Emmy award winner Edward Herrmann, who will best be remembered for playing “Lorelai’s” dad in “Gilmore Girls” died on Wednesday in a New York after battling Brain Cancer for months. The actor was 71 years old and his manager had stated on Huffington Post: “Edward Herrmann, besides being an accomplished actor, he was also a true gentleman and a scholar, as well as being an incredibly kind and decent man. He will be sorely missed”.
Herrmann’s long career incudes memorable parts in films like “The Wolf of Wall Street”, “The Emperor’s Club” and “Richie Rich” and also numerous appearances in TV shows, from “How I Met Your Mother” to “The Good Wife” and “Harry’s Law”. Furthermore, the Washington-born actor won an Emmy for his role in “The Practice”.
Herrmann was also a gifted stage actor and had also won a Tony Award for “Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play” when he played “Frank Gardner” in the revival of “Mrs. Warren’s Profession” in 1976. Moreover, he was an acclaimed voice actor and he is the voice of dozens of audio books as well as the narrator on many PBS and History Channel specials. His voice agent also said of him: “His work ethic was extraordinary until the end. He worked until about a month ago. He was so committed to his craft and wanting to work despite his challenges”.
Edward Herrmann is survived by his 2 daughters, his stepson and his wife Star.
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