How did beetlejuice die?
Lester Green, better known as Beetlejuice, is an American comedian and entertainer who has dwarfism and microcephaly. He became a household name after appearing on the Howard Stern Show, where he quickly developed a following for his unique personality and wit. He has since gone on to star in numerous films and television shows, establishing himself as a major force to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry.
The film takes place in a New England house, where recently deceased artist wife Barbara and real estate idea man husband Adam find their lives disturbed by an obnoxious family of spirits. When their attempts to scare the family away are ignored or laughed at, the couple turns to the fast-talking ghoul Beetlejuice for help.
Despite his diminutive stature, Beetlejuice is a master of deception and manipulation. He knows the family well, having worked for Juno as a ghostly assistant, and can even manipulate their emotions to make them more vulnerable. He is also a brilliant engineer who can create devices that appear from nowhere to spook the family, such as the sandworm and the scream machine.
Broadway star Alex Brightman (School of Rock, Wicked, Matilda the Musical) was the perfect choice for the role of the fast-talking wild card ghoul. His role marked his sophomore appearance in a Tim Burton production, but he had previously made an impression with his creepy tone as a diner patron in Pee Wee’s Big Adventure. Glenn Shadix, who portrayed Otho the Obnoxious, was another familiar face from the world of television with roles on Happy Days, Baretta, and Night Court among others. Unfortunately, he died in 2010 at the age of 58.