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PostSubject: Actor Roy Scheider passes away   Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:11 pm

Roy Scheider, the actor best known for his role as a police chief in the blockbuster movie "Jaws," has died. He was 75.

Scheider died Sunday at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences hospital in Little Rock, hospital spokesman David Robinson said. The hospital did not release his cause of death.

However, hospital spokeswoman Leslie Taylor said Scheider had been treated for multiple myeloma at the hospital's Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy for the past two years.

Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss starred in the 1975 movie, "Jaws," which was widely hailed as the film that launched the era of the Hollywood blockbuster. It was the first film to earn $100 million at the box office.

In 2005, one of Scheider's most famous lines in the movie — "You're gonna need a bigger boat" — was voted No. 35 on the American Film Institute's list of best quotes from U.S. movies.

That year, some 30 years after "Jaws" premiered, hundreds of movie buffs flocked to Martha's Vineyard, off the southeastern coast of Massachusetts, to celebrate the great white shark that terrified millions of moviegoers.

The island's JawsFest '05 also brought back some of the cast and crew, including screenwriter Carl Gottlieb and Peter Benchley, who wrote the novel that inspired Steven Spielberg's enduring classic.

Spielberg, Scheider, who played a police chief, and Dreyfuss, who played an oceanographer, were absent from Jawsfest '05. Co-star Robert Shaw, who played Quint, died in 1978.

Scheider also participated in rallies protesting U.S. military action in Iraq, including a massive New York demonstration in March 2003 that police said drew 125,000 chanting activists.



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PostSubject: Re: Actor Roy Scheider passes away   Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:17 pm

What a shame. He was one of my favorites!!

I really loved him in that movie Myth Of Fingerprints.

Jaws one and two are favorites of mine as well.

God Bless, R.S.!
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PostSubject: Re: Actor Roy Scheider passes away   Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:19 pm

Jaws is one of my favorite movies. Rest in peace, Chief.

Thanks for the info, Misti.
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PostSubject: Re: Actor Roy Scheider passes away   Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:19 pm

Hail to the Chief Martin Brody!!
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PostSubject: Re: Actor Roy Scheider passes away   Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:59 pm

Oh my gosh!! That is so sad to hear. It's so ironic, because I have all 4 Jaws movies on my TIVO, and yesterday, I watched the first Jaws, as I was doing things around the house. It's such a classic!!!!


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PostSubject: Re: Actor Roy Scheider passes away   Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:01 am

Oh, that's too bad. He was a great actor.

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