Ken Richmond strikes his final gong!

posted by willis on August 15, 2006 at 8:45 am

Did anybody see the NY Times obit of Ken Richmond? He was the guy who struck the gong at the opening of J. Arthur Rank films. Had a heart attack at 80. Almost as sad was the revelation that the gong was actually made of papier-mache and, “if you hit that gong, you would have gone straight through.” There are some things you just don’t want to know. Anyway, RIP Ken Richmond.

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Jim Vecchio
Jim Vecchio on August 16, 2006 at 5:20 am

Re: the Gong…I wish you hadn’t told me that! Next thing, you’ll be saying those weren’t real bullets Roy Rogers was dodging all those years!

Coco on September 10, 2006 at 3:13 am

I had the pleasure of meeting Ken in Bournemouth two years ago. He was a real Gentle Giant and one of the nicest people I’ve ever met.


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