Robert Forster’s ‘Greatest Role’ as Remembered by His Playwright and Friend

Published on Oct 12, 2019

Robert Forster’s ‘Greatest Role’ as Remembered by His Playwright and Friend

Editor’s Note: American playwright and stage director Josh Ravetch is perhaps best known for co-creating and directing Carrie Fisher’s one-woman show “Wishful Drinking.” However, he directed the late Robert Forster, who died Friday night in Los Angeles at age 78, in his play “Chasing Mem’ries: A Different Kind of Musical” in 2017. Below, Ravetch remembers working with the actor, with whom he maintained a close relationship up until Forster’s death.

If you look him up on IMDb, he has 187 acting credits.

You may know him as Max Cherry from Tarantino’s “Jackie Brown.” I first knew him as a child in the 1970s series, “Banyon.”

But his greatest role isn’t listed on IMDb. He was first and foremost a remarkable father to his four children. Their profound love for him is impressive testimony to what kind of dad he was. He spent the last decade setting them up,

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Author: Josh Ravetch