Roberts Blossom

Roberts Blossom

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Roberts Blossom was born on Mar 25, 1924 in USA. Roberts Blossom's big-screen debut came with The Sin of Jesus directed by Robert Frank in 1962, strarring . Roberts Blossom is known for The Habitation of Dragons directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Brad Davis stars as George Tolliver and Frederic Forrest as Leonard Tolliver. The most recent award Roberts Blossom achieved is Soapy Awards. The upcoming new movie Roberts Blossom plays is Balloon Farm which will be released on Mar 28, 1999.

Roberts Blossom was a marvelously quirky, talented, and versatile character actor who was especially adept at portraying cantankerous old oddballs. Born in 1924 in New Haven, Connecticut, Blossom graduated from the prestigious Asheville School in 1941 and attended Harvard. Roberts initially planned on being a therapist, but eventually changed his mind and decided to become an actor instead. He made his film debut in the bizarre and little seen independent feature "The Sin of Jesus" (1961). It wasn't until he was in his late forties and early fifties that Blossom really hit his stride acting in motion pictures. Roberts gave a truly remarkable and unforgettable performance as demented middle-aged backwoods lunatic Ezra Cobb in the creepy horror cult favorite "Deranged" (1974). Other memorable film roles include an ill-fated elderly patient in "The Hospital" (1971), a sickly soldier in "Slaughterhouse Five" (1972), Paul Le Mat's ornery father in "Citizen's Band" (1977), a farmer who saw Bigfoot once in "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" (1977), a venerable old felon in "Escape from Alcatraz" (1979), a kindly next door neighbor in "Home Alone" (1990), and a grumpy small town judge in "Doc Hollywood" (1991). Blossom did guest spots on such TV shows as "Northern Exposure," "The Twilight Zone," "The Equalizer," "Moonlighting," "Amazing Stories," and "Naked City." Moreover, Blossom was also a poet (he released some of his dramatic poems on video) and a playwright who won four Obies and a Show Business Award. After retiring from acting, Roberts settled in Berkeley, California and wrote poetry. He died at age 87 in Santa Monica, California on July 8, 2011.

  • Birthday

    Mar 25, 1924
  • Place of Birth

    New Haven, Connecticut, USA

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Soapy Awards
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