19 July 2010 7:05 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Los Angeles  -- James Gammon, the gravel-voiced actor who played the manager of the Cleveland Indians in the 1980s comedy "Major League" and had a host of other movie and TV roles, has died. He was 70.His agent, Merritt Blake, said Monday that Gammon had cancer and died Friday at his daughter's home in Costa Mesa.The craggy-faced actor also played the father on the Don Johnson TV show "Nash Bridges."In addition to dozens of TV and movie appearances, Gammon was a noted stage actor who co-founded the Met Theatre in Los Angeles. Gammon starred in several Sam Shepherd plays, receiving a Tony nomination for his work on a 1996 Broadway production of "Buried Child."Gammon is survived by his wife, a brother and sister, two daughters and two grandchildren.Copyright 2010 Associated Press.  All rights reserved.  This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. »

Report a problem

Similar News Items

Don Johnson (I)
"Nash Bridges" (1996)
Sam Shepherd (III)

IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners