Friday, January 11, 2019

"Medium Cool" Actress Verna Bloom 1938-2019 Memorial Video

Verna Bloom (August 7, 1938 – January 9, 2019) was an American actress. She co-starred in Clint Eastwood's 1973 film, High Plains Drifter and in the 1974 made-for-TV movie Where Have All The People Gone? with Peter Graves and Kathleen Quinlan. 

Bloom also had roles in more than 30 films and television episodes beginning the 1960s, including playing Ellen in Medium Cool in 1969, Mary, mother of Jesus, in The Last Temptation of Christ in 1988 and Marion Wormer in Animal House in 1978. 

 Bloom was born in Lynn, Massachusetts and attended the School of Fine Arts in Boston University, graduating with a BFA. She also studied at the HB Studio in New York City. She was Jewish. 

 Verna Bloom died aged 80 on January 9, 2019 in Maine of complications of dementia.

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