John Saxon dead: Enter the Dragon star passes away from pneumonia at 83

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Enter the Dragon star John Saxon has handed away from pneumonia, aged 83.

The US actor and martial artist had a profession that spanned 60 years and in addition included appearances within the first Nightmare on Elm Road movie in 1984.

However he was arguably greatest recognized for his position as Roper within the 1973 Bruce Lee basic Enter the Dragon, that introduced martial arts motion pictures into the mainstream.

His third spouse Gloria advised the Hollywood Reporter her husband handed away on Saturday in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Bruce Lee and John Saxon, on the set of the film ‘Enter the Dragon’, 1973

An Italian American, he was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1935 and commenced performing as an adolescent within the 1950s.

He made his performing debut within the 1954 Judy Holliday movie It Ought to Occur to You the place he had an uncredited position as a boy watching an argument within the park.

Whereas his first credited position was in an episode of TV present Medic the place he performed a personality named Danny Ortega in 1955.

Saxon, himself a martial artist, performed Roper

He labored on 198 tasks as an actor – with two movies but to be launched.

He was married thrice over his lifetime with marriages to screenwriter Mary Ann Murphy between 1967 and 1979, airline attendant and actress Elizabeth Saxon between 1987 and 1992 and, since 2008, cosmetician Gloria Martel.

He’s survived by one son and has a sister named Dolores.

Tributes have been paid to the star, with screenwriter Larry Karaszewski declaring the late actor: “an excellent man stuffed with tales.”

Director Joe Dante tweeted: “I had the privilege of working with him as soon as in 2006. Excellent actor, very good man.”

Whereas iconic singer and actress Nancy Sinatra tweeted: “Godspeed, Johnny.”

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