Bob Penny, a bit actor who appeared in Candy House Alabama, has died. He was 87.
Penny died on December 25 in Huntsville, Alabama, per his obituary. No explanation for demise was given.
The actor labored as a school professor on the College of Alabama the place he taught poetry and prose for 21 years. He acquired recognition for his work, incomes the Ellen Gregg Ingalls Award for Excellence on Classroom Educating in 1974.
Penny held over 40 roles in theatrical productions and appeared in additional than 30 movies and tv exhibits.
“Bob Penny captivated all of our hearts at Birmingham Pageant Theatre and put his all into his work,” Rhonda Erbrick, chairwoman of the theater’s board, stated in a press release obtained by Yahoo!. Erbrick added that Penny “is and was at all times an actor and a pleasure to be round.”
Penny’s display screen work consists of Candy House Alabama, My Cousin Vinny, Forrest Gump, and Fly Away House.
His mates and colleagues have honored his reminiscence within the remark part of the obituary. One wrote, “I’m nonetheless proud to say I knew Bob, and I’ll at all times bear in mind to search for him sitting on that bench watching Tom Hanks run by,” in reference to his look in Forrest Gump.
His UAB friends remembered him as “a beautiful instructor and even higher particular person” with one other stating, “He was at all times humorous and really endearing to the entire secretaries that labored there.”
Penny was survived by his brother, sister, six nieces, and one nephew.