He was 91 years old and a long and successful career behind him: the world of cinema and international TV say goodbye to Lou Cutell
The world of cinema, television and theater in the United States and around the world have recently learned the news of the death of a great artist, famous for dozens of roles in highly successful TV series and films. The messages of condolence written by the closest friends and most loyal colleagues of Lou Cutell.
Cutell suddenly passed away at his home in Los Angeles. He was 91 years old.
He was born on October 6, 1930 in New York City of Sicilian parents and soon his family moved to Los Angeles. Since he was a child he had shown his great passion and his talent for acting. After studying, graduating from the University of California, he made his debut in the world of theater in 1961. The stage was one of the most important, that of Broadway, and the name of the play was “The Young Abe Lincoln”.
Later he devoted himself to television and from cinema, but from time to time he always loved being back on the theatrical stages. Like in the late 90s, when he wrote and performed the comedy “Sicilan Bachelor”, also on Broadway.
Lou Cutell’s greatest hits
One of the roles that led him to success was that of Amazing Larry in the 1985 film “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure“. On the account Twitter Pee-wee Herman’s official, this touching message appeared:
Besides my movie, my favorite thing Lou starred in was when he played an alien doctor in 1965’s Frankenstein Meets the Spacemonster. In real life he was a wonderful man: sweet, caring, and unassuming. He was also sly and wickedly funny
As for television, Lou Cutell’s appearances in globally successful series such as Grey’s Anatomy, Seinfeld, Will & Grace, How I Met Your Mother and many more.
Mark Furman, a friend and actor of great depth, wanted to remember him in a note published on his social channels:
After 91 years and a fantastic life, my friend Lou Cutell has returned to the lord’s house. A film, theater and character actor. Big Larry in Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, A– Man in Seinfeld and Abe in Grey’s Anatomy. Rest in peace Lou.
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