Wahtchutalkinbout by bbaltimore on Flickr

Well this is just terrible. Gary Coleman just passed away. via CNN, there’s a lot to choose from in terms of quotes and excerpts, but I like this best:

At one time, when Coleman was on top of the world, he’d hoped to be a great actor like his hero, Sidney Poitier, according to People. He never let go of his dream, even after all his troubles, the magazine reported.

“He’s an intelligent, successful black man,” Coleman told People in 1999. Then he laughed, aware he’d always have other challenges. “But he’s taller, so success comes rather more easily to him.”

There were a few shows — Cosby, Sanford and Son, Good Times, The Jeffersons — that really marked the early 80s in my household, and Gary Coleman was part of that set.

Here’s some YouTube to bring us all back.

Related Posts with Thumbnails