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High Coo – August 5 – Thank You Sir Alec

blue plaque commemorates his birthplace in Maida Vale, London

Today we remember the passing of Sir Alec Guinness, famous British actor most known for one of his final roles: Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars films. I certainly enjoyed him in that role, but my favorite of his performances was Colonel Nicholson in the movie The Bridge on the River Kwai. He won both an Oscar and the BAFTA Best Actor Awards for that role.

Sir Alec received many awards and many more award nominations. See his Wikipedia biography here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alec_Guinness#Awards_and_honours

Here’s today’s haiku:

Thank You Sir Alec

Your acting career

lasted over sixty years –

your art continues

Drawing by Nicholas Volpe after Guinness won an Oscar in 1957 for his role in The Bridge on the River Kwai