Sid Haig dies, Devil’s Rejects And Jackie Brown Actor, Dies At 80

0
116

Sid Haig dies, Devil’s Rejects And Jackie Brown Actor, Dies At 80.

Sid Haig, a character actor whose credits extend from 1970s blaxploitation films to cult horror classics such as “House of 1000 Corpses,” died Saturday. He was 80.

Haig’s wife, Susan L. Oberg, announced his passing via Instagram: “He was my angel, my husband, my best friend and always will be. He adored his family, his friends and his fans.”

READ  Beto O'Rourke Backers Struggle to Name His Accomplishments (Report)

Haig appeared in more than 50 films, from George Lucas’ “THX 1138” to the 1971 James Bond film “Diamonds Are Forever” to Quentin Tarantino’s 1997 crime film “Jackie Brown,” playing a judge in a role written specifically for him.

But he’s best remembered for his work in low-budget films, particularly horror films like director Rob Zombie’s trilogy “House of 1000 Corpses,” “The Devil’s Rejects” and “3 From Hell.” In the series, he played Captain Spaulding, the clown-makeup-wearing patriarch of the murderous Firefly family and the proprietor of a Museum of Monsters and Mayhem.

READ  Top: Creative parents turn toy cars into futuristic 'post-apocalypse mobiles'

Born Sidney Eddy Mosesian, the son of an electrician, the Fresno, California, native first broke out in entertainment as a drummer, recording the No. 4 hit single “Full House” with the T-Birds in 1958.

After appearing in Jack Hill’s UCLA student film “The Host,” he acted in many of Hill’s blaxploitation films in the late 1960s and early ’70s, including 1968’s “Spider Baby,” 1973’s “Coffy” and 1974’s “Foxy Brown.”

READ  Irving Scores 17 Points, Celtics Rout Bulls 111-82 « CBS Chicago (Details)

Other big screen credits include John Boorman’s 1967 “Point Blank,” Eddie Romero’s 1973 film “Beyond Atlantis,” 1992’s “Boris and Natasha: The Movie” and 2015’s “Bone Tomahawk.”

Over the years, he also made multiple appearances on TV in series such as “Gunsmoke,” “Get Smart,” “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman,” “Charlie’s Angels” and “The A-Team.”

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here