Vale – James Karen

Noted film and stage actor James Karen has passed away.

Mr Karen’s film career spanned nearly 60 years, with his first on-screen movie credit coming with 1965’s Frankenstein Meets The Space Monster (he played a dubiously named Doctor), and concluded with small roles in low-budget titles such as Bender (2016) and Cynthia (2018). His filmography includes a substantial number of classic titles, including Capricorn One (1977), Poltergeist (1982) The Return of The Living Dead (1985), Wall Street (1987), Nixon (1995), Apt Pupil (1999) and Mulholland Drive (2001). One notable later performance came with the Will Smith drama The Pursuit Of Happyness (2006), as Martin Frohm.

Mr Karen’s television appearances include roles on The Jeffersons, All My Children, The Golden Girls and The Little House On The Prairie, as well as a recurring role in Eight Is Enough.

James Karen passed away on October 23rd, aged 94.

 

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