06:06 PM EDT 03/05/2014
Originally posted 03/03/2014 01:00PM
Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer's iconic This Is Spinal Tap turns 30 years old this week. The question "Which band inspired Spinal Tap?" is a complicated one, and the easiest response is probably a few. However, there have been some solid answers given over the years. Take a look.
Originally posted 05/24/2012 06:45AM
Michael McKean has a New Yorker's stamina – and sense of humor.
A day after his horrific encounter with a car that ran out of control onto the sidewalk and slammed him, bleeding, into a Upper West Side Manhattan street, the actor, 64, was cracking wise with the producer of his Broadway show.
"We always tell each other to break a leg in this business. I never thought it would happen to me this way!" McKean joked from his hospital bed to his The Best Man producer Jeffrey Richards, reports the New York Post.
Originally posted 05/23/2012 06:30AM
Michael McKean, the smiling redhead best known for playing Lenny in the '70s sitcom Laverne and Shirley and for his appearances in the satirical mockumentaries This Is Spinal Tap, Best in Show and A Mighty Wind, is in stable condition after being hit by a car on an Upper West Side Manhattan sidewalk Tuesday afternoon.
McKean, 64, was being treated at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital for a broken leg and facial lacerations. "Hopefully, he'll be fine," his manager, Harriet Sternberg, told the New York Post.
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