Hollywood actor Dean Stockwell has died and according to reports its of natural causes on Sunday. He was 85.
The actor started acting at the age of 7 and took a break at thr age of 16. He was nominated for an Oscar for “Married to the Mob” and for “Quantum Leap.
His family said in a statement.
“Dean spent a lifetime yo-yoing back and forth between fame and anonymity,” “Because of that, when he had a job, he was grateful. He never took the business for granted. He was a rebel, wildly talented and always a breath of fresh air.”
The Hollywood veteran starred on Broadway as a young killer in the play “Compulsion” and in prestigious films such as “Sons and Lovers.” He was awarded best actor at the Cannes Film Festival twice, in 1959 for the big-screen version of “Compulsion” and in 1962 for Sidney Lumet’s adaptation of Eugene O’Neill’s “Long Day’s Journey Into Night.” While his career had some lean times, he reached his full stride in the 1980s.