Saturday, October 24, 2009

RIP Lou Jacobi

Lou Jacobi, a scene-stealing actor who made a film and stage career playing comic ethnic characters but was lauded for serious dramatic roles as well, has died in New York. He was 95.

Jacobi made his Broadway debut in 1955 in “The Diary of Anne Frank,” playing a less-than-noble occupant of the Amsterdam attic where the Franks were hiding, and reprised the role in the 1959 film version. Among his other films were “Irma La Douce,” “My Favorite Year,” “Arthur,” Woody Allen’s “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex” and Barry Levinson’s “Avalon.” He also appeared frequently on television on such shows as “Playhouse 90,” “The Man From UNCLE,” “That Girl,” “Love, American Style” and “The Dean Martin Show.”


JACOBI, Lou (Louis Harold Jacobi)
Born: 12/29/1913, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: 10/23/2009, Manhattan, New York, U.S.A.

Lou Jacobi's western - actor:
The Texan (TV) - 1959 (Joseph Varga)

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