Harry Dean Stanton Dead at 91

16 September, 2017, 02:37 | Author: Laverne Higgins
  • Actor Harry Dean Stanton of'Twin Peaks''Pretty in Pink and'Paris Texas' Dies at 91

Harry Dean Stanton, an instantly recognizable character actor whose career spanned seven decades, died of natural causes in Los Angeles today. Shepard himself passed away in July this year at the age of 73.

Harry was also the star of an upcoming film called Lucky, out September 29, for which he was already getting rave reviews.

Stanton credited Jack Nicholson with giving him vital professional advice. In "Partly Fiction", when Lynch asked him how he would like to be remembered, Stanton replied: "It doesn't matter".

During that period he also appeared such memorable films as How the West Was Won, Cool Hand Luke, Kelly's Heroes, The Godfather Part II, Alien, The Rose, Private Benjamin and Escape from NY.

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Two 1984 films cemented his reputation in Hollywood: "Repo Man" and "Paris, Texas".

In 2011, he told an interviewer for documentary Harry Dean Stanton: Crossing Mulholland: "I could have been a writer". In 2008-2009 he played a manipulative polygamist on the HBO series "Big Love".

In his early years he served in the US Navy throughout World War II.

Despite a number of relationships, notably with Rebecca DeMornay in the early 1980s, Stanton never married, and is not known to have had any children.

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