For a lot of people this was an ideal summer weekend. The sun was out, global warming was in full swing– what’s not to love?

Well for Howard Lawrence Carr this was a weekend that will go down in infamy. Because Howie lost not one, not two, but three of his heroes.

One of the three legends who passed was George Romero, who is best known as the Father of the Zombie Movie.

LUCCA, ITALY – APRIL 07: American film Director, screen writer and editor George Romero poses for a photo after attending a press conference during the Lucca Film Festival 2016 on April 7, 2016 in Lucca, Italy. (Photo by Laura Lezza/Getty Images)

The director of the Living Dead died at 77 after being diagnosed with lung cancer.

Howie’s favorite Romero film was the Dawn of the Dead.

But you know what they say, bad things happen in threes. So now lets move on to number two.

Martin Landau.

While Howie has made it clear on-air that he is no fan of the Mission Impossible franchise, that excludes the TV show that starred Landau.

But even more so than MI, Howie loved the movie Ed Wood. Landau nabbed an Oscar for his portrayal of Bela Lugosi (Lugosi was best known as the actor who played Count Dracula.)

And lastly, there was football legend Babe Parilli.

The quarterback first played at the Univesity of Kentucky and then went on to play 15 seaons in the NFL. One of the teams he played for was Ed Markey’s very own Boston Patriots. He passed away at age 87.



  1. I give Ed Wood **** out of ****. Great casting! Landau gave a fantastic performance. I’ve seen it 3 times and will buy it one of these days on Blu-ray. Watch Plane Nine From Outer Space, then Ed Wood.