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Actor Robert Quarry, known for his portrayal of Count Yorga in Count Yorga, Vampire and The Return of Count Yorga has passed away at age 83. A longtime actor , with various television roles ( Perry Mason, Rockford Files, Lone Ranger) he came to prominence in 1970 playing the suave vampire. He also starred in the sequel, as Khorda the vampire in The Deathmaster and opposite Vincent Price in The Abominable Dr. Phibes. He had long suffered heart problems, but his fortunes had taken a bad turn since 1980 when an uninsured driver struck him, leaving him incapacitated for 7 years. He returned to some small b-movie roles in 1987, but health issues had plagued him since that time.

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Comment by Christopher on March 14, 2009 at 4:56pm
I was looking at the letters to the editor in some old back issues of Famous Monsters recently from the early 70s 70-72...I'd forgotten how much horror fans used to bash Robert Quarry,saying hes NO Christopher Lee!
Comment by Tim on March 14, 2009 at 12:08pm
Blast! There goes another cast member for my totally unrealisable remake of TARGETS (with Christopher Lee in the Karloff role.) I really liked Robert Quarry.
Comment by Christopher on March 4, 2009 at 10:54pm

I saw most all his horror films first run in theatres..It was either Yorga or Phibes in them days...I also like The Deathmaster and Sugar Hill

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