Friday, June 14, 2024

Ed Lauter Bio: Actor With A Familiar Face, Died At 74

Edward Lauter was born on October 30th 1940 and died on 16th October 2013. He was a popular American actor who has got a lot of name and fame. You will not be surprised to know that he has appeared in many movies. He was a stand-up comedian before starting with the acting career. Edward was born and raised in Long Beach, Long Island, New York.

Acting Career

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Edward Lauter has don’t numerous hit movies in his entire career. His fans and audience in general applaud him for choosing diverse roles. He starred with one of the top actors that include Bruce Dern, Barbara Harris, Karen Black and William Devane.

The final film of director Alfred Hitchcock named Family Plot is very interesting. Alfred was impressed with his acting skills and asked him to join the movie to play a major role.

The romantic espionage thriller which he was planning as the next big film couldn’t come into picture. Due to the death of the director in 1980 ‘The Short Night’ didn’t happen at all.

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Top Movies

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During an interview Ed revealed that many of the characters he played are inspired by real life people. He had observed all of them while growing up in Long beach N.Y. This is how his acting look natural and very much real. Here is a list of top movies that Edward has done in this career:

  • The Last American Hero (1973)
  • Executive Action (1973)
  • The Midnight Man (1974)
  • The Longest Yard (1974)
  • Break heart Pass (1975)
  • King Kong (1976)
  • Magic (1978)
  • Death Hunt (1981)
  • Cujo (1983)
  • Real Genius (1985)
  • Girls Just Want To Have Fun (1985)
  • Death Wish 3 (1985)
  • Youngblood (1986)
  • Raw Deal (1986)
  • Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise (1987)
  • The Rocketeer (1991)
  • School Ties (1992)
  • True Romance (1993)
  • Under Wraps (1997)
  • Not another Teen Movie (2001)
  • Purple Heart (2005)
  • Camille (2007)
  • A Modern Twain Story: The Prince and the Pauper(2007)

Ed Lauter Died At 74

Ed Lauter is a popular actor who’s angular and long face impressed everyone. His stern could bear in score of different roles. All of them made him instantly recognizable in the entertainment industry. For over five decades he gathered all the love, fame and attention.

He died at the age of 74 in 2012 while the cause was mesothelioma. It is a form of cancer that is normally caused by asbestos exposure. His publicist and manager Edward Lozzi was the first one to reveal this news to the media.

It is not surprising that he many diverse characters have been his forte. Whether it was playing a brutal prison guard or Burt Reynold in 1974 comedy drama. He could do it all successfully. If this isn’t enough he got critical acclaim by playing in Alfred Hitchcock’s last film, “Family Plot” (1976).

Ed is survived by his wife Mia and two daughters named Emma and Ameka Lauter. He has got two sons Ben and Anton and two Sisters Sally Traube and Elizabeth Lauter.

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