Saturday, 11 December 2010

Busby babe

Buoyed by not one, but two compliments on Twitter about this thing yesterday, and (by the sound of it) a real stonker from Yaya against the Hammers, I'm still carrying a warm glow and feeling ten feet tall. But the fact remains that the pressure of compiling 12 posts in a busy month is beginning to tell.

Nearly through the Back Six now, with number 5 - Tom Busby. Tom (1936-2003) was a Canadian actor who played Milo Vladek in The Dirty Dozen. Looking at some of the comments on his iMDB page, it seems that Tom was something of a character, described as 'not a saint' but nonetheless a real human being. He spent the final years of his life in the West End of Glasgow, where he shuffled off this mortal coil. His career doesn't appear to have been particularly illustrious, but I think I would have liked to have had a bevvy or two with him and listened to some of his stories.

Just like Ben Carruthers' character, Milos was sentenced to 30 years' hard labour before being picked for the suicide (well, for almost all of them anyway) mission on the bridge.

Next up, Clint Walker.

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