The middle aged tough guy of the late seventies and eighties, Charles Bronson, died the other day at the age of 81. For those of you not in the know, Charles Bronson was the star of a series of movies called Death Wish.
Some of my earliest movie memories have to do with these movies. My parents had the first three movies on tape when I was a kid and I saw them numerous times. They weren't good but they were good Saturday afternoon, mush brain movies. He also did other types of roles mostly consisting of westerns and the like. He always played a loner and he was good at it.
In short, Charlie will be missed.