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Anton Rodgers has Passed Away

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Anton Rodgers has Passed Away#1
Posted: 12/4/07 at 9:02am
I was very sorry to hear this news this morning. I had the pleasure of seeing him as Grandpa Potts in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. My sympathies to his family and friends.
Anton Rodgers dies age 74
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re: Anton Rodgers has Passed Away#2
Posted: 12/4/07 at 10:06am
Very, very sad. A fantastic, versatile actor who has done such amazing shows over the years. The first time i saw him was in 'Songbook' a short lived musical at the old Globe theatre and then again soon after in' Windy City' at the Victoria Palace. An actor in the same mould as Dennis Quilley and David Healey, both sadly missed also.
A young actress with Noel coward after a dreadful opening night performance said to him 'Well, i knew my lines backwards this morning!'' Noels fast reply was ''Yes dear, and thats exactly how you said them tonight'!'
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re: Anton Rodgers has Passed Away#2
Posted: 12/4/07 at 10:06am
R.I.P xxxxxxxxxxx
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re: Anton Rodgers has Passed Away#3
Posted: 12/4/07 at 10:10am
He was hoping to join 'Chitty' again next year on part of its world tour.
A young actress with Noel coward after a dreadful opening night performance said to him 'Well, i knew my lines backwards this morning!'' Noels fast reply was ''Yes dear, and thats exactly how you said them tonight'!'
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re: Anton Rodgers has Passed Away#4
Posted: 12/4/07 at 11:57am
My thoughts go to his Family and friends on this really upsetting day ! anton was the most amazing granpa potts and i can see why he wanted to join the tour again ! god rest you anton rogers
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re: Anton Rodgers has Passed Away#5
Posted: 12/4/07 at 12:33pm
Fantastic in Windy City, too!

He was due to join History Boys last year, but clearly he wasn't well then- he was struggling with the lines and ill health meant he had to withdraw- pity, I would have loved to see his take on the role.

He has an abundance of great performances to be remembered by, though.
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re: Anton Rodgers has Passed Away#6
Posted: 12/4/07 at 1:53pm
I think I read somewhere that he was in the film "Scrooge" with Albert Finney -- is that correct?
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Posted: 12/4/07 at 2:37pm
He sure was. He played Tom Jenkins. A sad loss for British entertainment.
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re: Anton Rodgers has Passed Away#8
Posted: 12/5/07 at 10:36am
Thanks, Paul.