R.I.P. John Saxon, A Nightmare on Elm Street Actor Dies at 83

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July 25, 2020

 

John Saxon, veteran actor who fought both Bruce Lee in Enter the Dragon and Freddy Krueger in three A Nightmare on Elm Street films, passed away in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on Saturday, July 25th. He was 83 years old.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, his wife confirmed Saxon died from pneumonia.

Born to an Italian-American family in Brooklyn, New York, Saxon studied acting with Stella Adler and began as a contract actor for Universal in the ’50s and ’60s. His career took a major turn with 1966’s The Appaloosa, earning him a Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe for playing a Mexican bandit opposite Marlon Brando.

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  1. You are among angels John.
    I have enjoyed John since I first saw him as a kid on “The Bold Ones” where he played alongside E.G. Marshall. A lot of his movies were almost “campy” but I watched and enjoyed them because of his presence. I don’t know how many movies I watched where it was a case of “Hey, John Saxon is in this one!” “Battle Beyond The Stars”, anyone?
    To me, the betting scene in the kung fu competition where he is wagering with the guy in the glasses sporting a toothbrush mustache in “Enter the Dragon” is still a classic for me.
    God Bless.

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