I was really saddened to hear about the passing of John Saxon yesterday. He was 83. This one really stings. He was a legend with a show business career that spanned seven decades and almost two-hundred credits.
|R.I.P. John Saxon 1936-2020
Arguably best known for this roles in A Nightmare of Elm Street and Black Christmas, he was a ubiquitous figure in the horror genre that goes all the way back to Mario Bava's 1963 film The Girl Who Knew Too Much. To me as a child, he was that guy who always popped up in popular TV shows like Wonder Woman, The A-Team and Fantasy Island. Saxon was the guy who basically introduced me to the concept of a character actor. I'm glad I was able to see him in person during the 2014 Festival of Fear as part of the Black Christmas 40th anniversary reunion.
|John Saxon (left) at 2014 Fan Expo.
Rest in peace, Mr. Saxon. You will be missed.