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In Memoriam...Edward Herrmann (1943-2014)



Legendary actor Edward Herrmann, whose face and voice are familiar from so many roles in TV and film, died Wednesday in New York, according to TMZ and Buzzfeed.

He was 71.

TMZ reports that Herrmann's family says he had been battling brain cancer and had been hospitalized for the last three weeks in New York.

"Edward Herrmann, besides being an accomplished actor, he was also a true gentleman and a scholar, as well as being an incredibly kind and decent man. He will be sorely missed," Herrmann's manager, Robbie Kass, tells USA TODAY in an e-mail confirming his death.

Herrmann, who appeared in episodes of The Good Wife from 2010 to 2013, was maybe best known for his long run as Richard Gilmore on Gilmore Girls.

But he was also known for his Emmy-nominated portrayals of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in made-for-TV movies in the 1970s, as well as for numerous roles in films such as The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) and The Aviator (2004).

More recently, he voiced Roosevelt again for Ken Burns' PBS series, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, in 2014.

His rich voice was often on TV in historical documentaries and programs on the History Channel, and on PBS in science programs such as Nova. He was also a spokesman for Dodge cars in the 1990s.

Herrmann, who was born in Washington, D.C., but grew up in Gross Pointe, Mich., graduated from Bucknell University. He was married twice and has two daughters.

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Re: In Memorian...Edward Herrmann (1943-2014)

i'll always know him from The Lost Boys. RIP.
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Edward Herrmann (Lorelai's father and TV's FDR) has died

Emmy-winning actor Edward Herrmann, who is best known to contemporary TV viewers as Richard Gilmore on Gilmore Girls, has died. He was 71.

Herrmann had a very successful career has a guest actor on a variety of television dramas. He won an Emmy for his guest role on The Practice. He was nominated for four other Emmys for his role as FDR on Eleanor and Franklin and for playing the FDR-inspried founder of the hospital on St. Elsewhere.

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Re: In Memorian...Edward Herrmann (1943-2014)

So perfect in THE LOST BOYS. I always loved that reveal.

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Re: In Memoriam...Edward Herrmann (1943-2014)

"I'll tell you, diddums. I was whacking the donkey with painted ladies."

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His IMDB page is incredible. The guy just worked and worked for over forty years in everything you can imagine: From the most prestigious TV dramas to sitcoms to playing Herman Munster in a totally crapfest TV movie.
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Re: Edward Herrmann (Lorelai's father and TV's FDR) has died

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Re: In Memoriam...Edward Herrmann (1943-2014)

Merged threads.
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Re: In Memoriam...Edward Herrmann (1943-2014)

Sad to hear - a fellow Bucknell alum.
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A good actor. May he RIP .
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He will be missed. He had a hell of a voice and anyone who has spent any time watching The History Channel has heard his narration on a ton of shows.

RIP
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I will always remember him as FDR.

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He will be missed. He had a hell of a voice and anyone who has spent any time watching The History Channel has heard his narration on a ton of shows.

RIP
Never knew about that. Thanks for that info!
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Re: In Memoriam...Edward Herrmann (1943-2014)

The North Avenue Irregulars was one of my favorite movies as a kid and for a long time I had him confused with Harry Anderson of Night Court.
Though it was always fun to see him pop up here and there through the years, his wonderful voice over work seemed to make him a near constant presence.
He will definitely be missed.

RIP
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Re: In Memoriam...Edward Herrmann (1943-2014)

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I will always remember him as FDR.

Which one though?

For me it's Annie:

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Ice-T played that role in the remake.
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Never knew about that. Thanks for that info!
Luckily for us, he stayed mainly with actual history documentaries and shows. He seemed to avoid all the Reality based/Hillbilly shows The History Channel tries to pass as entertainment these days.

I remember him mainly from Modern Marvels and The States among many other feature length history documentaries.
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I associate him mainly with the History Channel. He was always "the dad from Richie Rich" to me as a kid, but his voice is very iconic to me.

RIP.
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How terribly sad.

Wife and I have been working our way through the Gilmore Girls in HD on Netflix and this will certainly dappen the enjoyment.

Seemed like a very nice man. I thought he'd be older, but 71 these days is still too young.

RIP
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His IMDB page is incredible. The guy just worked and worked for over forty years in everything you can imagine: From the most prestigious TV dramas to sitcoms to playing Herman Munster in a totally crapfest TV movie.
Don't forget his work pitching Dodge (or Chrysler? or both?) minivans for what seemed like a decade.

I think my favorite unmentioned work is his small but important role in Intolerable Cruelty as the insanely rich man who loved pretty women and trains.
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Shame to hear of his passing and that it was at the hands of brain cancer.

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