American character actor Mark Bloom has died at the age of 69. His death was reported on the blog of the New York Playwrights Horizons Theater. Later, reports of Bloom’s death were confirmed by the actors Guild; SAG-AFTRA Vice President Rebecca Damon said that he died of an illness caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus, writes TheWrap.
“Playwrights Horizons pays tribute to Mark Bloom, a dear old friend, and brilliant actor who passed away,” the theater said in a statement.
With love and heavy hearts, Playwrights Horizons pays tribute to Mark Blum, a dear longtime friend and a consummate artist who passed this week. Thank you, Mark, for all you brought to our theater, and to theaters and audiences across the world. We will miss you. pic.twitter.com/NMVZFB5hPb
— Playwrights Horizons (@phnyc) March 26, 2020
Who is Mark Bloom?
Mark Bloom was born in 1950 in Newark, New Jersey. He studied at the University of Pennsylvania and began his acting career in the 70s. He played a lot in theater productions. He received an Obie Award (for off-Broadway productions) for his role in Gus and Al, which ran for three seasons at the Playwrights Horizons Theater in the late ’80s. Later, he participated in Broadway productions. Among them was, for example, a restored version of Twelve Angry Men based on the play of the same name by Reginald Rose.
In the movie, Bloom is normally played character roles. He began his career in the series — St. Elsewhere, Miami Vice: Department of manners. Played supporting characters in Crocodile Dundee, Blind Date with Bruce Willis and Kim Basinger, Desperately Seeking Susan with Madonna.
Most of all in the career of Mark Bloom are roles on television. He appeared in separate episodes of Law & Order, The Sopranos, The West Wing, and The Good Wife. In the series Mozart in the Jungle, his character was part of the main cast and appeared in thirty episodes of the show.
The fact that Mark Bloom was infected with the coronavirus was not reported before his death.
Madonna also reacted to the death of her partner in the film Desperately Seeking Susan.
She described Bloom as a fine and professional actor.