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Alex Karras

Alexander George Alex Karras (born July 15, 1935), nicknamed The Mad Duck , is an American football player, professional wrestler, and actor.

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Beats me. . Trog only pawn in game of life. . (apologies to Mel Brooks, Alex Karras & "Blazing Saddles")
Looking good there Alex,hope you and Sophie enjoy your fish and chips.Keep smiling .👍
“Toughness is in the soul, not in the muscles.” – Alex Karras
I wanted to grow up to be like Lem Barney or Alex Karras. I got goosebumps watching those highlights…
guys just had to tell anyone that in NIGHT MOVES Gene Hackman makes an Alex Karras reference and his wife in the movie is Susan Clark.
First Paul Hornung & Alex Karras were suspended for gambling, then Jimmie the Greek was on NFL today, & now Las Vegas has an NFL team.
Trump like candy! (With apologies to Mel Brooks and Alex Karras)
"I never graduated from Iowa. But I was only there for two terms - Truman's and Eisenhower's." – Alex Karras / Iowa
But not as good as Alex Karras punching the horse in Blazing Saddles.
"Betcha Toe-boy here can't blast off the dirt with half a foot for 63 yards to beat Alex Karras and…
4/27/63 Detroit, MI. Alex Karras vs *** The Bruiser & more. Karras & Bruiser got in a bar fight and that led to th…
Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles. - Alex Karras
As the nephew of the late Alex Karras, Ted joked that he "wasn't a huge Webster guy. I was more of a Blazing Saddles or Porky's (fan)."
Is he related to the late great Alex Karras?
Vintage photo of Still of Richard Widmark and Alex Karras from the television mi
Yes, in Blazing Saddles, Alex Karras (as Mongo) punched out a horse.
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My best score ever is 103, but I've only been playing 15 years.
This kid has a chance to be the most famous Greek athlete in The D since Alex Karras
Ted Karras' great uncle, Alex Karras, was a four-time Pro Bowler before starring on the TV show, Webster.
If take a guard tomorrow, my vote is for Ted Karras from Illinois. Alex Karras's great nephew because good genes.
Alex Karras is dead and Susan Clark is dead. Have settled on Tina Yothers as running mate.
I love big burly Greek-American ex-jock, Alex Karras, kissing James Garner on the cheek.
Webster in hospital bed:Sir, Ma'am,am I dead?. Alex Karras:No,you just took my steroids. IRL wife Susan Clark:We'll win an Emmy,eh!
I'm still pretty sure it was Alex Karras from Webster.
"I keeek a touchdown!" -- Great line from the late Alex Karras
Alex Karras was a kind and wonderful man, a great football player and a fun tv dad :-)
It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people than to dominate them. - Alex Karras
I didn't realize Alex Karras was in Star Wars...
*** taking the place of as number two athlete in a comedy. still Alex Karras for punching a horse.
If Iowa holds on, it will be the best thing any Iowa football player has done since Alex Karras punched that horse:
Yes, Alex Karras played for Iowa, may he rest in peace.
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Alex Karras leading an offensive surge for CB South. He leads all scorers with 8 pts. Titans lead 14-5.
At least the Lions had Alex Karras and he was in "Blazing Saddles."
I just want someone to live up to Alex Karras.
Photo of Alex Karras as Albano & Billy Crystal as “Little Caesar” in SNL’s TNT sketch that I mentioned on 6:05.
Ben McAdoo looks like Alex Karras and Joey Gladstone had a kid.
Alex Karras died of kidney failure in Los Angeles 3 years ago today age 77. Actor & former NFL defensive lineman for the Detroit Lions.
Alex Karras got suspended for gambling?? I had no idea. I am befuddled right now. Also, loved 'Webster' growing up.
Webster, until this show I never knew Alex Karras was funny! I only knew him as … - …
In "Instant Replay", not numerically, Kramer shared how he tried to position, or confront Bob Lilly, Alex Karras, Merlin Olsen, Alan Page.
Got to Feller, he's a HOF pitcher...any other Iowan's in the Hall for their sport? Alex Karras? Don Nelson?
Ha! You know who Jim Brown is and Alex Karras played Webster's adoptive father
NFL players taking over! Long line of football players making the transition to Hollywood. Jim Brown, Alex Karras..
Should Ty Cobb, Alex Karras and Paul Hornung be in the Hall of fame? All three have bet on their team!
.Alex Karras and Paul Hornung were both suspended from the NFL for a year, cause of gambling
My high school coach was Ted Karras, brother of Alex Karras.
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"Toughness is in the soul and spirits, not in muscles." -Alex Karras
Jerry Kramer, Joe Klecko, Alex Karras, Maxie Baughn and Chuck Howley are all huge misses IMHO.
Dear : I'm sorry; I confused you once with Alex Karras/Mongo in "Blazing Saddles" and father in the TV series "Webster".
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Happy 80th Birthday to alum Walt Kowalczyk. He placed third in Heisman Trophy voting in 1957 behind J.D. Crow and Alex Karras.
Roger Brown,Joe Schmidt, Alex Karras,Yale Larry,Jack Christ, *** "Night Train" Lane use to love to play against the Packers on Thanksgiving
Today in 1964, Pete Rozelle reinstated Paul Hornung & Alex Karras after a one year suspension for gambling on games in which they played.
NFL allowed Alex Karras and Paul Hornung back into the game after betting suspensions.
Via Bing Crosby on the NYC subway in the 70s + a guy who looks a lot like Alex Karras (aka Webster's dad)
Lions legend Karras dead at 77 - DETROIT (AP) Alex Karras was one of the NFL's most feared defensive tackles...
A brief look at the history of picking 10th in the - Alex Karras - Tackle - Iowa Played 12 seasons for the Lions. Was a 4x All-Pro. Went on to become a actor, best known for playing George Papadapolis on the sitcom Webster. 1962 - John Hadl - QB - Kansas Hadl never played for the Lions as he was also drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the AFL Draft the same year. 1976 - James Hunter -DB - Grambling Hunter played 6 seasons for the Lions. Is 7th all-time in INTs in Lions history. 1979 - Keith Dorney - T - Penn State Dorney played 9 yrs for the Lions. Selected to 1 Pro Bowl. 1991 - Herman Moore - WR - Virgina The best selection in the 10 spot. Moore played 11 seasons for the Lions. Was the Lions all-time leader in yrds & TDs until Calvin Johnson passed him in 2013. Moore is still the Lions receptions leader with 670. Johnson has 572 rec. Moore was selected to 4 Pro Bowls. 2005 - Mike Williams - WR - USC Williams is the biggest bust in Lions draft history. After missing a full year of football, the Lions st ...
Did you know that Alex Karras punch was based on a true Sid Caesar thing?
