Robert Forster

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Robert Forster
Forster in April 2009
Robert Wallace Forster, Jr.

(1941-07-13)July 13, 1941
DiedOctober 11, 2019(2019-10-11) (aged 78)
Cause of deathBrain cancer
Years active1967–2019
  • June Provenzano
    (m. 1966; div. 1975)
  • Zivia Forster
    (m. 1978; div. 1980)

Robert Wallace Forster, Jr. (July 13, 1941 – October 11, 2019) was an American actor. He was best known for his role as Max Cherry in Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown (1997), which got him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He is also known for his roles as John Cassellis in Haskell Wexler's Medium Cool (1969).

Life[change | change source]

Forster was born in Rochester, New York, the son of Grace Dorothy (née Montanarella) and Robert Wallace Forster, Sr., who worked as an elephant trainer for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and later as an executive for a baking supply company[1][2] His mother was Italian American, while his father was of English and Irish descent.[3] The couple divorced in 1949.

Forster died on October 11, 2019 at the age of 78 from brain cancer in Los Angeles.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Robert Forster Biography (1941-)". Film Reference. Retrieved April 8, 2014.
  2. "Robert Forster Biography". Yahoo! Movies. Archived from the original on May 22, 2011. Retrieved April 8, 2014.
  3. Klemesrud, Judy (June 4, 1972). "Robert Forster – How To Succeed in Flops; About Robert Forster". New York Times. p. 11. Retrieved December 18, 2016.
  4. Robert Forster, Resurgent Oscar Nominee From 'Jackie Brown,' Dies at 78

Other reading[change | change source]

  • Voisin, Scott, "Character Kings: Hollywood's Familiar Faces Discuss the Art & Business of Acting". BearManor Media, 2009. ISBN 978-1-59393-342-5.

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