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Steve Forrest, star of TV’s ‘S.W.A.T.,’ dead at 87

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#1 OFFLINE   fluffybear


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 01:44 PM

From the NY Daily News:






The TV action series "S.W.A.T." only ran for 37 episodes in 1975-76, but it left a permanent imprint on popular culture and a big part of that mark was Lt. Dan "Hondo" Harrelson, played by Steve Forrest.

Forrest died last Saturday in Thousand Oaks, Calif. He was 87 and no cause of death was announced.

Forrest played hundreds of roles in an acting career that spanned half a century, performing opposite everyone from Ronald Reagan to Elvis Presley, Chevy Chase, James Spader and Faye Dunaway.

He was usually a supporting player or character actor, and he was particularly fond of Westerns, appearing in almost every TV Western during the golden age of that genre.


But he was best-known as Hondo, the tough-talking, no-nonsense leader of the Special Weapons and Assault Team shortened to "S.W.A.T." in the ABC series written by Aaron Spelling and Leonard Goldberg.

He popularized the phrase, "Let's roll" years before it became associated with the real-life takedown of a hijacked airliner on Sept. 11.


Forrest was born William Forrest Andrews in Huntsville, Texas, the youngest of 13 children. His older siblings included the actor Dana Andrews.

He can be seen in movies from "North Dallas Forty," "The Longest Day," "Flaming Star" and "Mommie Dearest" to "Amazon Women on the Moon."

He made a cameo as a driver in the 2003 movie version of "S.W.A.T."





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Posted 23 May 2013 - 01:47 PM

RIP Steve, I loved S.W.A.T.

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 02:06 PM

He did a lot of work in both film and television......R.I.P. Steve.

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 02:10 PM

Love SWAT, own it on DVD. RIP Steve.
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Posted 23 May 2013 - 04:48 PM

The only autograph I've ever had in my life was Steve Forrest's.  He autographed a picture of himself in SWAT for me.


RIP Steve, I was a fan.






(do you think the autograph is worth more now?)

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