Harve Presnell E-mail
Written by Chalupa   
Sunday, 05 July 2009 15:33

With the rate of famous people dying lately, I'm pretty sure there's one name that hasn't gotten much press but should be on your radar.  Harve Presnell.  Now, to be honest, I had no clue who that was at first, but if you've seen Fargo, then you should be familiar with whom I'm talking about.

Presnell played Wade Gustafson in Fargo.  He was the father-in-law to Jerry Lundegaard, played by William H. Macy, and owned the car delearship where Lundegaard was trying to hatch his schemes to get out of debt.  You might also remember he stood up to one of the kidnappers, Carl Showalter (Steve Buscemi), and ended up getting shot in the parking lot.

Before starring in Fargo, Presnell already had an impressive career on Broadway in hits such as The Unsinkable Molly BrownAnnie and Gone With the Wind. In 1965 he won the Golden Globe for the “Most Promising Male Newcomer”.  His film career didn't take off until later in life with roles in Saving Private Ryan, The Legend of Bagger Vance, Family Man, and Old School.

For an excellent synopsis of his career and feats of Hollywood strength, you should check out the blog post at Always on Watch.  If you're interested in reading more about the life of Harve Presnell I would suggest the might Google or check out some of the links I found below.

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