I worked with Ed Lauter on the film YOUNGBLOOD (with Rob Lowe, Patrick Swayze, and Cynthia Gibb). Ed was a prince of a guy! A consummate actor and professional with an amazingly strong constitution... so I couldn't believe it when I saw this news. He was too young, too strong, too solid. My deepest heartfelt sympathies go out to his family and friends.
To the Family: I have watched Ed for many years, man and boy, and I found myself looking forward to his next appearance. He did a great job of acting, and I am sure touched the lives of many, giving them happiness. Thanks!
I can't believe Ed is gone. His energy, just his smile, laughter and those amazing stories. I will deeply miss him.
SO MANY MEMORIES OF A LIFE LONG FRIEND,CLASSMATE,AND TEAMMATE..ONE OF THE ORIGINAL WEST END BOYS.I SPOKE TO EDDIE AT LEAST ONCE A MONTH FOR THE PAST FIFTY YEARS. THE CONVERSATION WOULD ALWAYS START WITH..HEY # 15 # 25 HERE AND THEN WE WOULD START CATCHING UP HE WILL BE MISSED.SINCERE SYMPATHIES TO MIA,BETTY, SALLY AND CHILDREN...JACK BRADDISH
Happy Birthday Daddy. You almost made it to 75!! Thank you for always making me laugh and never ceasing to brighten my days. You now are gone from this lifetime but never forgotten. Rest in Peace.
Love your first born,
I just cant believe your gone. Im still in shock. I love you so much. You gave me such beautiful memories to always remember you by. You were really one of a kind. I looked up to you Dad in more ways than one.
This isnt the end only the beginning and its just matter of time until we see each other again.
Love your son,
Please accept my Deepest Sympathies
I will miss you Ed.we had many laughs and good times together over the last 60 years.You will be missed. God Bless
Ed was a great actor and i'm sure he will be missed. His standout to me was in the movie 'Cujo'
I am sorry for your loss. Please find peace and comfort in knowing God cares for you and will help you in your time of need. At 1 Pet. 5:7, He invites you to "throw all your anxiety upon Him." Continue to rely on Him for strength during this difficult time.
Deepest sympathies - always enjoyed his talent.....he will be so missed. J Brock
RIP Ed.....you will be remembered and you will be missed.....you were an awesome actor...I enjoyed your movies.....prayers for the family...Angels Among Us...
Ed was a great character actor because he was a great character! Avis K. (NYC)
To The Lauter Family:
I had the honor and privilege of meeting Ed in Chicago several years ago and he couldn't have been nicer. Saw many of his films, from "The Longest Yard" to "Youngblood" and he was one of the finest character actors to ever grace the screen.
Please accept my condolences and thank you for sharing him with so many over the years.
My condolences to Ed and his family. Ed was a great actor but I will always remember him as Betty's little brother. I also lived in the west end of long beach.
You be miss dearly and great actor and you movie or tv show was good.rest in peace I are free of pain now
I will miss him in the movies. One of the best character actors ever.
I will miss you my dear friend. Rest in peace.
May the eternal light shine upon him.....
Lauter family my deepest sympathy. I enjoyed watching Mr lauter in many films. Peace to your family.
To the family
I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers will be with all of you. May you be comforted by the words of Revelatio21:4.
Ed was a friend to everyone of us in the Long Beach High School in Long Beach, New York. He will be surely missed. My wife Cori and I had the pleasure to see him in several Broadway shows, besides his motion picture and TV appearances. We were always on the lookout for him. It was so nice to have been able to be with him at our 50th high school reunion in 2006. He was on the LongBeach High School 1955 basketball team that won the Long Island South Shore Championship.His shirt Number was 25.
Our condolences to his family and close friends.
Dear Ed - Rest in Peace.
I'll miss you Eddie...Rennie Leone, Long Beach, N. Y. .
ED WAS GREATIN THE LONGEST YARD WITH BERT REYNOLDS!! HE LOOKED THE PART OF A C/O IN A PRISON,HE WILL BE MISSED BY ME
I remember Ed from Finders Keepers aka Cash cash. I was in Casting in Vancouver for that Film. Ed was a very quiet individual on set as I recall. I am sorry to hear of his passing only two days ago. All thye best to the Family and my sincere condolences. Yours, Robert Milicevic from Windsor Ontario Canada/Detroit.
A good actor, you either loved or hated his roles. I will never forget him as captain Kanauer in Longest Yard. RIP buddy.
God bless you and your loved ones ~ Rest in peace.
He will be missed! My sympathy to his family.
HE Will Raise You Up On Eagle's Wings,
Bear You On The Breath Of Dawn,
Make You To Shine Like The Sun,
And Hold You In The Palm Of HIS Hand.
An Old Friend
If Ed Lauter hadn't been born, he would have to have been invented. He was a great actor, whether you loved his characters, or hated them. Whether he was bad guy persona with a heart of gold, or the consummate "second fiddle" guy, I loved watching him on the screen.
Rest easy, Mr. Lauter. You've entertained millions, and the world is a better place for your having lived.
