Yes, I was one of those stay-up-until-the-crack-of-dawn types who sought out any kind of films of interest....but thankfully, my introduction to the work of Christopher Lee came with Svengoolie on Saturday afternoons.
Lee was - let's face it - the last of a breed of actor we're not going to see anymore. Charming, urbane, well-versed, and lively without seeming self-conscious.
Many have written better tributes than I could....so in memory of Mr. Lee, some of his film work via YouTube.
Watch these before they're pulled.