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Actor Marcel Emile Gaston LePlat, Americanized into Marc Platt (just like Freedom Fries….), died at the not-so-spry age of 100.

Born to French immigrants in California, Platt felt great pressure from his father to run the family business.  But he didn’t want to be more than just a beret-wearing, baguette-totin’ mime.  He wanted to dance, Dance, DANCE!

Platt landed a role in the original closeted-gay cowboy movie.  He was one of the seven brothers for the seven brides in “Stagecoach.”

He then landed a small part in the original gay-cowboy movie, “Oklahoma!,” which would later inspire such classics as “Brokeback Mountain,” “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” and “The Wild Bunch.”

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I don’t know what’s manlier, the kerchief or the cow-patterned chaps.

After he stopped dancing, he ran the Radio City Music Hall ballet for several years.  He was known for his little pep talk at the beginning of the year:  “You want fame?  Well, fame costs.  And right here is where you start paying… in sweat.”  That scared ‘em every time.

He also appeared in an episode of “Sky King,” because he apparently had a life-long dream to get his name on a Trivial Pursuit card.

This hit goes to: Gianna!  Gianna gets a whopping zero points for this hit, making it the second biggest hit so far this week!

Gianna moves from second place into second place, trailing by the same amount as before.

Happy pooling,

SPMI

Current Standings:

Starving Writer – 100 (James Avery – 6’ 5” – 40, L’Wren Scott – 6’4” – 60)

Gianna 80 (Tom Laughlin – 20, Alicia Rhett – 10, Mae Young – 10, Ruth Robinson Duccini – 10, Pete Seeger – 10, Fred Phelps – 20, Marc Platt – 0)

Jami: 80 (Ariel Sharon – 20, Philip Seymour Hoffman – 60)

Tailgating with Jesus – 60 (Jerry Coleman – 20, Ralph Kiner – 10, William Clay Ford – 20, Ralph Wilson -10)

The Girl on Fire: 50 (Eleanor Parker – 10, Dave Madden – 20, Ralph Waite – 20)

Joanne: 50 (Ace Parker – 0, Nelson Mandela – 10,  Ray Price – 20, Maximilian Schell – 20)

Babysitter: 40 (Mikhail Kalashnikov – 10, Russell Johnson – 20, Mickey Rooney – 10 )

SPMI: 40 (Peter O’Toole – 20, Joan Fontaine – 10, Sid Caesar – 10)

Good to the Last Drop (© Maxwell House) – 30 (Frederick Sanger – 10, Maxine Kumin – 20)

“Imaginary” Steve: 30 (Cardinal Domenico Bartolucci – 10, Cardinal Ricardo Carles Gordo – 20)

Occupy the Casket: 30 (Ronnie Biggs – 20, Harold Camping – 10)

Dora the Explorer: 20 (Jeremiah Denton – 20)

The Girl on Fire: 20 (Ralph Waite – 20)

Mostly Mike: 20 (Shirley Temple Black – 20)

Carol’s 1%: 20 (Harold Simmons – 20)

Dick in Town: 10 (Hiroo Onoda – 10)

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