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Joe Turkel, ‘The Shining’ and ‘Blade Runner’ actor, dead at 94

Joe Turkel — well-known for his roles in movies together with “The Shining” and “Blade Runner” — died Monday in St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, California, his consultant confirmed to The Put up on Friday.

The prolific actor was 94 and had greater than 140 performing credit to his title.

He teamed with director Stanley Kubrick for 3 memorable films — “The Killing,” “Paths of Glory” and “The Shining” — and is usually remembered for his function as Lloyd the bartender within the latter.

In 1982, he performed eccentric replicant creator Eldon Tyrell in “Blade Runner.”

Born in Brooklyn in 1927, Turkel joined the Military when he was 17 and served in Europe throughout World Struggle II. A 12 months later, he moved to California to behave, touchdown his first credit score in 1949’s “Metropolis Throughout the River.”

Turkel is greatest recognized for taking part in the ghostly bartender named Lloyd — reverse Jack Nicholson — in Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining.”
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All through his 40-year profession, Turkel appeared in movies akin to “King Rat,” “The Sand Pebbles” and “The St. Valentine’s Day Bloodbath,” in addition to director Bert I. Gordon’s movies “Tormented,” “The Boy and the Pirates” and “Village of the Giants.” His closing film was “The Darkish Facet of the Moon” in 1990.

 Joe Turkel
Turkel in 1959’s “The Purple Gang.”
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He additionally appeared in episodes of a number of TV reveals, together with “The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp,” “Sky King,” “Tales from the Darkside,” “The Lone Ranger,” “S.W.A.T,” “Adam-12,” “Ironside,” “The Andy Griffith Present,” “Ben Casey,” “The Untouchables,” “Dragnet,” “Miami Vice” and “Bonanza.”

Joe Turkel retired from performing after lending his voice to the “Blade Runner” online game spinoff in 1997.

Turkel’s rep confirmed to The Put up that he accomplished a memoir, titled “The Distress of Success,” earlier than his dying, and his household plans to publish it later this 12 months.

The actor leaves behind two sons, Craig and Robert, two daughters-in-law and his brother, David Turkel.

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