Casting director Fran Bascom dies

A veteran casting director died Sunday.

Fran Bascom

Fran Bascom had reportedly been feeling poorly lately, and was taken to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California last night, and passed away there.

Bascom’s cause of death is yet to be determined. Her age at the time of her passing was also not released.

Her sister Lisa Green broke the news to TheWrap Monday.

Bascom had her own casting agency (Fran Bascom Casting). She cast popular shows such as “Lou Grant,” "Women of the House," “Designing Women,” “Evening Shade,” “Hearts Afire” and “Days of Our Lives.”

She also recently worked on the Hank Williams biopic “The Last Ride,” which starred Henry Thomas, Jesse James, Fred Dalton and Kaley Cuoco (“The Big Bang Theory”).

A biography from the Casting Society of Amerca said her passion was theatre. She volunteered at various small theaters around Los Angeles, where she always had an eye out for talent.

Bascom was still reportedly energetic lately, up until being taken to the hospital.

"She put Kevin Spirtas and me on the DOOL roster," Patrika Darbo posted on Facebook. "She also had me in for many other roles she was casting over the years and words can''t express the loss I and numerous other actors feel today. So many owe their careers to this great lady."

"RIP Fran Bascom. You changed my life completely! With gratitude forever!!" Martha Madison posted.

- Fran Bascom
- Days of our Lives

Written by: KurtK26
Jun 3rd, 2013, 7:58 pm

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Lisa Fath

Message Posted On Jun 10th, 2013, 11:02 pm
My daughter & I were honored to know Fran. When she cast Farah, we didn't know too many people in LA and she made us and many others feel welcomed with her warm personality. Many actors were so blessed by her support and encouragement, but more importantly her caring friendship and wisdom. You will be missed by your friends and acquaintances throughout the country. Blessings to her family. Lisa Fath
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