Monday, February 11, 2008

A Full Life

Courtesy of FARK comes this biography of actor and adventurer Charles Fawcett. And what a life he led.

Fawcett jumped a series of tramp steamers, working his passage through the Panama Canal to the Far East before returning to the United States.

Gifted with an artistic talent and a musical ear, he received tips on playing jazz trumpet from Louis Armstrong, and on grappling from a professional wrestler, with the result that Fawcett, still restless, spent a year in eastern Europe earning a living by fighting in back-street theatres.

And then it gets really interesting.

The IMDB entry for him, it must be noted, would appear to be incomplete- it lists only 62 films as opposed to the more than 100 mentioned in The Telegraph.

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