Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Happy birthday Donald Pleasence

Happy birthday to one of my favorite actors Donald Pleasence (1919-1995)!

A World War II veteran and POW, Mr. Pleasance was a versitile actor and was nominated for the Tony Award on four occasions. Known to mainstream audiences for his iconic role as Bond villian Blofeld in You Only Live Twice (1967), genre fans immediately recognize the actor as Dr. Samuel Loomis in Halloween (1978).

He went on to play the good doctor in Halloween II (1981), IV (1988), V (1989) and VI (1995), and also appeared the films Dracula (1979), Escape from New York (1981) and Prince of Darkness (1987) as well as wonderful episodes of The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits.


  1. I really loved his role as the forger going blind in The Great Escape.

  2. I was really surprised when I found out he'd been a P.O.W. Great actor.