Henry Gibson, a veteran character actor who came to fame in the late 1960s as the flower-holding poet on TV's landmark satirical comedy show "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In," has died. He was 73. Gibson died late Monday night at his home in Malibu after a short battle with cancer, said his son Jon. Gibson, who more recently played a recurring role as cantankerous Judge Clark Brown on "Boston Legal," was part of the original ensemble cast of Laugh In, which ran on NBC from 1968 to 1973. I LOVED his poems..He wrote them all himself. A favorite: Patacake Patacake, patacake, baker's man Bake me a friend. RIP Little Man!