MICHAEL JETER PASSES AWAY
In yet another sad loss CNN reports that Michael Jeter, the character actor who won a supporting actor Emmy as a shrimpy assistant football coach on CBS's Evening Shade and was known on Sesame Street as The Other Mr. Noodle, died at the age of 50 on Sunday. You may also remember him as the kindhearted mental patient in 1998's 'Patch Adams', a mouse-loving prisoner in 1999's 'The Green Mile' and a dinosaur-hunting mercenary in 2001's 'Jurassic Park III'. Other credits include Terry Gilliam's 'The Fisher King', and Sam Raimi's 'The Gift'.
Michael Jeter had been filming the upcoming Warner Bros. children's book adaptation, The Polar Express, starring Tom Hanks and directed by Robert Zemeckis. The movie is still filming, though producers believe there is enough footage to preserve Jeter's role in the film.
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