Ed Driscoll

JAMES COBURN DEAD AT 74.

JAMES COBURN DEAD AT 74. He died of a heart attack while listening to music with his wife in his Beverly Hills home.

Coburn’s career, derailed in the early 1980s by crippling arthritis, was coming back, with strong performances in recent films such as Payback. He won his only Academy Award in 1998, playing an abusive father in Affliction.