Roberts Blossom played Old Man Marley, the McCallister's neighbor who "walks up and down the street salting the sidewalks," and is rumored to have murdered his entire family. "The salt turns the bodies... into mummies." Kevin and Marley eventually become friends.
Blossom, who also gained notoriety for his roles in "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" and "Escape from Alcatraz," died of natural causes on July 8, 2011 at the age of 87. —XFINITY Entertainment Staff
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