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The 7 - Movies & TV - Pat Morita "Mr. Miyagi" - dead at 73
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#1 Posted on 25.11.05 0852.07
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OBIT_MORITA?SITE=WIMIL&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

That's kind of unexpected...hadn't heard or seen any news of him being ill. Not that I was following it closely, but still...

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#2 Posted on 25.11.05 1034.23
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For some reason, I had no idea he received an Oscar nomination for his role in "The Karate Kid." I was also surprised to learn that he was only about 52 when he played Mr. Miyagi.

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#3 Posted on 25.11.05 1140.41
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Mr. Miyagi ... one of the greatest supporting characters EVER.

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#4 Posted on 25.11.05 1614.03
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Pat Morita was the original Mr. T
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#5 Posted on 25.11.05 1621.14
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Sad news.

I recommend you all find a way to see "Only the Brave" which I think is his last film and another great dramatic performance from him.
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#6 Posted on 25.11.05 1623.21
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The flag at Arnold's is flying at half mast. These are not happy days for Fonzie and the gang.

RIP, Mr. Morita.
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#7 Posted on 25.11.05 1640.37
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Weird...just yesterday my Dad made the JC Penney $1.99 belt joke to me and then we wondered how old he was.

Those Karate Kid movies...whenever they're on TV, I can't turn away.
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#8 Posted on 25.11.05 1642.57
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I really didn't see this coming at all. Especially since he's been actively doing cameos during the last year, his most recent appearence being on "Robot Chicken." I'll never forget the Karate Kid and his brilliant cameos and the acting world has experienced another incredible loss.

Wax on, wax off indeed.
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#9 Posted on 25.11.05 1730.20
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I didn't think Al would outlive Arnold. Also, have to give Morita credit for some of his cameos on the early episodes of MASH.
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#10 Posted on 25.11.05 2015.23
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Wax on....wax off. Wax on....wax off.

I loved that scene in Karate Kid. Morita made the movie work.
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#11 Posted on 26.11.05 1327.17
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You know, my first thought was "I wonder if that dude from Cobra Kai read this in the newspaper and said 'get him a bodybag, yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!' "
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#12 Posted on 26.11.05 1551.16
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I was too young to remember "The Karate Kid" coming out, so I'll always remember him as Grandpa on "The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo" on Nickelodeon.
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#13 Posted on 26.11.05 2001.01
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    Originally posted by Crimedog
    You know, my first thought was "I wonder if that dude from Cobra Kai read this in the newspaper and said 'get him a bodybag, yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!' "



Another one of my favorite quotes that I liked to use whenever I was playing football.
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