Edward Herrmann was an American actor, comedian, writer and director, best remembered for his on-screen portrayal of Franklin D Roosevelt in the TV movie ‘Eleanor and Franklin’. His more than four decade-long acting career saw him essaying a number of memorable stage and screen roles. The family patriarch Richard Gilmore on the TV show ‘Gilmore Girls’ and the head vampire Max in the film ‘The Lost Boys’ are some of his most notable performances. However, his role of Franklin D Roosevelt in numerous productions, including the television movie ‘Eleanor and Franklin’ and the musical ‘Annie’, has immortalized him in people’s memories. Herrmann closely identified with the character of President Franklin D Roosevelt, who overcame polio as a young man and led America during tough times, such as the Depression era and World War II. Herrmann was the voice of Franklin Roosevelt in the television documentary miniseries ‘The Roosevelts: An Intimate History’. His narration was as popular as his acting. The viewers of the History channel especially cannot forget his voice, as it regularly featured in many historical programs and documentaries on the network. Herrmann was also a vintage car enthusiast who restored many automobiles.