Stuart Whitman, a staple of the 60s, 70s and 80s is dead.
Whitman died Monday morning at his home in Montecito, CA. A long-time friend says that TMZ Whitman was recently hospitalized and discharged from skin cancer that leaked into his bloodstream. At the time of his death, he was surrounded by a family.
Whitman played in a number of dramas, but he was best known for his westerns … especially with John Wayne. Her film “The Comancheros” from 1961 was a classic.
Stuart’s son Justin tells us: “Old Hollywood has lost another of its true stars. Stuart Whitman was known for his rugged roles and handsome charm. We were proud of him for his TV, film roles and Oscar nomination, but what we did I will really remember that he loves his family and friends exuberantly. “
In total, Whitman has over 150 credits for his name. It was repeated for a while … his last credit is the television film “The President’s Man”, in which the main role was played Chuck Norris in 2000.
Whiteman was married three times.
He served in the army during World War II and was a pretty accomplished boxer.
For his work in “The Mark” he received an Oscar nomination for Best Actor. He has been married to his third wife since 1993. He had 4 children with his first wife and 1 child with his second.