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Overview (3)

Born in Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
Died in Bar Harbor, Maine, USA  (complications from dementia)
Birth NameVerna Frances Bloom

Mini Bio (1)

Verna Bloom was born on August 7, 1938 in Lynn, Massachusetts, USA as Verna Frances Bloom. She was an actress, known for Animal House (1978), High Plains Drifter (1973) and The Last Temptation of Christ (1988). She was married to Jay Cocks and Richard Collier. She died on January 9, 2019 in Bar Harbor, Maine, USA.

Spouse (2)

Jay Cocks (15 July 1972 - 9 January 2019) ( her death) ( 1 child)
Richard Collier (? - ?) ( divorced)

Trivia (6)

Her arresting performance as assassin Charlotte Corday (replacing Glenda Jackson) in the Broadway production of "Marat/Sade" in 1967 led to film offers, most notably in Medium Cool (1969) and Clint Eastwood's High Plains Drifter (1973). Her last acting film role to date was as Mary, the mother of Jesus, in the highly controversial Martin Scorsese film The Last Temptation of Christ (1988).
Attended the School of Fine Arts in Boston University, graduating with a BFA in 1959. She later studied at the Herbert Berghof Studio in New York City.
Worked in a coffee shop and shared a basement apartment with two other girls while studying at university.
Went to Maine's Bar Harbour Theatre.
Co-founded the Trident Playhouse in Denver and also worked as a box-office custodian, publicity chief and janitress.
She was the daughter of Sara (Damsky) and Milton Bloom. Her parents were born in Massachusetts, both of them to Russian Jewish parents.

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