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Blue Velvet Star George Dickerson Dies at 81

  | January 18, 2015 14:48 IST (New York)
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George Dickerson and Laura Dern in a still from Blue Velvet

Mr Dickerson's son, writer-director Dome Karukoski, announced the news

Actor George Dickerson, popular for playing police detective John Williams in the 1986 film Blue Velvet, died at the age of 81.

Mr Dickerson's son, writer-director Dome Karukoski, announced the news on his official Facebook page.

According to Mr Karukoski, Mr Dickerson passed away on January 10 after a long illness. He had been living here.

Mr Dickerson played a recurring role as Police Commander Swanson in the first season of the acclaimed 1980s cop drama Hill Street Blues.

Before turning to acting, Mr Dickerson worked as a magazine writer, poet, editor and playwright; was a United Nations diplomat in Lebanon; and served as a speechwriter for US Congressman Robert Steele.

Mr Dickerson also appeared in the films Psycho II, No Mercy, Death Wish 4: The Crackdown and A Stranger in the Kingdom.

He was also a part of the TV series The Incredible Hulk, Little House on the Prairie, Miami Vice, Hunter, Three's Company, Father Murphy, Sledge Hammer! and LA Law.


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