Actress and producer Marilyn Eastman, easiest known for her operate in George Romero’s 1968 alarm film “Night of the Living Useless,” died Aug. 22. She used to be 87.
Eastman’s son John Eastman confirmed her loss of life in a Fb post, writing, “I’m very unhappy to allege the passing of my mom, Marilyn Eastman on 8/22/21 in Tampa, Florida. I cannot overstate how mighty she enjoyed the love and attention shown to her by endless ‘NOLD’ followers, and up till several weeks ago, used to be planning deepest appearances.”
Eastman used to be born in Iowa and later moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the put she started her performing occupation. Her easiest-known display credit ranking is as customary fundamental other Helen Cooper (and computer virus-eating zombie) in Romero’s traditional alarm flick, nonetheless she moreover did makeup and labored as a producer.
Whereas working as vp of the Pittsburgh-based entirely mostly industrial company Hardman Pals alongside actor (and later, her accomplice) Karl Hardman who moreover starred in “Night of the Living Useless,”financiers Eastman used to be presented to Romero. She later became one amongst the financers and producing companions on the film when she, Hardman and Romero created a separate production company called Image Ten.
The George A. Romero foundation moreover confirmed Eastman’s loss of life and said in an announcement, “It is with monumental sadness that we can verify the passing of Marilyn Eastman on 8/22/21. Please be half of us in wishing her family peace at this painful time. Godspeed, Marilyn.”
Apart from her work on “Night of the Living Useless,” Eastman seemed in a 1960 episode of the “Perry Mason” detective sequence and a 1996 alarm film called “Santa Claws.”
Learn Eastman’s son’s tribute to her below:
I’m very unhappy to allege the passing of my mom, MARILYN EASTMAN on 8/22/21 in Tampa, Florida. Marilyn Marie Johnson used to be born in Davenport, Iowa on December 17th, 1933 My mom moved to Pittsburgh in the early 60’s and at last joined Karl Hardman at Hardman Pals. Later in existence Marilyn and Karl became commercial and existence companions till Karl’s passing in 2007Apart from her iconic operate as Helen Cooper in the 1968 Terror Classic “Night of the Living Useless” Marilyn used to be a Stage, Tv and Radio performer as well to a creator and producer. More importantly, she used to be a arduous working single mom who raised my brother and I on her personal. I cannot overstate how mighty she enjoyed the love and attention shown to her by endless NOLD followers, and up till several weeks ago, used to be planning deepest appearances. She is survived by my brother Michael and I, 5 Grandchildren and eight Mountainous Grandchildren. Marilyn Eastman died peacefully in her sleep on the age of 87. It used to be her want to attain succor to Pittsburgh and those plans are to be presented at a later date.
It is with monumental sadness that we can verify the passing of Marilyn Eastman on 8/22/21. Please be half of us in wishing her family peace at this painful time.Godspeed, Marilyn. Give our delight in to Karl. pic.twitter.com/qBidxsEIW3— The George A. Romero Foundation (@theGARFofficial) August 23, 2021