Alex Karras dead at age 77

I know that we all have to go sometime. It is just sad to see the great Alex Karras dead at age 77. He wasn’t a great actor. He was good. He was a great football player who unfortunately got caught up in a gambling scheme in 1961. His performance in Blazing Saddles was classic.

From Fifth Down:

Alex Karras is perhaps best known for his one-punch knockout of a horse in “Blazing Saddles” (“Mongo only pawn in game of life”), or as the adoptive father in “Webster”, the ABC sitcom he starred in along side his wife, Susan Clark, or even as one of the voices in the heyday of “Monday Night Football,” in the mid-70s. But before all of that, Karras was No. 71 of the Detroit Lions, one of the N.F.L.’s best defensive tackles of the 1960s. (more…)