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Pat Close

Pat Close
Born Patrick Tilden Close
June 1, 1948
Died February 15, 1988(1988-02-15) (aged 39)
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1960—1983

Patrick Tilden "Pat" Close (June 1, 1948 – February 15, 1988) was a former child actor who later appeared in the 1967 Andy Warhol film, Imitation of Christ.

Career

Close appeared as a child in several early-60's television series in the United States, and continued his acting career in his late teenage years from 1967 to 1970 as one of Andy Warhol's film stars. He played the lead role of "The Son" in the 1967 Warhol film Imitation of Christ. There was speculation at the time that Close would have become a new James Dean if Warhol had released the film into general distribution instead of allowing only a single premiere presentation.[1] Other reviews, however, disagreed, saying he was "awkward" and "unprofessional."[2]

Close continued to work with Warhol after 1970, not so much as an actor in Warhol's films, but more as a contributor to such projects as Andy Warhol's Interview magazine.[3]

After 1980, he continued acting in movies, credited as Patrick Close, in minor roles for such low-budget productions as Roger Corman's Space Raiders (1983).[4][5]

Death

Close died on February 15, 1988, in Hollywood, California, the coroner's report indicating a likelihood of death due to alcoholism.[2]

References

External links

  • Internet Movie Database


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