R.I.P. Spare Tire Dixon (Bubba Smith)

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R.I.P. Spare Tire Dixon (Bubba Smith)

Postby Shoe Dick » Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:36 pm

I'm sad to be the one to announce that legendary footballer and actor Bubba Smith has died :cry: I loved him whenever he appeared on MWC, he was in what could be my all-time favorite episode All-Nite Security Dude. He also played one of my favorite characters in films growing up, as Hightower in the Police Academy movies.

Charles 'Bubba' Smith was found dead in his Los Angeles home today. The 66-year-old actor and former American Football star was best known for his role as Moses Hightower in the hit comedy movie series Police Academy.

According to TMZ, police were called to his home in the Baldwin Hills area around 1pm this afternoon local time. When they arrived, the found the star already deceased. It appeared that he died of natural causes although the coroner is investigating.

Bubba, as he was affectionately known, began his career as a defensive end in the National Football league, playing for the Baltimore Colts in 1967. He played in the NFL for nine seasons before becoming an actor in the early 1970s.

He landed the role of Cadet Moses Hightower in Police Academy in 1984 and appeared in all but one of the seven sequels. He also had several small TV roles including in Half Nelson and Married With Children.


Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/ar ... ad-66.html

R.I.P. Bubba

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Re: R.I.P. Spare Tire Dixon (Bubba Smith)

Postby ARMAN » Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:09 pm

i loved him in Police Academy, oh well our heroes get older as we do :(

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Postby marriedaniac » Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:56 am

He was 66. Still young(ish). Truly sad.

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Re: R.I.P. Spare Tire Dixon (Bubba Smith)

Postby Shoe Dick » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:14 am

marriedaniac wrote:He was 66. Still young(ish). Truly sad.

Yeah, that's why I was so surprised by the news.
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Re: R.I.P. Spare Tire Dixon (Bubba Smith)

Postby marriedaniac » Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:06 pm

Appreciation!
http://www.npr.org/2011/08/04/138984906 ... ubba-smith

And then he showed up on Married With Children, as Al Bundy's nemesis, "Spare Tire Dixon." Yes, I know it's Married With Children, but you're going to laugh at this scene, I think. And then, I swear, you might cry a little.

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Postby Shoe Dick » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:35 pm

marriedaniac wrote:Appreciation!
http://www.npr.org/2011/08/04/138984906 ... ubba-smith

And then he showed up on Married With Children, as Al Bundy's nemesis, "Spare Tire Dixon." Yes, I know it's Married With Children, but you're going to laugh at this scene, I think. And then, I swear, you might cry a little.

That didn't sound too respectful of the show :(
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Re: R.I.P. Spare Tire Dixon (Bubba Smith)

Postby marriedaniac » Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:31 am

I've come to accept disrespect for MWC. :(

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Postby Shoe Dick » Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:33 am

Not me, ever. I demand respect for the greatest show ever made!
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Re: R.I.P. Spare Tire Dixon (Bubba Smith)

Postby Dr. Shoe » Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:08 am

Heh, another reason for me to dislike NPR.

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Re: R.I.P. Spare Tire Dixon (Bubba Smith)

Postby marriedaniac » Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:07 am

He was included in the IN MEMORIAM montage at the Emmys, which was nice.

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Re: R.I.P. Spare Tire Dixon (Bubba Smith)

Postby Grandmaster B » Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:11 am

Not the only PA star that died early :

David "Tackleberry" Graf , age 51 (for a few yrs I never knew he died......he wasnt a big celeb such no mention in media that I saw)

Debralou or Debralee Harris (Facklers wife)

House (I believe he had to amputate both his legs , poor guy was only like 45)

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Postby Shoe Dick » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:48 pm

Sad to see them die so young :cry:
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Re: R.I.P. Spare Tire Dixon (Bubba Smith)

Postby ARMAN » Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:40 pm

Tackleberry? Damn 51 thats young :(

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Postby Daniel » Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:06 pm

R.I.P Bubba - loved the episodes with him!
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