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Samuel Gelfman, RIP

LOS ANGELES–producer Samuel Gelfman, best known at the producer of low-budget films “Caged Heat,” “Cockfighter” and “Cannonball!” for Roger Corman’s New World Pictures in the 1970s, died Aug. 15 at a hospital here of complications from heart and respiratory disease. He was 88.

But MSTies know him for his role as the fisherman in the movie in episode 704- THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN, a movie he also produced.

The Hollywood Reporter has the story.

Hat tip to Timmy for the heads up.

8 Replies to “Samuel Gelfman, RIP”

  1. goalieboy82
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    goalieboy82:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgIMJcBpqKI

    hat tip back.

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  2. Scott Strong
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    Way down upon the Swanee river…………..

    Rest in peace. 88 years is a damn good run.

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  3. Ray Dunakin
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    The fisherman in “The Incredible Melting Man” wasn’t rotund. He was the balding, Bill Gates-ish guy.

    “The Creeping Terror” had a fishing grandpa who could fairly be described as rotund.

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  4. Sampo
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    Ray Dunakin:
    The fisherman in “The Incredible Melting Man” wasn’t rotund. He was the balding, Bill Gates-ish guy.

    “The Creeping Terror” had a fishing grandpa who could fairly be described as rotund.

    My bad. Now fixed.

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  5. bartcow
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    “Hat tip to Timmy for the heads up.”

    I see what you did there.

    OK, maybe I’m the only one with this macabre sense of humor, but you see, his character in TIMM ended up decapitated, with his head floating down the river, and…

    Oh, never mind.

    But hey, working with Corman in the 70s is actually pretty cool. At least Corman’s World made it look that way.

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  6. DaveJ3k
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    bartcow:
    “Hat tip to Timmy for the heads up.”

    I see what you did there.

    OK, maybe I’m the only one with this macabre sense of humor, but you see, his character in TIMM ended up decapitated, with his head floating down the river, and…

    Oh, never mind.

    But hey, working with Corman in the 70s is actually pretty cool. At least Corman’s World made it look that way.

    Yep, I had the same thought. You are never alone on this site, Bartcow!

    Dave

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  7. littleaimishboy
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    Ray Dunakin:

    “The Creeping Terror” had a fishing grandpa who could fairly be described as rotund.

    Rotund? He was damn near spherical.

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