1-MIN READ

Oscar-nominated Actor Stuart Whitman Passes Away at 92

Oscar-nominated Actor Stuart Whitman Passes Away at 92

Actor Stuart Whitman, who received an Oscar-nomination for the 1961 drama The Mark, passed away in California aged 92. Son Justin said that he died of natural causes.

Share this:

Stuart Whitman, a prolific lead and character actor who appeared in hundreds of film and television productions and received an Oscar nomination as a pedophile in the 1961 drama The Mark, has died.

Whitman died Monday in Montecito, California, at age 92. Son Justin Whitman said that he died of natural causes.

Whitman was a steady presence in Westerns, war movies and other action films. His credits included The Longest Day, Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines, The Sound and the Fury and Ten North Frederick. On television, he starred in the brief-lived series Cimarron Strip and also worked on Murder, She Wrote, The Streets of San Francisco and The F.B.I.

His greatest acclaim came for The Mark, although he was not the original choice for his role: Richard Burton dropped out at the last minute. The film also starred Rod Steiger and Maria Schell.

Whitman was a San Francisco native who had wanted to act since childhood. He started out as a Hollywood extra, appearing without credit In the Day the Earth Stood Still, Brigadoon and other movies. In a 1961 interview with the Los Angeles Times, he placed himself in the tradition of actors who relied less on versatility than on an established persona.

“It’s the image that makes a star. John Wayne is a great example of a super actor. Gary Cooper is another one,” he said. “My image? I think it’s being free and easy and all man. I say to myself I want to become an actor, I want to lose myself in each role. But that’s not the way to become an actor.”


Follow @News18Movies for more

Share this:
Next Story

India

  • Active Cases

    2,650

     
  • Total Confirmed

    2,902

     
  • Cured/Discharged

    183

     
  • Total DEATHS

    68

     
Data Source: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India
Updated: April 04 (09:00 AM)
Hospitals & Testing centres

World

  • Active Cases

    832,271

     
  • Total Confirmed

    1,121,991

     
  • Cured/Discharged

    230,317

     
  • Total DEATHS

    59,403

     
Data Source: Johns Hopkins University, U.S. (www.jhu.edu)
Hospitals & Testing centres