We merely heard that certainly one of many remaining of the greats has handed at 93. Ricou Browning was an actor, producer, stuntman, and director, nevertheless he’s best acknowledged for participating within the Gill Man in CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON and its sequels. Rest in peace to a legend.
Ricou Browning (born February 16, 1930) is an American film director, actor, producer, screenwriter, underwater cinematographer, and stuntman. He is best acknowledged for his underwater stunts, most notably throughout the 1954 film “The Creature From the Black Lagoon,” by which he carried out the titular Gilman (actor Ben Chapman in Play as a result of the creature on land).
Browning reprized the place for the underwater scenes throughout the film’s sequels, “The Revenge of the Creature” and “The Creature Walks Among Us.” He’s the ultimate surviving distinctive actor to play definitely certainly one of Universal’s fundamental monsters. Browning moreover co-created Pinball with Jack Corden and directed numerous episodes of the Sixties TV assortment.
Browning, who made his perform film directorial debut with Salty (1973), moreover co-wrote the screenplay with Cowden and later directed Mr. Legless (1978). In 1965, Browning directed Eon Productions’ fourth James Bond film, Thunderball, and the underwater sequences throughout the Bond film Never Say Never (1983). He moreover directed underwater scenes throughout the comedies Hello, There (1969) and Caddy’s Cabin (1980). A neighborhood of Florida, Browning was inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame in 2012. In 2019, he was inducted into the Monster Kid Hall of Fame on the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards.