SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) – Character actor Roberts Blossom, who played
the white-bearded neighbor "old man Marley" in the movie "Home Alone," has
died at age 87 in Southern California.
Daughter Deborah Blossom tells the Los Angeles Times that her father died
of natural causes July 8 at a Santa Monica nursing home.
Blossom starred on Broadway, as well as in television and movies. He won
three Obie Awards for his off-Broadway work.
Movie credits include "The Hospital," "Slaughterhouse-Five," "The Great
Gatsby,” "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," "Escape From Alcatraz,"
"Resurrection" and "Doc Hollywood.”