Remembering Doc Klos
He's been gone not quite a year, but I don't recall a tribute to Thornton "Doc" Klos on this forum. I still miss him. He personified the word "Gentleman" but he was a director, an actor, and for me a coach and mentor. Known as "Steve Russell" when he went Equity, he was as gentle but savvy a person as I've ever known. He could introduce Beowulf to Grendl and manage to see that they were polite as long as they were on stage. And I've never found anyone who had the faith in my acting ability that Doc seemed to have. That's not the only reason he was dear to me, but it surely didn't hurt our relationship.
Anyone have any Doc stories to share?
I'm interested in keeping other people from building Utopia, because the more you believe you can create heaven on earth, the more likely you are to set up guillotines in the public square to hasten the process. "-- James Lileks