Ed was pivotal in his favorite movie cast "Longest Yard"
I had the privilege of meeting him one time in a supermarket in Long Beach, California and he was so cool about me recognizing him! He will be missed by every fan and I pray that God gives his family comfort in this trying time.
T.L. Norwalk, CA.
God will comfort you during your time of sorrow. Isaiah 61:1,2.
I didn't know Mr. Lauter but he was well like by his friends and relatives.The Book of John11:11, 13, 14 it says -that you will see your friend again I hope this is comforting to all who read my message because the Bible has hope.
I always enjoyed his work. He'll be missed.
God bless you Ed.
You were a great actor.
I met you years ago at an open house at Valencia Valley School. My kids are in their late 20's now, so had to be a lot of years ago.
May you rest in peace and may God comfort your family.
thank you for being a great character to watch. You truly added the concrete to so many plots and scenes. There is no better way to live then on your own terms doing the best you can what God gave you. A true "turn" actor. Thank you
my condolences to the family sorry to hear about your loss
from dr.fly great fan
RIP Ed, and may God grant you eternal rest and peace. Thanks for bringing light and laughter to so many who have watched you for decades.
he was a great actor played in a lot of movies he will be missed now he is with god
Happy journey into the next life, Ed. Know that your life here has been fully recognized and appreciated and that you will be missed. And thanks to Mia for giving you so much pleasure. Your friend, Francesca Daniels, Beverly Hills, CA
Ed was a sweet guy. he and I lived on Georgia Ave. and played ball together on courts and the beach. I am really sorry that he is gone.
He was a favorite of Bob Gersten, the basketball coach.
We'll miss you !
May this candle send prayers and blessings to Mr. Lauter's family, friends and fans. Thank you to the Lauter Family for sharing Ed; his tremendous talent in films and movies. He will be missed. Rest in Peace and Thank You.
I am sorry for your loss. I hope you can find comfort in the words written at (Jeremiah 29:11,12)
God bless you and your family, you will be missed.
Ed and I were classmates from the 5th grade through HS graduation. He was a great guy - and a wonderful actor.
I last saw him in Santa Fe, NM about 6 years ago when he was there making a movie starring Liam Neeson. Ed, Liam, my wife and I chatted for almost an hour - and Liam commented that Ed was someone he respected as an actor.
I am deeply saddened by Ed's passing. My sincere condolences to his family.
Ed was easily recognizable and always acted the part of who he played. Many actors today can only play themselves.
He seemed easy to relate to and struck me as one of those actors you'd enjoy meeting. Had the opportunity to meet Clint Eastwood many years ago skiing and it was lots of fun. Wish I had a venue to have told Ed how much I enjoyed many of his roles. RIP big guy.
My deep Condolences to the family. God has made a promise to bring our loved ones back to us.
Sincerest condolences and best wishes to Mr. Lauter's family and friends. We are among his many, many fans; he was a great actor and I am sure a great man. He will be missed greatly
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
I enjoyed Mr. Lauter's acting in so many television shows and movies. God bless you and rest in peace.
Whatever his role he was tops.... Thanks Mr. Lauter for sharing your talent. My sympathy to your family in their loss.
It's unfortunate that Mr.Lauter has died he was remarkable actor, and put everything he had in all of his films. My prayers are with his family during this time of bereavement.
Blessed be his memory. Good man, fine actor.
Loved your work Ed. You were one of the best supporting actors of all time. I especially enjoyed your work as Brendan Fraser's father in School Ties. The fatherly advise you gave him about life and respecting his roots sounded heartfelt and part of your personal makeup. RIP Dear Sir.
Was one of my Favorite Character Actors. He will be Missed. Condolences to the family
A great entertainer...Rest In Peace...loved that smile...
V.Coates Columbus OH
Wow, Ed was in films and TV for 30 yearshe will be missed Joe
I will miss his smile. Thanks for making us a part of your world thru TV and movies....Ed will be truly missed by all that knew him....Bless his family and friends....
We are going to miss you Eddie. From The Staff and your friends at Caffe Carrera Restaurant in LA.
Heaven has picked up a terrific actor while Hollywood will not be the same without you. I just watched "The Longest Yard" last night with my son and am shocked by your passing. My thoughts and prayers to your family.
The world has truly lost an amazing actor. I will personally miss him and his contributions to the movie industry. To the family; I lost my Dad to mesothelioma in June of 2006 and I know how terrible this disease is. God bless each of you and may He give each of you the strength and comfort needed at this time.
Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.
RIP--- A Great actor and original tough guy. Will be sorely missed , brought me great joy and laughter. Condolences to all the family and loved ones. And also to all of us.
God Bless Eddie Lauter, may he rest in peace. From The Gornik and Drucker Barber Shop in Beverly Hills.
We're all going to miss you Ed. You were the guy we loved to hate. Your acting chops brought great enjoyment to my entire family for many years. RIP
You were one cool dude! Too bad you didn't shoot Burt Reynolds in "The Longest Yard."
