Brian Dennehy, ‘Tommy Boy’ and ‘First Blood’ Star, Dies at 81

Brian Dennehy, the winner of two Tonys in a career that also spanned films including “Tommy Boy,” “First Blood” and “Cocoon,” and television, died on Wednesday night in New Haven, Conn. He was 81. “It is with heavy hearts we announce that our father, Brian passed away

Source: Brian Dennehy, ‘Tommy Boy’ and ‘First Blood’ Star, Dies at 81

Chuck McCann, Zany Comic in Early Children’s TV, Dies at 83 – The New York Times

He acted onscreen, was the voice of Cocoa Puff’s Cuckoo Bird and greeted his neighbor with “Hi, guy!” through a shared medicine chest in a deodorant ad.

Gillette Castle entryway

At Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam, CT.


Stairway to the main room.


Elaborately carved wooden door with intricate trick wooden mechanical locks. Most of the doors in the building are like this, with theatrical features.


Mud room.