Newswire: R.I.P. Edward Herrmann, star of Gilmore Girls and The Lost Boys, portrayer of F.D.R.

Edward Herrmann, whose formidable figure made him as familiar on television and in film as his distinctive voice made him instantly recognizable as a narrator, has died at the age of 71. Per his agent, Herrmann died Wednesday at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York after months of treatment for brain cancer, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, Herrmann first attended Bucknell University before going on to study acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art on a Fulbright Fellowship. His professional career as an actor began in the theater, with Herrmann appearing in – among other productions – the 1971 off-Broadway production of David Rabe’s The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel, alongside a cast which included William Atherton, Earl Hindman, and Garrett Morris. While in the play, Herrmann also found time to make his on-camera …

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