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Actor John Saxon died Saturday, July 25, at age 83 at his home in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Saxon served two three-year terms as a Screen Actors Guild National Board member; he was elected in 1985 and again in 2003.

“John will be remembered as a fighter for his fellow actors,” said SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris. “He was generous with his time, passionate about his craft and supportive of not only his friends but of all those in the acting community. Our thoughts are with his wife, Gloria, and their family.”

Saxon starred in nearly 200 films and TV shows, and may be best known for playing opposite Bruce Lee in the classic film Enter the Dragon, as well his role in the A Nightmare on Elm Street films. He won a Golden Globe Award in 1958 for new star of the year for his role in This Happy Feeling.

He joined Screen Actors Guild in 1954 and AFTRA in 1957.

Photo: Former Screen Actors Guild National Board member John Saxon has died at age 83. Saxon starred opposite Bruce Lee in 1973’s “Enter the Dragon.”


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