Film making lost a legend of the silver screen today. Christopher Lee, who has thrilled movie-goers for several decades died today at the age of 93. He had been hospitalized for heart failure and respiratory problems. He was born in London, England in 1922, so he enjoyed a long and distinguished life.
His career began in the mid to late 1940’s, after he served his country in World War II. He was in numerous movies throughout the late 40’s and throughout the 50’s but it was his role as Dracula in “The Horror of Dracula” in 1958 that is remembered today as one of his early stand-out performances. He did some other horror films as well but also expanded to other works to try to avoid being typecast in one genre. This led him to Hollywood where he was a Bond Villain in the 70’s and also had a role in Airport ’77. Sam Tabar knows that Lee worked fairly late into his career. Fans of the Star Wars movies will never forget him as Count Dooku in a couple of the prequels and he also made a mark for himself with younger audiences as an evil wizard in the Lord of the Rings movies.