"Victor/Victoria" is on! A film unusual because of its careful and tasteful treatment of the subjects of homosexuality and women's lib! ;) Also, it's VERY funny. Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston, Leslie Ann Warren, Alex Karras, John Rhyes-Davies. A Blake Edwards comedy. :)
One of the funniest movies of all time, if you haven't seen it and don't watch it tonight I don't want to be your friend. AMC: Friday, January 24 8:00 PM 1974, R, ***, 01:33, Color, English, United States, A black railroad worker is appointed sheriff of a town marked for destruction by a scheming politician. Cast: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Slim Pickens, David Huddleston, Liam Dunn, Alex Karras, John Hillerman, George Furth, Mel Brooks, Harvey Korman, Dom DeLuise, Richard Collier, Count Basie Director(s): Mel Brooks Producer(s): Michael Hertzberg
So the Lions suck and don't deserve to be in the playoffs. They're jinxed worse than the Red Sox (were), White Sox (were), Cubs and any 5 other teams combined who don't make it to the big game/finals. It's no better than a 50/50 bet for a Super Bowl appearance for them in my lifetime, and I consider that generous. Nick Eddy, Billy Sims, Greg Landry, Steve Owens, Charlie Sanders, Barry Sanders (regarded as being the best all time) Alex Karras, Pat Studstill, Karl Sweetan didn't get to but one playoff game in 40 years with the Lions. (If I'm off by one game, who cares) Young Bill Ford has put a better team on the field than his uncle ever did and this is how the players reward the owners? Thankful living on the east coast I got to party with Giants fans on at least 2 Super Bowl wins.
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You know what, Sports was much better in the 60's, 70's, 80's, and early 90's, not like the crap we have to see today!!! In Pro Wrestling, you had greats like Terry "Hulk" Hogan, Ric Flair, "Macho Man" Randy Savage, Bret the hit man Hart, and Douglas "Ox Baker", and in Baseball, you got Don Mattingley, Yoga Berra, Pete Rose, Steve Yeager, Mike Piazza, plus many others, Football had Fred Dryer, Alex Karras, and Joe Namath, Basketball had, Magic Johnson, Walt Frasier, Wilt Chaimberlain, Larry Bird, and others!!! I'd rather see classic sports shows then the new garbage we are subjected to when we watch the networks!!!
for day of the dead we need artists to commemorate the fallen of this past year and add any you wish to be on the list. Jonathan Winters, Slim Whitman, Robert Wood (kent artist), Esther Williams, Jean Stapleton, Ray Harryhausen, Jack Klugman, Lee Dorman (iron butterfly), Ravi Shankar, Larry Hagman, Alex Karras (mongo).
How about that kid who played Webster? His TV dad was Alex Karras.
Lana: But you can not say a word. Pam: I won't tell anybody!. Lana: No honey, I mean during. I'm gonna pretend you're Alex Karras.
Don't let anyone kill your dreams with their nightmares ~ Lions legend Alex Karras has passed
ah milt plum, I think Alex Karras once threw his helmet at him after a loss
wish they would Alex Karras. Player of Decade, his play helped 5 behind him into HOF.
Not to get technical,,, but according to chemistry alcohol is a solution, ;)Detroit Lions legend Alex Karras has passed
Holler if you're ready for some summer nights - Rascal Flatts, Summer NightsDetroit Lions legend Alex Karras has passed
Listening to today's boring NFL television announcers, makes me miss Howard Cosell, Dandy Don Meredith, Frank Gifford and Alex Karras.
Im already there ready to enjoy it with Don Meredith and Alex Karras
Hi All! Tonight, Friday, July 5, 7:30 p.m. at von der Mehden Recital Hall, StoDoArts Music and Movies Series presents Blazing Saddles. Blazing Saddles is a 1974 satirical Western comedy film directed by Mel Brooks. Starring Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder, it also features Slim Pickens, Harvey Korman, Madeline Kahn, and Alex Karras. It is the ultimate Western Spoof. Rated R. $5 Cash Only. To complement the theme of the movie, the dinner menu of the Dog Lane Café will feature Southwest Chili with Beans, served with Fresh Baked Corn Bread and Salad. SWEET EMOTIONS CANDY is featuring Jelly "BEANS" in honor Blazing Saddles' most famous scene. All movie attendees get 15% off their Jelly Bean purchase before the show. There will NOT be a "Sunday Music at 2" performance on July 7.
Watched Mel Brooks AFI induction last night and laughed my a** off.. wow lot's of great movies and he is still hilarious. On the downside - so many of the actors in his movies have died and they were great.. Harvey Korman, Madeline Kahn, Cleavon Little, Alex Karras.. and the rest are (forgive me ) old. but those movies were great and make me laugh every time... congrats to Mel Brooks.
Just finished watching Blazing Saddles! Classic slapstick..Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder,Harvey Korman, Alex Karras,and Mel Brooks.The joint came out in 74...and it never gets OLD..The whole time I wondered what if Richard Pryor came through and played the Sheriff? We can only dream... Goodnight family
If you were a Movie director and you were going to film a remake of Mel Brooks "Blazing Saddles", who would your top choices be for actors to take the places of Gene Wilder, Cleavon Little, Harvey Korman, Slim Picknens and Alex Karras (Mongo)? I could only come up with Cuba Gooding Jr. for Cleavon Little and "The Rock" (Dwayne Johnson) for Mongo.
Jason Collins the first pro athlete to come out? Don't think so. What about Alex Karras in Victor Victoria?
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Sam Williams was part of NFL original Fearsome Foursome with Darris McCord, Roger Brown, Alex Karras. LA got name when Brown traded there.
Notable pick at No. 36: Darris McCord, 1955. Member of Detroit's '62 Fearsome Foursome with Alex Karras, Sam Williams and Roger Brown
When I hear this "Mingo" guy being discussed re: NFL draft, all I can think of is Alex Karras as "Mongo" in Blazing Saddles.
I thought it was Alex Karras' character in "Blazing Saddles."
The Browns picked the Alex Karras character Mongo from"Blazing Saddles "? Oh they picked Mingo...my bad.
I think about Alex Karras every time I punch a horse.
Alex Karras is on tonight's Odd Couple. Asked the single greatest advance in pro football, his answer: "Deodorant"
Instead of Young Frankenstein, I thought you'd be more Alex Karras (?) from Blazing Saddles and punch a horse.
I've never cared about the Oscars. I only care what I think about movies, not what a bunch of people I dont know thinks. But today I learned that they do a "death montage" to pay respect to everyone related to hollywood that died in the past year... THEN i found out that Alex Karras was not addressed in the death montage this year... Congratulations Academy, you've managed to turn my apathy into rage... ... I guess he was right, Mongo really is only pawn in game of life
Yes! I knew they'd use Alex Karras' "Mungo only pawn..." quote from Blazing Saddles in the "Athletes' Film Quotes" category!
