Mr. Harry Dean Stanton passed away earlier this Friday, age 91 years.
While his acting career was long and varied, he was also respected as a singer, as evidenced in the above clip from the movie, "Cool Hand Luke".
He was a rich character actor and was part of a great many movies, including "Private Benjamin", "Alien" and recently in the return of cult favorite, "Twin Peaks".
When I read his name and of his passing, I automatically remembered him in "Pretty in Pink"! He stood out as a rambling, quiet father (to Molly Ringwald's "Andy") who lent a certain weight to the film overall. Check out the movie bio link above and revisit his work!