The TV actor John Cassavetes died at the age of 59. Here is all you want to know and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Actor who appeared in The Dirty Dozen and produced some of the first successful independent films.
He was born in the U.S. but grew up in Greece, not speaking any English until age seven.
He appeared in many supporting roles and starred in the 1957 film, Edge of the City.
He was married to actress, Gena Rowlands for thirty-five years.
His daughter, Zoe wrote the film, Broken English, which starred Parker Posey.
How did John Cassavetes die?
A long-time alcoholic, Cassavetes died in Los Angeles from complications of cirrhosis of the liver at the age of 59 on February 3, 1989. He is buried at Westwood Village Memorial Park cemetery in Los Angeles.
"I'm a great believer in spontaneity because I think planning is the most destructive thing in the world."John Cassavetes
"I would put my pictures up against anybody's in this world. Certainly in my own day I bow to no one. I don't think there's another director in the world who works harder to make better films than I do."John Cassavetes
"You can defeat fear through humor, through pain, through honesty, bravery, intuition, and through love in the truest sense."John Cassavetes
"My mother and father were never frightened of anything. They always felt that they should go through life happily and without fear, and they did that. And it was a great boon to my brother and myself."John Cassavetes
"Commercial movies have no feeling, no sensitivity. Most people tell me people won't understand films with feeling. But everyone can feel."John Cassavetes