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Patrick Cranshaw

Born: 1919-06-17 - Died: 2005-12-28
Cause of Death:
Natural Causes


Death Summary: Patrick Cranshaw died of natural causes at his house in Fort Worth Texas.

Who was Patrick Cranshaw : Cranshaw was a movie and television actor. He is probably best remembered for his role of Joseph “Blue” Palasky, a frat brother in the comedy Old School.

One of the more memorable scenes in the movie comes when Cranshaw's character is getting ready to wrestle two topless girls, due to all the excitement he has an apparent heart attack. The next scene is a funeral in which Will Ferrell is singing the Kansas song "Dust in the Wind", and he screams out "Your my boy Blue...your my boy".

He worked in such films as Bonnie and Clyde, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, The Hudsucker Proxy, Everyone Says I Love You, Broken Vessels, Best in Show, Bubble Boy, Air Bud, and of course Old School. He also appeared in over 50 television shows over the years.
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18 Signatures in Patrick Cranshaw's guestbook

  1. david stroud Says:

    verry funny guy take care hope you are at peace r.i.p

  2. Fan Says:

    epic…RIP Patrick Cranshaw..

  3. John P. -Ohio Says:

    You wil be missed blue

  4. Opie Says:

    YOUR MY BOY BLUE!!

  5. Sonja K Says:

    I luv’d his comedic way…I will truly miss his funines…I certainly split a gut laughing w/ the others..R.I.P.Pat:)

  6. Patrick J Mahoney Says:

    UR my boy blue

  7. Chuck Says:

    You are missed “Blue”. Hope your in a better place now.

  8. Blake Murphy Says:

    YOU’RE MY BOY BLUE!!!!!

  9. Peter Lynch Says:

    your my boy blue, your my boy

  10. Keith Cooper Says:

    Watching Old School right now. Blue’s the man!

  11. m. carroll Says:

    I first became aware of patrick cranshaw when he played the worlds oldest man on the t.v. show “Monk”. Although he was murdered early in the show, he played a convincing role as the worlds oldest man. I’ve since had the pleasure to enjoy many of his movies. He will live forever in his body of work. I hope that will bring some measure of comfort to his family, friends, and many fans.

  12. Bradlyn Says:

    I almost cried when you died on the movie old school theres no ice in my lemonade sir yes sir drop down and give me ten :) and i hated that you couldnt live longer your in a better place now god bless you and let every body remember you,your my boy blue
    R.I.P patrick cranshaw

  13. Bradlyn Says:

    He also played in movies like : Old school,Bonnie and Clyde,PeeWees big adventure. :)

  14. Rick laramee Says:

    you are missed i loved you in after mash R.I.P mr scinnel

  15. Joey J Says:

    Your my boy blue. your my boy.

  16. rip Says:

    you’re at least spell it right you horrible people

  17. Alex Says:

    Great Actor, Rest In Peace.

  18. JJDT Says:

    He was also known by younger generation!
    Rip!


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