American Hollywood actor Mark Bloom died at the age of 69. His death was reported on the blog of New York’s Playwrights Horizons Theater. Later, reports of Bloom’s death were confirmed in the actor’s guild; Rebecca Damon, vice president of SAG-AFTRA, said he died of a disease caused by the coronavirus COVID-19, writes TheWrap.
“Playwrights Horizons pays tribute to Mark Bloom, a dear old friend and brilliant actor who passed away,” the theater reports.
With love and heavy hearts, Playwrights Horizons pays tribute to Mark Blum, a dear longtime friend and a consummate artist who passed this week. Thank you, Mark, for all you brought to our theater, and to theaters and audiences across the world. We will miss you. pic.twitter.com/NMVZFB5hPb
— Playwrights Horizons (@phnyc) March 26, 2020
Who’s Mark Bloom?
Mark Bloom was born in 1950 in Newark, New Jersey. Studied at the University of Pennsylvania and started an acting career in the ’70s. Played a lot in theatrical productions. Obie (for performances outside Broadway), he received an award for his role in the play “Gus and Al”, which was held for three seasons on the stage of the theater Playwrights Horizons in the late ’80s. Later he was also involved in Broadway productions. Among them, for example, was a restored version of “Twelve Angry Men” on the play of the same name by Reginald Rose.
In the movies, Bloom usually played characteristic roles. He started his career in the series St. Elsver, Miami Metro: Vice. Played supporting characters in “Crocodile Dundee,” “Blind Date” with Bruce Willis and Kim Basinger, “Desperately Seeking Susan” with Madonna.
Mostly in Mark Bloom’s television career. He played in separate episodes of “Law and Order”, “The Sopranos “, “West Wing”, “Good Wife. In the series “Mozart in the Jungle” his character was in the main lineup and appeared in thirty episodes of the show.
The fact that Mark Bloom was infected with the coronavirus was not reported until his death.
At the death of his partner in the movie “Desperately Seeking Susan” responded Madonna.
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I Want to Acknowledge the Passing of a remarkable Human, fellow actor and friend Mark Blum, who succumbed to Coronavirus. This is really tragic and my heart goes out to him, his family and his loved ones. I remember him as funny warm, loving .and professional when we made Desperately Seeking Susan in 1985!! Another reminder that this virus is no joke, nothing to be casual about or pretend wont affect us in some way. ♥️ we need to stay grateful -be hopeful- help each other-and follow the quarantine rules! #covid_19 #markblum #desperatelyseekingsusan