LOS ANGELES (Aug. 4, 2016) — Veteran performer David Huddleston died Tuesday at age 85. Over the course of three decades, Huddleston served more than 10 years on the national board of Screen Actors Guild. He was elected to multi-year terms in 1976, 1982, 2000 and 2004. He was also elected to serve on the board of the SAG Hollywood Division.
“David Huddleston was a uniquely gifted actor and a proud unionist,” said SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris. “He will be forever remembered for his service to our union and the countless characters he brought to life on screen. Our deepest condolences go out to his family and loved ones.”
The veteran character actor appeared in parts in projects ranging from Blazing Saddles to The West Wing, but may be best known for starring as the titular character in The Big Lebowski.