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Quantum Leap actor Dean Stockwell dies at 85

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Actor Dean Stockwell poses in February 1989.


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Dean Stockwell, best known for his Emmy-nominated role opposite Scott Bakula in Quantum Leap, passed away on Sunday.

Stockwell died of natural causes “peacefully” in his sleep at home, according to Deadline.

A former child actor, Stockwell has found young roles in films such as Anchors Weigh with Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly, Rudyard Kipling’s Kim with Errol Flynn and The Boy with Green Hair.

After a turn on Broadway and several films, including Compulsion, which earned him his first Best Actor award at Cannes, Stockwell drove in and out of Hollywood before eventually catching on with Quantum Leap, playing the feminine Admiral Al Kalavicci. best friend of Dr. Sam Beckett of Bakula.

The role earned Stockwell four Emmy nominations for supporting a drama, while the show itself brought home several Emmys for cinematography, editing, hair and makeup.

Stockwell was also nominated for an Oscar for his role as Tony “Tiger” Russo in Married to the Mafia and received two Golden Globe awards for Quantum Leap and Gentlemen’s Accord.

In 2006, he joined the cast of Battlestar Galactica, becoming one of the main characters in the sci-fi world.

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