I added Phyllis Diller & Alex Karras to my Memorium Snub post. Karras had 1 of the most memorable lines in all of movie comedy.
He had Paul Hornung and Alex Karras in the bracket, and neither were QB's. lol
Oscars In Memoriam 2013: Andy Griffith & Alex Karras left out of televised tribute.
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no. And Alex Karras was snubbed too.
Alex Karras not being honored in the Oscars "In Memoriam" segment only proves that Mongo was only pawn in game of life.
If Alex Karras punching a horse had been in the celebrity death montage the Oscars could have been saved.
Just found out Alex Karras and Andy Griffith were not in the memorial last night. another reason not to watch the Oscars!
How did Alex Karras get left off the 'In Memoriam?' I guess Mongo really is pawn in game of life.
What happened to Andy Griffith, Alex Karras and Richard Dawson in the memoriam?
Among those ignored in last night's "In Memoriam" tribute: Andy Griffith, Phyllis Diller, Alex Karras and Donna Summer
Once again great people left off the In Memoriam last night: Andy Griffith and character actor Alex Karras. Not good enough.
The Oscars shorted the "In Memoriam" list of a few very noteworthy names, like Larry Hagman, Sherman Hemsley, Phyllis Diller, Andy Griffith, Andy Gibb, Davy Jones, Alex Karras, George Murdock, Gore Vidal, Andy Williams, William Windom, etc. I know they were trying to save time, but when you go over by as much as they did anyways, whats the difference when you want to pay tribute?!?!
After watching the Academy Awards last night I was reminded today while listening to the radio that there were some notable exceptions in the memorial section last night, one was inexcusable. Andy Griffith did films before he was our favorite sheriff and father figure. He was in "A Face In The Crowd" and that movie, which he plays a Hobo who is discovered and ultimately becomes a successful folksy commentator, but he hides his evil side throughout the film. It is dark and edgy, nothing like Andy Griffith, an Elia Kazan film. After that he did "No Time For Seargants". More Gomer Pyle than Andy, it's one of my favorite old comedies. There are more, like Alex Karras who did "Against All Odds", "Blazing Saddles", "FM", "Porkys". of course, he was the father on "Webster". You could argue he was as famous for his acting as he was for his football career. Shame on the Academy for leaving these two out.
once again the big O screws up in the those who have passed. Where was Jack Klugman, Larry Hagman, Andy Griffin,Gore Vidal,Sylvia Kristel,Richard Dawson,Alex Karras.
Ok, the Oscars. I laughed hard for the sock puppets. They missed many in the memorium Andy Griffith, Alex Karras, William Shatner, oh wait.
Missing from the In Memoriam - Lupe Ontiveros, Andy Griffith, Richard Dawson, Alex Karras, and Larry Hagman.
Others left out of In Memoriam: Ben Gazzara, Alex Karras, Richard Dawson, Gore Vidal, Larry Hagman, and Sylvia Kristel.
When I watched "Victor/Victoria" this time I saw just what a great performance Alex Karras gives. Once he comes out to James Garner there is no going back. He's totally comfortable in his own skin, and from that point on his character, "Squash", has just as much chemistry with "Toddy"(Preston) as "Victoria" (Andrews) has with "King" (Garner). There are many warm, loving looks between the two, and he becomes a much sweeter, warmer person. It was a big step for *** people in Hollywood, and I have friends who point to this film as being very positive in their lives. It was 1982.
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I see that the Rapping White Guy sketches from season 10 of "Saturday Night Live" can now be found officially online. In those sketches, Jim Belushi played a rapping Yuppie. In one sketch, he was accompanied by Alex Karras as his friend. In another sketch, Pamela Sue Martin played Belushi's wife. In all the sketches, bars were dropped about being rich and having it better than those in other financial classes...As I've seen these sketches, it amazes me that these joking raps would end up being played as serious material in the 90s, which is when rap music about successful lifestyles seemed to become the big thing, much to my chagrin. I was unusual in that I preferred the original 80s music to the songs that were sampling them.
Alex Karras was married to the woman who played his wife on Webster - Susan Clark
Pay your respects to Alex Karras, former Detroit Lion, who died in Oct '12, by watching Blazing Saddles tonight. HT
By Jim Moyes Local Sports Journal The passing of Detroit Lions gridiron legend Alex Karras this past October conjured up my own memories from a couple of pe
Shane's cousin Ben as Uncle Philip on Webster made an impact. He was diabetic, folks...he wasn't an addict. Shame on Alex Karras.
Former "Webster" star Emmanuel Lewis remembers his TV dad Alex Karras, who died in October
celebrities we lost in 2012 1. Phyllis Diller -Actress/comedienne Phyllis Diller, who was best know for her stand-up act, died at the age of 95 on Aug. 20. 2012 in Los Angeles. 2. William Windom - won an Emmy Award for his turn in the TV comedy series "My World And Welcome To It," died Aug. 16, 2012, of congestive heart failure at his home in Woodacre, north of San Francisco. He was 88. 3. Nora Ephron - Director, author, journalist, playwright, HuffPost blogger, and three-time Academy Award nominated screenwriter, of acute myeloid leukemia. With genre defining films like "Sleepless In Seattle", "You've Got Mail", and "When Harry Met Sally", Ephron, 71, left an indelible mark on the film industry. 4. Ravi Shankar - Indian musician, the sitar virtuoso who became a hippie musical icon of the 1960s after hobnobbing with the Beatles and who introduced traditional Indian ragas to Western audiences over an eight-decade career, has died. He was 92. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, File) 5. Alex Karras - This 1971 file photo ...
Lost many friends this year. *** Clark, Andrew Breitbart, Alex Karras, The world will miss men of their integrity.
IN MEMORY – OCTOBER 2012: Ken Sansom, 85. Film, TV, stage and radio actor best known as the voice of Rabbit in the Winnie Pooh cartoons. Oct. 8. Paddy Roy Bates, 91. British pirate radio broadcaster. Oct. 9. Alex Karras, 77. Football player, wrestler, movie and TV actor, probably immortalized as “Mongo” in the comedy “Blazing Saddles.” Oct. 10. Gary Collins, 74. Film, TV, radio actor best known as host of the “Miss America” contests from 1982 to 1990. Oct. 13. Arlen Specter, 82. U.S. senator from Pennsylvania whose switch from Republican to Democrat ended a 30-year career in which he played a pivotal role in several Supreme Court nominations. Oct. 14. Norodom Sihanouk, 89. Former King of Cambodia. Oct. 15. Sylvia Kristel, 60. Dutch actress, model and singer known for her starring role in the “Emmanuelle” film series. Oct. 17. George McGovern, 90. U.S. senator and Democrat presidential candidate who lost to President Nixon in 1972. Oct. 21. Russell Means, 72. Native American activist, ...
