Actor Frederick Forrest, best known for his supporting roles in such acclaimed films as “Apocalypse Now” and “The Rose”, died on Friday at the age of 86. The news was first made public on Twitter by actress Bette Midler, who starred alongside Forrest. in “The Rose”
“The Great and Beloved Frederick Forrest Has Died,” Midler wrote, “Thank you to all his fans and friends for their support over the past few months. He was an amazing actor and a wonderful human being and I was lucky to have him in my life. He was at peace.
Forrest, actor Barry Primus dies at his home in Santa Monica after a long illness Said Hollywood Reporter.
Forrest was nominated for both an Oscar and a Golden Globe in 1979 for his role as limousine driver Huston Dyer in “The Rose”, the same year he played former New Orleans cook Jay “Chef” Hicks in Francis Ford Coppola’s “Apocalypse Now”. played the role of
Forrest also appeared in Coppola’s “The Conversation” in 1974, as well as other notable roles in films such as “Tucker: The Man and His Dream,” “Point Break,” and “Valley Girl.” He also recorded 1985’s “Quo Vadis?” Also starred in television series like. miniseries, “Lonesome Dove,” “21 Jump Street and “Die Kinder.”
His final on-screen appearance was in the 2006 remake of “All the King’s Men” starring Sean Penn and Jude Law, in which Forrest played Willie’s father.
Born in Waxahachie, Texas, Forrest married twice throughout his life, with both marriages ending in divorce. He is survived by his sister.