LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Memorial flowers were placed Tuesday on the Hollywood Walk of Fame star of actor Dean Stockwell, who was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in "Married to the Mob" and is best known for roles in "Blue Velvet" and the TV series "Quantum Leap."

Robert Dean Stockwell died at his Hollywood home of natural causes on Sunday, according to his publicist. He was 85.

A native of North Hollywood, Stockwell began acting as a child, appearing in "Anchors Aweigh" when he was just 7 years old, working with stars Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra.

Although he often contemplated leaving the acting profession, he continued working steadily through most of his career, amassing credits in films such as "Paris, Texas," "Dune," "Long Day's Journey Into Night," "The Rainmaker," "The Player" and "Blue Velvet." He won a Golden Globe for best juvenile actor for his role in 1947's  "Gentleman's Agreement."

To many TV viewers, he was best known for his work as Admiral Al Calavicci on "Quantum Leap" with Scott Bakula. But he also appeared on small- screen shows such as "JAG," "The Tony Danza Show" and the reboot of "Battlestar Galactica."

He is survived by his wife, Joy, and children Austin and Sophie.