Another Hollywood icon has passed into eternal rest. This time, it was legendary .
Born The . Caan also starred alongside in the Thriller Misery, as well as in . He also played the of in the TV movie (starring alongside Star Wars legend Billy Dee Williams). in the Bronx, , Caan immortalized himself in cinema history by playing in Francis Ford Coppola’s adaptation of novel, The Godfather (for which he was nominated for B ), which he reprised in
Kids today would have most likely been introduced to Caan as Walter Hobbs in the beloved family Christmas comedy Elf starring Will Ferrel and directed by Star Wars director and Marvel star Jon Favreau.
But Caan’s connection to the Disney family was unique. Although the never starred in a movie released under the official Disney masthead, Caan starred as Spuds Spaldoni in Touchstone’s movie Dick Tracy.
The characters would go on to be used in an attraction in the early days of Disney-MGM Studios Theme Park, now Disney’s Hollywood Studios, called “Diamon Double Cross.” You can watch a video of the now-retired show here:
Caan was married four times to Dee Jay Mattis, Sheila Ryan, Ingrid Hajek, and is survived by five children, Tara A. Caan, , Alexander , James Arthur Caan, and Jacob Nicholas Caan. He was reportedly still working with several projects in the works and set to be released in the years to come, according to IMDb.
On behalf of all of us here at Disney Fanatic, it is with that we share this news and send our deepest condolences to the Caan family.