Robert Blossom, who died at the age of 87 is one of the most well-loved Hollywood actors. Blossom, who was born in March 25, 1924 in New Haven, Connecticut, attended Harvard University after finish Asheville school, North Carolina. He started his acting career during the 1950s.

Blossom won the Obie award 4 times from acting many theater roles during 1950s.

He also acted several roles in the films he appeared onscreen for 30 years before he died. During his lifetime, he worked with many actor and actresses including Sharon Stone, Russell Crowe and Leonardo Dicaprio.

Some of his memorable films include:
- The Hospital (role of Guernsey with George C. Scott in 1971)

- Close Encounters of the Third Kind (role of Farner with Richard Dreyfuss in 1977)

- Escape from Alcatraz (role of Doc with Clint Eastwood in 1979)

However, Blossom is best remembered for starring in Home Alone as Old Man Marley. He gained a lot of recognition from people because of this comedy film.

In the 1990s, Blossom retired from acting and took up writing poetry. His works were published in several books.

Blossom passed away on July 8 in southern California at Santa Monica nursing home. He is survived by his wife Marylin Orshan Bloosom and their 2 children - Debbie and Michael.