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Animal House Star Stephen Furst Dies at 62

18 June 2017 10:26 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Hollywood acting community is in mourning once again after another beloved performer has passed away. Actor Stephen Furst, perhaps best known as playing Flounder in the comedy classic Animal House, has passed away at the age of 62, from complications due to diabetes. Here's what his sons Nathan and Griffith Furst had to say in a statement on the actor's Facebook page.

"Actor and comedian Stephen Furst died on June 16, 2017 due to complications from diabetes. Steve has a long list of earthly accomplishments. He was known to the world as an brilliant and prolific actor and filmmaker, but to his family and many dear friends he was also a beloved husband, father and kind friend whose memory will always be a blessing. To truly honor him, do not cry for the loss of Stephen Furst. But rather, enjoy memories of all the times he made you snicker, laugh, or even snort to your own embarrassment. »

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Stephen Furst, 'Animal House' Actor, Dead at 63

18 June 2017 6:09 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Stephen Furst, the actor who portrayed "Flounder" in the classic comedy National Lampoon's Animal House, died Friday following complications from diabetes. He was 63.

Furst's sons Nathan and Griffith confirmed their father's death in a Facebook post. "Steve has a long list of earthly accomplishments. He was known to the world as a brilliant and prolific actor and filmmaker, but to his family and many dear friends he was also a beloved husband, father and kind friend whose memory will always be a blessing."

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‘Animal House’ Actor Stephen Furst Dies at Age 62

17 June 2017 7:49 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Actor and comedian Stephen Furst, best known for his roles in Animal House and Babylon 5, died from complications related to diabetes on Friday. He was 62.

His sons, Nathan and Griff Furst, confirmed the news on their father's Facebook page on Saturday.

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"Steve has a long list of earthly accomplishments," the actor's sons wrote. "He was known to the world as an brilliant and prolific actor and filmmaker, but to his family and many dear friends he was also a beloved husband, father and kind friend whose memory will always be a blessing."

"To truly honor him, do not cry for the loss of Stephen Furst. But rather, enjoy memories of all the times he made you snicker, laugh, or even snort to your own embarrassment," the message continued. "He intensely believed that laughter is the best therapy, and he would »

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Newswire: R.I.P. Stephen Furst, from Animal House and St. Elsewhere

17 June 2017 7:18 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Stephen Furst, an actor whose career spanned from classic comedies like Animal House, to long-running TV series like St. Elsewhere and Babylon 5, has died. According to Deadline, Furst—who served for several years as a spokesperson for the American Diabetes Association—died this week from complications related to the disease.

Furst got his first big break in 1978, when he wrangled a role for himself in the soon-to-be hit comedy National Lampoon’s Animal House. (Supposedly, he came to the attention of the film’s producers when he was working as a pizza delivery guy, slipping his headshot into every box he dropped off.) Furst played the lovable Delta pledge Flounder in the surprise hit comedy; he ended up reprising the role in the film’s short-lived TV adaptation, Delta House, the following year.

Furst continued to work on a steady basis over the next few years, popping up ...

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‘Animal House’ Actor Stephen Furst Dies at Age 63

17 June 2017 5:19 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Stephen Furst, best known for getting his start in “Animal House,” has passed away due to complications with diabetes, Variety can confirm. He was 63 years old.

Furst died in his Moorpark, Calif. home on Friday. His sons Nathan and Griff Furst confirmed their father’s death on Facebook Saturday evening.

“Steve has a long list of earthly accomplishments,” began his boys. “He was known to the world as a brilliant and prolific actor and filmmaker, but to his family and many dear friends he was also a beloved husband, father, and kind friend whose memory will always be a blessing.”

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Those other accomplishments include the National Lampoon spinoff “Delta House,” as well as starring roles on “Babylon 5” and “St. Elsewhere,” to name a few. In 2016, the actor made headlines for protesting the Academy’s rule change. Furst was also a spokesperson for the American Diabetes Association. »

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Stephen Furst, St. Elsewhere and Babylon 5 Star, Dead at 62

17 June 2017 4:45 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Stephen Furst, best known to TV audiences for his role as Dr. Elliot Axelrod on the 1980s medical drama St. Elsewhere, has died. He was 62.

Furst died Friday morning in his Ventura County, Calif. home, his son tells TMZ. His death was a result of complications from diabetes.

Furst initially rose to fame as Kent “Flounder” Dorfman in the 1978 film Animal House, a role he would reprise one year later in the short-lived TV series Delta House. He would eventually go on to find small-screen success on St. Elsewhere, joining the show in Season 2.

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Toga Party at The Hi-Pointe Saturday, February 25th – Animal House Screens at Midnight!

19 February 2017 7:02 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“Sophomore dies in kiln explosion? Oh My God! I just talked to her last week… She was going to make me a pot.”

Animal House Screens Saturday Night, February 25th, at Midnight at The Hi-Pointe Theater ( 1005 McCausland Ave., St. Louis, Mo 63117). Admission is only $5.

You know it makes you wanna Shout! Time to grab your toga and return to Faber College for the wildest frat party ever when Animal House (1978) screens at midnight at St. Louis’ fabulous Hi-Pointe Theater at midnight – one night only – February 25th

National Lampoon’s Animal House” stars comedy legend John Belushi and follows the uproarious escapades of the Delta House fraternity as they take on Dean Wormer (John Vernon), the sanctimonious Omegas, and the entire female student body. Directed by John Landis (“The Blues Brothers”), one of the most popular college comedies also stars Tim Matheson, Donald Sutherland, Karen Allen, Kevin Bacon, Tom Hulce and »

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Pfandom: The Reluctant "Bombshell"

21 January 2017 10:57 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

P F A N D O M  

Michelle Pfeiffer Retrospective. Episode 3 

by Nathaniel R 

Michelle Pfeiffer, Surrounded by the Male Gaze. That'd be a fitting title for the screen capture above and an apt description of her first major role. Her character on the 1979 sitcom Delta House wasn't even alloted a real name, but only referred to as 'The Bombshell'. Though Pfeiffer had, according to various sources always been wary with men and uncomfortable with her sex appeal, it will become one of the most fascinating things about her screen persona, this friction between how she looks and how cagey and sometimes even hostile she is about being looked at (but Scarface is a few weeks away!). Nevertheless she ran with the opportunity, despite her discomfort. A recurring role on a TV series is a big deal for young actors, financially and for the resume...

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