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David Huddleston

Actor David Huddleston, best known playing the title character ‘The Big Lebowski’ in The Big Lebowski, died on Tuesday in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He was 85.

Koeppe, his wife and partner of 32 years, said he died of advanced heart and kidney disease.

5 interesting things about actor David Huddleston.

1. Huddleston was born in Vinton, Virginia, in September 17, 1930.

2. Huddleston’s notable feature film credits include Santa Claus: The Movie, Blazing Saddles, McQ, The Klansman, Breakheart Pass and Smokey and the Bandit II.

3. He is the father of actor Michael Huddleston.

4. Huddleston served more than 10 years on the Screen Actors Guild’s national board. He was elected to multi-year terms in 1976, 1982, 2000, and 2004. He was also a member of the SAG Hollywood division’s board.

5. His last film credit was the 2009 thriller film, Locker 13.

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