He had also played in Chinatown.
John Hillerman, who portrayed Higgins opposite Tom Selleck in the television series Magnum and had played in Chinatown of Roman Polanski, died at the age of 84 years, said her publicist said in a statement relayed by AFP. He died Thursday, November 9, 2017 ” natural causes ” at home in Houston Texas, said Lori de Waal, without further details.
The most famous role of this Texan who had to work hard with a coach to lose his accent is paradoxically that of the British butler dressed and paternalistic Higgins, in front of Tom Selleck who played detective privately relaxed Magnum.
This character, present throughout the eight seasons of Magnum, one of the most popular series of the 1980s, won an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe to John Hillerman, who also made appearances in the series Arabesque, The cruise has fun or Kojak.
He had started his career in the theater before being spotted by director Peter Bogdanovich, who filmed it in The Last Sitting and Packed the Case, Doctor? in the early 1970s. He also toured with Jacques Deray, Mel Brooks and Clint Eastwood. In the late 1990s, he retired.