Hollywood has been struck with tragedy once again. The loss that the industry has suffered as of late has been too numerous to count.
One of the great, iconic actors of this decade has now left us, leaving many people across the globe heartbroken and mourning. The 78-year-old stage, television, and movie star, Stanley Anderson, passed away on June 24.
Just six weeks before his passing, Anderson received the tragic diagnosis of terminal brain cancer.
Anderson was best known for his iconic role as General Slocum in Spider-Man. He also starred as the judge in the final episode of Seinfeld.
Some of his other notable roles include playing the President of the United States in “Armageddon” and “The Rock,” and played Drew Carey’s father in “The Drew Carey Show."
He also made appearances in “Legally Blonde 2,” “Red Dragon,” and “Runaway Jury.”
His iconic voice was remembered by a slew of other fans for his voiceover work used in various Democratic campaigns.
According to sources: "He was most proud, ultimately, of the part he played in politics," his family said.
He got his first start in acting on the stage, acting on various stages. In the end, he spent more than twenty years in Washington D.C. at the Arena Stage.
He was most highly regarded for his role in “The Piggy Bank,” where he received the Helen Hayes Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Anderson family during this heartbreaking season. Stanley Anderson made a mark on the film industry, and his years spent will not be forgotten.
Which Stanley Anderson work was your favorite?