Roy Scheider (1932-2008)

Andrew Porter writes: “Actor Roy Scheider, 75, whose first film role was the low-budget 1964 horror film The Curse of the Living Corpse, directed by Del Tenney, died February 10th at a Little Rock, Ark., hospital of complications from a staph infection, after suffering cancer for several years. He lived in Sag Harbor, NY. His best-known film role was in Stephen Spielberg’s Jaws (1975), and he also starred in The French Connection, All That Jazz, and Blue Thunder, amongst others.”

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