Academy Award nominee Michael J. Pollard, recognized for his roles in “Bonnie and Clyde” and “House of 1000 Corpses,” has died. He was 80.
“House of 1000 Corpses” director Rob Zombie broke the news on Facebook early Friday morning.
Born 1939 in Passaic, N.J., Pollard attended Montclair Academy and Actors Studio in New York City in his early career. He began out in television in the late ’50s, performing on shows like “Lost in Space” and “Star Trek,” but landed his breakout role as C.W. Moss, the associate-turned-snitch to Bonnie and Clyde in the 1967 film starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. Pollard earned an Academy Award nomination for best-supporting actor and BAFTA nomination for most promising newcomer. He went on to star in films like “Dirty Little Billy,” “Melvin and Howard,” “Roxanne” and “Tango & Cash.” He is survived by his child, Holly Howland.