James Karen passed away on October 23 at the age of 94 years. About this mournful news was announced by his widow Alba.
Actor the birth name was Jacob Karnofsky and he was born in a family of Russian immigrants of Jewish origin. Played in the theater on Broadway, where he made his debut in the play “a Streetcar named desire” with Marlon Brando, was filmed on television and in film, where his track record is about two hundred roles.
Among the most important roles of Karen in the movie “Poltergeist,” “Return of the living dead”, “Aliens from Mars”. Also wide recognition he received for one of his latest roles in the movie “the pursuit of happyness”, released in 2006. Also played a major role in the popular U.S. television series “Eight is enough”, played in the sitcom, “The Kallikaks” and “the Golden girls”, was the face of supermarket chain “Pathmark” on the East coast.
Karen was nominated for the award “Saturn” in 1985 for best actor in “Return of the living dead”, and won the award in 1998 for his contribution to the industry of horror films.