August 28, 1930 - February 3, 2012.
Ben Gazzara was a brilliant actor -- on the stage, in film, on television. He brought his Gazzaraness to everything.
He's one of my favorite actors to watch because he was so striking and unique. It's impossible to forget one of his performances. He could be doing the most lazy acting job in the stupidest movie, and STILL be utterly fascinating. He just WAS fascinating.
He will be missed.
They'll all be missed. :'(