Actor Mark Blum died at the age of 69 as a result of a corona infection. This was confirmed by the New York theater group "Playwrights Horizons", for which Blum had worked for years, via Twitter: "With love and heavy hearts, Playwrights Horizons honors Mark Blum, a dear long-time friend and perfect artist who passed away this week. Thank you, Mark, for everything you have brought to our theater and to all theaters and audiences all over the world. We will miss you. " The theater group also posted pictures from Blum's career.
From Hollywood to Broadway
Blum pursued acting in his youth. In the 70s he started to play on the theater stage. Later, his career led him to the film business. Blum became known for Hollywood films such as "Lovestick", "Desperately Seeking Susan" and "Crocodile Dundee". He appeared on television in the American sitcom "Sweet Surrender" in the mid-1980s. He also played in many plays on Broadway, such as "Lost In Yonkers", "The Best Man" and "The Assembled Parties". Most recently, he portrayed the role of bookseller Ivan Mooney in the Netflix series "You".