Character Actor — Whose Face Is Familiar From ‘Home Alone’ and TV Shows Such as ‘Northern Exposure’ and ‘Moonlighting’ — Dead at 87

Jul 14, 2011  •  Post A Comment

A character actor best known for the mega-hit movie "Home Alone" and for TV shows including "Northern Exposure" and "Moonlighting" has died at the age of 87, according to the AP.

Roberts Blossom was living in a nursing home in Southern California. His daughter, Deborah, said he passed away from natural causes on July 8, 2011.

Blossom had a long career, including features such as "The Great Gatsby," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," "Escape from Alcatraz" and "Resurrection." He was also a regular on the NBC soap opera "Another World."

He also starred on Broadway, and won three Obie Awards for his off-Broadway performances.

He played the neighbor, Old Man Marley, in the 1990 hit “Home Alone.”


Roberts Blossom and Macaulay Culkin in "Home Alone"

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