Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Praise The Lord

The great television star Jack Lord, one of the baddest-ass cops ever, would have been 89 years old today. Aloha, Mr. McGarrett.

Here's something new to me. When AN OCCURRENCE AT OWL CREEK BRIDGE (which had already aired on CBS as a TWILIGHT ZONE episode) won the 1964 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Subject, it was Jack Lord who accepted the trophy on behalf of the French filmmakers. Does anyone know why Lord received the honor? Did he have a relationship with the filmmakers?

Here's the clip:

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