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RIP – Christopher Lee dies at Age 93

June 11, 2015

Acting legend Christopher Lee has passed away at age 93. What an amazing life and career he had.

From The Telegraph…

Sir Christopher Lee – obituary

Sir Christopher Lee, the actor, who has died aged 93, defined the macabre for a generation of horror film enthusiasts with his chilling portrayals of Count Dracula; in a career that spanned more than half a century Lee played the sinister vampire no fewer than nine times in productions including Dracula (1958), Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966) and The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973).

With his saturnine glamour and striking physique — at a gaunt 6ft 4in he was a dominating physical presence with an aristocratic bearing, dark, penetrating eyes and a distinctive sepulchral voice — Lee was an ideal candidate to play the bloodsucking Count. “Dracula is a very attractive character,” he insisted, “he’s so heroic – erotic too. Women find him irresistible. We’d all like to be him.

I enjoyed many of his film performances, but my favorite by far was the role of Lord Summerisle in the 1973 film The Wicker Man.

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