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    'Gilmore Girls' Actor Edward Herrmann, Who Also Portrayed FDR, Dies


    December 31, 2014 5:03 PM ET
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    Edward Herrmann, the first to arrive for a group portrait session of approximately 100 Tony Award-winning actors, keeps busy before the shoot on June 1, 2006, at the Shubert Theatre in New York. Herrmann died Wednesday in New York at the age of 71. He had brain cancer.

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    Edward Herrmann, the actor perhaps best known for his Emmy-nominated portrayals in the 1970s of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and more recently for his role as Richard Gilmore on Gilmore Girls, has died at the age of 71 in New York, his manager confirmed in a statement. The cause was brain cancer.
    "Besides being an accomplished actor, was also a true gentleman and a scholar, as well as being an incredibly kind and decent man," Robbie Kass, his manager, said in an emailed statement. "He will be sorely missed."
    Actress Lauren Graham, who played Herrmann's daughter on Gilmore Girls, called his death "a devastating blow."
    Herrmann was nominated for Emmy awards multiple times and won in 1999 for his role in The Practice.
    He portrayed Roosevelt in Eleanor and Franklin in 1976 and Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years in 1977. He earned Best Actor Emmy nominations for both made-for-TV movies. He also earned Emmy nominations for two appearances on St. Elsewhere.
    For seven years, until 2007, Herrmann played Richard Gilmore on Gilmore Girls. From 2010 to 2013, he appeared in CBS' Good Wife as a defense attorney.
    He won a Best Actor in a Play Tony Award in 1976 for his performance in Mrs. Warren's Profession. In movies, Herrmann played Max, the head vampire in The Lost Boys, and more recently appeared in The Wolf of Wall Street.
    Herrmann was also known for his voice work, including in Ken Burns' recent PBS documentary, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.
    David Bianculli, TV critic for WHYY'sFresh Air, noted that Herrmann's vocal performance as Roosevelt brought "the man to life again ... with such authority and accuracy, that his vocal impersonation stands proudly alongside recordings of the real Franklin."

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    I know he was an accomplished actor in many genres but all I could think of was that Rory's grandfather's dead. I just loved him on Gilmore Girls.
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    He and Jane Alexander were superb as Franklin and Eleanor...
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    Loved him in all he did. The History channel will not be the same without his voice.
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    First saw him in St. Elsewhere. Where Howie Mandel and Denzel Washington got there big breaks.

    He was also the surprise bad guy in Lost Boys. Love that movie.

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    Its garlic!!

    Loved him.

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    RIP. Great actor.
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    I remember him on a MASH episode. He played a brilliant surgeon who was visiting the 4077. He end up having a nervous breakdown because of all the casualties.He ended up in the corner of Hawkeyes tent in his surgeons gear, talking about all the blood. He was excellent. RIP to one of the best underrated actors ever.
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    Loved him in The Practice. RIP.
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    this is so sad, i loved him in the Gilmore Girls.

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    This is really sad indeed.

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    Awww RIP
    He was a fantastic actor and there was just something about him where you just knew he was good people too.
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    Love, love, loved him in Gilmore Girls, which my daughter and I just finished watching together. She was the one who told me about this, with stricken eyes: "Mom! Richard Gilmore died!" RIP.

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    RIP. What a great guy.
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    I didn't recognise the name but definitely recognised the face. RIP, he was great in everything I'd ever seen him in.

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