Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Victor Spinetti dies, aged 82

Today we learned the sad news that the famous actor Victor Spinetti died on June 18, 2012 of prostate cancer.

For Beatles fans everywhere he will always be remembered for his roles in A Hard Day's Night (T.V. Director), HELP! (Foot) and Magical Mystery Tour (Army Sergeant). He also appears on one of the Beatles' Christmas records, in the London Town video clip (by Paul McCartney & Wings) and his version of 'Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da' can be heard on "The Beatles complete on ukelele" podcast.

George Harrison even told Victor Spinetti that he HAD to play in all the Beatles movies because otherwise "my mum won't come to see the movie... she fancies you".

One of his famous lines in A Hard Day's Night is "Get me a bottle of milk and some tranquilizers. I see it all now, it's a plot... a plot.."

In Help! he plays Professor Foot: "He's an idiot. Degree in woodwork. I ask you"

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