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Read a news item recently about the late Phil Hartman that reminded me that he was also recently inducted into "Canada's Walk of Fame."

Americans will remember Mr. Hartman from TV shows like "Saturday Night Live," "The Simpsons," "NewsRadio," and "Pee-wee's Playhouse." He was also in many films.

And he was a screenwriter too.

Wiki bio here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Hartman

A very talented and gifted man who died tragically at the age of 49 in 1998.


Anyway, Canucks have their version of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Called "Canada's Walk of Fame," it's in Toronto, Ontario and Mr. Hartman was recently inducted:



Phil Hartman's brother, Paul Hartmann (Phil dropped the last "n" in his surname sometime during his career), lives in my hometown and he has been instrumental in ensuring his brother is remembered and that he was inducted into the "Walk of Fame."


A nice article was in my hometown paper today about the brothers:



Another article about Hartman on what would have been his 64th birthday this year (includes video of past performances):



Anyway, just FYI. While Mr. Hartman was in Hollywood films, it may well be another 50 years or so before TCM airs any of his movies (if TCM is still around in 50 years)...

By then some of them might be considered classics??


In any case, just thought I'd share this as I'm sure there are some Phil Hartman fans here...



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Thank RMeingast for sharing. I always liked Phil Hartman, thought he was a funny and talented man.

I remember too feeling really sad about his tragic passing in 1998.


In my mind he deserves a "star" on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, too.





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Yeah, most of Phil's movie work was in small character roles. In such "classics" like *Jingle All The Way* . But you'll notice that no matter how small his part, Hartman always managed to steal the scene. I don't think he worked at that, it just seemed to be the way it was. Really good comic and sorely missed.






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