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Mark Blum, Madonna's ‘Desperately Seeking Susan' Co-Star, Dies at 69 From Coronavirus Complications

Posted On: Mar 26, 2020   |   Posted By: Billboard

Mark Blum, a veteran stage actor who appeared in such films as Crocodile Dundee and Desperately Seeking Susan and on TV shows including Mozart in the Jungle , has died. He was 69.
Blum died Wednesday at NewYork-Presbyterian hospital of complications from the novel coronavirus, his wife, actress and acting teacher Janet Zarish, told The Hollywood Reporter .
A busy actor, Blum also recently played bookstore owner Mr. Mooney on the Netflix crime drama You and had guest stints on HBO's Succession and Showtime's Billions .
On Broadway, Blum started out as an assistant stage manager and understudy in 1977's The Merchant and went on to appear in Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers in 1991, in revivals of Gore Vidal's The Best Man in 2000 and 2012, in Reginald Rose's Twelve Angry Men in 2004 and in Richard Greenberg's The Assembled Parties in 2013.
On acting in The Best Man 12 years apart, he told Playbill in 2012: “It feels a little like a dream where you think it's supposed to go in a certain way, but you look around and...

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