The Last Acting Role of Terry Thomas

Was a series of commercials for Ford. He was already too ill with Parkinson’s to do more than cameo appearances at this stage in his life, and you can see he is trembling even in these short shots.

For somebody who appeared in hundreds of comedy and horror films, he died practically penniless and in obscurity. Less than ten years after the commercial above was made, this was Terry:

Although there is no cure for Parkinson’s, strides have been made in treating the symptoms. And it’s honestly amazing to me that Micheal J. Fox, for example, will not end up like Terry did.


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