Blazing Saddles

Alex Karras, former NFL lineman, actor, dies at 77

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Alex Karras, who gained fame in the NFL as a fearsome defensive lineman and later as an actor, has died. He was 77. Craig Mitnick, Karras’ attorney, said Karras died at […]


Alex Karras with wife, kids after kidney failure

(AP) – Former Detroit Lions defensive star Alex Karras is at home, spending his final days with his family. Craig Mitnick, Karras’ attorney in a lawsuit against the NFL, says Karras may be dying from […]


Mel Brooks to receive AFI life achievement honor

LOS ANGELES (AP) – It’ll be springtime for Mel Brooks when the American Film Institute presents him with its highest honor, the Life Achievement Award. The writer and director of comedy classics including “The Producers,” […]



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