Friday, February 22, 2008

RIP Ben "Gill Man" Chapman


At the time of this writing, details are slim, however, we received word this afternoon that
The Creature from the Black Lagoon's Ben Chapman passed away this morning in Hawaii. He was 82. Chapman was best known for his role in Jack Arnold's 1954 Universal classic as the titular monster, albeit in his land-bound form. (Ricou Browning portrayed the Creature underwater.) Standing at 6-foot-5, Chapman was born in Oakland, California. His first screen gig arrived in 1950 when he had a brief part as an extra in MGM's Pagan Love Song.

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