Louis Waldon, Actor in Warhol Movies, Dies at 78

December 11th, 2013

Louis Waldon, an actor who appeared in numerous Andy Warhol movies such as “Lonesome Cowboys” and “Blue Motion picture,” which the authorities seized for obscenity soon after it was introduced, died on Friday in Los Angeles. He was 78.

The lead to was problems of strokes, JoAnne Maite, a buddy, explained.

Mr. Waldon was a uncommon Warhol Superstar, as associates of his stock organization ended up known, because he had performing knowledge. Warhol recruited him after viewing him in Edward Albee’s “Ballad of the Sad Cafe” on Broadway in the early nineteen sixties.

Mr. Waldon appeared with the actress Viva in the Warhol films “The Nude Cafe” (1967), a sequence of random conversations carried on between nearly-bare waiters, waitresses and cafe patrons and “Lonesome Cowboys” (1968), a homoerotic Western.

“Blue Movie,” which integrated scenes of Mr. Waldon and Viva having sexual intercourse, appeared briefly at the Andy Warhol Garrick Theater in 1969 ahead of censors taken out it and fined the theater’s manager. A program notice said it was “about the Vietnam war and what we can do about it.”

In a evaluation in The New York Occasions, Vincent Canby wrote: “It opens with a medium shut-up of Viva, looking rather far more match than common (and occasionally even lovely), and Louis Waldon, a nice, stocky, 30-ish gentleman, entirely clothed, wrestling on a mattress. With no way too significantly hesitation they make love, then speak a excellent offer, have some hamburgers, talk, just take a shower — all of which, of training course, dramatizes what we can do about Vietnam.”

Louis Willard Waldon was born on Dec. sixteen, 1934, in Modesto, Calif. He graduated from Modesto Substantial Faculty and took drama courses in junior higher education.

In 1962 he appeared in the Off Broadway opening of Arthur L. Kopit’s perform, “Oh Father, Poor Father, Mamma’s Hung You in the Closet and I’m Feeling So Sad.” In 1968 he appeared in the Warhol movies “Flesh” and “San Diego Surf,” then moved to Europe to act in movies.

Mr. Waldon is survived by two sons, Scott and Barry a daughter, Janet Patterson two sisters, Shirley Anderson and JoAnne Lewis 5 grandchildren and a few fantastic-grandchildren.

Several previous Superstars contend that Warhol did not compensate them sufficiently. Mr. Waldon discovered a way to income from his association with Warhol by making and offering silk screens of Warhol’s vintage images.

Warhol would have comprehended, Mr. Waldon instructed The Los Angeles Occasions in 2002.

“He definitely wouldn’t stand in your way,” he stated. “If you could make any funds on your personal with Andy, he in no way mentioned a phrase.”

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