RIP Jim Brewer 1937-2017

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RIP Jim Brewer 1937-2017

Postby RLC-GTT on Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:14 am

I regret to say that we lost our friend Jim Brewer. I just found out from Jamie Shahan Rains, who called
him yesterday because she and Walt hadn't heard from him in a while. His brother answered and told her
that he died about a month ago. I knew he was having constant health problems -- I think with Lukemia --
and thus I was sort of expecting it, but that doesn't help. I am posting the photo Ned took of him in
California some years ago where he was kidding about being the Mexican soldier in THE ALAMO who bayonets
Bowie. The sign was to kid Kristi because she didn't like Widmark's portrayal of Bowie. This perfectly
represents Jim's great sense of humor.

In several phone conversations over the last few years, Jim lamented not being able to make his nearly annual
trip to Brackettville due to health problems.

R.I.P., Jim Brewer. "The gun is primed and ready, sir!"
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Re: RIP Jim Brewer 1937-2017

Postby alamobill on Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:50 am

Sorry to hear this sad news. I was fortunate to meet Jim at the 45th anniversary get together at Alamo Village in
2005. I really enjoyed listening to his stories about his different roles in the movie. Jim had some color pictures
of he and John Wayne standing together on the movie set and he signed one for me. A great guy.
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Re: RIP Jim Brewer 1937-2017

Postby NefariousNed on Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:56 pm

Dang! Sorry to hear. Just saw old Jim at Joe Musso's home in California a couple years back. Watched "THE ALAMO"
with him there. Also kept in touch with him via Christmas cards and he was always saying we need to get together.

Jim posed for that above photo for Kristi.
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Re: RIP Jim Brewer 1937-2017

Postby Alamo John UK on Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:56 am

Sad news indeed. I met Jim in 2010 at the Alamo 50th anniversary shindig in San Antonio and I spoke with him at Bracketville during our visit there. A lovely man who it was a pleasure to converse with.
R.I.P. Sir. :(
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Re: RIP Jim Brewer 1937-2017

Postby AlamoMo on Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:37 pm

Really sad news :cry: :cry:

I was lucky to have met Jim a few times and enjoyed my time with him at
Brackettville listening to his wonderful stories about his time during the
filming of the Alamo and the friendships he struck up with Duke and the
other people involved in the making of the film.

Sadly yet another friend with ties to the film gone and there is no doubt
he like the others we have got to know and have left us will be greatly
missed

" R I P Jim "
Do This Mean What I Think It Do ??, " It Do "
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Re: RIP Jim Brewer 1937-2017

Postby MUSTANG on Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:07 pm

Darn shame. He was a good friend and fellow Mustanger. He will be missed.
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Re: RIP Jim Brewer 1937-2017

Postby Fargo Fenwyck on Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:33 pm

Jim and I had a connection through a drama group called, "Covenant Players". We discovered that when we met at the village for the 45th. I posted that somewhere on the site but have no idea where unless it was the 45th thread.
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