R.I.P. Edward Herrmann

Long-time character actor Edward Herrmann has lost a battle with brain cancer and has died at the age of 71. Herrmann was known for his strikingly tall physical presence, kind and sympathetic demeanour, and distinct voice. He is best remembered for his countless supporting parts in numerous films and TV shows.

Amongst his big screen works are key roles in films such as “The Lost Boys,” “Overboard,” “The Aviator,” “The Cat’s Meow,” “Nixon,” “Annie,” “Reds,” “The Great Gatsby,” “The Betsy,” “Intolerable Cruelty,” “Born Yesterday,” “The Great Waldo Pepper,” “Harry’s War,” “RKO 281,” “The Paper Chase,” “Big Business,” and “Richie Rich”.

On the small screen he is best known for his regular role as Richard Gilmore on “Gilmore Girls,” narrating countless History Channel docos, and guest starring roles galore on shows like “The Practice,” “Oz,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “30 Rock,” and two “Eleanor and Franklin” TV movies for which he scored Emmy nominations. He also played Herman Munster in a made-for-TV movie about that classic sitcom’s making.

Source: TMZ