Ben Chapman, The Creature From the Black Lagoon, Passes Away

Sad news as we’ve just received a call that Ben Chapman, the last of the original Universal Monsters, has passed away today in Hawaii. Chapman was best know as the actor that played THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON. Talent scouts from Universal-International “discovered” Chapman upon his return from the Korean War, and for a year he became a U-I stock player–and, at six-foot-five, an ideal choice for the finny title role in “Creature from the Black Lagoon (source IMDB). Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Chapman family.