Subject: Tall, Dark and Gruesome
From: Christopher W. Thomas (
Date: Thurs May 27, 1999 at 11:23PM

Tall, Dark and Gruesome

The king of horror film roles
Also, will be blowing holes
In the icing of his birthday cake
(It's the fangs which cause the break)

Having given us now some two hundred
In just over fifty years since he appeared
Making approximately four films a year
Consistently, standing others on their ears

For a time he was teamed with yet another fine actor
In the late fifties, and throughout the sixties' reactive
Peter Cushing would often play opposite
But, at times - they'd be partners with it

But now, he's gone, and Lee's on his own
Still making films, and still clearly shone
As a master at interpreting horror roles
But that's okay, as it pays to be type-sold ...

- Tristram

Christopher W. Thomas
10:57pm Thurs. May 27th, 1999

Christopher Lee's 77th Birthday

Other Birthdays:

Ramsey Lewis (jazz pianist/composer/dj) 64
Lee Meriwether (former Miss America/actress/tv personality) 64
Louis Gossett, Jr. (actor) 63
Don Williams (country singer) 60
Cilla Black (British 60's pop sensation) 56
Bruce Weitz (actor) 56
Christopher Dodd (CT Democratic Senator) 55
Bruce Cockburn (singer) 54