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'Vanishing Point' and 'Pietrocelli' star Barry Newman dies at 92

Barry Newman drove a supercharged Dodge Challenger across the American West in Vanishing Point and in the NBC series Petrocelli

played a defense lawyer, is dead. he is92.

Newman died in May At NewYork-Presbyterian Columbia University Irving Medical Center, his wife Angela told The Hollywood Reporter .

appeared on Broadway and starred in The Lawyer (1964), the Boston-born actor was ready for a change of pace when asked to play a man on a mission in an action-packed Fox Movies Vanishing Point(1964), directed by Richard C. Sarafian.

“It’s very unique,” he said . “I just made this movie about a Harvard grad lawyer, and I think it’s a different kind of thing. The guy’s a rebel, an antihero. I really like doing that.”

Newman’s taciturn character, Kowalski, is a Vietnam veteran, former stock driver and brazen cop with nothing. After taking amphetamines, he tried to drive a white 1964 Dodge Challenger R/T 20 Magnum get there as soon as possible.

Vanishing Point Shot over eight weeks and has become an admirable cult classic, Steven Spielberg called it one of his favorite movies.

Anthony Petrocelli Lawyer was originally introduced by Newman in The Lawyer, the story is loosely based on For the notorious Cleveland neurosurgeon Sam Sheppard initially charged with brutally bludgeoning his wife and convicted cases.

Four years later, Newman starred as Terri in the TV movie Night Games and Arizona The lone lawyer is backPetrocelli for two seasons, starting in September to March1974.

More recently, Newman has appeared in films such as Sylvester Stallone -Starring Daylight (1980), Archer(1999), Steven Soderbergh of The Limey (1999) and Tianhe 20night(2002).

Barry Foster Newman was born on November 7, 103. His father, Carl, managed the local branch of nightclub The Latin Quarter. A graduate of Boston Latin School and Brandeis University, he played saxophone and clarinet in the U.S. Army Band, and studied acting with Lee Strasberg after giving up the idea of ​​becoming an anthropologist.

exist928, who made his Broadway debut as a jazz musician in the Herman Wouk comedy Nature’s Way , appeared a year later with Alice Ghostley on Maybe Tuesday, by Your Show of Mel Tolkin and Lucille Kallen Compose to show fame.

Barry Newman 1964 ‘Vanishing Point’
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exist1957-04, in Bud Shu Berg What Makes Sammy Run’s musical adaptation as tough assistant director Sheik Orsini opposite Steve Lawrence? , who also played a young lawyer on the CBS daytime drama The Edge of Night, before being fired after a dispute with the director. (His character was sent to a nursing home.)

Newman also appeared in Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap On stage, at Pretty Boy Floyd (1957) and The Defenders, Naked City and Get Smart on shows like When He Was on The Lawyer , directed and co-written by Sidney J. Furie.

Vanishing Point didn’t make much of a splash in America, but when it was shown at the Leicester Square Theater in London, “people were on the block There was a long queue around to watch,” he said in a 2001 interview. “In the UK, I’m a hero, in the US, I’m just a guy who takes luggage at the terminal!

“After playing Europe and the people at the time, I started watching in the US again Movie. I didn’t even realize it was turning into a cult movie. To this day, I’m always asked to talk about it somewhere. “

In 1970 released, Newman starred in Fear Is the Key, it was like Vanishing Point, also featured a thrilling car chase , and the CIA thriller The Salzburg Connection .

His work also includes turning into 1979’s King Crab and several other TV movies; the movie City on Fire (1974), Amy (1999) and good advice (2009); and the series LA Law, Murder, She Wrote, The Fall Guy and The OC., where he played Professor Max Bloom.

Newman’s career ended when he was diagnosed with vocal cord Restricted after cancer

but recently reunited with writer/director Furie for an indie film Finding Hannah (2021).



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