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Remembering The Great Chuck McCann

April 13, 2018

Sadly, news came that the great, talented Chuck McCann has passed away at the age of 83.

His children’s show on local New York television station, WPIX (Ch.11) was legendary.

Mr.McCann was “cuckoo for cocoa puffs,” as he voiced the famous line and also stood out in the film, “The Projectionist.”

My greatest memory of Mr. McCann was his superb performance, as one who was intellectually challenged, opposite the also superb, Alan Arkin’s lead role, in the film based on Carson McCullers’ book, “The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter.”

That was my greatest Chuck McCann memory, until I had the great fortune to interview him briefly, roughly 7 years ago.

His gracious manner and humor, as he thanked me for remembering his great role in an all-time movie and book, “The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter.”

Thanks back to you Mr. McCann for the memories heard and seen and most of all, for making me feel so good about thinking so highly of you before we met, by being so gracious when we did meet.

Stuff much better than cocoa puffs (which, I guess a plug, was/is pretty good) awaits you, go easy Mr. McCann, and thank you again.

 

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