Monday, November 29

Muere Dean Stockwell, actor de “Quantum Leap”, “Blue Velvet”

Dean Stockwell, one of Hollywood’s leading child actors who again achieved success in middle age, in the sci-fi series “Quantum Leap” (“Time Travelers”) and memorable films such as “Blue Velvet” (“Velvet blue “) by David Lynch,” Paris, Texas “by Wim Wenders and” Married to the Mob “(” Married to the mob “) by Jonathan Demme, passed away. He was 85 years old.

Stockwell died of natural causes Sunday at his home, said Jay Schwartz, a spokesman for his family.

Stockwell was nominated for an Oscar for his comic mobster character in “Married to the Mob” and was four-time Emmy Award nominee by “Quantum Leap”. But in a career that spanned seven decades, he was an actor of supreme character whose time on camera didn’t have to be extensive to be fascinating, like when he lip-synched Roy Orbison to a catastrophic party scene in “Blue Velvet.” a desperate agent in Robert Altman’s “The Player” and Howard Hughes in Francis Ford Coppola’s “Tucker: The Man and His Dream.”

But her own relationship with acting, which began on Broadway at age seven, was complicated. In a traveling career he left show business several times, including at 16 and again in the 1980s, when he moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, to sell real estate.

“Dean spent his entire life going back and forth from fame to anonymity,” his family said in a statement. “So when he had a job, he was grateful. He never took the business for granted. He was a rebel, tremendously talented, and always a breath of fresh air.”


Stockwell, dark-haired, was a Hollywood veteran when he reached his teens. At age 20 he acted on Broadway as a young murderer in the play “Compulsion” (“Compulsion”) and prestigious films such as “Sons and Lovers” (“Children and lovers”). He was awarded as best actor at the Cannes Film Festival twice, in 1959 for the film adaptation of “Compulsion”, and in 1962 for Sidney Lumet’s adaptation of “Long Day’s Journey Into Night”. “) by Eugene O’Neill. While his career had some difficult times, It peaked in the 1980s.

He called his success from the 1980s onwards his “third race”. As for the Oscar nomination, he said in 1989 that it was “something I’ve dreamed of for years … It’s one of the best feelings I’ve ever had.”

Like his old friend Hopper, a prominent photographer and actor, Stockwell was active in the visual arts. He made collages of photos and sculptures made of dice. He often used his full name, Robert Dean Stockwell, on these projects.



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