I am so sorry to learn of Mr. Lauter's passing. I have enjoyed watching him so many movies and tv shows, he will be greatly missed. My prayers are with his family.
Sincere condolences to wife Mia and children-May his family find comfort in the days and months ahead-he is in my maternal McKenna family tree,
How wonderful you were; sympathies to your family and fans.
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Another one of my favorite actors is gone. He did an outstanding job playing the role of Frank Lee Morris is ALCATRAZ - THE WHOLE SHOCKING STORY. It is with sadness that his name is added to those actors from that movie who have preceeded him in death.
I enjoyed his character in Wagon's East.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
May God give you all peace and comfort during this most difficult time. Mr. Lauter was a fine actor who will be remembered by many fans in the coming years. Looking forward to seeing him in his movies yet to be released.
Ed was one of my fathers best friends since childhood and never forgot where he came from or his old friends. A few of the old guys from his childhood got together recently in the carolinas and played golf and had a lot of laughs... Ed was a very funny guy......and unlike most of his "bad guy" characters, was a very sincere and warm hearted man. My dad told me that on the first day of their golf trip Ed bought one of those visors with the spiked hair and wore it the entire 4 days.....even out to dinner....he liked having hair on top of his head for a change....as I said he was a funny and fun man. I am terribly saddened to hear of his passing too soon. My sincerest condolences to his wife Mia and his four children. Peace, Michael Glynn
God Bless a great actor, and a man I was always glad to see in movies. As he said in the last line of "The Longest Yard",.."Game Ball"! Keep playing Ed. You were great at it.
My condolences to the family
May the God of comfort provide you with the strength needed to cope with your loss.
Another Soldier Gone Home!
My first movie role was in "The Midnight Man" directed by Burt Lancaster. Ed was in that too. We did a scene together. He had very good instincts as an actor and could play anything. He was what all character actors should aspire to be. He was also a gentleman both on the set and off. Rest in peace, my friend.
I remember Ed Lauter from Midnight Man, shot partly in Anderson, S.C.The crew rented cars from us. He seemed like a nice man. God will comfort the family and may he rest in peace.
R.I.P Mr. Lauter. Enjoyed your work for many years.
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
My sincere condolences to the family. Psalms 65:2
yes, easily remembered, very good actor and will be missed very much. my condolences to his family.
Ed was an Actor , you never forgot
after seeing one of his movies, I thought
he was great. God Bless His Family, His sprite will live On.......
Met him in East Northport one time, very nice and spent a good ten minutes with me. Was in Sea Biscuit as well. Gentleman. RIP Ed.
in God's care rest in peace
I will miss Ed Lauter tremendously. I remember most of the movies he was in. When I saw his roles, he was kind of like Craig T. Nelson, who played on the t. v. series, "Coach", kind of mean and gruff with words that spat out like nails, but with a reason behind them. I am sure he had a "softer side of Sears" to him, too! Ed was one of those actors that you loved him or hated him, but always respected and admired him. He was a man's man, the kind of guy like the one who, unfortunately escapes me, right now, he was the lead actor in the movie, "The Stepfather", and the star of the t. v. show, "Lost", that was always on your case, but in the end you were glad he was. Ed was a tremendous talent no matter what role he had. I will miss his acting skills deeply!
Mia and Family,
We were deeply sadden to hear of the passing of your dear husband. Keeping the family in our thoughts and heartfelt prayers in this difficult time. I remember some of the movies he was in. He was a good actor and will be missed. Cherish his precious memories. May the God who gives peace be with all of you.-RO.15:33
My deepest condolences goes out to the Lauter family during this hard time. We all have a promise that one day all those who have passed away will be resurrected into paradise...
Sorry to hear of your loss. May you find comfort from our heavenly father through his Word the Bible.
I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Lauter.
I have enjoyed his work for many years -- I remember seeing him in "The Longest Yard" when it was released in 1974, and greatly enjoyed his performance in that film.
Just the other evening, I saw him in an early episode of "The Waltons."
Any production of which he was a part was guaranteed to be greatly enhanced by his appearance.
Ed Lauter was one of my favorite character actors, whether he was on television or the big screen. I'm sorry to see that he left us so soon. My condolences to his family and friends. Rest in peace, Captain Knauer.
Blue skies tropical waters sandy beaches gentle breezes
What a great actor. Always made you really scared during the dramas and laugh out loud during the funny lines. Sympathies to his family. gone too soon, but will never be forgotten.
Corpus Christi, TX
Godspeed Ed. You will be missed.
You were one of my all time favorite character actors. Your performances helped me get through my lonely years overseas in the military. Thank you and rest well.
I remember him well never a bad scene.
Could not forget his face he really could play his parts well. Rest in peace, gone too soon! So sorry for his
Ed was a nice, genuine person. I used to babysit two of his children. Such a nice family.
What a great actor. I always forget all the parts he played. RIP
You were good kid, real good!! Say hi to God for me!!
From a fellow LI er who loved Ed's film work and saw his picture once in an Newsday archive as a HS football player,he will sorely be missed.
My condolences to his family.