John Saxon died yesterday of pneumonia. He was 83. Saxon is best known to fans for his role as Roper in Enter the Dragon, but that was just one of his nearly 200 acting credits.
Saxon began is career in the mid 1950s playing teen idol parts. In the 60s, Saxon alternated between movies and guest starring television roles. In 1972, Saxon co-starred with Clint Eastwood in Joe Kidd and the following year with Bruce Lee and Jim Kelly in Enter the Dragon. Saxon continued to alternate between movie and tv roles for the rest of his career. Any time Saxon was in the production, you know it got just better.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to John Saxon’s family, friends and fans.