Broken English

in Hits & Misses by
“If I’m gonna let one person get away with it,
it might as well be Dirty Fukken Harry himself.
As for the rest of you crackers,
don’t be gettin’ any ideas.”

Paul Benjamin
Actor, playwright, old boy.
January 1, 1935 – June 28, 2019
Aged 84 years.

Most recognized for: Paul’s stage & screen career spanned 6 decades, first appearing in 1969’s “Midnight Cowboy.” He later became a go-to support player for African-American film directors, including Spike Lee, Bill Duke, Robert Townsend, and John Singleton. But we’ll always remember him as English, the prison yard shot-caller in 1979’s “Escape From Alcatraz”… who took an N-bomb to the face from Clint Eastwood.