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Plan 9's Gregory Walcott dies, aged 87

22 March 2015 6:13 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Gregory Walcott, star of Plan 9 From Outer Space has died, aged 87.

The actor died on Friday (March 20) at his home, his son Todd Mattox confirmed.

Writing on Facebook, Mattox said: "We said goodbye to my dad today. He spent his life making people feel good. Gregory Walcott, 1928-2015."

While Walcott appeared in Plan 9 From Outer Space, considered by some to be one of the worst films ever made, he also starred in films such as Mister Roberts, The Eiger Sanction and Norma Rae.

Walcott's final film role was a cameo appearance in Tim Burton's 1994 biopic Ed Wood.

The actor is survived by his son Todd and his daughters Jina and Pam, as well as several grandchildren.

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Gregory Walcott, ‘Plan 9 From Outer Space’ Star, Dies at 87

22 March 2015 3:03 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Gregory Walcott, who starred in several movies in the ’50s and early ’60s including, perhaps most notably, the critically panned “Plan 9 From Outer Space,” has died, his son announced on Facebook. He was 87.

“We said goodbye to my dad today,” wrote his son, “Men in Black” puppeteer Todd Mattox, on Friday. “He spent his life making people feel good.”

Walcott starred as pilot Jeff Trent in 1959’s “Plan 9 From Outer Space,” which is widely considered one of the worst films of all time. Despite its reputation, it gained a large cult following, which Walcott was reluctantly at the center of.

“I had done so many great films and worked with so many great directors that I didn’t want to be identified with such a piece of trash,” he said in a 1998 interview with Filmax magazine.

He starred alongside Bela Lugosi in the film. Lugosi, however, had died »

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Gregory Walcott, Reluctant Star of 'Plan 9 From Outer Space,' Dies at 87

22 March 2015 1:27 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Gregory Walcott, an admired actor who appeared in such memorable films as Mister Roberts, The Eiger Sanction, Norma Rae and, unfortunately for him, Ed Wood’s lamentable Plan 9 From Outer Space, has died. He was 87. Walcott, who starred as pilot Jeff Trent in Plan 9, considered one of the worst films ever made, died Friday of natural causes at his longtime Canoga Park home in Los Angeles, his son, Men in Black puppeteer Todd Mattox, confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. In a 1998 interview with Filmax magazine’s Dwayne Epstein, Walcott recalled being asked by a friend, fledgling producer J. Edwards

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