- NAME: Roy Scheider
- OCCUPATION: Film Actor
- BIRTH DATE: November 10, 1932
- DEATH DATE: February 10, 2008
- EDUCATION: Columbia High School, Maplewood, NJ, Rutgers University, Franklin and Marshall College
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Orange, New Jersey
- PLACE OF DEATH: Little Rock, Arkansas
- Full Name: Roy Richard Scheider
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Actor Roy Scheider landed his breakthrough role in 1971’s Klute, and later played Police Chief Martin Brody in the Steven Spielberg-directed film Jaws.
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In June 2005, the actor underwent a bone marrow transplant and entered partial remission shortly afterward. But Scheider's health problems returned, and the actor died on February 10, 2008, of complications from a staph infection. At the time of his death, Scheider he had two movies due for release in 2008: Dark Honeymoon, which had been completed, and Iron Cross, which was in post-production. Dark Honeymoon,
a horror film starring Daryl Hannah and Tia Carrerre, was released in 2008 to little fanfare. After fitful starts and stops, Iron Cross was completed with CGI techniques to stand in for Scheider.
Scheider was married to Cynthia Bebout in 1962. The couple had one daughter, Maximillia, before divorcing in the late 1980s. He married actress Brenda Siemer in 1989, and the two stayed together until his death. Scheider is also survived by son Christian and daughter Molly.
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