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Birth name Roberts Scott BlossomNationality USABirth 25 march 1924
at New Haven (USA
)Death 8 july 2011
(at 87 years) at Santa Monica (USA
Roberts Scott Blossom (March 25, 1924 – July 8, 2011) was an American theatre, film and television actor and poet. He is best known for his roles as Old Man Marley in Home Alone (1990) and as Ezra Cobb in the horror film Deranged (1974). He is also remembered for his supporting roles in films such as The Great Gatsby (1974), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Escape from Alcatraz (1979), Christine (1983), and The Last Temptation of Christ (1988).
Blossom was formerly married to Beverly Schmidt Blossom, with whom he had a son, Michael. He was later married to Marylin Orshan Blossom until her death in 1982, with whom he had a daughter, Deborah Blossom.
After Blossom retired from acting in the late '90s, he moved to Berkeley, California and spent his time writing poetry. He later moved to Santa Monica, California where he died in 2011.