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Charles Austin McCrann
Age: 55
Occupation: Senior Vice President
Worked for: Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc
Originally from:
Resided in: New York, NY

A Past in the Movies

Charles Austin McCrann was a levelheaded, respected executive, devoted to his wife, Michelle, and children, Derek and Maxine. But beneath his responsible exterior beat an auteur's heart. He loved film, whether the comedies of W. C. Fields or horror movies.

And so it was that Charlie, graduate of Princeton University and Yale Law School, senior vice president at Marsh & McLennnan, was also the writer, producer, director and star of "Toxic Zombies," a comic horror film that was shown twice on the USA cable network. The move was made while Mr. McCrann was on hiatus in the late 1970's; its plot turned on a group of hippies who turn into those toxic zombies after a drunken crop-duster oversprays their marijuana field.

"Toxic Zombies" epitomized a sense of humor that even now makes Mrs. McCrann laugh out loud. Charlie McCrann would surprise someone taken in by his straight appearance with a funny duck walk as he left the room. He would tease her relentlessly, so that after an angry derelict spit on her once, he said, "You mean your Uncle Spitty did that to you
Submitted by: Jay Dooling (Friend)

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