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Robert Forster
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Forster in April 2009
Robert Wallace Forster, Jr.

July 13, 1941(1941-07-13)
DiedOctober 11, 2019(2019-10-11) (aged 78)
Cause of deathBrain cancer
Years active1967–2019

Robert Wallace Forster, Jr. (July 13, 1941 – October 11, 2019) was an American actor. He was best known for his role as Max Cherry in Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown (1997), which got him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He is also known for his roles as John Cassellis in Haskell Wexler's Medium Cool (1969).


Forster was born in Rochester, New York, the son of Grace Dorothy (née Montanarella) and Robert Wallace Forster, Sr., who worked as an elephant trainer for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and later as an executive for a baking supply company[1][2] His mother was Italian American, while his father was of English and Irish descent.[3] The couple divorced in 1949.

Forster died on October 11, 2019 at the age of 78 from brain cancer in Los Angeles.[4]


Other reading

  • Voisin, Scott, "Character Kings: Hollywood's Familiar Faces Discuss the Art & Business of Acting". BearManor Media, 2009. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css" />ISBN 978-1-59393-342-5.

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