Stage, the film and TV actor Mark Blum, who starred in the films “Seeking Susan” and “Snake Dundee,” died of complications from coronavirus. He was 69 years old.
An executive with labor union SAG-AFTRA and the Playwrights Horizons company announced the death on Thursday. Blum has been a hit-and-miss between Broadway with the recent role of Playwrights Horizons’ Rancho Viejo and Fern’s Drum at the 59E59 Theater. He was a member of the SAG-AFTRA Committee from 2007-2013.
Rebecca Damon, executive vice president of SAG-AFTRA and president of New York, wrote in her honor. .
Blum’s recent credits include “Unified Groups,” “Twelve Angry Angels,” “Gore Vidal’s The Best Man” – twice – and Neil Simon’s “Lost in Yonkers.”
Blum played husband Rosanna Arquette in the 1985 play “Seeking Susan” and had a role in “Skip Dundee” as editor of the newspaper. He was featured in Amazon’s hit series “Mozart in the Jungle” and was featured in the Netflix crime drama “You.”
The virus has weakened a number of former Broadway veterans, including actors Gavin Creel, Aaron Tveit and Laura Bell Bundy and composer David Bryan. It has also been the life of four-time comedy writer Tony Terrence McNally.
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