According to Deadline, Edward Herrmann passed away in New York this morning of brain cancer. About one year ago, Herrmann was diagnosed with a “Stage 4 glioblastoma brain tumor.”
When you think of Herrmann’s 40+ year acting career, the words “durable”, “eclectic”, and “classy” may come to mind. A Bucknell University graduate, Herrmann cut his teeth in theatre before making his credited feature film debut in 1973’s The Paper Chase. Later that same decade, Herrmann portrayed two iconic real-life characters in TV movies: United States President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1976’s Eleanor and Franklin and 1977’s Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years and New York Yankees legend Lou Gehrig in 1978’s A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story.
Herrmann stayed busy throughout the early to mid-1980’s, guest-starring on the “Heal Thyself” episode of M*A*S*H,