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RIP Bill Agee

SEATTLE — Bill Agee, who will be best remembered as one of the youngest CEOs of a major corporation (auto parts maker Bendix Corp.) until allegations about his personal life overshadowed his career, died in a hospital here Dec. 20 of respiratory failure. He was 79.

But for MSTies, he will be remembered for his one and only acting role as doomed Frank Dixon Jr. in the short “Last Clear Chance,” which was featured in episode 520- RADAR SECRET SERVICE.

His New York Times obituary, here, does not mention his brief film career.

Thanks to Duane for the heads up.

12 Replies to “RIP Bill Agee”

  1. jay says:

    Mr. Agee would not be the first nor the last to be brought down by hubris resulting from power and wealth. However, no one should have to suffer such a death as his. RIP

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  2. SaveFerris says:



    So, was he the younger son who had just gotten his license in this short, or the older one with the girlfriend who uses up his last clear chance?

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  3. Sampo says:

    SaveFerris:


    So, was he the younger son who had just gotten his license in this short, or the older one with the girlfriend who uses up his last clear chance?

    I am pretty sure he’s the older son.

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  4. SaveFerris says:



    Sampo, from downtown !!!


    Thanks!

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  5. goalieboy82 says:

    Could you identify this bucket of your brother?
    Why don’t they look.

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  6. Duane Zykov says:

    Yes, he plays the son who gets hit by the train at the end.

    Fun fact: the parents were played by his real-life parents. (He didn’t have a real-life brother, though.)

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  7. His Wikipedia page mentions the movie. He really did go to Meridian High. Here’s the Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Agee. I remember the big kerfuffle in 1980 about him and Mary Cunningham.

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  8. Cornjob says:

    Why don’t they look?

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  9. TruckFarmer says:

    CAN I HAVE YOUR ROOM?!

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  10. Mr. Sack says:

    Wait, you mean he DIDN’T die from the train accident? Are you telling me that none of the events of the shorts were real?

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  11. Mr. Sack says:

    Y’know son, 40% of all…

    OH SHUT UP, WILL YA!!

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  12. Ryoki Nor says:

    If only the car he drove in the short had been equipped with Bendix brakes he may have been able to stop in time.
    Bendix…Leading the way with our expertise, innovative solutions and exceptional quality.
    …And our CEO no longer bangs the employees.

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