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Joe Turkel

Actor

Born - 15 July 1927, New York City, USA
Died - 27 June 2022

Stocky, saturnine, dark-haired, gaunt-faced American character actor of Polish parentage, often seen as soldiers or gangsters, but best remembered as the spectral barman in Kubrick's The Shining (1980). He had entered films at 22 and was rarely out of work: City Across the River (1949), Angels in Disguise (1949), Forgery/Southside 1-1000 (1950), Halls of Montezuma (1951), Fixed Bayonets! (1951), Down Among the Sheltering Palms (1952), The Glass Wall (1953), A Slight Case of Larceny (1953), Gypsy Colt (1954), Cell 2455, Death Row (1955), The Naked Street (1955), The Killing (1956), House of Numbers (1957), Paths of Glory (1957), The Bonnie Parker Story (1958), The Case Against Brooklyn (1958), Warlock (1959), The Purple Gang (1959), Tormented (1960), Portrait of a Mobster (1961), Johnny Cool (1963), The Carpetbaggers (1964), King Rat (1965), The Sand Pebbles (1966), The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre (1967), The Devil's 8 (1969), The Animals (1970), Black Jack (1972), The Hindenburg (1975), Which Way is Up? (1977), Blade Runner (1982) and The Dark Side of the Moon (1990), his last. Retiring at 70, he died a fortnight shy of his 95th birthday.