Native Detroiter Richard Kiel, aka "Jaws," dead at 74


Richard Kiel, best known for his performances as "Jaws" in the 1970s James Bond movies, is dead at 74. He was born in Detroit in 1939.
Though he moved away at age 9, we've always liked the fact that he had Detroit roots. And we just wrote about him a few weeks ago, in our roundup of movies about football, for his excellent performance as the gentle giant in 1970's The Longest Yard. Rest in peace, Richard.

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Michael Jackman

Born in 1969 at Mount Carmel hospital in Detroit, Jackman grew up just 100 yards from the Detroit city line in east Dearborn. Jackman has attended New York University, the School of Visual Arts, Northwestern University and Wayne State University, though he never got a degree. He has worked as a bar back, busboy,...
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