About this actor
Roberts Blossom (born January 1, 1924) is an American actor and poet. Blossom was born in New Haven, Connecticut and began acting on stage during the 1950s. During the 1960s, he formed Filmstage, a multimedia avante garde theatrical troupe. Blossom graduated from Asheville School in 1941 and attended Harvard University. He acted several theater roles in the 1950s, for which he won the Obie Award four times. He landed his first film roles in the television adaptation of the play Our Town (1959). In the thriller Deranged, Blossom played the leading role as killer Ezra Cobb. In the Oscar-winning film drama The Great Gatsby (1974), he was accompanied on-screen by Robert Redford. He won the Soapy Award for his role on Another World, on which he appeared from 1976-1977. In 1990 he starred in Home Alone as Kevin McCallister's (Macaulay Culkin) snow-shoveling neighbor, Old Man Marley. In the comedy Doc Hollywood (1991), he appeared on-screen with Michael J. Fox. He retired from acting in the...