Comic Actor Charlie Callas Dies in Las Vegas

Charlie Callas, a regular in Mel Brooks’ great comedic films of the 70’s and 80’s, died yesterday in a Las Vegas hospital. He was 86 according to his IMDB page and other news sources, although the AP, Hollywood Reporter and some other sources say he was 83.

Callas was best known for his roles in Silent MovieHistory of the World: Part I, and High Anxiety, where he hilariously played a cocker spaniel.