Dean Stockwell, known for his roles in ‘Quantum Leap’ and ‘Dune’ has now died at the age of 85.
As Pagesix reports:
Dean Stockwell, “The Boy with Green Hair” who went on to become one of the most beloved adult character actors of his generation, has died. The four-time “Quantum Leap” Emmy nominee and 1989 Oscar nominee for “Married to the Mob” was 85.
The veteran star with more than 70 years’ worth of credits on his résumé passed peacefully at his home of natural causes, his reps have confirmed.
Born Robert Dean Stockwell in 1936, the Hollywood native got his start in a series of supporting MGM child actor parts throughout the ’40s, including 1945’s “Anchors Aweigh” with Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly, 1947’s “Gentleman’s Agreement” opposite Gregory Peck and a starring role in the 1948 Technicolor sleeper hit “The Boy With Green Hair,” which made him a cult star of sorts.
“I started at a very early age in this business and I’m sure most of you have read stories about people who have started as children and ended up in very difficult lives and bad consequences,” Stockwell once said of his early days as a kid star, according to his IMDB bio. “It’s not the easiest life in the world, but then no life is easy.”
Stockwell is survived by his wife, Joy, and their two children.