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Thursday, June 05, 2003

Only pencil-neck geeks--and they know who they are--can be happy about this. Freddie Blassie, old-time pro wrestler and wrestling personality, is dead at age 85.

I never watched Blassie wrestle. Never saw him do his latter-day spiel for the WWE, either. Never really saw much of what he did, actually.

But I have seen his only significant film work, starring opposite Andy Kaufman, in the very funny My Breakfast with Blassie. And that's enough.