“Forgotten Hollywood”- Remembering James Karen…

Posted on October 24, 2018 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`James Karen was a prolific character actor on Broadway, cinema, and television.  He is best known for performances in Poltergeist, Return of the Living Dead, and a recurring role on the small screen in Eight is Enough. He was a friend of Buster Keaton.

“`Congressman Daniel Flood recruited James to become an actor in community theater.  His big break came when he was cast as the understudy to Karl Malden in the original Broadway production of A Streetcar Named Desire. Karen became a lifelong member of The Actors Studio. He once made a commercial with The Three Stooges.

                                                     JAMES KAREN

“`He was a familiar face in fine motion pictures, such as  All the President’s Men, I Never Sang For My FatherThe China SyndromeUp Close and Personal, Jagged Edge, The Jazz Singer, Thirteen Days, Wall Street, and The Pursuit of HappynessOn television, Karen guest-starred in Dallas, The WaltonsThe Jeffersons, SeinfeldThe Golden Girls  and had recurring roles in daytime soap operas, As the World Turns and All My Children.

“`James Karen was 94.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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