Monday, May 2, 2011


RIP to a favorite of Your Humble Narrator’s, the droll character actor William Campbell, passed on at 87.

Campbell’s long & interesting career included supporting roles in such notable films as Love Me Tender, Hush…Hush Sweet Charlotte, The High and the Mighty & as the daredevil helicopter pilot in Battle Circus, but he also played the Caryl Chessman character in Cell 2455 Death Row & starred in the good 1956 noir Man in the Vault & in Coppola’s early thriller Dementia 13.

For many of us, however, Campbell will always be remembered for his two appearances on the original Star Trek: as the snide Klingon Captain Koloth in “The Trouble With Tribbles” &, better still, as the omnipotent-yet-foppish Squire Trelane in “The Squire of Gothos.”

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