Friday the 13th Franchise Cast In Memorandum…
The other day I started think about all the great horror movies of the 80’s. I wondered what happened to all those actors. I thought it would be a fun article to research. I start with the most infamous horror movie series in history, Friday the 13th. The first actor I look at from the movie I discover is dead. I had a crush on this actress when I first saw the film. I thought she had that whole smart & sexy thing going on. I was saddened to learn of her death and she was so young when she died.
I decided to do something I don’t really look to do and that is to look up who have we lost this most memorable of horror franchise. These actors and actresses I grew up with in the 80’s. I watched these movies countless times at the theater and home on Beta and VHS! Now, I have them all on DVD. Well, almost all of them. These films were a big part of my coming of age in the 80’s. I didn’t want to look this all up however because in my eyes, it’s a Schrödinger’s cat kinda thing. As long as I don’t know, they are still alive and doing well.
The reality though is that life and death are real and my wanting to remain ignorant doesn’t change the fact they really have passed and I felt it more important that it be recognized. As I researched, I discovered that I am not the only one who has done this. Though I haven’t found any current lists. Most all seem to be from the mid to late 2000’s. In any case, below is what I have sadly learned as of February 2nd 2015.
I would like to do this for The Halloween Series and the Nightmare On Elm Street films but it’s just so sad. I spent my teen years in the 80’s. These films are like family to me. Researching this wasn’t fun. I feel like I know some of these people. It was just sad to me. I feel like I’ve lost old friends. So I am not sure when I will get to the next 80’s horror franchise. So, sad.
A very sincere RIP to my lost film friends…
Friday the 13th 1980Laurie Bartram aka Brenda
Born: May 16, 1958 (age 56), St. Louis, MO
Died: May 25, 2007 died from pancreatic cancer on May 25, 2007
Walt Gorney aka Crazy Ralph
Born: April 12, 1912, Vienna, Austria
Died: March 5, 2004, New York City, NY of natural causes at the age of 91.
Rex Everhart AKA Enos (Truck Driver)
Born: June 13, 1920, Watseka, IL
Died: March 13, 2000, Branford, CT died of lung cancer at the age of 79.
Sally Anne Golden aka the waitress
Born: July 31, 1910, Dresden, Germany
Died: January 29, 1982, New York City, NY Died at the age of 71.
Friday the 13th Part 2Tom McBride AKA Mark
Born: October 7, 1952, United States of America
Died: September 24, 1995, New York City, NY sadly died of complications from AIDS.
Friday the 13th Part 3Steve Susskind aka Harold
Born: October 3, 1942, Springfield, MA
Died: January 21, 2005, Tujunga, Los Angeles, CA Died in auto accident in Sunland, CA
Richard Brooker aka Jason Voorhees
Born: November 20, 1954, Münster, Germany
Died: April 8, 2013, United Kingdom Died of a heart attack.
Perla Walters aka Mrs. Sanchez
Born: January 24, 1933, Florida
Died: May 19, 2007 at the age of 74 Los Angeles, CA
David Wiley aka Abel
Died: February 5, 2007 (age 78) in Northridge, California
Friday The 13th Part 4Antony Ponzini aka Vincent
Born: June 1, 1933, Brooklyn, New York City, NY
Died: December 30, 2002, Moosup, Plainfield, CT
Abigail Shelton aka “Woman”
Born: May 3, 1932 in Wheeling, West Virginia
Died: December 11, 2006 (age 74) in Los Angeles, CA Died in her sleep.
Robert Perault aka Medic (No Picture Available)
Born: July 31, 1946 in Vailsburg, NJ
Died: January 2, 1990 (age 43) in Los Angeles, CA
Vernon Washington aka George
Born: August 10, 1927, Hartford, CT
Died: June 7, 1988, Los Angeles, CA
Ric Mancini aka Mayor Cobb
Born: April 16, 1933, New York City, NY
Died: May 26, 2006, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, CA
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New BloodSusan Jennifer Sullivan aka Melissa
Born: November 5, 1962, Massachusetts
Died: August 10, 2009 Randolph, MA at the age of 46
Jason XJames Isaac aka Doctor (uncredited) also directed the film.
Born: June 5, 1960, San Francisco, CA
Died: May 6, 2012, Sausalito, CA died of multiple myeloma.
Freddy vs. JasonAlex Green aka Frisell (Glowing Raver)
Born: January 19, 1942, Australia
Died: July 20, 2010, British Columbia, Canada died from
Friday the 13th (2009)Travis Davis aka Officer Lund
Born: October 23, 1968, Oklahoma City, OK
Died: October 12, 2009 Died of stomach cancer