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Actor Roberts Blossom (Home Alone, Derranged) Has Passed
July 16, 2011
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SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Character actor Roberts Blossom, who played the white-bearded neighbor "old man Marley" in the movie "Home Alone," has died at age 87 in Southern California.

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Daughter Deborah Blossom tells the Los Angeles Times that her father died of natural causes July 8 at a Santa Monica nursing home.

Blossom starred on Broadway, as well as in television and movies. He won three Obie Awards for his off-Broadway work.

Movie credits include "The Hospital," "Slaughterhouse-Five," "The Great Gatsby," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," "Escape From Alcatraz," "Resurrection" and "Doc Hollywood."

Blossom had a starring role in the 1974 cult horror movie "Deranged."

But he may be best-remembered as the neighbor in 1990's "Home Alone"

Blossom's TV credits include "Another World," "Moonlighting," "Northern Exposure" and "In the Heat of the Night."

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/20 ... z1SEhEgLtp

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July 16, 2011
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RIP
on a side note...when I think of home alone, I think of the famous that open mouth pose, which always amkes me think of that famous artwork, "The Scream"..which I think , got stolen a few years back..don't know if it was ever recovered

Willie Wonka quotes..
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Why? Are you having fun?
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
We are the music makers, we are the dreamers of dreams

July 16, 2011
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Blossom also appeared in CLOSE ENCOUNTERS, THE HOSPITAL, AND MELVIN & HOWARD

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July 16, 2011
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One of those who made it in the movies as a character actor, and not many ever knew his name.

July 17, 2011
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I remember an interview where he talked about his work with Clint Eastwood on ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ. Blossom told how he improved one scene where he placed his arm on Eastwood as they were walking in the Prison Yard. The A.D. took him aside and gave him profane hell for doing that....

Eastwood told the A.D. to lay off and became good friends with Blossom 😀

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