Dean Stockwell, 'Quantum Leap' and 'Blue Velvet' actor, dies at 85

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    Dean Stockwell, 'Quantum Leap' and 'Blue Velvet' actor, dies at 85 (nbcnews.com)

    Born as Robert Dean Stockwell in March 1936, Stockwell began his career as a child actor under contract to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

    Dean Stockwell, an actor with a career that spanned more than 70 years, died on Sunday. He was 85.

    Among his best credits were a leading role in the sci-fi series “Quantum Leap,” “Air Force One” and David Lynch films “Dune” and “Blue Velvet.”

    Born as Robert Dean Stockwell in March 1936, Stockwell began his career as a child actor under contract to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. His first know film appearance was in “Valley of Decision” in 1945. Other early titles included “Anchors Aweigh” and “The Green Years.”...
     


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    Catmommy I see more than I say

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    One of my favorites especially as "Tony the Tiger" in Married To The Mob. Well done, sir, rest in peace.
     
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    I loved his Hitchcock episode (The Landlady). And yes, his "Tony the Tiger" in MTTM lives on forever.
     
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    Filly KICKING AND SHINING

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    An astounding career. Fabulous actor.

    Dislike coincidences but just two days ago Mr. Stockwell's name came up. Young kid in the grocery store was talking "Dune" to me. I have no clue. He says ya know that guy in Blue Velvet". I say "Oh Dean Stockwell he was a child actor". He asked the films. I told him "Gentleman's Agreement" and "The Boy With The Green Hair". Right up this kids alley.

    May Mr. Stockwell RIP, and know a very new generation are watching ALL his films.
     
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    I best remember Dean Stockwell as young Colin Craven in the 1949 version of The Secret Garden that also starred Margaret O'Brien and Herbert Marshall :)
     
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    I loved him the newer Battlestar Galactica. He played the head Cylon and was evil and duplicitous and was just fabulous.

    RIP sir and thank you for the entertainment.
     
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