Dynamic comic actor, Charles Grodin, who is known for his roles in movies like “Midnight Run” and “The Heartbreak Kid,” has passed on Tuesday at his home in Connecticut.
The son of the talented actor, Nicholas has confirmed in an email that his 86 year-old father died after battling cancer, CNN reports.
When he was alive, doing what he knows how to do best, Grodin had a number of stage credits before being cast in director Mike Nichols’ “Catch-22” in 1970 (after unsuccessfully auditioning for “The Graduate”), then landed his big break by starring in “Heartbreak Kid,” as a newlywed who falls in love with another woman, played by Cybill Shepherd, on his honeymoon.
Portraying an on-the-run accountant with Robert De Niro in “Midnight Run”, Grodin worked steadily thereafter, co-starring opposite Warren Beatty in “Heaven Can Wait”
Comments and reactions were made after the death of Grodin. De Niro was one of those that reacted in a statement issued through his publicist. He De Niro said,
“Chuck was as good a person as he was an actor,”
“‘Midnight Run’ was a great project to work on, and Chuck made it an even better one. He will be missed. I am very very sad to hear of his passing.”