Good Bye to celebrities that passed on in 2012: Jack Klugman( the Odd Couple, and beloved Quincy M.E)Jenni Rivera attends the Screening of 'Girl In Progress' at the Directors Guild of America on May 2, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Rivera, 43, died on Dec. 10 in a plane crash. Larry Hagman, the actor who was synonymous with Texas and 10-gallon hats, died Friday at age 81. Fittingly, he died in Dallas, the city that made him a household name. Alex Karras, former Detroit Lions great and actor, died Oct. 10. He had been suffering from dementia and kidney failure. Singer Andy Williams attends the 10th Annual Ella Awards April 25, 2001 -in Beverly Hills, CA. Williams died Sept. 25 of bladder cancer. Actor Michael Clarke Duncan(The Green Mile)Duncan had a heart attack in July 2012 and died Sept. 4 Phyliss Diller died Aug. 20 in her sleep. Actor Sherman Hemsley-(Mr Jefferson)July 24. Actor Ernest Borgnine -July 8th. Actor Andy Griffith( Andy Griffith Show, Mayberry RFD, Matlock)died July 2ond. Richard Dawson( ...
N.F.L. Notables Who Died in 2012: Junior Seau, Art Modell, Steve Sabol and Alex Karras were among those who left...
HitFix takes a look back at some of 2012's notable deaths, including Whitney Houston, Dave Brubeck, Adam Yauch, Andy Griffitth, Larry Hagman, Ravi Shankar, Michael Clark Duncan, Alex Karras, and more.
on this retro channel they are showing "Daniel Boone"-- caught my eye cause episode had Rosey Grier, Alex Karras andJimmy Dean
Junior Seau, Sarah Burke, and Alex Karras are just three of several icons we lost this year!
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I love that movie! Julie Andrews is amazing! And supporting cast of James Gardner, Alex Karras & Robert Preston killed it.
I adore that movie! Julie is my girl, & Robert Preston & Alex Karras are such a cute couple, & Lesley Ann Warren cracks me up
This one's for the Historians, Michiganders and Football Fans alike. Some cool Detroit History. In 1934 The Detroit Lions played The Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving day. The 1st NFL Thanksgiving day game to be broadcast. The Lions have played every Thanksgiving day since 1934 except during World War II. The Lions and Bears staged "a masterful exhibition of offensive football," reported the Detroit Free Press, and Bronco Nagurski scored the game-winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter. The Lions lost the game, but they certainly won the day. The following year, Detroit beat the Bears on Thanksgiving on its way to a football title. And one of the most memorable games in NFL history took place 50 years ago this week, as the Lions (with the late Alex Karras) bulldozed Vince Lombardi's undefeated Packers in the 1962 "Thanksgiving Day Massacre."
Death to Leaford Bearskin. Death to Panbanisha. Death to Stalking Cat. Death to Hank Moonjean. Death to Alex Karras. Death to Gary Collins.
Alex Karras is about to make a move on ... Robert Preston? I haven't seen this movie in a long time.
Ha. "If you can get an Alex Karras on your show..."
Alex Karras, Unitas, Earl Campbell; they probably were aching every day
. I thought that was Alex Karras, till I remembered that Mr. Karras was dead. Re: "Overgrown Thumb in a Suit With a Mustache."
Can't believe how the DET Lions disrespect Alex Karras' legacy. Giving away jersey to an OL.
It's fun to see Susan Clark and Alex Karras playing a stripper and a foul-mouthed crooked sheriff in one year...
received a call yesterday afternoon that Dad had fallen in the shower and was on his way to the hospital. The emotions that run through your mind when something like that happen are fascinating. The man who you looked up to as a child...the one you thought was indestructible...the real "Man of Steel...10 feet tall and bullet proof. Regardless of how tough you thought he was as a child (and make no bones about it...he was tough), it was now painfully obvious that he was human after all. Called him as soon as the news came through and he didn't even try to hide how much pain he was in. Asked him what had happened and he simply said he slipped and fallen with all of his weight coming down on the edge of the tub on the small of his back...right at his ribs and above his hip. He was on the way to have it looked at and, as it is with most men, he certainly wouldn't be seeking medical advice if he wasn't in REAL pain. Went to see him this morning and he was asleep in his chair. It was almost 10. Can't remember i ...
Alex Karras, NFL and Hollywood Star, a Literary Lion as well.
Thanks for all the birthday wishes. Had a wonderful time that started with going out for dinner with John the night before, on his birthday, to Freda's. I had the Seafood Sampler and John had the Ribeye. Thursday I took the day off from subbing and spent the day sewing at Workday at Honeybee Quilts with 10 special friends. That night Bridget, Jack Ryan, and Johnny came over and we had pizza and honored Alex Karras by watching "Blazing Saddles". Fun times. Miss my Katie, but at least spent time with her on the phone and will see her and Justin and Kaitlynn at Christmas.
Back on the internet. Had to find a new internet service. Alex Karras former Detroit Lion Def. Tackle (1958-1970) Steve Sabol of NFL Films President Darrell Royal former Texas Longhorn coaching legend from 1957-1976 won 3 National Champions in 1963, 1969 and 1970 and father of the Wishbone. All rest in peace!
Day 16, I am thankful for at&t Uverse for providing me with Webster re-runs so I can watch Alex Karras instead of Whitney Houston.. Just sayin...
Oh sure *** this had nothing to do with a greedy union! BTW, Alex Karras called from heaven, he wants his face back
This is a post from a Lion fan that made me laugh, it was a response to someone ripping on the owner of the Lions William C. Ford. I had to edit the final comment but I though you Lions fans might get a few chuckles along the read. :) Followed Detroit for a long time, and nobody can blame WCF for: Billy Sims (the "other number 20") for blowing out a knee. Eric Andolsek getting struck by a truck while trimming weeds. Chuck Hughes dying of a heart attack on the field. Mike Utley getting paralyzed in a game vs. the Jets. (STILL THUMBS UP!) Washington slopping-up their field to slow down Barry Sanders. The inaccuracy of Rodney Peete. The run (ruin?) and shoot. An undersized Terry Fair. Aaron Gibson having the appetite of a walrus, even after eating one. Andre Ware (special thanks to the Hiesman committee). Matt Millen's inability to understand football. Matt Millen's psychologically-repressed desire to play WR. Charles Rogers' clavicle. Charles Rogers' attachment to bong hits. Big (thank you, McDonald's) Mike ...
It looks more like James Corden. Actually, much more like Alex Karras circa "Webster". Oh, like the tabloids fact-check anyway!
Just found out about the sad passing of alex karras - all pro detroit lion & actor - RIP.
