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Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Hamilton Camp (1934 - 2005)

Another Star Wars related actor has passed.

Hamilton Camp (Rune Haako in Galactic Battlegrounds) died suddenly on October 2, 2005 of heart failure. He was an actor, a singer and a songwriter.

As I try to pick out some easily recognizable performances for people I find a few...In 1968 he turned out a cover song of Bob Dylan's This Wheel's On Fire which many would recognize now from the BBC series Absolutely Fabulous. Camp also played in Joe Dirt as Meteor Bert, and in December of 2004 he played Brian Linder on an episode of Desperate Housewives. But Camp may have been most famous for half of the folk duo Gibson & Camp.

Camp was busy up until his death. He had worked on stage (A Noise Within), on TV (Desperate Housewives), an original album (name unknown) which will be released before the end of this year and film (Hard Four) which was supposed to be released in September of this year.


1 comment:

Nerf-Herders Anonymous said...

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date Posted: Oct 05, 2005 6:06 PM

Personally I remember him better as "Tie-bomber pilot" since that was a repeatedly used unit.