Wednesday, July 20, 2016

RIP Seamon Glass

RIP Seamon Glass

Los Angeles Times
July 19, 2016

 September 26, 1925 - July 12, 2016 Seamon Glass, beloved husband to Yan Zhang for 23 years, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 in his Los Angeles home surrounded by family and friends. He was 90. A long-time resident of Santa Monica, California, Seamon was born in New York City on September 26, 1925. Two years after losing his father, at the age of 13, he moved to California with his mother. At the age of 17, he convinced his mother to let him serve in the U.S. Marine Corps. He returned to California following his honorable discharge in 1945. Seamon lead a full and adventurous life. He found and married the love of his life while teaching English in China. He was an actor, writer, teacher, guidance counselor, professional heavyweight boxer, merchant seaman, harbor patrol officer in Santa Monica, world traveler, and a veteran of World War II. As an actor, Seamon was best known for his work on the films, Deliverance, Slither, Damnation Alley, The Rose and This Is Not a Test, and the television shows Star Trek, Perry Mason, and Vegas.

He was a natural teacher, a great story-teller and reciter of poetry, a friend to many, and a well-loved guidance counselor for many years at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, California. Seamon is survived by his wife, Yan Zhang, his son, David Glass, his granddaughter, Chelsea Glass, his cat, Ghengis, and his giant unnamed blood parrot cichlid fish. A memorial service will be held at 9 AM on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at the Public Viewing Deck located on the west end of the Santa Monica Pier next to the Harbor Patrol station and Marisol's restaurant in Santa Monica, California 90401. Please RSVP to by July 27, 2016 if you wish to attend.

GLASS, Seamon
Born: 9/26/1925, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.
Died: 7/12/2016, Los Angeles, California U.S.A.

Seamon Glass’ westerns – actor:
Gunsmoke (TV) – 1973 (Acker)
Blazing Saddles – 1974 (cowboy)
Johnny Firecloud – 1975 (Grissom)
Winterhawk – 1975 (Big Smith)
Barbary Coast (TV) – 1975 (seaman)
Mr. Horn (TV) – 1979 (skinny rustler)
Bret Maverick (TV) – 1982 (Kelly)
Hawken’s Breed – 1987 (Pa Hickman)
Deadwood (TV) – 2005 (welfare worker)

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