Subscribe Register Login

Saturday, July 26, 2014, 12:30 p.m.
Top Picks - Capture Arkansas

Malvern actor Rick Dial dies at 56

By ArkansasOnline

This article was published May 28, 2011 at 10:34 a.m.

Rick Dial

Rick Dial, who was a furniture salesman in Malvern by trade but will be best remembered for his roles in such Southern-tinged movies at Slingblade and Secondhand Lions, died Friday after suffering a heart attack last week.

He was 56.

A boyhood friend of Billy Bob Thornton, Dial was also the voice of the Malvern Leopards.

Harry Thomason, a friend and collaborator, said Dial just had a way about him that made people gravitate to him.

"Rick was born with more natural acting ability in his little finger than a lifetime of study 
could achieve for most.," Thomason wrote at the Litte Rock Film Festival, where The Last Ride will be shown. "I can truly say that never, in a single one of his films, was he caught acting. ' He didn’t have to act – he just was whatever role he was portraying!"

Comment on: Malvern actor Rick Dial dies at 56

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

Displaying 1 - 1 of 1 total comment

MyOldFriend says... May 28, 2011 at 12:37 p.m.

Damn.
RIP, Rick.
We won't forget you!

( | suggest removal )

  • page
  • 1
Click here to make a comment

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

TOP JOBS

  • Data entry clerk

    The Circulation Department at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette...
    Little Rock, AR

  • Teacher

    avantage point of northwest arkansas Is seeking qualified ap...
    FAYETTEVILLE, AR

  • Parks & recreation director the

    parks & recreation directorthe City of Mena is accepting app...
    MENA, AR

  • Education

    Cossatot River School District is accepting applications for...
    WICKES, AR

  • Agriculture

    agricultureclayton Hurdle Farms, LLC, Brady Hurdle Planting ...
    PLAQUEMINE, LA

Search 842 jobs >

Top Picks - Capture Arkansas
Arkansas Online