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Blue Velvet star George Dickerson dies at 81

Blue Velvet star George Dickerson dies at 81
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George Dickerson, who played police detective John Williams in David Lynch’s bizarre crime drama Blue Velvet, has died. He was 81.

His son and Finnish film writer-director Dome Karukoski, announced on Facebook. Dickerson, who also had a recurring role as Police Commander Swanson in the first season of the acclaimed 1980s NBC cop drama Hill Street Blues, died on January 10 after a long illness, Karukoski said.

Before turning to acting, Dickerson worked as a magazine writer, poet, editor and playwright.

Dickerson had been living in New York. His son’s Heart of a Lion played at the recent Palm Springs International Film festival, and another of his features, The Grump, screened at the Toronto Film Festival in September.
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