The devastating news was just reported that beloved actor Dick Miller, famous for dozens of movies over the last several decades, has passed away. He was 90-years-old at the time of his death.
Miller was born in 1928 in The Bronx, New York City. According to Yahoo!, his acting career began in the 1950s after serving in the U.S. Navy and attending the City College of New York, Columbia University, and New York University.
Some of Miller’s roles came as a result of a longtime friendship with director Roger Corman. Those films include “This Earth,” “The Little Shop of Horrors,” and “A Bucket of Blood.”
Miller was perhaps best known for his role in “Gremlins” and “Gremlins 2: The New Batch.” However, his credits include several other movies as well, including “The Terminator,” “All the Right Moves,” “Night of the Creeps,” “The Howling,” and many more.
Beyond his role in movies, Miller acted in some music videos as well. Additionally, he was the subject of a documentary, “That Guy Dick Miller.”
According to reports, Miller passed away on Wednesday, January 30 from natural causes. Following the news, many fans took to social media to talk about his acting legacy. Below are some of the tributes:
Joe Dante, the director of “Gremlins,” wrote, “I’m devastated to report that one of my best friends and most treasured collaborators has passed away. I ‘grew up’ (kinda) watching Dick Miller movies from the 50s on and was thrilled to have him in my first movie…”
Miller is survived by his beloved wife, Lainie. They were married for 60 years. He is also survived by his daughter, Barbara, and a granddaughter, Autumn.
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