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Wow, I would have pegged this guy as being at least ten years older. Did he ever look young !? That means he was my age (!) when he played the Ed Gein-inspired Ezra Cobb in the 1974 cult horror classic Deranged. Mainstream audiences will always best remember him as ‘Old Man Marley’, the creepy old neighbor who turns out to be nice in the 1990 smash Home Alone. He was a Broadway star, a celebrated WWII vet, and a familiar face to movie fans whose long list of credits include Slaughterhouse Five, Close Encounters Of The Third Kind and Escape From Alcatraz.
From the New York Times.Com:
Roberts Blossom, a durable character actor who was known for playing cantankerous old coots, both comic and sinister, but who may be best remembered as the kindly next-door neighbor in the comedy .Home Alone,. died on Friday in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 87. His death was confirmed by his daughter, »
- Tom Stockman
Roberts Blossom seemed like an immortal spirit on the McCallister family's block in "Home Alone." In his "Boo Radley"-styled role as the mysterious old neighbor Marley, Blossom created one of the film's most memorable characters, which makes it all the more sad to read that the actor has passed away at the age of 87, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Blossom famously used his shovel for more than just distributing sidewalk salt, much to the dismay of the Wet Bandits (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern). But he also gave their Oscar-nominated Chris Columbus film a heart and moral center with a touch of humanity as he talked to Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) and made things right with his family.
In the scheme of grisly old man characters, Blossom knew how to wear some facial hair and light up a scene as well as anyone. He even had the Obie and Soapy awards to prove it, »
Roberts Blossom -- best known as the creepy, snow-shoveling neighbor in " Home Alone " who ends up saving the day (spoiler alert) -- died Friday of natural causes in Santa Monica, California. Blossom appeared in many films before landing the role of "old man Marley" in "Home Alone" -- including, " Deranged ", " The Great Gatsby ", " Close Encounters of the Third Kind " and "Doc Hollywood ". In addition to his acting career -- Blossom was a World War II Vet and a well-respected poet. »
- TMZ Staff
Blossom died Friday in his home, leaving behind a legacy of great character work. Blossom grew up in Connecticut and attended Harvard, quickly garnering accolades from his school mates. His first film work was in the adaptation of Our Town in 1959.
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- Emily Cheever
Some seriously sad news: Roberts Blossom — the character actor best known for playing the wrongly-accused South Bend Shovel Slayer, a.k.a. “Old Man Marley,” in Home Alone — has passed away at the age of 87. The L.A. Times reports that Blossom died of natural causes in a nursing home in Santa Monica.
While Blossom, a three-time Obie Award winner, had an illustrious career on stage and screen that spanned 40 years (he was featured in films like Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Always, Christine, and the cult horror movie Deranged, and appeared in TV shows such as Moonlighting, Northern Exposure, »
- Aly Semigran
Old Man Marley, we barely knew ya. Roberts Blossom, the veteran thesp of both stage and screen who's perhaps best known for playing Macaulay Culkin's benevolent, if slightly quirky neighbor in 1990's Home Alone, has died of natural causes in Santa Monica. He was 87. Blossom's daughter, Deborah, confirmed his death to the New York Times. While Gen Xers will identify him most for as the geezer who gave Culkin's Home Alone character some paternal advice after he's accidentally left home over Christmas, Blossom was a highly-successful Broadway character actor who made the jump to TV and film roles in the 1950s in a career that spanned more than 50 years. Among his most »
Actor Roberts Blossom has passed away at the age of 87.
He died of natural causes in Los Angeles on Friday.
Blossom played a number of small, supporting roles in a variety of classic American films including Slaughterhouse-Five, The Great Gatsby, Clint Eastwood's Escape from Alcatraz and Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
His name may not ring a bell at first, but chances are you're quite familiar with the work of character actor Roberts Blossom. Sadly, Mr. Blossom passed away last Friday in Santa Monica, California, at the age of 87.
The New York Times posted quite a nice tribute to the quirky actor, excerpts of which follow:
Roberts Blossom was known for playing cantankerous old coots, both comic and sinister, but may be best remembered as the kindly next-door neighbor in the comedy Home Alone. He was an ill-fated patient in the George C. Scott film The Hospital, the delirious Wild Bob Cody in Slaughterhouse-Five, Paul Le Mat’s ornery father in Citizens Band, the farmer who once saw Bigfoot in Close Encounters of the Third Kind, the convict who paints the warden’s portrait in Escape From Alcatraz, and the irate judge who sentences Michael J. Fox to community service in »
- Uncle Creepy
Who was Roberts Blossom?He was a patient who died of malpractice in hospital in 1971. Then in 1972, he was a military officer who knew a young soldier who came unstuck in time. In 1974 he dug women up from the grave, or killed them fresh, so he could wear their skins. Also, in 1974 he birthed an enigma by the name of Gatsby. That same year he also surfaced as a Bible Belt preacher, full of fire, brimstone, and double-standards.By the time 1977 rolled around, he was standing on a mountain top, waiting for extraterrestrials to swing by and give him a lift to the Great Unknown. Sadly, all he got were Army helicopters. In 1979 he was stuck on Alcatraz, imprisoned, but »
10 items from 2011
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