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Pat Hingle dies at the age of 84

Carolina Beach resident and veteran television, stage and silver screen actor, Pat Hingle died over the weekend. A family spokeswoman said Hingle died at his home Saturday night. Hingle's wife, Julie, was with him. Hingle lived in Carolina Beach for more than 15 years, moving here after shooting the film Maximum Overdrive in 1986. Pat Hingle may be best known for his role as Commissioner Gordon from the Batman movies. For the last several years, he battled blood cancer. Two months ago, Hingle was honored with a star on the Wilmington Walk of Fame. "It's a very great honor, and you know they've got the Hollywood Walk of Fame but you know, this one is much nicer," said Hingle. Hingle's career in movies and television spanned six decades. Before that, he was a star on Broadway, including the original cast of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Hingle earned a Tony nomination for 1958's The Dark at the Top of the Stairs. Pat Hingle was 84.

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Rest in Peace, Mr. Pat, you

Rest in Peace, Mr. Pat, you have entertained us for many years. You will be missed and never forgotten.


very under rated actor I liked him, hollywood didn't go to his head. as far as Im concerned he was one of the locals. and was a master at his craft. my favorite roll of his was in Norma Rae. very convincing of life in the foothills of nc.