Alexander George "Alex" Karras, nicknamed "The Mad Duck", was an American football player, professional wrestler, and actor. He played football with the Detroit Lions in the National Football League from 1958–1962 and 1964–1970. As an actor, Karras is noted for his role as Mongo in the 1974 comedy f...
You can be both, just look at Alex Karras :)
I feel better about myself a bit. I'm kind of hot. If you find Alex Karras hot.
Okay, Z, 4, Q, another Q, a third Q, and the Batman symbol.. Uh is it Alex Karras in Webster?
Even though Alex Karras died, it's not too late for a Webster Reunion. Scene 1: Webster is a pallbearer at George's funeral.
A truly unique kicking shoe that belonged to Tom Dempsey. Tulane Stadium held about 80K people.but about a half million people claim to have been there. Former Detroit Lion great Alex Karras was on the defense that should have attempted to block the kick. Karras said they were too busy laughing to try.
Interview w/ the late Alex Karras from '04 -- talks about players suffering from concussions. h/t
Wonderful interview with Alex Karras, capturing his intelligence and sensitivity via
I look like Alex Karras in Blazing Saddles
Gary's Alex Karras was a character, on the field or on a stage :
Just learned that Alex Karras passed away (see what happens when I miss an issue of ). Loved him on and in
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“It takes more courage to reveal your insecurities than to hide them.” —Alex Karras
I miss the gold jacket days of Don Meredith, Howard Cosell and Alex Karras.
Mathematics Reveal Your Favorite Movie or Video! First do the math, then compare you results to the list of movies and videos at the bottom. You will be AMAZED at how scary true and accurate this test is 1. Pick a number from 1-9. 2. Multiply that number by 3. 3. Add 3. 4. Multiply by 3 again. 5. Your total will be a two digit number. 6. Add the first and second digits together to find your favorite movie or video of all time) in the list below: 1. Gone With the Wind 2. E.T. 3. Blazing Saddles (God, please watch over Alex Karras) 4. Star Wars 5. Forrest Gump 6. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 7. Dirty Harry 8. The Boston College – Miami National Championship Football Game 9. The Obama Concession Speech of 2012 10. Casablanca 11. Jurassic Park 12. Behind the Green Door 13. Pirates of the Caribbean 14. Titanic 15. Raiders of the Lost Ark 16. The Gods Must Be Crazy 17. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes Now, isn't that something?
My favorite quote, from Alex Karras, in "Blazing Saddles" 'I only pawn in great game of life.' That's what I am beginning to feel lately.
I'm not sure who screwed up you'll be after hanging out with uncle Tj and Alex. So you may be locked away from them. 😁😳
Birthday special on the jayc and dad show on lvrocks.com dont miss it we are having son of all pro D lineman for the lions Alex karras . Dont forget to listen in on lvrocks.com
Fox just did a nice tribute to Alex Karras, who passed away since the Lions last played at home. My sympathies once again to
Every time they show Alex Karras' picture during a Lions game, and I immediately say "Mongo Sad." It never gets old.
I remember Alex Karras from a TV show the name of which I don't remember. Was it Webster??
Moment of silence at Ford Field for Alex Karras and Emanuel Steward.
Classy move by to include Emanuel Steward in moment's silence today. Alex Karras also honored
Moment of silence for Alex Karras and Emanuel Steward.
paying tribute with a moment of silence for both Alex Karras and Emanual Steward.
Moment of silence for Alex Karras, and in a very classy move, Emanuel Steward.
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There was a very unfortunate joke in this week's Up All Night given Alex Karras' recent passing.
Remembering Alex Karras, Harris Savides and More Reel-Important People We Lost This Month. Read this and other movie news, reviews, and more at Movies.com.
finally getting around to watching Blazing Saddles in memory of Alex Karras (Mongo)
“one day the mavs will retire eddy curry's jersey next popeye jones' and oliver miller's forget Alex Karras
Alex thinks he's cool cause they let him have a beer. Lmao
First Alex Karras (starred with Emanuel Lewis on Webster), then Sylvia Kristel (the original Emanuelle) and now Emanuel Steward. All I'm saying is that former Buc Bert Emanuel better watch himself.
When Alex admits to being jealous. Lol
R.I.P Emanuel Steward, I loved him on the show Webster w/ Alex Karras
Where did you hear that? Would be weird since Alex Karras recently passed.
Wow, first Alex Karras and now Emanuel Steward. It has been a bad few weeks for Webster fans.
Oh Emmanuel STEWARD, I was all holy crap, what happened to Webster? Did Alex Karras share his whiskey with him?
Just heard Emanuel Steward died. First his T.V. Dad Alex Karras died last week and now Webster this week.
Thanks for the photo! Thought you might be interested in a story I wrote about Alex Karras:
Let me be the most recent to mourn the recent death of Webster's dad RIP Mr. Karras.
Alex Karras hated Webster. I always had a feeling that was the case.
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My grandfather's *** resemble the late Alex Karras in both odor and appearance. Should I start Tony Romo or Alex Smith?
Ray does an amazing job with this and the Avriel (hopefully RK too) story adds zing to history. I was part of RK's pre-proposal history and attended this memorable wedding in the Crystal Room of the elegant Marott Hotel of old---still have Avriel's self-created wedding invitation and the 35mm photos Times photo great Timmerman shot (somewhere.) (A week ahead the bridegroom at dawn was over at City Market, catching what he described as "piebald pigeons" which were the "doves" released as the couple kissed--(causing consternation as guests cowered, flash bulbs went off when the freed birds "dive bombed" trying to find their way out of the multi-pillared room! There were Time,Life,Local,National photogs taking pikctures of everything--including other photogs! Also, among the few who gathered later in the old Indpls.Press Club bar then on Monument Circle--where Ave lifted this skirt of this wedding dress she personally designed and made to do an inpromptu "can can" on the bar --photo made LIFE and she alway ...
You gotta love Alex Karras aka "Mongo".He was suspended from the '63 NFL season for gambling. In an interview with the Milwaukee Journal in 1971 he said "The thing I'll miss most is the chance to see all my good friends up in Green Bay every year. You know- the ones who wait for me to walk on the field and then yell, " Who you betting on today, Fatso? "Those good people ."
The 3-time All Pro defensive tackle Alex Karras, aka "Mongo" from "Blazing Saddles" (he knocked a horse out with one punch!) and "George Popadopolis" from the 80s sitcom "Webster," died last week...as he said in Blazing Saddles, "Mongo only pawn in game of life." Well said Mongo, well said
And hanging out with Timothy McVeigh, Lee Harvey Oswald and newly acquired Alex Karras.
Rest in peace Alex Karras... Great football player and actor. His turn in Victor/Victoria was a step forward for *** people!
Gary native and Detroit Lions' defensive star Alex Karras made the cover of Sports Illustrated during the 1964 NFL season.
“Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength.” Alex Karras
Just happened to catch the beginning of "Blazing Saddles" on VH1...R.I.P. Mongo (Alex Karras)...BTW - from the "When Did I Get THAT Old?" Department - I'm looking at the cable guide info and see that "Blazing Saddles" was released in 1974...38 years ago!!!
Few passings this past week RIP Alex Karras Detriot lions and Blazing Saddles,also George McGovern only state to vote for him against Nixon (Massachusetts). Couple of sad losses. Having Yankees out of playoffs makes us glad. DEFENSE WINNING GAME FOR PATS PRICELESS!
just saw that Alex Karras died.he played some memorable characters
Watching football and had a flashback to Alex Karras, Roger Brown, Darris McCord and Sam Williams.
Many of you of a certain age remember Alex Karras who passed away a couple of weeks ago. What you may not have known was that he was the other NFL player suspended with Paul Hornung in 1963 for betting on football games. Karras was pretty bitter about the suspension. The biggest reason was because owner weren't punished for betting on the games at that time. In fact Carol Rosenbaum made enough money betting on games to buy the then Baltimore Colts. To make his point when he returned to the game and was voted captain of the team, he went out for the coin toss. The referee said call heads or tails while it's in the air. Karras replied, I'm sorry sir but I'm not allowed to gamble. Afterward he named his first born son Alvin which was Pete Roselle's first name and he hated it.
So this is what I imagine my mom has been up to this year: Listening to old football stories from Alex Karras, Dancing with Andy Williams, Reminiscing old General Hospital stories with John Ingle, Working out with Michael Clarke Duncan, Writing songs with Hal Davis, Flirting with Gary Collins, Putting on a puppet show with Jerry Nelson, Discussing politics with George McGovern and Arlen Specter, Laughing and talking with Phyllis Diller, Counseling and consoling Tony Scott, Discussing astrology/parallel universes/"alien" life existence (and maybe flirting a little too ;) with Neil Armstrong, Laughing at Ron Palillo as he reenacts Horshack for her, Inspiring Marvin Hamlisch to compose a heavenly classic, Discussing one of her favorite movies, "As Good As It Gets", with Lupe Ontiveros, Having friendly banter with Sherman Hamsley, Monkeying around with Davy Jones ;), Making Sally Ride her new best friend, Getting piano lessons from Jon Lord, Paling around with Ernest Borgnine and adopting him as a second big ...
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Alex Karras Dead -- 'Blazing Saddles' Star Dies at 77 - NFL great Alex Karras -- who also...
People mag: Alex Karras. memorable role in Blazing Saddles & worked as an analyst on Monday Night Football. He acted in several movies
You probably heard the sad news last week of the passing of Alex Karras. This raises one big question: just who is going to take care of Webster now?
Two great characters from the best movie ever (Blazing Saddles) died recently Alex Karras (Mongo just pawn in game of life) and Gary Collins, the drunk (the sherriff is nere).rest in peace .you will never be forgotten !
A couple weeks ago in honor of Alex Karras who passed away I asked what was your favorite line from "Blazing Saddles" and all I did was LMAO from the responses. So today I'm trying this again. The movie is "Monty Python and The Holy Grail." My favorite line(s) are.Villager: "She turned me into a newt." (Crowd looks at him).Villager: "I got better." What's yours?
Toughness is in the soul & spirit, not in muscles. ~Alex Karras I stole this from my friend Lenise Roberts Shannon who is a cancer survivor. It fits Kathy as well. : )
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Lou Holtz thought a Jets fight song would be a good idea - alas it got read on the air by Alex Karras in the ABC telecast of this 1976 game; the Patriots scored 41 points and the Jets just 7. Holtz quit with one game left in the season.
Rest in Peace "Mongo" Alex Karras who punched the horse in Blazing Saddles dies at 77
Alex Karras is dead. Was a great football player, but better known as Mongo in Blazing Saddles (he punched the horse)
Alex Karras passed away this week. I had to watch "Blazing Saddles" in his memory. Because, "Mongo just pawn in game of life"
Listen I know everyone knows Alex Karras as a great d-lineman and actor on Webster and Blazing Saddles but Hans Brumbaugh was his greatest!
Well friends, To anyone who has seen Blazing Saddles I just learned we lost MONGO ...R.I.P. Alex Karras
Mongo needs food...RIP Alex Karras. Blazing Saddles will always be one of the ultimate guy's movies! Mongo rides forever.
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When they are talking about and remembering Alex Karras they mention Monday Night Football, Blazing Saddles and Webster buy they never mention that he was the Sheriff in Porky's!! His best role! "Ain't nuttin wrong with this car boss"
Alex Karras playing Mongo in Blazing Saddles was a film highlight.
R.I.P Alex Karras. loved him in Blazing Saddles!!!
"Mongo only pawn in game of life"- Blazing Saddles 1974 played by the recently departed football great Alex Karras
Mongo is dead.RIP Alex Karras...(for those who remember Blazing Saddles)
Remembering actor, former Detroit Lion, & plaintiff in case, Alex Karras:
The football star turned actor Alex Karras who played Mongo in Blazing Saddles has died aged 77.
Fb fam and NFL lovers we lost a D lineman this week.Rest in peace Alex Karras. Tell me who do you think the best 4 Defensive lineman of all time.My picks are: Reggie White,Deacon Jones, Joe Green and Warren Sapp.
Former Webster star Emmanuel Lewis lost his beloved television father Alex Karras on Wednesday to kidney failure, and in this touching interview with ETCanada, he lovingly reminisces about their close relationship on set.
I'll say this once and one time only! Today's victory for the Detroit Lions has provided me with new hope for them, regardless if Alex Karras' death was their "spark" that inspired them to press on with their game. It's always a possibility if you remember Tom Kowalski's death last year which was ironically the same year the Lions went to the playoffs in ages. Coincidence? It might be and then again, maybe not. However, that's not the point! At least today's win will give me one more incentive to smile at my job interview tomorrow at Meijer. Let's not forget the Detroit Tigers as well. What a way to end my weekend! There, I said it.
I think one of the funniest scenes in a movie that I ever saw was when Alex Karras punched the horse in "Blazing Saddles." Karras passed away this past week.
Just heard an announcer refer to Alex Karras as one of the Fearsome Foursome. He is full of crap...LA Rams were the Fearsome Foursome, not the Detroit Lions. They were, Rosie Greer, Merlin Olson, Deacon Jones and Lamar Lundy...
I can't believe Alex Karras isn't in the Hall of Fame. That's a joke. I am far from any Lion lover but he needs to be there along with Jerry Kramer and Jim Marshall to name a couple others.
Hey Kenny Albert.you know Alex Karras wasn't part of the Fearsome Foursome, right?
