Please donate to help save PopMatters. We are moving to WordPress in January out of necessity and need your help.
Film

Character Actor and Cult Favorite Charles Napier Dead at 75

Charles Napier with John Belushi in The Blues Brothers.

Russ Meyer loved him. You may remember him as the maniac in Supervixens, Harry in Cherry, Harry & Raquel, and Meyer's best-known Beyond the Valley of the Dolls.

Jonathan Demme was also a fan. Napier appeared in Melvin & Howard, Philadelphia, The Silence of the Lambs, and uncredited in Beloved.

The 75-year-old Kentucky-born, Bakersfield, CA resident died early on Wednesday, October 5th, after being taken off life support. The cause of death has not been released, but he was treated earlier this year in May for blood clots in his legs.

A prominent actor on the small screen, he lent his voice to the popular Adult Swim cartoon Squidbillies. Other big screen ventures include The Blues Brothers and Rambo: First Blood Part 2.

Please Donate to Help Save PopMatters

PopMatters have been informed by our current technology provider that we have to move off their service. We are moving to WordPress and a new host, but we really need your help to fund the move and further development.


Music

Film


Books


Television




© 1999-2020 PopMatters Media, Inc. All rights reserved. PopMatters is wholly independent, women-owned and operated.






Features
Collapse Expand Features



Reviews
Collapse Expand Reviews

PM Picks
Collapse Expand Pm Picks

© 1999-2020 PopMatters.com. All rights reserved.
PopMatters is wholly independent, women-owned and operated.