‘Home Alone’s’ Roberts Blossom Dies at 87

roberts blossomRoberts Blossom died of natural causes on July 8th at a Santa Monica nursing home at the age of 87.  His daughter, Deborah Blossom, really announced the news to the Los Angeles Times.  Now some of you may be thinking “who’s that?” and already be looking him up on IMDB to see if you would recognize different things he’s been in.  Well let me save you the trouble.  We all new him as “Old Man Marley”, the creepy, misunderstood, snow-shoveling neighbor of the McCallister family in Home Alone. 

While Blossom is best remembered for this particular role, he was also in other films such as The Hospital, Slaughterhouse-Five, The Great Gatsby, Escape From Alcatraz, and many more.  Now you may be thinking – really the shovel guy?  That’s right.  The actor also starred on Broadway, as well as in television, and also won three Obie Awards for his off-Broadway work.  Rest in piece Mr. Blossom…you will always be remember as a hero that saved poor little Kevin from the Wet Bandits.

Source: Huffington Post