Robert Swan Dies: ‘Hoosiers’ & ‘The Babe’ Actor Was 78

Robert Swan
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Veteran actor Robert Swan, known for his roles in the sports movies Hoosiers, Rudy, and The Babe, as well as TV roles in All My Children and The Equalizer, has died. He was 78.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Swan passed away on Wednesday, August 9, at his home in Rolling Prairie, Indiana, after a long battle with cancer.

Born on October 20, 1944, in Chicago, Illinois, Swan started his acting career performing in local theaters before making his Broadway debut in 1974 in The Freedom of the City. His first film role came in 1980 in the romantic fantasy drama Somewhere in Time, which starred Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, and Christopher Plummer.