Actor Brian Dennehy Dies At 81

Written by on April 16, 2020

Actor Brian Dennehy, who appeared in movies like “Tommy Boy,” “Cocoon” and “First Blood,” has died on the age of 81.

The actor’s daughter, Elizabeth Dennehy, introduced her father’s passing Thursday on Twitter.

Dennehy died at his house in New Haven, Connecticut, of pure causes.

Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Dennehy served within the Marines from 1959 to 1963 earlier than attending Columbia College on a soccer scholarship, in keeping with Selection.

He studied historical past as an undergraduate and subsequently earned his MFA in dramatic arts from Yale.

Dennehy broke out as an actor in 1982 when he starred with Sylvester Stallone in “First Blood.” That led to roles in lots of different movies together with “Cocoon,” “Romeo + Juliet” and “F/X.”

Nevertheless, he’s doubtless finest identified to film followers for his function as Chris Farley’s father, Large Tom, in 1997′s “Tommy Boy.”

Dennehy gained Tony Awards in 1999 and 2003 for enjoying Willy Loman in “Demise Of A Salesman” and Tyrone in “Lengthy Day’s Journey Into Evening.”

He’s survived by his spouse, Jennifer Arnott; daughters Elizabeth, Kathleen and Deirdre; and 7 grandchildren.

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