Alex Karras played Mongo, an incredibly strong but dumb henchman who terrorizes Rock Ridge. He’s eventually sent by Taggart to kill Sheriff Bart.
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Ladies and Gentlemen, a legend has passed. RIP Alex Karras... A Detroit Lions Legend, played Mongo on Blazing Saddles, and who could forget, he played George Papadopolis on Webster...
Mongo only Pawn in Game of Life , Alex Karras , AKA Mongo Blazing Saddles. Rest in Peace.
Sad week for me last week. Alex Karras aka Mongo, passed away at the age of 77. I got my nick name from his roll in Blazing Saddles. Rest in peace, Mongo!!!
Really behind in my postings. RIP Alex Karras. Great defensive tackle, awesome human being. Mongo no more a pawn in game of life. Same goes for Beano Cook. Always enjoyed the old, cranky guy! Interesting VP debate. Not sure who won it.Biden just annoys me abnways, and Ryan didn't do as well as I'd hoped. Again missing the PATS game (pre-empted in my area) and stuck watching the jets. Ugh. Who in their right mind would want to watch that train wreck?
Alex Karras and Gary Collins have passed away. Folks old enough to remember "Webster" and "Hour Magazine" must be feeling like me right now.
Alex Karras had a role as "Mongo" in "Blazing Saddles". One of the funniest movies ever made.
It was sad to hear of the passing of Alex Karras. I am going to sit down watch Blazing Saddles just for some laughs. If any of my friends decide to watch it for themselves be forewarned: It is not politically correct humor. Also noticed that Mr. Karras hosted Saturday Night Live in late January 1985 with musical guest: Tina Turner. I need to get my hands on that one!!
Alex Karras dies at 77; NFL star turned actor Alex Karras, a four-time All-Pro defensive tackle with the Detroit Lions, had memorable roles on TV's 'Webster' and in the Mel Brooks film 'Blazing Saddles.'
Marian University gets an emotional win for coach Ted Karras Jr after the death of his uncle Alex Karras
Alex Karras, who died earlier this week at 77, was a football player as well as an actor. It thus is fitting that in his 1st movie, Paper Lion (1968), he played himself as a football player with his team, the Detroit Lions.
"The Paper Lion" Starring Alan Alda and the late Alex Karras, about George Plimpton's time with The Detroit Lions, just appeared on Netlix Streaming selections.
Hadn't mentioned Alex Karras' death: loved him most as "Squash" Bernstein in Victor Victoria, though he'll also be forever fondly recalled for "Mongo just pawn in game of Life."
Alex Karras and 5 Pro Football Hall of Famers Who Became Actors - Yahoo! Sports: from Yahoo! Sports
Two days ago the country lost a great hero. While most people know that Alex Karras passed away that is not who I who talking about even though some consider him a sports here and a fine actor. I am talking about Army Command Sergeant Major Basil Plumley who died just before dawn the day before yesterday at 04:00 his Army friends will tell you. He was 92. Plumley fought in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He was a legend in the Army and he gained wider fame through the book about Vietnam "We Were Soldiers Once and Young" later made into a Mel Gibson movie. Lt. General Hal Moore Jr called him a real here. These old soldiers are now passing at an alarming rate as time slips by. When I was about 10, my father hired another old farmer to fix the fences around the farm. His name was Jarvis Jackson and he was a veteran of the Great War, the War to end all wars it was called. Being young, I was full of questions even though Jarvis did not talk much about it other then it was horrible. Fifty years has gone by and ...
Alex Karras , an All-Pro defensive tackle for the Detroit Lions who later worked as a "Monday Night Football" co-host and parlayed his hulking strength into a Hollywood acting career, died Wednesday. He was 77.
Alex Karras, a menacing defensive lineman in college and the NFL who showed a deft comedic touch in films including Blazing Saddles, the 1980s family sitcom Webster and as a commentator on Monday Night Football games, has died. He was 77.
[Updated at 11:32 a.m. ET] Alex Karras, the former Detroit Lions defensive tackle turned actor in the ABC sitcom "Webster," died Wednesday in his Los Angeles home following a battle with kidney disease, heart disease, dementia and stomach cancer, according to a family spokesman. He was 77. Karras, a Gary, Indiana native, was an All-American at the University of Iowa before becoming a four-time Pro Bowl selection in the NFL, playing for the Detroit Lions from 1958 to 1970. He went on to star in the 1980s' sitcom “Webster” – he played George Papadapolis, the guardian of the newly orphaned Webster, played by actor Emmanuel Lewis – and also played the horse-punching Mongo in the 1974 movie “Blazing Saddles." In April, he joined hundreds of former NFL players suing the league over concussion-related injuries, serving as lead plaintiff for what was then the 12th concussion-related complaint filed against the NFL by the Locks Law Firm in Philadelphia. Karras “sustained repetitive traumatic impacts ...
"Had Pete Rose died this week instead of Alex Karras...the obituary that followed, would have fixated on gambling."
Alex Rodriguez, without steroids, just doesn't cut it for the New York Yankees anymore, says Mike North. And while A-Rod's career is fading, his salary through the 2017 season sure doesn't. North also shares his thoughts on the late Alex Karras, the great Detroit Lion player who delivered ones of th...
Former professional wrestler and NFL star Alex Karras who played Mongo in Mel Brooks' classic Blazing Saddles has Died aged 77.True Legend!
Joba Chamberlain First we lose Mongo, and now Beano. RIP Alex Karras and Beano Cook, one of the last
Budd Lynch was a great guy and will be missed. He always greeted you with a smile and treated everyone with respect. He was a class act. In losing he and Alex Karras this week, the sports fans in Detroit lost 2 legends.
To commemorate the memory of Alex Karras (who played Webster's TV father), I'm creating a new photo album of the man. I'm certain both Bob Newhart & Barbara Stanwyck are both putting onto a standstill until further notice.
I got to thinking today and confirmed it when I got home. Alex Karras played Squash Bernstien in Victor Victoria. I loved that movie.
R I P Alex Karras: Some will think of you as a football player others as Webster's dad, but for me you will always be Mongo."Don't shoot him! You'll just make him mad!" Gene Wilder's character in Blazzing Saddles
Just read this mornings Windsor Star mention the passing of a great man Alex Karras at 77 a defensive back for the Detroit Lions the "Fearsome Foursome"along with Alex and his team mates crushed the Green Bay Packers and Bart Starr the quarterback on the U.S. Thanksgiving Day game Nov 22 1962 the score 28-14 I can remember the time I photographed him at the old Briggs Stadium before it was re-named Tiger Stadium and at the Cleary Auditorium now the St. Clair Centre for the Arts back in the 1970's when Tom Maillioux had the Sports Celeb Dinner in the old Skyline Room what a crowd Ted Lindsey Red Wings, Gordie Howe Red Wings, Alex Karris Detroit Lions, Gale Sayers Chicago Bears, Red Storey NHL referee,Bill Veeck owner of the Chicago White Soxs, Eddy Shack of the Toronto Maple Leafs and I think the old announcer Van Patrick was the MC these are a few of those that attended are in my book "Memoirs of a Border City" I remember Alex got up to the microphone he was very funny guy and had people on the floor lau ...
