Character Actor David Huddleston, So Memorable in ‘The Big Lebowski’ and ‘Blazing Saddles,’ Dies at 85

Aug 4, 2016  •  Post A Comment

In ‘The Big Lebowski’ character actor David Huddleston “played a multimillionaire (or so he appeared) who shared the last name of the film’s protagonist, the hippie Jeff ‘the Dude’ Lebowski (Jeff Bridges). Julianne Moore portrayed his daughter.”

So writes The Hollywood Reporter, also noting that Huddleston “portrayed another blowhard — Mayor Olsen Johnson, one of the many Johnsons in town — in the Mel Brooks comedy classic ‘Blazing Saddles’ (1974).

“Sadly, Huddleston died Tuesday of heart and kidney disease in Santa Fe, N.M., his wife Sarah told The Hollywood Reporter.”

To read more details about Huddleston, please click here, which will take you to The Reporter’s story.

Here’s a short video we found on YouTube that features both Huddleston and Jeff Bridges:

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