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Actor Jonathan Cecil, 72, put the “twit” into Brit

Jonathan Cecil
British actor Jonathan Cecil, once called “one of the finest upper-class twits of his era” for his frequent portrayals of wealthy Englishmen, died peacefully Thursday at London’s Charing Cross Hospital. He was 72.

Besides portraying Peter Ustinov’s sidekick Hastings in three Hercule Poirot films, Cecil recorded over 25 books by PG Wodehouse’s works for Chivers Audio Books, as well as recordings of other books.

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Porky In Wackyland (1949) – Looney Tunes

Porky In Wackyland (1949) - Looney Tunes

CotD: Obviously inspired by the works of Salvador Dali, Bob Clampett’s 1938 masterpiece “Porky In Wackyland” took cartoons to their limits… and then some. Worth a look if you’ve never seen it.

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