Actor Mark Blum, known for “Desperately Seeking Susan” and “Crocodile Dundee”, died of Covid-19

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Actor Mark Blum, known in movies as “Desperately Seeking Susan” and “Crocodile Dundee,” has died of complications caused by Covid-19.

Blum’s death at the age of 69 was announced by The Playwrights Horizons and SAG-AFTRA Vice President Rebecca Damon.

Born in New Jersey, he began his acting career in the 1970s. He won an Obie trophy for the role in Albert Innaurato’s “Gus and Al,” a 1988-1989 show. Blum also starred on Broadway in “Lost in Yonkers,” after Neil Simon, “The Best Man” by Gore Vidal and “The Assembled Parties” by Richard Greenberg.

In the film, he was featured in “Desperately Seeking Susan” (1985), alongside Rosanna Arquette and Madonna, and in “Crocodile Dundee” (1986), alongside Paul Hogan. He was also part of the cast of “Lovesick”, “Just Between Friends”, “Blind Date” and “The Presidio”.

His television productions include “You”, a Lifetime series, “Sweet Surrender”, “Capital News”, “Frasier”, “NYPD Blue”, “Mozart in the Jungle” and “Coin Heist”.

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