Friday, February 12, 2021

RIP Lynn Stalmaster


RIP Lynn Stalmaster. Legendary Hollywood casting director died in his Los Angeles home on the morning of February 12, 2021. He was 93. He impacted hundreds of films and jump-started the careers of unknowns including Dustin Hoffman, Christopher Reeve, LaVar Burton and Ned Beatty. He was born Lynn Allen Stalmaster on November 17, 1927 and at the Governors Awards in November 2016 became the first casting director in history to receive an Academy Award. Lynn cast the Euro-westerns: “Return of the Seven” (1966); “Guns of the Magnificent Seven” (1969); “Cannon for Cordoba” (1970) and “Billy Two Hats” (1974).

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