Roberts Blossom

Actor, Director, Poet
Born: 03/24/1924 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Filmography

Actor (33)

Balloon Farm 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Full Blossom 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Chicago Hope 1988 - 1989, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Quick and the Dead 1995 (Movie)

Doc Wallace (Actor)

Crossroads 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Doc Hollywood 1991 (Movie)

Judge Evans (Actor)

Home Alone 1990 (Movie)

Marley (Actor)

Always 1989 (Movie)

Dave (Actor)

In the Heat of the Night 1988 - 1989 (Tv Show)

Actor

Candy Mountain 1988 (Movie)

Archie (Actor)

The Last Temptation of Christ 1988 (Movie)

Aged Master (Actor)

Vision Quest 1985 (Movie)

Grandpa (Actor)

Flashpoint 1984 (Movie)

Amarillo (Actor)

Christine 1983 (Movie)

George LeBay (Actor)

Johnny Belinda 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Reuben, Reuben 1983 (Movie)

Frank Spofford (Actor)

Family Reunion 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

The Wall 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Resurrection 1980 (Movie)

John Harper (Actor)

Escape From Alcatraz 1979 (Movie)

Chester Dalton (Actor)

Citizens Band 1977 (Movie)

Papa Thermodyne (Actor)

Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977 (Movie)

Farmer (Actor)

Deranged 1973 (Movie)

Ezra Cobb (Actor)

The Great Gatsby 1973 (Movie)

Mr Gatz (Actor)

Slaughterhouse-Five 1972 (Movie)

Wild Bob Cody (Actor)

Please Stand By 1971 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Hospital 1971 (Movie)

Guernsey (Actor)

At Mother's Request (TV Show)

Actor

Johnny Belinda (Movie)

(Actor)

Murder in the Heartland (TV Show)

Actor

The Habitation of Dragons (TV Show)

Actor

The Rimers of Eldritch (TV Show)

Actor

Relationships

Debbie Blossom

Daughter

Michael Blossom

Son

Beverly Blossom

Wife
Divorced

Marylin Blossom

Wife
Married until her death in 1982

EDUCATION

Asheville School

Asheville , North Carolina 1941
Private boarding school

Harvard University

Boston , Massachusetts
Attended for a year before being drafted into the Army during World War II

Milestones

2000

Was the subject of the documentary, "Full Blossom: The Life of Poet/Actor Roberts Blossom"

1995

Cast as Doc Wallace in "The Quick and the Dead"

1991

Played the judge who sentences Michael J. Fox's character to perform community service in "Doc Hollywood"

1990

Featured as the neighbor who befriends young Macaulay Culkin in the hit movie, "Home Alone"

1988

Appeared in "The Last Temptation of Christ"

1985

Had a small role as Louden Swain's grandfather in "Vision Quest"

1983

Played the old man who sells Arnie Cunningham the famous 1958 Plymouth Fury in John Carpenter's "Christine"

1981

Acted with Bette Davis in the NBC movie, "Family Reunion"

1980

Played the estranged father of a woman who has had a near-death experience in "Resurrection"

1977

Appeared in "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"

1977

Had regular role on the NBC soap opera, "Another World"

1974

First starring role, playing a demented farmer in "Deranged"

1974

Played the title character's father in "The Great Gatsby"

1970

Early film role, playing an unfortunate patient in "The Hospital"

1969

Featured in Sam Shepard's play, "Operation Sidewinder"

1963

Acted on stage in Edward Albee's adaptation of Carson McCullers' "The Ballad of the Sad Cafe"

Retired from acting in the late 1990s to pursue writing poetry

Began acting in Cleveland after the war

Bonus Trivia

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In New York in the '60s, he formed Filmstage, which has been described as a seminal multimedia avant-garde theater troupe.

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