Verna Bloom, 'Animal House' and 'Medium Cool' Actress, Dies at Age 80

Updated On 11 Jan, 2019 Published On

Verna Bloom, a legendary actress best known for starring in Haskell Wexler's Medium Cool and John Landis' Animal House, has died at the age of 80.

A spokesman for the family, Mike Kaplan, confirmed the actress' passing to media. As for the cause of death, Mike said Verna died of complications from dementia in Bar Harbor, Maine, on Wednesday, January 9.

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Verna Bloom's other famous credits are After Hours (1985) and The Last Temptation of Christ (1988). Earlier, one of her favorite films was Clint Eastwood's The Stranger in High Plains Drifter.

Verna is survived by her husband Jack Cocks, who she married in 1972, and her son Sam.

Jack is a former film critic and screenwriter who was twice nominated for Oscar Awards for his work on The Age of Innocence (1993) and Gangs of New York (2002).

Sam, meanwhile, is a prosecutor in the Special Victims Bureau of the New York County District Attorney's office.

Donations in her name set to be made to Bonaparte's Retreat dog rescue. It is an organization founded by Emmylou Harris.

Rest In Peace Verna Bloom!

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