One of my favorite character actors, Powers Boothe has died at age 68. One of his most famous roles was Curly Bill in the famous western film Tombstone. Such a memorable characterization!

The first role I remember seeing Powers in was as Mass killer Jim Jones in Guyana Tragedy

Boothe first came to national attention in 1980, playing Jim Jones in the CBS-TV movie Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones. Boothe's portrayal of the crazed cult leader received critical acclaim. In Time's story on the production, Boothe was praised: "There is one extraordinary performance. A young actor named Powers Boothe captures all the charisma and evil of 'Dad', Jim Jones." Boothe won the Emmy Award for his role, beating out veterans Henry Fonda and Jason Robards. Full Bio on WIKI

Powers Boothe

American actor born 1948, in Snyder, Texas. Leading man of the American stage, TV, and films. He made a strong presence in some films in the 80s, but he was most successful on TV. He won an Emmy award as Best Actor for his performance in the TV movie Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980). He died on May 14, 2017 in his sleep. Services Pending and our thoughts are with his family, friends, and legions of fans. RIP IMDB

1 comment:

gary said...

He played one mean SOB in HBO'S Deadwood,great actor.RIP

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