Paris, Texas star Stanton dies at 91
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