The actor Art LaFleur recently passed away on November 17th. He was 78 and had a decade-long battle with Parkinson’s disease.
Art is best known for his roles in The Sandlot and Field of Dreams. Disney fans will remember him as the Tooth Fairy in the Santa Clause movie franchise. He was a wonderful entertainer who loved to make people happy.
“He was a generous and selfless man which carried over to his acting but more importantly it was who he was for his family and friends,” the actor’s widow, Shelly LaFleur wrote on social media, according to the outlet. “I was so very lucky to have had a 43-year relationship with a man who cherished me and who I adored. Art was larger than life and meant the world to us.”
Art LaFleur also appeared in numerous roles in classic TV series, such as M*A*S*H, Lou Grant, Soap, Webster, The A-Team, Hill Street Blues, Thirtysomething, Northern Exposure, Home Improvement, Malcolm in the Middle, Doogie Howser, Coach, Baywatch, ER, JAG, House and The Mentalist.
Through his roles, Shelley said her husband “brought laughter to so many people.”
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