Paris, Texas star Stanton dies at 91

The Sunday Times - - WORLD -

HARRY Dean Stanton, the US ac­tor with a bedrag­gled look who laboured in vir­tual ob­scu­rity for decades un­til his break­through in the movie Paris, Texas, has died aged 91.

Stanton was best known for roles in Twin Peaks, Big Love, Pretty in Pink and Repo Man.

He had a high-pro­file role as ma­nip­u­la­tive cult leader Ro­man Grant on HBO polygamy drama Big Love, which ran from 2006-2011, and re­cently ap­peared as Carl Rodd in the Twin Peaks re­vival on Show­time. His most re­cent film, Lucky, about an athe­ist who comes to terms with his own mor­tal­ity, is sched­uled for re­lease later this month.

Stanton never mar­ried, though he said he had “one or two chil­dren”. He died of nat­u­ral causes on Fri­day in Los Angeles.

Late de­vel­oper: Harry Dean Stanton. Pic­ture: Zuma Press

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