Jeepers, it’s hard to believe that Doug Kenney would still be only 62 today.
He was 32 when he fell from a cliff in Hawaii in 1980, possibly under odd circumstances. But by then he had already founded National Lampoon magazine, launched the stage show Lemmings, and co-written the films Animal House and Caddyshack. Those two films, nothing more than larks at the time, have since become landmarks of the Early Ironic Age.
Here’s a great Kenney profile from, of all places, ESPN.