Major League actor James Gammon dies at the age of 70.
James Gammon dies at age 70 from cancer. Film actor James Gammon adrenal gland and liver cancer and died at his Costa Mesa home. Gammon may be best-remember for his Major League movies.
Gammon may be best-remembered for his characters “Lou Brown”, manager of the Cleveland Indians in the Major League movies, and “Nick Bridges”, the father of Don Johnson’s title character in the television series Nash Bridges. Additionally, he has appeared in the films’ Cool Hand Luke, Urban Cowboy, Silverado, Noon Wine, The Milagro Beanfield War, Major League, The Adventures of Huck Finn, Major League II, Wyatt Earp, Wild Bill, Truman, Cold Mountain, and more recently Appaloosa.
His television career stretched from 1966 thru 2007. In 1966 he began his television career with “The Wild Wild West” and ended it in 2007 with “Grey’s Anatomy.” He has received several Los Angeles Critics Awards for acting and directing.
“He did a lot of movies and TV, but I think his great presence and power was on the stage,” stated Paul Koslo an actor and director who worked with Gammon at the MET. “He always had something unexpected, riveting and real,” he added.
A memorial service will be held next month at the MET Theater in Los Angeles. In 1970, he generously helped to fund the theater. Gammon is survived by his wife of 38 years, Nancy Kapusta, his two daughters Allison Mann of Costa Mesa and Amy Gammon of West Hollywood. In addition he leaves behind a brother, sister and two grandchildren.