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Harry Dean Stanton Dead: 'Twin Peaks' And 'Pretty In Pink' Star Dies, Aged 91

Harry appeared in dozens of films, including ‘Repo Man’, ‘Cool Hand Luke’, and ‘Paris, Texas,’ as well as the recent reboot of television’s ‘Twin Peaks’, where he appeared as Carl Rodd.

Harry may be most famous for playing Molly Ringwald’s dad in the 1986 John Hughes classic ‘Pretty In Pink’.

Born in West Irvine, Kentucky, the actor served in the Navy during WWII, and then attended the University of Kentucky, studying journalism and radio.

After performing in ‘Pygmalion’ in college, Stanton got the acting bug and moved to California to study at the Pasadena Playhouse, according to Variety.

His first broadcast appearance was in 1954 on an episode of the NBC show ‘Inner Sanctum’.

He was directed by Alfred Hitchcock in an episode of ‘Suspicion’ called ‘Four O’Clock’.

In his early years, he went by the name Dean Stanton because there was another actor named Harry Stanton.

Stanton made his big screen debut in 1957’s ‘Tomahawk Trail’ and appeared in the 1959 Gregory Peck war film ‘Pork Chop Hill’. 

This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

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