January 1, 2015

'Gilmore Girls' actor Edward Herrmann dies

Edward Herrmann, whose face and voice are familiar from so many roles in TV and film, died Wednesday in New York.

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.

Emmy Award-winning actor Edward Herrmann has died. He was 71.
His manager, Robbie Kass, confirmed his death to CBS News, noting, "Edward Herrmann, besides being an accomplished actor, was also a true gentleman and a scholar, as well as being an incredibly kind and decent man. He will be sorely missed."
In 1999, he hosted a program on The History Channel called "History's Lost and Found."

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