It’s been days since the news came out that Powers Boothe is gone. According to Wikipedia, Boothe was the youngest of three boys who grew up on a cotton farm in Texas. He was the first in his family to attend college, eventually earning a master’s degree in drama.
I’ve been a fan of Powers Boothe ever since I saw him in Southern Comfort, a truly frightening action thriller movie.
There was something about the way he could deliver a line that, even when he was mad or the situation was tense, he could make me laugh.
Not to mention Sin City!
But my favorite Powers Boothe part was as a heroic figure — the proverbial “white knight” detective, Philip Marlowe.
So … for your viewing pleasure, here’s Season One, Episode One of the HBO series, Philip Marlowe, Private Eye! 🙂
Rest in peace, Powers Boothe.