Nightmare on Elm Street actor John Saxon dead at 83


A NIGHTMARE on Elm Street and Enter the Dragon actor John Saxon died on Saturday in Murfreesboro, Tennessee at the age of 83.

His wife Gloria said pneumonia was the cause of death, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

A Nightmare on Elm Street actor John Saxon died on Saturday at the age of 83
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A Nightmare on Elm Street actor John Saxon died on Saturday at the age of 83[/caption]

The actor and martial artist was best known for his work in westerns, action films and horror movies.

John’s onscreen career began in the mid-1950s with a couple of uncredited roles, as well as a guest-starring episode of TV series Medic and a few crime-dramas, including Running Wild and The Unguarded Moment.

His most recent project was the 2017 comedy The Extra, which centered on a bad boy movie star who decided to work as a film extra as a prank.

John played the character of Victor Vallient in the flick.

He starred with Bruce Lee in the 1973 film Enter the Dragon
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He starred with Bruce Lee in the 1973 film Enter the Dragon[/caption]

The Brooklyn, New York native was best known for starring as Roper in 1973’s Enter the Dragon with Bruce Lee and for playing Lt. Thompson in 1984’s A Nightmare on Elm Street and in 1987’s A Nightmare on Elm Street 3.

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