionalized Leopold and Loeb in the movie COMPULSION. Because even though they aren't exactly traits you're supposed to like, two of my favorite COLUMBO victims are "half-baked swinger" Eric Wagner and "weak" Tony Goodland.