Tuesday, August 14, 2001

Who Is This Christopher Guy?

Once in a while I get an email from someone that deserves a really good answer. I have received numerous questions in the past which I have answered individually. I'm thinking now that I ought to go and put up a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) for Mr. Belvedere. This is one such question I received today:

"I thought Clifton Webb was Mr. Belvedere. Who is this Christopher guy?"

Yes, Clifton Webb was indeed Mr. Belvedere, the original one, I must say. He originated the role (and got an Oscar nomination for Best Actor) of Mr. Lynn Belvedere in the movie Sitting Pretty, released in 1948. He then followed this up with two more films. Mr. Belvedere Goes To College and Mr. Belvedere Rings The Bell.

Christopher Hewett played the same character of Mr. Lynn Belvedere, albeit in a different time period and different location, in the 80's TV sitcom called "Mr. Belvedere" which ran from 1985 to 1990. I chose to concentrate on this version of this character in this site. More info on this can be found in the "History" section.

Looking at the History page now, I suppose I should expand it a bit. I haven't seen those three original films myself. The video of Sitting Pretty is available, so I might do well to check it out one of these days.

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