I liked Alex Karras a lot. Missed his time as a football player, but I know well what he meant to the Lions. Besides "Blazing Saddles" and "Webster," he had quite a substantial role in James A. Michener's "Centennial" miniseries as pioneering German-Russian farmer Hans "Potato" Brumbaugh. The obit in today's OWH mentioned his wife, Susan Clark, but failed to note that she also was an actress; she was Dusty in the Disney comedy "The Apple Dumpling Gang." She also played immortal Olympic track athlete and pro golfer Babe Didrickson Zaharias in a '70s TV-movie. Karras played her husband George, and that's how the two met and married.
Apparently, Alex Karras' death was featured in the Detroit Free Press on Page 4C ! Nice huh?
Former Detroit Lions great Alex Karras led a more famous life in Hollywood than he did on the football field. He was the guy America thought he was -- funny, a good friend, a competitor. But then the Karras everyone had come to know quickly started to fade away. On Wednesday, Karras died from a comb...
It's sad that Alex Karras has died. I thought Jeff Bridges killed him years ago in the Caribbean...
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Rest well Alex Karras and Beano Cook. Sports is so less colorful now (sorry Beano).
Alex Karras died yesterday. the James Harrison of the sixties with the Detroit Lions, he was a gentle giant and an incredible wit and humorist. God bless and keep you, Alex, we'll miss you.
Tough week for Detroit sports: RIP Alex Karras, Budd Lynch and Champ Summers.
Read the Obituary and view the Guest Book, leave condolences or send flowers. | DETROIT (AP) - Alex Karras was a man of many roles. Fearsome NFL defensive lineman. Lovable TV dad. Hilarious big-screen cowboy. And in the end, a dementia victim who blamed the NFL for his
My heart is heavy after reading of the passing of two sports greats...Alex Karras and Bill Jauss. Alex played for the Detroit Lions, appeared in Blazing Saddles, punching out a horse. Karras made Monday Night Football fun, as he bantered with Howard Cossell and Dandy Don Meredith. Once in 1972, Alex said to Cossell, "Football players are guys who have stinky armpits and garlic on their breath". My brother and I were half drunk in his basement, and spit out our beer we were laughing so hard at Karas's disrespect of Cossell and anythine else politically correct. Alex was a treasure. He also appeared in Webster. After being banned from Professional football for a year due to alleged gambling activity, Karas refused to call a coin toss, telling the referee, "I can't do that anymore". Alex was a pro-bowl player and a talented man in many other respects. Bill Jauss appeared on the "Sportswriters on TV"...a show I faithfully watched in the 80's. He appeared with Ben Bentley, Bill Gleason and Rick Teland ...
Former Detroit Lions star and Webster actor Alex Karras is dead. He died at age 77 from kidney failure on October 10 2012. RIP death.
Again, we lost another TV legend (the other day), who was Alex Karras (who was a football player for the Detroit Lions), best known for playing Webster's TV father, from the sitcom of the same name. I used to watch the all the time thinking Emmanuel would be Gary Coleman, when he isn't. May Alex RIP! :(
Saw a performance by the late Alex Karras on "Daniel Boone" this morning, followed by a nice little tribute by Me TV. I remember him as George Zaharias opposite real-life wife Susan Clark who played Babe Dedrickson Zaharias. We'll miss you, Alex
Actor Alex Karras dies. He is he seventh member (that I know of) of the cast of Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles" to die in recent years. Cleavon Little (Bart), Slim Pickens (Taggart), Harvey Korman (Hedly Lamarr), Madeline Kahn (Lili Von Shtupp), Alex Karras (Mongo), Dom DeLouise (Dance Director), and Ann Bancroft (Mrs. Mel Brooks) who had a small, unlisted part, in the courtroom scene. Odd, eh?
I guess by now you have heard that Alex Karras did pass away. A great footballer and a character named "Mongo" from Blazing Saddles are the two images that stay in my mind. This gentle giant was also on Webster for years and of course on Monday Night Football. He could have been our older brother. It is hard to imagine him fighting dementia too. Good bye Alex and don't worry...God loves Mongo too!
Actress and athlete, Sammi Kane Kraft, dies in car crash Oct. 11, 2012, 10:30 AM EST WENN Sammi Kane Kraft, who starred in the remake of "Bad News Bears," has died in Los Angeles after a car accident early Tuesday morning, E! News reports. Bing: More on Sammi Kane Kraft The 20-year-old, real-life athlete, who landed her role in the 2005 remake due to her baseball skills, was a passenger in an Audi that was rear-ended by a truck on the 10 Freeway, and then struck by another vehicle. Kraft was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where doctors pronounced her dead. More: Alex Karras, former NFL lineman, actor, dies at 77 The driver, Molly Kate Adams, received treatment for moderate injuries, and was arrested on suspicion of felony drunk driving. In the "Bad News Bears" reboot starring Billy Bob Thornton, Kraft played Amanda Whurlitzer, the tomboy role made famous by Tatum O'Neal in the 1976 original film.
So sad about Alex Karras. I met him several times and he was very nice. Condolences to Susan Clark.
R.I.P. Budd Lynch, Alex Karras and Beano Cook. The law of three has hit again.
A poem in memory of Alex Karras "The horses in heaven with fear do shake as Mongo storms the pearly gates..." Webster died a little yesterday.
Terrible week - first Budd Lynch, yesterday Alex Karras and today the great Beano Cook. RIP Beano.
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R.I.P Alex Karras, Webster and Victor,Victoria will not be the same to watch...
Rough few days for sports related deaths: Budd Lynch, Alex Karras and now Beano Cook.
I watched him play for the Detroit Lions when I was a teenager, then later as Mongo in Blazing Saddles, on Monday Night Football and as Webster's Dad---Alex Karras. RIP
Sorry to see the obit of Alex Karras. Although he was never an Eagle, he was still one of my favorites. Not included in his obit was his hilarious stand-up routine that he delivered without even a single smile. In one interview with him he told of Tom Dempsey's 63 yard field goal that beat the Lions at the last second. Even though Dempsey was born with half a foot and a withered arm Alex said he wanted to kill Dempsey as he watched the ball barely make it between the uprights. I met him once in the Orange Bowl at Super Bowl 5. He was seated in the same section as I and signed my program at half time. I then patted one of the broadest and solid backs in my life. RIP Alex Karras.
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