DEAD: James Karen

DEAD: ON THIS DATE

James Karen (aged 94)
Actor (Poltergeist, The Return of the Living Dead)

James Karen (born Jacob Karnofsky; November 28, 1923 – October 23, 2018) was an American character actor of Broadway, film and television. Karen was best known for his roles in Poltergeist, The Return of the Living Dead, Invaders from Mars, and in The Pursuit of Happyness.

DEATH: Karen died on October 23, 2018, at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 94, about a month shy of his 95th birthday. The cause was cardiorespiratory arrest.

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