One of our favorite character actors, James Gammon, has died. Gammon succumbed Friday to cancer at the age of 70.
Gammon was in a host of films and tv shows, most often tasked with playing a cowboy or good ole boy. Gammon was well suited to such roles, thanks to his distinctive, gravelly voice. His biggest roles were arguably as Cleveland Indians Manager Lou Brown in the Major League franchise of movies and as Nick Bridges, father of Don Johnson's Nash Bridges in the television show.
We will always remember him as Dawson from Silverado, saying to Emmett: "Mind? You bring a posse to my best hideout and you ask me if I mind? Mister, I don't know any of those names. You're about to die."
But he will definitely always be remembered by those of us who were children of the 80s as Lou Brown, who wanted us to forget about the curve ball and just give 'em the heater.
Farethewell, Lou. And we won't give you none of that Olé shit.